Montresor's Manipulative Essay

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Most names have a Coat of Arms and with that they have a motto that many live by and pass down .The short story “The Cask Of Amontillado” by author Edgar Allen Poe shows a true act of revenge and tells a tale of a person who lives by their family motto. In the story a man named Montresor gets equal with another character named Fortunato because of insult toward his family. Montressor lives by his family motto “ nemo me impune lacessit”(Poe, 4) which drives him to kill Fortunato for his strong words about his family. Throughout the story it is shown that Montresor is manipulative, skillful, and cultured. Shown from the beginning to end of the story is Montresor's manipulative behavior. The nobleman at the beginning of the story speaks of a man named “Luchesi”…show more content…
The character shows some of his masonry skills when he uses them to build a wall over Fortunato, he also shows other skills by plotting out a murder during an event where there are many people out. At the end of the story Montresor states “Against the new masonry I reerected the old rampart of bones. For the half of a century no mortal has disturbed them.”(Poe, 6).This shows Montresor had plotted it all and has only ever told one other person of the act who is also another carrying the same name of him . Lastly Montressor is very well cultured man having grew up in a family that had some upperclassmen and his use of his words. In his time with his enemy Fortunato Montresor had used many of his words against him for what he had said to him before. Montressor greeted Fortunato in a classic matter stating "My dear Fortunato, you are luckily met. How remarkably well you are looking to-day!”. The saying represents how cultivated the 1700s character is by showing a formal greeting. Montresor also lives by his family morals and is also apparently well taught by them, trying to pass the family
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