Montresor also intends to be responsible for Fortunato’s death. Montresor does not want Fortunato to die of a cough or from the catacombs but of his own destruction. The drunken Fortunato is the only one in the story who is unaware of Montresor’s real motives. Furthermore, Montresor addresses Fortunato as his dear friend when they first encounter each other. Fortunato believes that Montresor is his friend when he intends to make a fool out of him.
Throughout the story Montresor and Fortunato show that they are both very clever, but one of them becomes far more clever than the other. Characterization proves the theme that Fortunato's insults make an enemy of Montresor. Montresor becomes vindictive when Fortunato’s insults start turning towards his family. Montresor’s family motto is no one punishes him and gets away with it (Fields). This gives reason to believe that honor dictated that Montresor avenge the insults Fortunato laid at his feet.
Throughout the narrative, the language used by Montresor shows deep emotion and disturbing passion for revenge and the punishment of Fortunato. At the beginning of the story Montresor states “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne
All of Edgar Allen Poe’s short story “The Cask of Amontillado” takes place in the catacombs beneath the home of Montresor. Montresor lures Fortunato down into the catacombs to kill him for insulting him. Montresor lures Fortunato by telling him he has a cask of Amontillado in the catacombs under the house. They get to the end of the catacombs and Montresor lures Fortunato into a dark room. While Fortunato is looking around for the Amontillado, Montresor is building a wall to block Fortunato in which kills him.
Montresor decides to “prove” he is a mason too by “producing a trowel from beneath the folds of [his] roquelaire,” but instead of representing his status a member of the Free Masons, the trowel literally represents Montresor’s intent to use masonry to wall in Fortunato and guarantee his eventual death and Montresor’s successful revenge (430). The Montresor’s final symbol is the catacombs themselves, as they are integral as to how Montresor plans to avenge his family’s tarnished honor. The catacombs Montresor takes Fortunato down into are not only a cellar for Montresor’s wines, they also double as the Montresor family crypt. By trapping Fortunato among Montresor family ancestors, Montresor is making the implied statement, “If you insult my
Montresor chains him and mounts a wall around him so he cannot get out. After that, Montresor leaves the catacombs for Fortunato to die. In Poe’s story, “The Cask of Amontillado,” the theme of revenge controls the story through irony, symbolism, and the setting. Revenge is the recurring theme throughout the story. This is obvious in the first sentence, which says, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge” (Poe 236).
The story portrays how revenge is bittersweet, which shows that revenge is rarely as satisfying as we anticipate and often leaves the retaliator less content in the long run. At the beginning of the story, Montresor revealed he murdered a man named Fortunato 50 years ago. He was seeking revenge for unnamed wrongs and insults that Fortunato have made against him. Montresor wanted him dead so badly that he invented a plan
Who knew that insulting someone could lead to a dark and suspenseful death for Fortunato? In this unusual short story of persistent revenge and terror, the reader is in suspense from the beginning because Fortunato has allegedly committed against Montresor and of the redress that he has outlined. Poe starts by telling you the characters plans. Part of Montresor’s plan was to lure Fortunato to the location by offering him irresistible wine. Montresor knew that “in the matter of old wines he was sincere” (3).
As Fortunato’s excitement grew at the thought of amontillado, they entered a less spacious area, where Montresor promises it to be where the exquisite wine was placed. Once inside, Montresor rapidly traps Fortunato, chaining him securely to the wall, and starts to build a wall. In conclusion, not a soul has disturbed the masonry for the past fifty years. May he rest in peace. Describe the setting of the carnival.
Before reading the short story “The Cask of Amontillado,” the class was asked to come up with a character analysis while choosing to focus on the character Montresor, who is the protagonist of the wicked tale. The narrator of the short story is Montresor, who tells the readers how he was able to get away with murdering Fortunato, who was a former friend of his. Many times throughout the short story Montresor expresses himself and allows the readers to know his thoughts while he relives what had happened on the day he murdered Fortunato. By knowing the narrator’s thoughts, readers can easily make a character analysis by using characters words, actions, and thoughts. After conducting a character analysis on the character Montresor in the short