Once Fortunato pushes Montresor to the edge, he becomes vindictive. Montresor then starts to easily manipulate Fortunato. Montresor uses Fortunato’s vanity against him to get what he wants. Fortunato thinks that Montresor has nothing against him and just wants him to taste wine. Fortunato goes with Montresor, and in doing this Fortunato becomes complicit in his own demise by insisting on sampling the amontillado.
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.
This is shown through the actions of Fortunato when he is being lured by Montresor deep into the catacombs. Montresor appears to have been insulted by Fortunato, leading him to try and kill Fortunato. Fortunato is a very prideful man, who also happens to have a taste for alcohol. Montresor notices how vulnerable Fortunato is and takes advantage of his weaknesses. Montresor knows that Fortunato thinks very lowly of Luchesi, his wine-tasting rival, because Fortunato is very arrogant and prideful, so Montresor uses reverse psychology to lure him deep into the catacombs by often reminding him that “...[he] is on [his] way to Luchesi.
“The Cask of Amontillado” is a short, horror story written by Edgar Allen Poe. It features two wine aficionados, Fortunato and Montresor. Montresor being a man who seeks revenge upon the man who insulted him and Fortunato being the unsuspecting victim of Montresor’s vengeance. Although the main idea of the story revolves around Montresor’s revenge, Montresor's fake affection toward Fortunato, Fortunato's love for wine, and Montresor's hate for Fortunato prove that love and hate can be controlling in the decisions we make. Montresor’s phony affection towards Fortunato gave Fortunato a false sense of security as he followed Montresor farther into the catacombs.
Any fan of the medieval and Victorian eras knows that there are many stories centered around the rectification of lost or sullied honor through varying means of revenge. Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” is no exception. The story’s protagonist, Montresor, feels that his friend, Fortunato, has insulted his family’s honor and decides to take revenge during a nighttime carnival by luring Fortunato into the Montresor family crypt and sealing him inside to die a slow death. Through the use of irony and symbolism, Poe reveals to readers an intense theme of revenge. Poe’s theme of revenge is illuminated through his application of the three different types of irony: dramatic, verbal, and situational.
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.
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
By killing Fortunato, Montresor is also symbolically killing a part of himself that he is ashamed to possess. The act is not purely performed out of revenge, but subconsciously as a way to move past Montresor’s weaknesses. This does not play out for Montresor, because even fifty years after the incident, his account of the event in question is highly detailed. The murder has not left his mind, and it is not bound
When he comes across Fortunato, the victim of this murderous plan, Montresor announces having bought a cask of amontillado during the carnival, capturing Fortunato’s attentiveness. Subsequently, he asked Fortunato, since he is deeply interested and has a grand and round knowledge on wine, to make sure he has not been deluded. Once Fortunato is determined to go check out the elegant wine, Montresor escorts him through his catacomb. As they trudged along underground, Fortunato’s cough got aggravated with the thick layer of niter on the walls, and as a remedy, Montresor gave him wine, resulting him to be even more intoxicated. 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.
In Edgar Allen Poe’s story, “The Cask of Amontillado,” a man named Montresor has a feud with another man named Fortunato. Montresor decides to get revenge after Fortunato has consistently insulted him. Fortunato is a wine connoisseur, so Montresor uses that to trick him into going to the catacombs. While they are down there, Montresor gets Fortunato drunk, so that he will not realize what Montresor is doing. Montresor chains him and mounts a wall around him so he cannot get out.