The Cask Of Amontillado Quote Analysis

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In “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe Montresor kills Fortunato because he insulted him. I think Fortunato was easily killed because he was drunk,full of himself,and stubborn. In Fortunato's reasons he was easily killed the main one was he was very drunk. Fortunato was a wine connoisseur so he loved to drink wine and probably drank tons each day and with carnival in town he was very drunk when he met Montresor. In “The Cask of Amontillado” Montresor even thought this was his weakness “ He had a weak point-this Fortunato-although in other regards he was a man to be respected and even feared”(1). The quote proves that Montresor would abuse this and get him drunk so he wouldn’t suspect Montresor was about to kill him. This was the big reason for Fortunato’s downfall. Another example Montresor points out that he’s a drunk is when he says “He prided himself on his connoisseurship in wine”(1). If he hadn’t been so influenced on wine he would have lived for a couple more days until Montresor's next plot. …show more content…

For example when Montresor said he was gonna have Luchresi Fortunato said “Luchresi cannot tell Amontillado from Sherry”(1). If he wasn’t so full of it he could have easily escaped the murder. It wouldn’t have been Montresor’s only try but Montresor would have thought Fortunato was smarter than he actually was. Another time he shows he’s full of himself is when he says “ Let us go, nevertheless. The cold is merely nothing”(2). If he hadn’t been so interested in the amontillado and thought he could brave through the cold he would be alive until Montresor would never had killed him that

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