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
The narrator explains that Fortunato prides himself on his connoisseurship in wine. Later in the story the narrator asks Fortunato to come over to his house to taste the Amontillado that he has recently purchased. The narrator states, “ He prided himself on his connoisseurship in wine. In painting and gemmary, Fortunato, like his countrymen, was a quack- but in the matter of old wines he was sincere. ”(2)
1. What does Montresor do to guarantee that his victim will allow him to commit the crime? He made sure that Fortunato was drunk because it was Mardi Gras and he wouldn’t have the right mindset to automatically get that Montresor was leading him to his death. Also, he knew that Fortunato took pride in his knowledge of wine, so Montresor would easily be able to lead him into the vaults.
Montresor tortures Fortunato, both physiologically and physically. Montresor clearly gives Fortunato “multiple chances to escape his fate” (Delany 34), as he gives Fortunato obvious clues to his true intensions. These include leading Fortunato into a place for the dead, telling Fortunato not to go due to his severe cough that made it “impossible to reply” (Poe 5) at times, reminding Fortunato of his family arms, mentioning Luchesi, and showing Fortunato a trowel. Montresor seems to receive morbid joy out of the fact that Fortunato is so intoxicated that, just like the foot on Montresor’s coat of arms, he is unintentionally “stepping into his own destruction” (Cervo
The short story The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe is about revenge on Fortunato. After Fortunato says some insulting words he gets tricked into walking into a trap. His passion for wine made it easy for him to get fooled into walking down into a cellar. Once he gets to the end of the cellar he gets trapped by a wall that is built around him as a form of revenge. Fortunato is motivated to go into the cellar because he takes pride in knowing the best wine and he wants to prove that he would have better judgement than Luchesi.
Fortunato’s ego will not allow his friend to consult Luchesi. He verbally expresses that “Luchesi cannot tell Amontillado from Sherry.” Therefore, Fortunato tells Montresor that he will come along to the catacombs with him. Another one of Montresor’s intelligent conceptions was to always address Fortunato as friend. By doing this, Fortunato would never doubt him.
One can gather from the line and the short story as a whole that Fortunato was an aristocrat, and extremely wealthy. His probable birth into nobility, and an assumed life of security and comfort provides background information as to why he is so unsuspecting of Montresor’s motives. His love of wine and the fact that he ‘had been drinking much’ also adds context as to why Fortunato would willingly let a man whom he’d insulted lead him to his
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.
Sadly, Fortunado seems to have an alcohol addiction. Fortunado was drunk throughout the entire story and drank wine during the short story. He was also in Montresor’s family’s catacombs to get more wine. He even risked becoming ill due to the niter just to get some of Montresor’s Admontillado. Near the middle of the short story, Fortunado drinks some Médoc that Montresor presents him with.
At the carnival he informs Fortunato that he has a pipe of Amontillado, and he has his doubts. Then, using reverse psychology, he says he can see that Fortunato is engaged in something, and he will turn to Luchresi for connoisseur services. This makes Fortunato’s desire to taste the wine even deeper. Fortunato refuses and insists he taste the wine, completing step one in Montresor’s master plan. Then Montresor manipulates him a second time, says it’s not the engagement, but the severe cold Fortunato has.
In the Cask of Amontillado, Fortunato doesn't see his death coming because he was drunk and was too weak to defend himself. Montresor offers more wine so he could get drunker and be weaker. The evidence is stated in the text as “ Drink” I said, presenting him wine. He raised to his lips with the leer.” ( Page 61).
Montresor is aware that Fortunado cannot resist his obsession for amontillado so he uses the wine to lure him into his trick while he is intoxicated. “I encountered my friend…for he had been drinking much… ‘My dear Fortunado…I have received a pipe of what passes or Amontillado.’ ‘Amontillado! … Let us go!’” (62, 63). Montresor is clever and uses tricks to mislead and trick Fortunado in his weak state.
Like when they were going to the catacomb, Fortunato didn’t believe that Montresor was a “Mason” and when Montresor said that was Amontillado he gave Fortunato to drink. Fortunato deny that it was and said to him it tasted like Sherry. Montresor wanted
Fortunato is a fun loving character who is able to live life almost carefreely. However, Fortunato is also full of ignorance in regards to his current position with Montresor, especially when he is drunk. Due to his persistent ignorance and pride, Fortunato fails to see any danger or harm that he faces; instead, he only sees the hope of tasting a rare wine despite the obvious signs to the contrary. He misses his chances to turn back and his chances to escape, instead, Fortunato invests himself fully in the venture. By the time he realizes his ignorance, Fortunato finds himself chained to a wall while another one is being built in front of him.
In Edgar Allan Poe 's short story "The Cask of Amontillado", there is a man named Montresor who has a house with catacombs under it where he lures his victims and does whatever he wishes with them. One night, Fortunato was intoxicated at the carnival and he met a man by the name of Montresor, him and Montresor started joking around with each other and Fortunato had insulted Montresor 's family name. Montresor brings Fortunato back to his house and they start drinking wine. "I bought the best I could find and wine , I thought wine would give me my revenge (Poe). " First, I think Montresor is trying to get revenge on Fortunato by getting him drunk for insulting him.
Fortunato likes wine and he “thinks” he knows a lot about wine, when in the end it gets him killed. Fortunato is a very rude person and has a lot of revenge coming his way, even though he has no idea about