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The Cask Of Amontillado Revenge Analysis

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The idea of Revenge in "The Cask of Amontillado" The narrator, Montresor, opens story by stating that he has been irreparably insult by his acquaintance, Fortunato, and that he seeks revenge.Fortunato wants revenge, but in away, without placing himself at risk. Fortunato decides to use fondness wine against him. During the carnival season, Montresor, wears a mask that has black silk, and approaches Fortunato. Montresor tells Fortunato that he has acquired something that could pass for amontillado, a light Spanish sherry.Fortunato(Italian for Fortunate")wears a multi colored costume called the jester, including a cone cap with bells. Montresor tells Fortunato that if he is too busy, he will ask a man Luchesi to taste it. Fortunato apparently…show more content…
The two men descended into the demo vaults, which are covered by with nitre or saltpeter, a whitish mineral. Fortunato begins to cough because of the nitre. Montresor keeps offering to bring Fortunato back home, but Fortunato he keeps refusing to go. He accepts wine as the antidote to his cough. The men countuned to Montresor family. In response to the crypts, Fortunato claims to have forgotten Montresor 's family coat of arms and motto. Montresor responds that his family shield portrays"a huge human foot d 'or, in a field Azure; crushes a serpent rampant whose fangs are imbedded in the heel. "The motto, in Latin, is" nemo me impune lacessit,"that is "no one attacks me with impunity". Later in their journey, Fortunato masks a hand movement that is a secret sign Mansons, an exclusive fraternal organization. Montresor never does recognize this hand signal, through the claims that he is a Manson. When Fortunato asks for proof, Montresor shows him his trowel, implication being that Montresor is an actual stonemason. Fortunato says that he must always be jesting, and the two men continued onward. The men walk into a crypt, where humans bones decorate three of the four walls. The bones from the fourth wall have been thrown down on the ground. On the exposed wall is a small recess, where Montresor tells Fortunato that the amontillado being stored. Fortunato, now heavily intoxicated, goes to the back of recess.…show more content…
Fortunato screams confusedly as Montresor builds the first layer of the wall. The alcohol soon wears off and Fortunato means, terrified and helpless. As the layers continue to rise, through, Fortunato falls silent. Just as Montresor is about to finish, Fortunato laughs as if Montresor is playing a joke on him, but Montresor is not joking. At last, after a final plea,"For the love of God, Montresor!" Fortunato stops answering Montresor who then calls twice out his enemy 's name. After no response, Montresor claims that his heart feels sick because of the dampness of the catacombs. He fits the last stone into place and plasters the wall closed, his actions accompanied only by the jingling of Fortunato 's bells. He finally repositions the bones on disturbed them. He always concludes with a Latin phrase meaning"May he rest in
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