Another use of this verbal irony is in Montresor’s concern for Fortunato’s health. Montresor tells Fortunato that his health is precious and that they should turn back so Fortunato does not become ill. Fortunato responds saying, “The cough is a mere nothing; it will not kill me” (Poe). Montresor knowing how Fortunato will die responds, “True-True” (Poe). In fact, Montresor could care less about Fortunato’s health; he is just concerned about his own advantage of manipulation by luring him into the catacombs to carry out his plan. Montresor also intends to be responsible for Fortunato’s death.
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.
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.
The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe What is Montresor’s plan for revenge? Give a step-by-step account of his murderous plan. Montresor has planned a detailed revenge to ensure impunity. Since the carnival created a busy and ambitious atmosphere, Montresor found it to be the ideal setting for committing an unnoticed crime. 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.
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
In “The Cask of Amontillado” Poe gives no information as to why the protagonist, Montresor, is willing to kill a character, Fortunato, for revenge. It’s just known that he would go to great lengths to do it. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean whatever happened justifies Montresor to murder Fortunato. Poe does this in order to show readers that whatever the reason, it’s not worth taking another human life, but he still neglects to give
His total obliviousness to the situation allows Montresor to take his revenge by easily manipulating Fortunato, starting when they meet at the carnival and lasting until Montresor chains Fortunato to the enclave’s wall (432). Poe introduces verbal irony through Montresor’s manipulative words, as the entire time Montresor is leading Fortunato down into the catacombs, he continuously badgers his drunken companion about the environment being bad for Fortunato’s health, even saying, “Your health is precious” (429). The voiced “concerns” qualify as verbal irony because the audience is already well aware that Montresor does not give a damn about Fortunato’s health and is only luring him into the catacombs to exact revenge. The third type of irony, situational, is not used by Poe until the end of the story when Montresor has almost completely sealed away Fortunato in the Montresor family tomb. When Fortunato stops yelling and making noise, Montresor immediately wants to know if he is still alive, so he drops “a torch through the remaining aperture….There came forth only in return a jingling of the bells” (432).
The Cask of Amontillado is a short story written by the author Edgar Allan Poe. This story tells the tale of a man, named Montresor, who has vowed revenge upon a man by the name of Fortunato. The story takes place in the catacombs below Montresor’s house. At the time, there was a carnival in town, hence Montresor sent everyone away to the festival to make sure no one was to be witness as to Montresor’s revenge. Montresor ends up luring Fortunato down to the catacombs with him, and chains Fortunato and builds a wall around him, leaving him there to die.
In “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe, Fortunato wrongs his friend Montresor, the protagonist. Although what Fortunato did is unknown, Montresor seeks extreme revenge. Montresor completely blindsides Fortunato by doing this as he did not know he was in the wrong. A character analysis of Montresor reveals the theme of desire for revenge through exploitation of Fortunato. Montresor’s first way of exploitation is going out of his way to speak with Fortunato in a friendly way.
It had also made it to where it was continuously printed, just like all of the other stories that Edgar Allen Poe has written (Kirszner & Mandel, 2012). In "The Cask of Amontillado", Montresor was the one that narrated the story. During his narration, it is known that he has a grudge against Fortunato and he never explained on why he had that grudge or what even caused it. Montresor eventually ends up chaining Fortunato to a wall and left him there to die. He also had built a newer wall to seal Fortunato in.