Analysis Of ' The Cask Of Amontillado '

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Cameron Dickson Period 3 Maude “The Cask of Amontillado” Discussion Questions DUE: Wed., 2/18 Reading Comprehension Why does Montressor hate Fortunato? Does he have the right to punish him? Montressor never said the specific reason for why he hated the man, however he said, “THE THOUSAND INJURIES of Fortunato I had borne as I best could.” Poe uses this line so that the reader can leave to their own ideas of what would force a man of good nature to kill his own best friend. However, this also leaves much room for controversy on whether Fortunato actually did something horrendous to Montressor, or Montessori was a mad man, all of which is allowed to be depicted by the reader. Although it is not said, there is great emphasis on how Montressor killed his friend, and the pain and agony he forced the man through can make one believe that he was mad, but it could also be because of what Fortunato had done to the man that had drove him to this point. What steps does Montressor take to ensure his plan works? Why does he keep urging Fortunato to turn back? Montressor, a wise man used all his knowledge about his friend to ensure that he could kill the man. For example, he made sure the man had already been previously drinking, and then used wine, Fortunato’s favorite thing, as a force to make him continue on. This is why Montressor continually asked the man if he wanted to turn back, because he wanted to make sure the man not think anything suspicious, which he knew would work as he
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