Character Analysis Of Montresor

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Character Analysis of Montresor If written with skill, “Villains” can be some of the most interesting characters in literature. The character of Montresor from Edgar Allen Poe’s “A Cask of Amontillado”. Poe, being the horror writer that he was, portrays this dark character in exactly that way. The story begins with Montresor explaining to the reader as a narrator that a man named Fortunato has insulted and hurt him for a great deal of time. Montresor never explains what exactly Fortunato did to him, but considering how they interact with one another at the start of the story, it is very possible Poe knew about how real killers through history have been mentally disturbed in a way that warps how they view reality, such as taking great…show more content…
Fortunato does not respond. In hopes of getting Fortunato to respond in some way, Montresor throws a torch into the only open area left. He hears the tinkling of bells. He says his 'heart grew sick ' but only on the 'account of the dampness of the catacombs, ' and he finishes building the wall. Then he says the events happened fifty years
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