Besides, there is Luchesi-.” Montresor does an excellent job of being Fortunatos’ friend and at the same time convinces him to continue drinking and telling him, “A draught of this Medoc will defend us from the damps.” Montresor was not trying to defend either one of them, his only purpose was to place Fortunato into a higher state of drunkenness. Montresor causes Fortunato to become so drunk that while he was being chained to the wall by Montresor, “He was too much astounded to resist.” “The Cask of Amontillado” is filled with many ironies and also life lessons; such as know who your real friends are. Fortunato thought his real friend was Montresor when, in reality, Montresor was anything but his friend. Not only did Montresor fake his sincerity towards Fortunato, he was also vengeful and very intelligent in his actions to kill Fortunato.
Fortunato gets tricked because he wanted to see if the Amontillado was real. Fortunato had an overriding desire to try the Amontillado. Since he was so devoted to the wine, he let that get
He was known by many to be strong and feared, but this does not mean he was invincible, as even any super hero or villain has their weaknesses. Fortunato’s weakness was his likeness to drink, as he had been much of an alcoholic, and was proud of his knowledge of fine wines. Montresor knew this weakness however, and would use this to manipulate Fortunato, in his wicked plot. Montresor had a plentiful wine vault and knew he could use wine to help him get his revenge as he says in “The Cask of Amontillado, “I bought the best I could find. And wine, I thought, wine would give me my revenge! (Poe).” His family had a long history, and a palace which they had lived for hundreds of years, which underneath contained this vault. Montresor would tell Fortunato about a new full cask of wine, called Amontillado.” He would go on to inform him that he was going to get someone to taste test it for him, to make sure it really is amontillado. However, Fortunato then claims his knowledge of wine is better, and that it should be himself tasting the wine. This falls perfectly into Montresor’s plans, as he uses Fortunato’s alcoholism and love of wine to manipulate him into place to set up his revenge. Ultimately, however, this manipulation will turn into betrayal as Montresor finishes out his evil doings to get back at
<br>The way the narrator treats his enemy is one of the clearest examples for ironic elements. When the characters meet, Montresor realises that Fortunato is afflicted with a severe cold, nevertheless he makes a point of him looking "remarkably well". Montresor acts in the most natural and friendly way towards the man object of his revenge, and even praises his "friend's" knowledge in the subject of wines. Also upon their meeting, Montresor begins a psychological manipulation of Fortunato. He claims that he needs his knowledge to ascertain that the wine he has purchased is indeed Amontillado. Furthermore, he acknowledges that Fortunato is engaged in another business (i.e.: the celebration of carnival), so he would go to Luchresi, who, one is made to believe, is a competitor of Fortunato's. To these words, Fortunato is forced by his pride to accompany Montresor to the vaults (where the Amontillado is kept), dissipate his doubts and also to prove his higher status than Luchresi as a connoisseur of wine. In fact, during their way down under in the catacombs, the twisted mind of Montresor, dares to give Fortunato the chance to go back, due to the almost unbearable dampness and foulness rampant in the vaults and Fortunato's state of health. The narrator clearly knows about the stubborn nature of Fortunato, and is
Montresor does this by flattering and acting concerned about the health of Fortunato when really his only concern is killing Fortunato. While in the wine cellar, Montresor says to Fortunato, “Come, we will go back; your health is precious. You are rich, respected, admired, beloved; you are happy, as once I was. You are a man to be missed. For me it is no matter. We will go back; you will be ill, and I cannot be responsible. Besides, there is Luchesi-.” Montresor does an excellent job of being Fortunatos’ friend and at the same time convinces him to continue drinking and telling him, “A draught of this Medoc will defend us from the damps.” Montresor was not trying to defend either one of them, his only purpose was to place Fortunato into a higher state of drunkenness. Montresor causes Fortunato to become so drunk that while he was being chained to the wall by Montresor, “He was too much astounded to resist.” “The Cask of Amontillado” is filled with many ironies and also life lessons; such as know who your real friends are. Fortunato thought his real friend was Montresor when, in reality, Montresor was anything but his friend. Not only did Montresor fake his sincerity towards Fortunato, he was also vengeful and very intelligent in his actions to kill Fortunato.
I would have not trusted the narrator in "The Cask of Amontillado". he acts very sneaky because I've nocied he's trying to get I would have not trusted the narrator in "The Cask of Amontillado". he acts very sneaky because he's trying to get Fortunato more and more drunk. He's leading Fortunato to that catacomb which is very
Fortunato for example was an awkward, clumsy, and egotistical drunk, whose main concern was when he would take his next drink. Michael Lewis suggests that Fortunato did not mean to mistreat Montresor or disturb his happiness, but his decisions to drown away his sorrows opened up a can of worms for Fortunato (Lewis, Explicator). Fortunato was over-indulging on sherry to build his confidence while stripping that of the other gentlemen, particularly Montresor. Now, for Montresor, Fortunato’s alcoholism was no excuse for his constant barrage of misdirected insults. Consequently, Montresor goes
At the carnival, when Montresor meets Fortunato and tells him about the amontillado, he states, “As you are engaged, I am on my way to Luchresi,” referring to Fortunato being inebriated. Fortunato insists that, “Luchresi cannot tell Amontillado from Sherry” (Poe 361). “Knowing his victim’s vanity, Montresor baits him by saying that some fools argue that Luchresi’s taste is as fine as Fortunato’s” (Morsberger 334).
After a couple of drinks Montresor warns Fortunato about the danger of consuming this wine because of the high levels of nitre that it has, foreshadowing for the audience, telling us the venom Fortunato is consuming. When Fortunato starts to feel bad Montresor offers him a drink to make him feel better, this is not an act of sympathy, it's just to keep Fortunato alive until his burial ground; and also to keep the audience waiting for the action to come.
This quote demonstrates that Montresor knew Fortunato was both sick and drunk at the time. Montresor was also considerably younger than Fortunato and he was also healthy and sober at the time. Montresor overpowered Fortunato and pushed him into a niche. He then chained the weak and helpless Fortunato to the walls so he couldn’t escape. He then built a wall over the niche to prevent his escape.
Based on his actions, we can see that Fortunato is an alcoholic, which leaves him vulnerable to Montressor. Fortunato always like to drink at parties. 'He prided himself on his connoisseurship in wine.' (p./1,/li./24-25). This shows that Fortunato is an expert on drinks. Fortunato was alcoholic throughout
He suggests that he takes Luchesi; Montresor’s other “so-called” friend, to test the wine, knowing this will only anger Fortunato. Montresor constantly asks if Fortunato if he wants to turn back. Montresor, “…Besides, there is Luchesi—and “I perceive you have an engagement, Luchesi-” Fortunato replied, “Luchesi cannot tell Amontillado from Sherry.”
From this point of view, as Lewis points out, one can easily relate Fortunato's drunken artifical sweetness to that of imitation amontillado. Montresor's disgust with Fortunato would then mirror Fortunato's disgust with imposter alcohols. Upon further analysis however, Lewis suggests the possibility that it is actually Fortunato's lack of a protective layer , or "fleur" in terms of amontillado, rather than his spurious nature, that offends Montresor. Using this idea as a basis for thought, Lewis expands the correlations between amontillado and the characters' relationships and actions to include the alcohol cask and Fortunato's casket, both containing extra space; the failure of either Fortunato or poor sherry to become properly refined; the fool who "cannot distinguish Sherry from Amontillado" and the fool Fortunato himself proved to be in his oblivion to his plight. Additionally Lewis points out that Fortunato's alcoholism may have caused both this oblivion and the "injuries" he had placed on Montressor in the past. In this case, Montresor would have succeeded at exploiting the very weakness in Fortunato that had caused the damage for which he saught
Fortunato’s weak point was his pride because he believed he was a connoisseurship in wine although few Italians are mastered in wine. He took pride in being an expert in wine unlife painting and gemmary, but when he was drunk,, he acted a little too prideful. He was too prideful because he doubted Montresor about him buying Amontillado during the carnival season. “He had a weak point-this Fortunato-although in other regards he was a man to be respected and even feared. He prided himself on his connoisseurship in wine.
In the short story,”The Cask of Amontillado”, Fortunato is the clause for his own death. The story begins with Montresor vowing to get revenge on Fortunato without getting punished. This is because he supposedly insulted Montresor on multiple occasions. This is not clear because Montresor is a psychopath. Montresor says,”and