In the beginning of the story Montresor shows that he is planning revenge on Fortunato and that is the only thing on Montresor mind. “ I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge.”(1) This supports the theme because Montresor holds in a grudge and takes it
The Cask of Amontillado is the story of and envious man by the name of Montresor who has devised a plan to kill one of his long term friends Fortunato. Montresor devised this plan in the beginning of the story after Fortunato had pulled one joke to many while at a party surrounded by many of their close friends. Montresor while at the party remained calm however while still laughing and cheering with Fortunato he started to develop his plot to get his revenge on Fortunato. In the story Montresor while plotting his crime says, “I had to keep my true feelings to myself for not only must I punish but punish with impunity” (Poe). While Montresor plans the murder of Fortunato, Fortunato is simply enjoying life and his wealth. During carnival Montresor sees a drunk Fortunato and ceases his opportunity. A drunk Fortunato walks over to Montresor and gives him a friendly greeting. Montresor sees this as an opportunity to take Fortunato away from the festivities by using both his weakness for wine and his pride against him. Montresor does this by tricking Fortunato into thinking that he had recently brought a cask of Amontillado and he needed Luchesi to distinguish if it was actually Amontillado. Fortunato, who feels that he is the best wine tester in all of Italy quickly replies, “Luchesi cannot tell Amontillado from Sherry” (Poe) . Montresor knowing the pride and arrogance of Fortunato then says, “"And yet some fools will have it that his taste is a match for your own." (Poe) . That
The symbolism of this story describes what this story is about, Montresor killing Fortunato. One of the most noticeable symbols mentioned in “The Cask of Amontillado” is the alcoholic beverage amontillado; it is red and red usually symbolizes blood. In the story, Montresor kills Fortunato and it is a murder. In a murder most of the time, one would mostly think of blood. When Montresor tries to call Fortunato for the last time after hearing Fortunato’s last words, he thrusts a torch in the hole but “in return
"The Cask of Amontillado" is a story about revenge, but the reader is never truly told exactly what Fortunato did to warrant such vengeance. In fact, throughout the story, the reader gradually realizes that Montresor is an unreliable narrator, and that Fortunato is a friend of Montresor who is unaware that Montresor is plotting to kill him. He is a connoisseur of wine who is enticed by Montresor to sample some rare Amontillado and lured into his trap down into the catacombs. While Luchesi is another wine connoisseur and an acquaintance of Montresor and Fortunato; Montresor urges Fortunato to sample his wine by threatening to allow Luchesi to try it first if Fortunato does not comply. that whatever insult Montresor believes Fortunato committed is probably imagined or exaggerated.
Continuing on, the intolerance that Montresor has when it comes to Fortunato plays a major role in the act Montresor is responsible for. In the inciting incident, Montresor is reaving his opinion towards Fortunato. “The man Fortunato had done me a thousand wrongs. I bore them as best I could. But when he began to insult me I vowed revenge” (Poe 67). This cite portrays Montresor as an intolerant man who won’t tolerate insults. From this I can conquer that Montresor is plotting something incredibly horrid, as if a supervillain from an old superhero television show. Furthermore, the intolerance Montresor contains is shown again deeper into the rising action, Montresor restates his family motto, as though he was give a heroic speech. This claim
A good story usually has a good guy as the protagonist, and a bad guy as the antagonist. It’s also possible for the protagonist to be a COLD BLOODED KILLER. Surprising, right? Sure Montresor from Edgar Allan Poe’s tale “The Cask of Amontillado” doesn’t do his dark deeds because it’s fun, but rather because Fortunato had done him “a thousand wrongs” (Poe 67). The two characters seem to have a solid relationship, but the irony is that we know it isn’t true. Fortunato drinks a lot, which means that Montresor can lure him in with his favorite drink-wine. Not just any wine will make Fortunato crave the taste, but the great Amontillado, a wine from Spain. Montresor’s aspect of revenge, the way he prepares for the dark deed, and his trait of being rich all help in the affair of the murder of Fortunato.
How far would you go for revenge? Well for Montresor, revenge goes as far as murder. In the story, “The Cask of Amontillado” written by Edgar Allen Poe, Montresor set out to avenge himself by inflicting death upon his former friend Fortunato. In which, the crime Fortunato have committed was throwing a shameful insult at the man that he had once believed to be a dear friend. With a very carefully planned murder, Montresor have accomplishes his goal because of his manipulative, cruel hearted and persistence nature.
In “The Cask of Amontillado,” Montresor is both mentally stable and unstable through his thoughts, his emotions, and his actions.
The second and the main part of this revenge journey starts by walking to the catacombs where Fortunato thinks where the wine is, but, in fact, it is the place where Montresor kills him. They start walking down on their way to the catacombs and here it shows how cold blooded Montresor is; he is already pointing out this kind of mold on the walls of the catacombs that may cause lung problem. In fact, Fortunato already has a kind of cough, but this does not make him want to go back. Montresor savors his revenge; he enjoys the journey to Fortunato’s inevitable death which is so sinister, cruel, and cold. On the other hand, his voice is so calm, and he acts normal as an educated man. There are a couple of details to notice here: Montroser’s code of arms and his family motto. The code of arms is a symbol for the family and the old royal families had these kinds of symbols. Montresor explains this image of a serpent biting a heel. That means if anyone bites someone in the family, he will be crushed as the heel is crushing the serpent. In fact, that image is an exact reflection of what happens here as Montresor gets revenge for insult. The written motto on
The book the Cask of Amontillado is a short story of revenge made by Edgar Allen Poe. Which he is known for the darker minded stories and he is a bit sophisticated of an author. and i'm going to tell why fortunato was such an easy target to kill for Montresor.
Montresor feels that he has been hurt so bad that he has to get revenge. He does not say what was done to him. He shows that he has taken it very personally and to the heart. Montresor’s mindset is that he has to get revenge in a way that he does not get caught doing so. If he does get caught then he will not have revenge. Here is where we see Montresor’s anger for Fortunato. Montresor finds Fortunato in the city celebrating and drinking. He tells him about a drink called Amontillado that he wants him to drink. He talks about how good it is and lures him to go with him. A big thing that helped lure in Fortunato was when Fortunato was coughing and seemed sick, Montresor showed
“The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge” (1). In the story “Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe there are two main characters, Montresor and Fortunato. The characters in this story at a point before this time have had a pretty horrible connection. One has caused the other several injuries and has also insulted them which drove them to do an unspeakable thing. Montresor indeed is the one who loses his head and decides to harm Fortunato. Montresor accomplishes murder because he is intelligent, sly, and demented in the head.
The Cask of Amontillado is a tale that is dark and twisted just like many of Poe’s tales. Poe is known for his dark and mysterious writing and many people may think that all his work is similar because they have similar spins but this short story sets itself apart from the rest. The short story includes secret murder and revenge for retribution instead of legal ways to receive justice. Law, justice and order is nowhere in the plans of Montresor as he seeks out on a vengeful quest. The tale focuses on punishment without proof as Montresor uses his experience of Fortunato’s insult to name himself judge, jury, and executioner in this tale, which also makes him an unreliable narrator. It is stated that Montresor tells the tale 50 years after it occurred which makes such a high significant amount of time that passed between the occurring events which makes the narrative all the more unreliable. The story starts off with Montresor defining revenge. He states that he must "punish with impunity.” And that the wrong eventually goes unavenged if the person committing the wrong doing is not caught or does not make it known that they are being punished.
“ In The Cask of Amontillado”, Edgar Allen Poe offers a complex and often disturbing portrait of the narrator, Montresor. His desire for revenge has always been a major part of the motive for his actions. Montresor is responsible for the death of Fortunato because Montresor does not allow an insult to remain unpunished. His desire for revenge was so well planed that we can see that Montresor did not waste one second of his time. The Cast of Amontillado is a portrait of taking revenge in a very unpleasant manner.
In the beginning of the story, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge.” (Edgar, 1) Montresor vowed to avenge because Fortunato ventured upon insult him. The tragedy began to take shape. After that Montresor pretended he wanted Fortunato to come to his home for discriminating the authenticity of the wine that he bought. In fact, he was trying to kill Fortunato