Montresor Is A Matter Of Honor

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Thus, being the descendent of a noble faimily, Montresor cannot let Fortunato insult him, as the motto of his family says: “Nemo me impune lacessit” (No one attacks me with impunity). Therefore, Montresorʼs reason to kill Fortunado is a matter of honor. However, I also believes that, apart from the honor issue, Montresor envies Fortunato because he is more powerful and rich than him.

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