The Cask Of Amontillado By Edgar Allen Poe

1492 WordsSep 2, 20146 Pages
Eng T Tim Moran to me 45 minutes agoDetails Tim Moran Mr. McMullen 531-06 1 September 2014 Summer Reading "The Cask of Amontillado" In The Cask of Amontillado, by Edgar Allen Poe, Montressor is able to successfully manipulate Fortunato 's arrogance and pride and use it against him as revenge. Montressor knows that Fortunato has a love for wine. Montressor tells Fortunato that he may have acquired Amontillado, a very nice wine. Montressor is not quite sure if the wine is Amontillado, but since Fotunato appears to be occupied Montressor says he will ask Luchesi instead. Fortunato believes his taste for wine is far superior than Luchesi 's, thus does not pass up the opportunity. Another way Montressor successfully manipulates Fortunato 's arrogance and pride against him is when Montressor brings up Fortunato 's health. Fortunato has a bad cough and Montressor believes the catacombs are making it worse. Montressor says they can leave the catacombs and he will have Luchesi taste the wine instead. Again, since Fotunato believes his taste for wine is superior to Luchesi 's, he does not pass up the opportunity. This arrogance and pride later results in Fortunato 's death. Montressor first uses Fortunato 's arrogance as revenge when they encounter each other in the streets during carnival season. Montressor says, "As you are engaged, I am on my way to, Luchesi. If any one has a critical turn it is he. He will tell me--Luchesi cannot tell Amontillado from
Open Document