Would the story be better or worse if you knew what Fortunato did to Montresor?
The story I think would have been better if we knew what Fortunato did to upset Montresor because we will get a better sense of who really is the bad guy and who isn’t.
What kind of person is Fortunato?
We do know that Fortunato is a powerful man who is respected and also feared. He is competitive and always wants to be first in everything he does, so he is foolish when he wants to rush to the catacombs to be the first to taste the Amontillado. His pride and his single-mindedness helped contribute to his death.
What ploy does Montresor use on his staff?
Montresor informs his staff that he is not going to come back till the morning and ordered them to not leave the house. He uses reverse psychology on them knowing full well beforehand how they would react to his comments.
Who is Montresor talking to 50 years later?
I think he is talking to a priest. Montresor is obviously confessing his crime of so many years ago, and it appears that this is not the first time he is confessing the same thing. He is retelling, with some delight, the details of his murder of Fortunato.
How does Montresor finally get revenge on Fortunato?
Montresor wants revenge because one of his best friends insulted him for no apparent reason. Montresor uses Fortunato’s arrogance in his favor: by making up a story about Amontillado, Fortunato’s favorite wine, and tells Fortunato that he will have another connoisseur taste the wine to test his ability.
What types of irony are found in the cask of Amontillado?
It will present three types of irony from the work of Edgar Allan Poe “The Cask of Amontillado”. The three types of irony approached in this text are verbal irony, situational irony and dramatic irony.
What was Montresor’s motto?
The motto of the Montressors is ““Nemo me impune lacessit.”. In English this means no one punishes me and gets away with it. Fortunato had evidently insulted Montresor’s name at some point. Just as his family coat of arms says, no one will punish or insult him and get away with it.
What dramatic irony is the story’s plot driven by?
The story’s plot is driven by the fact that Fortunato does not realize that Montresor, the narrator, is going to kill him. This constitutes dramatic irony, because we know more than the character does, and this knowledge is responsible for the tension in the text.
What does Fortunato finally realize?
The moment Fortunato finally realizes that Montresor plans to harm him takes place when he begins to sober up and moan. Montresor says, I had scarcely laid the first tier of the masonry when I discovered that the intoxication of Fortunato had in a great measure worn off.
Why does Montresor keep suggesting that they go back?
Perhaps the most important reason is that it will make Montresor seem perfectly harmless to Fortunato. If Montresor keeps suggesting going back, then he can’t be leading him anywhere that could be dangerous. But Montresor knows that Fortunato could easily become suspicious.
What is Fortunato’s weakness?
What is an example of a situational irony?
For example, two friends coming to a party in the same dress is a coincidence. But two friends coming to the party in the same dress after promising not to wear that dress would be situational irony — you’d expect them to come in other clothes, but they did the opposite.
What is Montresor’s ultimate plan for Fortunato?
Montresor’s murder of Fortunato was premeditated, from the planning of an alibi to making sure the body is never found. Montresor’s plan was to get revenge on Fortunato during the Carnival for some perceived insult.
At what point do you find Montresor most disturbing?
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- montresor’s most disturbing moment. when montresor keeps pretending to be concerned with fortunato’s health.
- no one attacks me with impunity.
- insult and injury.
- montresor’s concern for fortunato’s health.
- chained to a wall and bricked in.
- montresor’s ancestors.
Who might Montresor be addressing who is the you?
It has been suggested that Montresor is confessing to a priest. It has also been suggested that he is writing a letter to a friend. There are other possible answers to the many questions about the identity of “you, who so well know the nature of my soul.” One of them is that “you” means you, the reader.
Why does Montresor tell his story 50 years later?
Montresor is not confessing but writing a description of an event in his life of which he seems to be proud. The fact that he has waited fifty years to tell anyone about it only is intended to demonstrate that he has gotten away with a perfect crime.
What is Montresor’s theory of proper revenge?
According to Montresor, there are two elements which must be present for a crime, specifically of revenge, to be perfect. The avenger, or “redresser”, must be able to get away with the crime without being punished himself – “a wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes it redresser”.
What kind of person is Montresor?
Montresor is vengeful, obsessive, methodical, deceitful, manipulative, and merciless. Repaying Fortunato for an unnamed “insult” that is more important than the “thousand injuries” he has suffered at his hands becomes more than just an idle fantasy.
What are Fortunato’s last words?
In “The Cask of Amontillado,” Fortunato’s last words to Montresor are “For the love of God, Montresor!” With these words, he’s begging for his life, trying desperately to make Montresor see that what he’s doing is completely wrong.