Montresor knows that Fortunato is very outgoing, and that he aims and shoots fo... ... middle of paper ... ...haracteristics bring about Fortunato?s fortune. He was fortune?s fool. His fortunes catch up with him and lead to a bad consequence, Fortunato?s death. If Fortunato wasn?t so enthusiastic when it came to wines, he may have realized Montresor was going to do something bad. If Fortunato wasn?t an alcoholic, he wouldn?t have been drunk.
“Amontillado!”(78) he repeated several times indicating his appreciation for the product. Once Montresor gains Fortunato’s interest in a good wine, his plan takes advantage of Fortunato’s pride. “As you are engaged, I am on my way to Luchresi. If any one has a critical turn it is he...”(78). Montesor knows that Fortunato’s pride would not accept the fact that anyone would have a better knowledge of wine than himself.
He is a symbol of man's flaws when it came to his social life, and the madness that would come of it. Dionysus personifies the effects of drinking wine throughout his myths. He could act calm at one moment, and then insane the next. This is much like the feelings that arise when drinking wine. If wine is consumed reasonably, the results could be pleasant; one would become relaxed, and calm.
He tells his gathering of people how his house was completely constrained up to him and Fortunato as his workers are far from the home. They arrive the tombs through the winding staircase. When they achieve the most remote region of the Catacombs, they locate a little grave that is fixed with human bones. From that point, they see a recessed territory, around four feet profound, three feet wide, and seven feet high. Fortunato is drunk to the point that he has no clue when Montresor chains him,
Throughout the book, one can experience how these two awful traits overtake them and eventually end their lives. By focusing on Fortunato, one can see how ignorance and greed can lead to physical death. He is a man who is “rich, respected, admired, [and] beloved.” With this social status, he prides himself on being the best wine connoisseur. So, when Montresor came to him to identify this wine of Amontillado, he boasted that only he could correctly distinguish if it is or not. This was his first sign of greed, because Montresor stated that another wine connoisseur, Luchesi, could identify the wine if he did not want to.
Fortunato was dressed in the style of a king’s fool or jester, a symbolic representation of the role he plays in the story. Another important symbol is the Amontillado wine itself. Montresor plays upon Fortunato 's pride of being a great wine connoisseur, and he tempts Fortunato with the imagined competition of a rival wine taster named Luchesi. It is unlikely that this fine wine is available in this quantity at this low a price during carnival season. The cask symbolizes that if something is too good to be true, it probably is.
We come to this conclusion after Montresor, the narrator, gives us details of his character. Fortunato is a man rich, “respected, and even feared.” He’s also interested in wines, or how Montresor put it, “He had a weak point-this Fortunato…He prided himself on his connoisseurship in wine.” This specifically lets Montresor use his knowledge of famous-labeled wines to lure him into a fantastic and terrific trap. Forunato is also a person that likes to have fun or maybe even drink too much sometimes. We know that, because we encounter him first at “…supreme madness of the carnival season” being, as Montresor put it, excessively warm from drinking too much. Also he wears “a tight-...
Besides, there is Luchesi” (Poe 5). Knowing how much Fortunato loves wine and hates Luchesi, Montresor uses reverse psychology by tricking Fortunato to fall even deeper into the
I think when Mel ... ... middle of paper ... ...y is the more Mel, Terri, Laura and Nick got drunk, the more they talked about love, the more they show their real characteristics, and the more all characteristics got confused in defining what love is. Also Raymond Carver wants to tell his readers that love can have different meanings from different people, and that love is based on their experience about love and how love treats them as a person. Carver also intended to show how alcohol played an important role in defining what love is and how someone can forget about his or her love when that person is drunk. Carver intended to show his reader how silences he, and his friend got when the alcohol or gin was finished. Some people fall in love with alcohol and they choose to have alcohol rather than the people they love.
His followers included male, phallic satyrs wearing animal masks and joined by female maenads (Jordan, 79). When his followers drank wine, they experienced the dual nature of wine, which made them believe that he who drinks wine can in a sense become like Dionysus. For this reason, Dionysus was greatly celebrated in Greek culture, although the Romans misinterpreted his nature. The Romans simply portrayed Dionysus as a jolly Bacchus who was invoked at drinking parties (Encyclopædia