Fortunato is boastful for knowledge about wine. Montresor says “in the matter of wine he was sincere” (Poe). So, Montresor creates a trap by pretending that he had bought the Amontillado, a rare and expensive wine, and invites him to drink to identify the wine. The poor Fortunato immediately fall in the trap as he was ready to go with Montresor to distinguish whether it was really amontillado or not. Montresor even states, “As you are engaged.
One who is full of wrath towards a “friend” and is seeking revenge, another who is prideful and has gluttony over wine. Fortunato knows his wine as far as the year, the fragrance it has and the different qualities of the wine. He is always insulting Montresor saying he knew nothing about wine like he does. Montresor wants to plan revenge against Fortunato for every insult he has said to him and it being carnival time he sees it’s the perfect time to do so. He must be smart and have a well thought out plan.
Montressor seeks revenge in an effort to support his time-honored family motto: ?nemo me impune lacessit? or (no one attack me without being punished). Montressor, the sinister narrator of this tale, pledges revenge on Fortunato for an insult. The character of Montressor provides the pinnacle of deceit and belligerence needed to portray the story?s sin. ... ... middle of paper ... ...ntressor?s catacombs, ?I drink to the buried that repose around us,?
Montresor is jealous of Fortunato and tries to make him foolish as he says, “The man wore motley. He had on a tight- fitting parti- striped dress and his head was surmounted by the conical cap and bells” (Poe 161). Montresor is aware that Fortunato considers himself a connoisseur of wine. Still he talks about Luchesi, another expert on confirming fino[true] Amontillado’s authenticity, as an alternative which urges Fortunato to keep moving towards the dark and nitre-f... ... middle of paper ... ...Baraban, Elena V. "The Motive For Murder In ‘The Cask Of Amontillado’ By Edgar Allan Poe." Rocky Mountain Review Of Language & Literature 58.2 (2004): 47-62.
The circumstances were perfect when he arrived at the festival and was greeted by a drunken Fortunato; who was, I believe, purposely was dressed as a fool. As they headed down into the cellar to taste this rare wine, well at least that’s what Fortunato thought, Montresor started to put together the last pieces he needed to end it. In the end, Montresor traps Fortunato and his anger in brick wall for good. Throughout the story, you see that Montresor character isn’t always the most reliable or trustful person and that his character can be very manipulating. Montresor must trick and manipulate Fortunato to accomplish his goal of revenge.
In Edgar Allen Poe’s gothic short story “A Cask of Amontillado” irony is used throughout the entire plot. The untrustworthy narrator is only out for revenge, and uses irony to trick his friend into trusting him. Fortunato is anything but fortunate in this short story, and the use of irony in almost every element of the story creates a suspenseful tale for the
Literary Devices in “The Cask of Amontillado” In Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado,” Montresor sets out on a vengeful mission that will end Fortunato’s life in an untimely fate. Montresor appeals to Fortunato’s love for wine to tempt the unsuspecting fellow to his impending doom. While Montresor tricks the foolish Fortunato frightfully, it is ultimately Fortunato’s pride that leads to his demise in the crypt. Poe uses several literary devices to foreshadow this murderous exploit of Montresor. Through the use of irony, symbolism, and imagery, the story entices readers to delve into the relationships and differences between Montresor and Fortunato.
what i think is that montresor is getting his revenge on fortunato because maybe he slept with his wife any man would do the same. another opinion of mine would be fortunato might have taken montresor out of the liquor industry and have surpassed montresor and for this reason montresor kills fortunato Brighthub education.com portrays that “The treasure the narrator possesses is the knowledgeof the... ... middle of paper ... ...s knowledge of a perfect murder. Montresors pride was his code of arms his family motto of if i get hurt you get hurt. Fortunato was a true fool he was even dressed as one, his pride was his wine which leads to his fall. Works Cited Lorcher Trent “symbolism and irony in “The cask of amontillado.” Bright Hub Education.Bright hub, Inc. 9 oct 2013.web.17 Mar 2014 Russ .RJ “symbolism in Edgar allan poe’s the cask of amontillado.”Yahoo voices, yahoo, Inc.,28 April 2008. web .
At a moment’s thought he is willing to burn in hell forever. This old-style nobility allows him to become a pawn to King Claudius and in his plan to murder Hamlet. Horatio is Laertes’ foil because he thinks and weighs each situation. The scholar has a strong code of honor and ethics that pushes him ... ... middle of paper ... ...Shakespeare's Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet are two of the greatest pieces of literature ever written. They are able to portray two very different types of tragedies.
You can also perceive suspense when the author introduces phrases like “I vowed revenge” and “at length I would be avenged”. Nevertheless, what the reader actually perceives is the perverseness of a man unable to forget a hostile action from someone he called “friend”; that is why- in his lips- this word has ironical connotation. Also, Montresor is not as good as he claims, instead he rejoices in his revenge. Early in the narration, he emphasizes how he smiles at his victim’s lack of awareness of his real plan. When referring to his vengeance, he says: “my smile was now at the thought of his immolation”; the author highlights now because the character confesses he’s been kind to his victim but he did not appreciate his .