In the story The Cask of Amontillado he exacts his perfect revenge without impunity upon his victim, Fortunato. This man, Montresor is cunning and manipulative, as he'll get what he wants through trickery or deception. Montresor is sly because he notes that Fortunato is proud for being such a renowned wine connoisseur; therefore he utilizes this exploit to lure him into his trap. And so, Montresor appealed to his confidence of wine expertise by saying, “'As you're engaged I am on the way to Luchesi.' ”(133) This stirs up Fortunato's pride and makes him offer to check Montresor's amontillado instead of Luchesi, his supposed rival in wine expertise.
“The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe shows that Montresor’s heart is filled with hatred against Fortunato, as he states, “I must not only punish, but punish with impunity” (Poe). But, he never shows that feeling. Instead, he pretends to be a best friend till the end. Throughout the story, Montresor is planning and executing this crime with perfection. This shows the devilish mind of Montresor and his hunger for vengeance.
Fortunato, a respected and feared man, is a proud connoisseur of fine wine, and, at least on the night of the story, he clouds his senses and judgment by drinking too much of it. What ever Fortunato had done to Montresor or his family must have been so unforgivable to make Montresor do such an evil deed. I believe that Poe is using the old saying keep your friends close but your enemies closer My conclusion to the story “the cask of amontillado” is that Poe creates a story that makes you want to read on find out if Montressor will succeed in his crime and will he get away with it?. The writer uses very good atmosphere to captivate the reader and make the scene feel chilling and scary. Poe creates a nightmare, guaranteed to give the reader a sleepless night.
Also, he smiles at him, hiding his anger inside. Montresor has his plan already to kill Fortunato but he does not find an opportunity. Finally Montresor finds this opportunity in a carnival where everybody in the city is partying and Fortunato sways while he is drunk. Montresor uses a really smart way to lure Fortunato to come with him to his house underground store which is like catacombs where he keeps his wine and where... ... middle of paper ... ...tunato is drunk and nobody is going to miss him because everybody is busy partying. Additionally, Montresor enjoys his revenge by giving Fortunato more than one chance do go back while they were walking down to the catacombs by telling him that the mold will affect your cough and they should go back.
Montresor is desperate for avengement after Fortunato disrespects his lineage “a thousand times” and devises a plan of revenge against Fortunato (Poe 68). Within his plan, Montresor stresses that he “must not suffer as a result of taking [his] revenge” (Poe 68). Montresor’s horror at being caught rather than the thought of murdering another person shows a serious lack of mental stability. Beyond the absence of guilt, the thought that Montresor puts into murdering Fortunato is concerning. Like Fortunato, Montresor is knowledgeable on fine wines, and he uses this as the heart of Fortunato’s demise.
As metioned above, he knows well about his friend Fortunado — Fortunado was crazy about wine tasting and “prided himself on the connoisseurship in wine”. From the beginning to the end, Montresor’s language, his mood, and his action don’t really chance, including the hidden meaning of what he said. His voice has no diversion, no explanation, and even no emotion. His words are full of ironies, like “For the love of the God!” and “to the buried that repose around us.” All of those things indicate that he is a man with his mind full of revenge. He is desperate to kill Fortunato, but in the meantime, he is also careful to take actions.
Of course their attempt to take on Prospero proves to be futile, instead they play dress up with his cloaks and when Prospero shows up, Stephano and Trinculo run for their lives and leave Calaban behind carrying the clothes they attempted to steal. Trinculo and Stephano were also quite amusing by being drunk throughout the entire story, they even stated that they wouldn't drink anything else until the wine ran out. "Tell not me. When the butt is out, we will drink a drop of water, not a drop before. "(Tempest 288) Trinculo and Stephano also contribute to the play the idea that evil in men shows no boundaries.
5). In this instance, Fortunato believes that he is being approached for his expertise in wine, but is truly met because the “madness” of the carnival was a prime interval in which the murder could take place. Another piece of irony is Montresor’s continuous efforts in talking Fortunato out of sampling the Amontillado on the case of Fortunato’s declining health. Later when Fortunato exclaims, “I will not die of a cough.” Montresor responds with, “true.” (Poe par. 36/37).
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.
The short story “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe tells the story of Montresor seeking revenge on Fortunato. Montresor does not specify what is exactly said that makes him commit premeditated murder. He mentions that it was an insult that turned him towards revenge the moment he heard it. He becomes obsessed with punishing Fortunato. Poe uses elements of horror to illustrate Montresor’s obsession for revenge leading to the death.