Why is Montresor evil?
Montresor is evil. He is calculating and intentional in his planning for Fortunato’s murder. Even his reason for killing Fortunato seems so removed, an insult that is not defined and doesn’t even to seem to be something Fortunato is aware of, being that he is quite welcoming and trusting when he encounters Montresor.
What does Montresor consider a successful revenge?
For Montresor, the perfect crime — or, more specifically, the perfect revenge — requires that the avenger not get caught. He says, “I must not only punish but punish with impunity. A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser.
What is the main idea of the Cask of Amontillado?
The main themes in “The Cask of Amontillado” are ambivalence, self-delusion, and substance abuse. Ambivalence: Readers are never told the nature of the “thousand injuries of Fortunato,” and Montresor himself seems somewhat ambivalent about the revenge he takes on his “friend.”
How does Montresor get revenge on Fortunato?
Montresor wants revenge because one of his best friends insulted him for no apparent reason. How does Montresor trick Fortunato into joining him? Montresor tricks Fortunato by telling him he has Amontillado in his cellar but he doesn’t know if it’s the real stuff, and he wants Fortunato to test it.
Do you think Fortunato deserved to be killed?
No one deserves to die. It’s not clear whether or not Fortunato deserved to die, because Montresor never states what exactly Fortunato has done to him. Montresor does mention the “thousand injuries of Fortunato,” but doesn’t elaborate on what the unfortunate victim did to finally push Montresor over the edge.
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 is the motto of the Montresor family?
During their walk, Montresor mentions his family coat of arms: a golden foot in a blue background crushing a snake whose fangs are embedded in the foot’s heel, with the motto Nemo me impune lacessit (“No one provokes me with impunity”).
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.
Does Montresor regret his actions?
Montresor does not regret killing Fortunato. On the contrary, even fifty years after he committed the deed, Montresor still thinks he was perfectly justified in murdering Fortunato. The fact that he’s confessing the deed may indicate some guilt, but there’s no sense that Montresor regrets his actions.
What is the irony in Fortunato’s name?
Why does Fortunato keep repeating Amontillado?
Fortunato keeps repeating the word “Amontillado” at the beginning of the story when Montresor first tells him he has purchased a whole cask of the gourmet Spanish wine. Poe’s purpose in having Fortunato keep repeating that single word is apparently to show that the man is tremendously interested in it.
What is the conclusion in the cask of Amontillado?
10. CONCLUSION • As a conclusion “ The Cask of Amontillado” makes the reader reflect upon the importance that when we stop to think about our actions, as Montresor did not, we would realize that violence is never a good way to solve our problems.