Cask Of Amontillado Literary Analysis

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It was dark. An eerie still darkness that filled the catacombs. Fortunato was blinded metaphorically and physically by the dark. He never would have saw it coming. He was drunk and was coughing up a storm because of the conditions of the catacombs. It was the perfect opportunity for Montressor to go through with his plan for revenge. Montressor used the conditions of the catacombs, and Fortunato’s pride in wine to keep him in the dark about his intentions for revenge. In the short story “Cask of Amontillado” the author used the setting of the catacombs to blind Fortunato. In the text, the author stated “the vaults are insufferably damp”. The catacombs where Montressor store his wine was dark and damp. He used this darkness to keep Fortunato unaware of the whole thing. The whole time Fortunato thought that he was being taken to see the Amontillado, but really this wasn’t the case. This is what made the…show more content…
In the text, the author states “He prided himself on his connoisseurship in wine”. When Montressor and Fortunato were heading into the catacombs to find the Amontillado, Fortunato was distracted. Fortunato believed that Montressor had better wine and he could not accept that his friend Montrssor was in possession of Amontillado. He had to know for sure. His need-to-know-that-he-was-number-one feeling left him vulnerable to Montressor’s attack. Fortunato needed reassurance that he was a better wine expert then Montressor. “And as for Luchesi, he cannot distinguish Sherry from Amontillado”. Luchesi was a fellow wine competitor of Fortunato. When searching for the Amontillado, Fortunato mentioned his competitor Luchesi numerous times. Luchesi was always on Fortunato’s mind, how he had to have better win than him. This was another factor that distracted Montressor. if he wasn’t so conceited about his skills in wine he might have sniffed out Montressor’s plan and made it out of the catacombs
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