else" (Mays, A12). In the short story "Cask of Amontillado," Edgar Allan Poe uses symbolism to establish the true meaning of revenge behind this story. In short, this story is based upon an act of revenge carried out by Montresor over Fortunato. Montresor lures Fortunato into “the catacombs of the Montresors” where he carries out his plan of revenge by ultimately killing Fortunato (Poe, 109). The incorporation of the precise decision of the title, the character names and the settings illustrates the
The story “A Cask of Amontillado,” written by Edgar Allen Poe, was about a man named Montresor who wanted to seek revenge against another man named Fortunato during the carnival season. I have chosen Fortunato for my character analysis who was a connoisseur in wine, and, according to Montresor, had given Montresor “A thousand injuries” (Edgar Allen Poe Pg. 286). After these “Thousand Injuries,” Montresor wants revenge against Fortunato by killing him. The traits I’ll use to describe Fortunato are
in Montresor and Fortunato in Edgar Allen Poe’s story “The Cask of Amontillado”. In this gothic tale, Montresor is somehow insulted by something Fortunato, an avid wine connoisseur has said. Montresor uses Fortunato’s ego and his pride to lure him into his catacombs to sample a quality dry sherry. He then eventually buries Fortunato in the wall. Montresor’s pride is so strong, he even boasts of his insane actions 50 years later. Shown throughout this story, pride is seen as a negative trait. Montresor
The Deadly Mission In Edgar Allen Poe’s short story, The Cask of Amontillado, the reader is left to ponder about the exact nature of the “insult” (14) Fortunato, the protagonist’s, long-time friend, spoke that was deserving of his untimely death. Poe’s use of the main character, Montresor, as a first person narrator, draws the reader in as a sort of confidant that with whom he will eventually share a very evil plot. Early in the story, Montresor says “You, who so well know the nature of my soul” (14)
the author flesh out the characters and plot. These two parts of a story are arguably the most necessary. An example of a work with an excellent plot and well-written characters is Agatha Christie’s Mrs. McGinty’s Dead. The main character, like Montresor and Rainsford, must use strategies to manipulate and deceive people for information and survival, although the survival circumstances differ greatly between the three protagonists. Montresor, from “A Cask of Amontillado,” is a wealthy, Italian aristocrat
resentment, and thoughts of revenge. Montresor’s actions were drastic and not thought out. Fettering a friend in a permanent cell is far too harsh a punishment to insult. In Edgar Allen Poe’s Cask of Amontillado Montresor locks his friend Fortunato in a cell to starve to death as revenge for a mere insult. Montresor murders his friend because he is vindictive, intelligent, and relentless.
always complaining. His only comfort to coming home is his cat, and his wife knows that's his weakness. According to the story, the husband states, “This circumstances however, only endeared it to my wife, who, which had once been my distinguishing trait, and the source of many of my simplest and purest pleasures”(698), this shows his only comfort to coming home is his cat, and his wife knows that's his weakness that instantly sparks jealousy, a reason he kills the cat as well. He doesn’t feel the