Did Montresor Kill Fortunato

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“A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser. It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong.” (Poe pg. 286) Those very words were spoken by Montresor as he described how he murdered Fortunato in Edgar Allan Poe’s Cask of Amontillado. The way Poe wrote the story makes Montresor chillingly seem like a real person. He convinced Fortunato to come with him to look at his “Amontillado wine” and led him through the catacombs to a granite wall with shackles. Fortunato was quickly locked into place and bricked into the niche with mortar and stone; Fortunato later died from lack of clean oxygen. If Montresor wasn’t determined, clever, and deceptive like he is in this story, he would not have been able to kill Fortunato.…show more content…
He obviously thought through this plan and was not deterred from avenging himself. That one insult caused him to become so determined that he continued to bait his own “friend,” Fortunato, along the way to his death with wine and the promise of Amontillado. He continued to work diligently along his plan to bring Fortunato to his doom, even continuing to brick Fortunato in while he was begging Montresor to stop. “’For the love of God, Montresor!’ ‘Yes’ I said, ‘for the love of God!’” (Poe pg. 292) This shows that Montresor was very determined and willing to commit

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