How Does Fortunato Symbolize In The Cask Of Amontillado

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“To your vaults. To taste the wine,” Montresor said. It’s a bait, to see if the victim will fall for the trap. The story “Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe, is a short story written in a way of getting revenge. Fortunato is a character in the story which had hurt Montresor in the past, while Montresor is getting revenge on Fortunato. The reason why Montresor is getting revenge, is because Fortunato has insulted him. Fortunato makes himself an easy target because of him insulting Montresor, going into the catacombs, and Fortunato’s health is important. Montresor has been insulted by Fortunato. In the past time, Montresor was insulted by Fortunato. Montresor was going to get revenge on Fortunato, and he has made a huge plan and it’s all planned out in his head. He has planned it all out while the story is going on. Fortunato has one bad problem, he drinks too much wine. Montresor says this to make it seem like there is a real conversation going on, but there isn’t, “My dear Fortunato! I am indeed glad that I have met you. I was just thinking of you. For I have been tasting my new wine. I have bought a full cask of a fine wine which they tell me is Amontillado. But....” (Page 2 Online Poe). They…show more content…
When Montresor asks Fortunato about his health, Fortunato denies that he wants to go back up to the palace, but he doesn’t care since he wants to continue drinking fine wines. Fortunato’s health is important, because if he’s sick, he wants him to be healthy when he tortures him. “We are a great family, and an old one. It is not far now. But I can see you are trembling with the cold. Come! Let us go back before it is too late.”(3rd page online Poe). Fortunato replies that it’s nothing and takes another drink of the Medoc. They then get to the Amontillado inside of the little room, and they continue to drink more and more wine, as they then keep forgetting that they’re getting more and more
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