Montresor And Fortunato In The Cask Of Amontillado

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“I shall not die of a cough,” said a man named Fortunato in the story, ‘The Cask of Amontillado,’ by Edgar Allen Poe. The two main characters are Montresor and Fortunato. Montresor accomplishes his revenge on Fortunato, because he is smart, determined, and vengeful. Montresor is a clever man. He tricks his friend Fortunato into following him to his death by saying,”Come,’ said I, with decision, ‘we will go back; your health is precious… you will be ill, and I cannot be responsible.’”(Poe 289) Montresor knows that Fortunato won’t go back, so he gives him more wine to make his cough go away, but it makes him more drunk. Montresor plans the perfect crime. It was during carnival season, so he sent his servants home for celebration, “ There was
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