What is the main idea of the story The Cask of Amontillado?
The main themes in “The Cask of Amontillado” are ambivalence, self-delusion, and substance abuse. Ambivalence: Readers are never told the nature of the “thousand injuries of Fortunato,” and Montresor himself seems somewhat ambivalent about the revenge he takes on his “friend.”
Who did Montresor kill?
How did Montresor carry out his revenge?
Montresor carefully plans out his revenge against Fortunato. He chooses Carnival as the time to carry out the murder because he knows people will be drinking and having fun. He makes sure his servants will not be in the house, so no one will see Fortunato coming into his house.
What are 3 things Montresor does to lure Fortunato?
He makes sure that Fortunato keeps drinking and stay drunk, he knows that Fortunato likes wine so he pretends to not know about the amontillado he purchased, he also kept bringing up lucasi so that Fortunado would get jealous and want to continue going. He also pretends it would be best for them to go back.
Why is Montresor evil?
Montresor is evil. He is calculating and intentional in his planning for Fortunato’s murder. Even his reason for killing Fortunato seems so removed, an insult that is not defined and doesn’t even to seem to be something Fortunato is aware of, being that he is quite welcoming and trusting when he encounters Montresor….
Why is Montresor telling his story?
Montressor is telling his story to confess it to the priest about the murder that he had done. Explanation: Montressor is telling the story of his murder of Fortunato which took place during the carnival in Italy because in his story he tells that his family home was a Pallazo….
Did Montresor confess?
Montresor is not confessing but writing a description of an event in his life of which he seems to be proud. The fact that he has waited fifty years to tell anyone about it only is intended to demonstrate that he has gotten away with a perfect crime.
How old is Montresor?
75 years old
How is Fortunato like Montresor?
Fortunato and Montresor are also alike in social status. They are both noblemen, evidenced by their coats-of-arms and the fact that they call each other friend. People tended to socialize within their class at the time this story is set. Montresor invites Fortunato to his “palazzo,” which is Italian for a palace.
Which of Montresor’s comments are Fortunato ironic?
Fortunato responds, “the cough is a mere nothing; it will not kill me. I shall not die of a cough”, to which Montressor rejoins in sinisterly ironic understatement, “true – true”.
What character traits in Fortunato make him fall?
Fortunato is proud and is vain about his wine-tasting abilities, both traits that make him susceptible to flattery. Montresor lays it on thick, saying, I was silly enough to pay the full Amontillado price without consulting you in the matter. You were not to be found, and I was fearful of losing a bargain.