Why was Montresor mad at Fortunato?

Why was Montresor mad at Fortunato?

Why did Montresor seek revenge on Fortunato in the cask of Amontillado? The narrator, Montresor, is angry with Fortunato because he feels that Fortunato has injured and insulted him. He says, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.”

Why is Fortunato killed?

Terms in this set (12) Why did Montresor decide to kill Fortunato? He decided to kill him because he insulted him.

What is Fortunato’s weakness?

In “The Cask of Amontillado,” Fortunato’s weakness is his pride in his connoisseurship of wine. It is this weakness that Montresor exploits in order to lure Fortunato to his death.

Why does Montresor keep suggesting that they go back?

Perhaps the most important reason is that it will make Montresor seem perfectly harmless to Fortunato. If Montresor keeps suggesting going back, then he can’t be leading him anywhere that could be dangerous. But Montresor knows that Fortunato could easily become suspicious.

At what point do you find Montresor most disturbing?

Of all the disturbing things Montresor does—lying about the Amontillado, luring Fortunato to the catacombs, entombing Fortunato alive, and so on—for me, the most disturbing is how he tortures Fortunato in several ways. His decision to kill Fortunato cannot be rationally justified.

Is Montresor happy with his revenge?

Yes, Montresor achieves exactly the kind of revenge he wants. He explains what he wants in the opening paragraph of the story, and by the end of the story he appears to be fully satisfied with what he has done.

Why does Montresor feel he has a right to punish Fortunato?

He feels that he has the right to take justice in his own hands because in his mind he is the wronged party and in keeping with his family motto “no one attacks me with impunity”, he refuses to let Fortunato go without punishing him for his attacks and insults.

Why does Montresor feel satisfied?

Montresor does not experience satisfaction with the perfect crime he has committed. Instead he says: My heart grew sick; it was the dampness of the catacombs that made it so. He has called to Fortunato several times without getting a response.

Does Montresor have the right to punish Fortunato?

We don’t know whether other people in his family took revenge to the extent that Montresor does against Fortunato, but he believes he has the right to take justice in his own hands partly because of his family’s name, but mostly because of his madness.

What are three hints Montresor gives to Fortunato?

It showsa human foot crushing a serpent whose fangs are imbedded in the heel of the foot. The motto is “Nemo me impune lacessit” which means, “No on wounds me with impunity.” In the eyes of Montressor, the heel is his and the serpent is Fortunato.

Does Montresor express any regret?

In “The Cask of Amontillado,” Montresor neither expresses regret nor questions the justice of his punishment of Fortunato. Montresor speaks of “retribution” rather than punishment for the many unspecified “injuries” that his supposed friend has inflicted on him.

Why does Montresor continuously flatter Fortunato on page 6?

So he devises a plan to bring Fortunato to his own death. He tells Fortunato that he has purchased a cask of Amontillado, and needs Fortunato’s expertise to determine the quality. He flatters Fortunato, continually appealing to his sense of pride.

How did Montresor get revenge on Fortunato?

Montresor wants revenge because one of his best friends insulted him for no apparent reason. Montresor tricks Fortunato by telling him he has Amontillado in his cellar but he doesn’t know if it’s the real stuff, and he wants Fortunato to test it.

Does Montresor expect to pay for his revenge on Fortunato?

Montresor sought revenge on Fortunato because F in insulted M but we never find out what he actually said. Montresor makes Fortunato drink a lot of wine so that he doesn’t suspect anything to be going on, because his in drunk. It makes it easier for Montresor to get his revenge.

How does Montresor kill Fortunato?

How does Montresor kill Fortunato? He gets Fortunato down into his wine cellar and then he chains him to the wall. When he is chained, he builds a brick wall around him. It could be a genuine “rest in peace” offered up by Montresor singaling that he has finally forgiven Fortunato for the “thousand injuries” and insult.

Why didn’t Montresor tell us what the insult was?

The insult is never named, or rather the “thousand injuries” were never named by Fortunato. We know that Montresor is an unreliable narrator because he never names the insults and his account of the entire story is so one-sided he cannot be entirely believed.

Why does Montresor wear a mask?

Poe’s use of color imagery is central to his questioning of Montresor’s motives. His face covered in a black silk mask, Montresor represents not blind justice but rather its Gothic opposite: biased revenge.

How old is Montresor?

75 years old

What did Montresor hide from the vault?

The quick answer to this is that the stone and the mortar that Montresor used to wall up Fortunato had been hidden under a big pile of bones.

What do you imagine Montresor looks like?

We can imagine Montresor in a black cloak and a black mask accompanying Fortunato through the crowded, noisy streets. Fortunato is wearing the most conspicuous possible costume, a tight-fitting jester’s outfit and a cap with bells. Fortunato would attract all the attention and Montresor would be like a shadow.