Why is Montresor telling his audience this story?

Why do you think Montresor is telling his audience this story? He takes pride in his revenge. He is ashamed of his actions. He wants Fortunato to forgive him.

Is revenge justified in the cask of Amontillado?

In “The Cask of Amontillado,” revenge is not justified.

Does Montresor ever regret what he has done?

Throughout most of his evil deed against Fortunado, Montresor does not demonstrate any sense of guilt or regret.

How does the setting of The Cask of Amontillado affect the story?

The setting impacts the plot by the use of morbid imagery and tone as well as the demeanor of the characters. The mood of the story is one of impending doom and suspense. The setting impacts the mood with the dark imagery and morbid symbolism used throughout.

Why does Montresor say rest in peace?

By saying “rest in peace” at the end of the story, Montresor indicates that his desire for revenge is over and that he no longer wants Fortunato to suffer. He hopes his former enemy is at peace.

What detail in the story tells that Montresor’s speech was made fifty years after the crime?

That Montresor acknowledges that fifty years have passed since he committed the crime speaks to his pride in having escaped any punishment for what he believes was Fortunato’s well-deserved murder.

What happens at the end of the cask of Amontillado?

He tries to appeal to Montresor’s logic, saying that he’ll be missed by “Lady Fortunato and the rest.” Montresor is unmoved, finishes sealing up the vault, and leaves Fortunato there to die. Montresor finishes his story by telling the listener that there Fortunato’s bones remain, fifty years later.

Is Fortunato arrogant?

Fortunato is arrogant about his wine tasting abilities, which is what leads him into the snare that kills him (if Montressor is telling the truth about the incident). It seems that Fortunato truly has no idea what he has done because he is absolutely shocked when he realizes what is happening.

Which flaws in his character led to Montresor’s downfall?

Fortunato’s affinity for wine and his excessive pride are also significant character flaws that lead to his demise. Fortunato is clearly inebriated during his interactions with Montresor, which affects his judgment and causes him to let his guard down.

Who is Montresor telling his story to?

At the beginning of the story, Montresor directly addresses someone by saying, “You, who so well know the nature of my soul….” This important piece of evidence suggests that he is speaking to a priest. A priest would certainly know the nature of Montresor’s soul after listening to his confessions over the years.

Is Fortunato dead?

In Poe’s classic short story “The Cask of Amontillado,” Montresor explains how he executed his careful plans and murdered his enemy named Fortunato. Montresor murders Fortunato by burying him alive. Fortunato more than likely died of asphyxiation or starvation behind the wall that Montresor erected.

Can you trust Montresor as the narrator Why or why not?

Montresor is an unreliable narrator because he is a murderer and you cannot really trust if parts that he says are true. He says about his guilt in killing the man but denies it. What is Poe’s message about revenge?