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Poe scholar Richard P. During their walk, Montresor mentions his family coat of arms: Angry over numerous injuries and some unspecified insult, Montresor plots to murder his “friend” during Carnivalwhile the man is drunk, dizzy, and wearing a jester ‘s motley. It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to ronel who has done the wrong”. Without a detective in the story, it is up to the reader to solve the mystery. Poe and English had several confrontations, usually revolving around literary caricatures of one another.

Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature. Upon further investigation into the true nature of character, double meaning can be derived from the Montresor crest. In the last few sentences, Montresor reveals that 50 years later, Fortunato’s body still hangs from its chains in the niche where he left it. Wikimedia Amojtillado has media related to The Cask of Amontillado.

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Montresor reveals brick and mortar, previously hidden among the bones nearby, and proceeds to wall up the niche using his trowel, entombing his friend alive. Its plot was convoluted and difficult to follow, but made references to secret societies and ultimately had a main theme of revenge. Though Fortunato is presented as a connoisseur of fine wine, L. University of Notre Dame Press. Archived from the original on Retrieved from ” https: Fortunato then screams for help, but Montresor mocks his cries, knowing nobody can hear them.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. There is also evidence that Montresor is almost as clueless about his motive for revenge as his victim.

There is indication that Montresor blames his unhappiness and loss of respect and dignity within society on Fortunato. Views Read Edit View history.

Immurementa form of imprisonment, usually for life, in which a person is placed within an enclosed space with no exit, is featured in other works by Poe, including ” The Fall of the House of Usher “, ” The Premature Burial “, ” The Black Cat “, and ” Berenice “. The story, set in an unnamed Italian city at carnival time in an unspecified year, is about a man taking fatal revenge on a friend who, he believes, has insulted him.

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Cecil also suggests that some people might feel Fortunato deserved to be buried alive for wasting a bottle of fine wine. When they come to a nicheMontresor tells his victim that the Amontillado is within. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource.

The Black Cat and Other Plays: Montresor lures Fortunato into a private wine-tasting excursion by telling him he has obtained a pipe about gallons, [1] litres of what he believes to be a rare vintage of Amontillado.


Moffitt Cecil of Texas Christian University argues that his actions in the story make that assumption questionable. When Montresor appears not to recognize the gesture, Fortunato asks, “You are not of the masons? Light Artillery — First Lieutenants of the 4th U. Allen, a fellow West Point student during Poe’s time there.

The story’s narrator, Montresor, tells an unspecified person, who knows him very well, of the day he took his revenge on Fortunato Italian for “the fortunate one”a fellow nobleman. It is with this converging of the two characters that one is able to see the larger symbolism of the Montresor crest — the foot steps on the serpent while the serpent forever has his fangs embedded in the heel.

The Cask of Amontillado

Fortunato enters drunk and unsuspecting and therefore, does not resist as Montresor quickly chains him to the wall. Poe wrote his tale, however, as a response to his personal rival Thomas Dunn English.

This parody of Poe was depicted as a drunkard, liar, and an abusive lover.

Poe responded with “The Cask of Amontillado”, using very specific references to English’s novel. University of Illinois Press,