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What is Montresor addicted to?
Montresor throughout the story is completly annoyed with Fortunato and his huge ego so Montresor is addicted to basically getting rid of the annoyance by killing him by using Fortunado’s addiction to wine to get him drunk and into his vaults of his families burial sites and bury him alive in his own home.
What is the problem in The Cask of Amontillado?
The main conflict in “The Cask of Amontillado” is that between Fortunato and his arch-nemesis Montresor. The conflict is resolved when Montresor kills Fortunato by walling him up alive inside the Montresor family catacombs.
At what point in The Cask of Amontillado is Montresor most disturbing?
Montresor is the most disturbing when he leaves Fortunato behind while he is screaming. Montresor is disturbing during most of the story. At the beginning, he explains to us that he needs to kill a guy for a reason that is important to him but apparently not important enough to tell us.
What are the injuries and insult in The Cask of Amontillado?
It is never known for sure how, or even if, Fortunato insulted Montresor in “The Cask of Amontillado.” All the reader knows is that Montresor claims to have suffered a “thousand injuries” at the hands of Fortunato. If true, it is likely that Fortunato has now insulted Montresor and his family name.
What role does alcohol play in The Cask of Amontillado?
In “The Cask of Amontillado”, alcohol plays a large role in the story. Alcohol is the bait used for Fortunato, which leads to his eventual death. This story can be interpreted as an internal struggle in regards to alcoholism. Alcohol is the bait Montresor has set up for Fortunato in “The Cask of Amontillado”.
Is pride a drug in The Cask of Amontillado?
Pride is a drug in “The Cask of Amontillado.” Fortunato is addicted to wine; but Montresor has his drinking under control.
What is the mood in The Cask of Amontillado?
The mood of “The Cask of Amontillado” has a mood that is dark and mysterious with a tone of revenge. One can see this in the quote in which the character Montresor says “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as best I could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge”(3).
What is an example of internal conflict in The Cask of Amontillado?
One aspect of Montresor’s internal conflict concerns bearing with the affront and insult until his “vowed revenge” might be enacted: “I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge.” The conflict here stems from feigning “good will” and deferring punishment.
How does Montresor describe Fortunato’s strengths and weaknesses in the story?
His biggest strength, and weakness, is his love of wine. Montresor says that, like most Italians, Fortunato’s knowledge in the subjects of painting and gemmary is nonexistent; however, he is truly “sincere” in terms of his expertise in wine.