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Historically, Massie had been killed in a sword duel on Amntillado Day by Lieutenant Gustavus Drane, following a dispute during a card game. This source has been identified as Robert T. Montresor then declares that, since Fortunato won’t go back, Montresor must “positively leave” him there.

A more allegoric meaning of Poe’s places the actors in reverse. At first, Fortunato, who sobers up faster than Montresor anticipated, shakes the chains, trying to escape. John Stott, Graham Winter English had also used an image of a token with a hawk grasping a snake in its claws, similar to Montresor’s coat of arms bearing a foot stomping on a snake — though in this image, the snake is biting the heel. Retrieved 20 June Fortunato enters drunk and unsuspecting and therefore, does not resist as Montresor quickly chains him to the wall.

A Prose Poem There is indication that Montresor blames his unhappiness tonwl loss of respect and dignity within society on Fortunato. Cecil also suggests that some people might feel Fortunato deserved to be buried alive for wasting a bottle of fine wine.

Allen, a le West Point student during Poe’s time there. Fortunato goes with Montresor to the wine cellars of the latter’s palazzowhere they wander in the catacombs. This parody of Poe was depicted as a drunkard, liar, and an abusive lover. Poe scholar Richard P. This page was last edited on 27 Decemberat Upon further investigation into the true nature of character, double meaning can be derived from the Montresor crest. Literary Trail of Greater Boston.


Studies in Short Fiction. When Montresor appears not to recognize the gesture, Fortunato asks, “You are not of the masons?

Montresor may not have been entirely certain of the exact nature of the tonep for which he expected Fortunato to atone. Items such as bells tied to the limbs of a corpse to signal the outside were not uncommon. Before placing the last stone, he drops a burning torch through the gap.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Montresor knows Fortunato will not be able to resist sl his discerning palate for wine and will insist that he taste the amontillado rather than Luchesi who, as he claims, “cannot tell Amontillado from Sherry”. Fortunato then screams for help, but Montresor mocks his cries, knowing nobody can hear them. Archived from the original on The group was made up of reformed drinkers who tried to scare people into abstaining from alcohol.

Montresor warns Fortunato, who has a bad cough, of the dampness, and suggests amontilldo go back, but Fortunato insists on continuing, claiming that he “shall not die of a cough”. University of Illinois Press, Wikisource has original text related to this article: The mystery in “The Cask of Amontillado” is in Montresor’s motive for murder. Wikimedia Commons has media related to The Cask of Amontillado. Poe responded with “The Cask of Amontillado”, using very specific references to English’s novel.

Some context is provided, including Montresor’s observation that his family once was great but no longer amontilladiand Fortunato’s belittling remarks about Montresor’s exclusion from Freemasonry. The Cask of Amontillado. Many commentators conclude that, lacking significant reason, Montresor must be insanethough even this is questionable because of the intricate details of the plot.


During their walk, Montresor mentions his family coat of arms: Edgar Allan Poe, A to Z: Moffitt Cecil of Texas Christian University argues that his actions in the story make that assumption questionable. His house had once been noble and respected, but has fallen slightly in status.

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Ingram wrote to Sarah Helen Whitman that someone named “Allen” said that Poe worked “in the brickyard ‘late in the fall of ‘”. Poe may have known bricklaying through personal experience. Terror of the Soul”. He proposes obtaining confirmation of the pipe’s contents by inviting a fellow wine aficionado, Luchesi, for a private tasting.

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In Poe’s story, for example, Fortunato makes reference to the secret society of Masonssimilar to the secret society inand even makes a gesture similar to one portrayed in it was a signal of distress.

Montresor dde imparts this blame to Fortunato when fl states, “You are rich, respected, admired, beloved; you are happy, as once I was”. This interchanging of fortunes is a suggestion that, since the names Montresor and Fortunato mirror one another, there is a psychological reciprocal identification between victim and executioner.