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The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe

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The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe
A cask of Amontillado reveals the time Montresor took hold on revenge to Fortunado
who is a fellow nobleman by subjecting unknown person to him. He plots to kill his best friend
Fortunado during a Carnival session by having a thought of his friend’s fondness for wine.
Montresor appears wearing a black silk mask and approaches Fortunado (Edgar 1). With a clear
figured circumstance, Montresor tell Fortunado that he has an idea about this Amontillado and
this idea could make a pass for Amontillado. He presents a light Spanish sherry. Fortunado with
a frightening face jests around and Montresor discovers that he is longing to have a taste.
Montresor thought of requesting another fellow to taste it in sight of Fortunado, so he asks
Luchesi to have a taste. Fortunado clearly considers Luchesi has a competitor and explains that
Luchesi cannot really tell whether this is Amontillado or is another type of sherry.
Fortunado seems to be quite anxious to have a taste and determine whether it is truly
Amontillado. In this scene of misunderstanding, Fortunado insists that they go to Montresor’s
vaults. Montresor himself had already planned strategically this meeting by ordering his servants
to leave and take a vacation at the Carnival (Edgar 2). The two descends in damp vaults which
are barely covered with nitre or a saltpeter which is a whitish mineral. The vintage of

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Amontillado was presented to Fortunado and he claimed that he has obtained a pipe. Fortunado
accompanies Montresor to the wine cellars of the latters palazzo and they wander all around in
the catacombs. Montresor offers a wine of grapes to Fortunado and he warned him because
Fortunado had a severe cough and insisted that they go back but Fortunado claims that, the
cough cannot threat him to death.
On their way back, they talked about vaults which are full of the dead bodies of
Montresor family. In a clear coincident, Fortunado claims that he have forgotten Montresor
Family coat of arms and the motto, Montresor responds with a inquisitive tone, my family
shields portrays a huge human foot d’or in a field of azure as the foot crushes a serpent rampant
whose fangs are imbedded in the heel (Edgar 3). The motto was presented in Latin, nemo me
impune lacessit, “which had meaning of no one attacks me with impunity” lately on their
journey, Fortunado walks with a hand movement which signifies a secret sign of masons which
is an organization based on fraternal exclusive.
Montresor does not recognize the hand sign, so he asks him what all is about. When
Montresor ask for significance of this, Fortunado showed him his trowel in an exclamation of his
actual stonemason. The two men continue with their journey and as they walk, they passed a
crypt where human bones had decorated the three walls of four. (Edgar 4) The fourth wall bones
had been thrown down on the ground leaving an exposed wall to appear quite small recess.
Montresor explains to Fortunado that this is where the Amontillado is being stored.
Fortunado seems to be quite intoxicated as he goes by to the recess and Montresor draws
back immediately and chains Fortunado into a stone. After taunting to Fortunado with an offer to
leave, Montresor walks across the entrance ready to go to his small crypt and traps the poor

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Fortunado inside. Fortunado begins to scream in a confused way as Montresor builds the first
layer of the wall. Fortunately, the alcohol soon wears off and Fortunado moans with testified
heart and lays helpless. Fortunado thought that Montresor was playing jokes so he laughed but
Montresor exclaimed with a call of enemy’s name (Edgar 5). Fortunado did not hear a response
from Montresor until Montresor placed the last stone. Montresor repositioned the bones on the
fourth wall and he concludes with a Latin phase which means “May he rest in peace”

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NameTutorCourseDateThe Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan PoeA cask of Amontillado reveals the time Montresor took hold on revenge to Fortunado who is a fellow nobleman by subjecting unknown person to him. He plots to kill his best friend Fortunado during a Carnival session by having a thought of his friend's fondness for wine. Montresor appears wearing a black silk mask and approaches Fortunado (Edgar 1). With a clear figured circumstance, Montresor tell Fortunado that he has an idea about this Amontillado and this idea could make a pass for Amontillado. He presents a light Spanish sherry. Fortunado with a frightening face jests around and Montresor discovers that he is longing to have a taste. Montresor thought of requesting another fellow to taste it in sight of Fortunado, so he asks Luchesi to have a taste. Fortunado clearly considers Luchesi has a competitor and explains that Luchesi cannot really tell whether this is Amontillado or is another type of sherry.Fortunado seems to be quite anxious to have a taste and determine whether it is truly Amontillado. In this scene of misunderstanding, Fortunado insists that they go to Montresor's vaults. Montresor himself had alre ...
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