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===Fortunato===
===Fortunato===
His name means "fortunate". He is Montresor's Italian friend who is completely oblivious to his friend's revenge motive. It isn't until Montresor locks him in a crypt and begins to brick him in that Fortunato finally realizes he's been tricked. He is the antagonist of the story and loves vintage wines and carnival attire.
His name means "fortunate". He is Montresor's Italian friend who is completely oblivious to his friend's revenge motive. It isn't until Montresor locks him in a crypt and begins to brick him in that Fortunato finally realizes he's been tricked. He is the antagonist of the story and loves vintage wines and carnival attire.
===Luchresi===
Even though Luchresi isn't a key character in the story, he is still talked about. Luchesi is Fortunato's wine-tasting opponent. Montresor doesn't need to bring up Luchresi in order to entice Fortunato to his doom. The prospect of Amontillado is sufficient enough. For Montresor, Luchresi is a type of insurance.


==Major Themes==
==Major Themes==

Revision as of 10:05, 20 October 2021

“The Cask of Amontillado”
AuthorEdgar Allan Poe
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Genre(s)Horror Fiction
Publication dateNovember 1846

“The Cask of Amontillado” is a 1846 short horror story wrote by Edgar Allan Poe.

Plot

Characters

Montresor

He is the narrator of the story. He's a fascinating and nuanced character whose desire for vengeance drives the plot. His family motto is Nemo me impune lacessit,[1] which translates to "no one insults me with impunity," which explains his motivation for murdering his friend.

Fortunato

His name means "fortunate". He is Montresor's Italian friend who is completely oblivious to his friend's revenge motive. It isn't until Montresor locks him in a crypt and begins to brick him in that Fortunato finally realizes he's been tricked. He is the antagonist of the story and loves vintage wines and carnival attire.

Luchresi

Even though Luchresi isn't a key character in the story, he is still talked about. Luchesi is Fortunato's wine-tasting opponent. Montresor doesn't need to bring up Luchresi in order to entice Fortunato to his doom. The prospect of Amontillado is sufficient enough. For Montresor, Luchresi is a type of insurance.

Major Themes

Publication History

Explanation of the Work's Title

Literary Significance and Reception

Awards and Nominations

Citations

  1. Sipiora 2002, p. 242.

Works Cited

External Links