The Cask of Amontillado
|“The Cask of Amontillado”|
|Author||Edgar Allan Poe|
|Publication date||November 1846|
“The Cask of Amontillado” is a 1846 short horror story wrote by Edgar Allan Poe.
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, which translates to "no one insults me with impunity," which explains his motivation for murdering his friend.
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.
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.