Examples Of Revenge In The Cask Of Amontillado

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“Nemo me impune lacessit” means nobody could hert me without impunity in Latin. The short story “The Cask of Amontillado”, by Edgar Allan Poe depicts a man named Montresor who decides to seek revenge against a man named Fortunato who has insulted him even though they seems like good friends. He meets Fortunato at a carnival, using psychological tricks to pretent that he could provide Fortunato a chance to teast a bottom of Amontillado, then lead Fortunato into the catacombs of his home. along the way, Montresor constantly keeps him duink and sick and finally buries him alive so he suffocates or starves and dies alone in order complate his vows of revenge. Therefore, because Montressor feels insult from his friend as well as the sense of family …show more content…
In the story, first he takes pains to ensure that everyone will think he and Fortunato are the best of friends, and gives Fortunato no cause to doubt him. He tells Fortunato that he has purchased a pipe of Amontillado at a bargain price, but that he is on his way to Luchesi to get him to sample it which makes Fortunato is interested in the bargain and show his connoisseurship. This could be seen as stated by Fortunato, “"Let us go, nevertheless. The cold is merely nothing. Amontillado! You have been imposed upon. And as for Luchresi, he cannot distinguish Sherry from Amontillado." (684) This quote shows how Fortunato doesn 't want Luchesi to hear about the Amontillado and how he has falling into the trap. Alone the way, Montresor has made sure his servants will all be gone, nobody will saw them toughter, thus there will be no witnesses to say they saw him bring Fortunato home. As they enter the vaults, Montresor keeps plying Fortunato with wine so Forunato becomes more intoxicated. Because the dampness of the walls and the niter upon them, so when Fortunato coughs in the damp atmosphere, Montresor feigns to offer his concern, it could be noticed when Montresor states, “"Come...we will go back; your health is precious. You are rich, respected, admired, beloved; you are happy, as once I was. You are a man to be missed. For me it is no matter. We will go back; you …show more content…
In the end of the story, When they finally arrive at the furthest reaches of the catacombs, Montresor chains Fortunato into a recess in the wall and slowly bricks Fortunato in order to burying him alive in the remote vaults where there is no chance of him to screams for help, so he could only suffered to dies alone. For Fortunato, he has no idea of where Montresor 's anger came from even in the very end when Montresor forced the last stone. It could be seen when Fortunato in the story, “ Ha! ha! ha! --he! he! he! --a very good joke, indeed --an excellent jest. We will have many a rich laugh about it at the palazzo --he! he! he! --over our wine --he! he! He!" (688) This quote shows that whatever insult Montresor believes Fortunato committed is probably imagined or exaggerated, it 's more like the betrayal of the friendship because base on the story that they were good friend and had some mutual respect and trust for each other, in result Montresor betrayed them. Fouthmore, Montresor 's family motto is "Nemo me impune lacessit," (686) Which means No one harms me with impunity which is very horrible. The motto makes Montresor thinks not only his personal honor that Fortunato has wounded, but also hurt Montresor 's sense of family honor as well, since this family prides themself on avenging. It 's most likely brainwash Montresor 's mind for long time and he would

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