Montresor Revenge Analysis

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While it can be said that pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit comes before a fall. Equally important to note is that revenge can be a deliberate act of inflicting injury on others, in order to right a wrong. This fact can allow the mind at times to become consumed with the act of revenge. As a result sending one down a path of destruction, which can follow you for many years to come. Therefore, both pride and revenge are the circumstances behind Montresor decision to seek revenge against Fortunato, who is a prideful man. Nevertheless, Montresor seeks revenge for the years of insults that Fortunato has made against his family and himself. This act of revenge has followed Montresor for many years. As we see in Edgar Allen …show more content…
We are made aware of the reasons for Montresor act of revenge when he says, "The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge" (Poe 1). It is clear that Montresor is a formal, well educated man, with a dark devious side, he is obsessed with getting revenge on Fortunato. When Montresor runs into Fortunato at carnival he says to him, "My dear Fortunato, you are luckily met. How remarkably well you are looking to-day! But I have received a pipe of what passes for Amontillado, and I have my doubts"(Poe 2). Indeed, Montresor is trying to influence the situation with Fortunato. He is being kind to him and commenting on how well he looks. Plays upon his expertise in wine, knowing that would be the thing that would allure Fortunato to follow …show more content…
Unfortunately, Montresor binds Fortunato in chains, then carefully bricks up the opening and follows by saying "Against the new masonry I re-erected the old rampart of bones. For the half of a century no mortal has disturbed them. In pace requiescat!" (Poe 8). In general, Montresor was reflecting on the fact that he was able to pre-meditate this murder with out anyone ever knowing. Therefore, getting away with what he had done to Fortunato. Undoubtedly Montresor was consumed with thoughts of the murder that he was able to get away with over the years, possibly even boasting about it fifty years later. Whether it was his conscience or not we will not really know since that was not made clear. What is clear is Montresor done what he set out to

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