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How is Montresor an unreliable narrator?

Montresor is considered an unreliable narrator because his opinion of Fortunato is biased. The audience to whom Montresor is narrating the story is not defined. The fact that this story is told from the first person allows the reader to believe and even trust the descriptions and actions of Montresor.

What is one reason that the reader knows Montresor is an unreliable narrator?

What is one reason that the reader knows Montresor is an unreliable narrator? He does not reveal everything about the past. You just studied 30 terms!

Who is the narrator in The Cask of Amontillado?

Summary. The narrator, Montresor, opens the story by stating that he has been irreparably insulted by his acquaintance, Fortunato, and that he seeks revenge. He wants to exact this revenge, however, in a measured way, without placing himself at risk. He decides to use Fortunato’s fondness for wine against him.

What is Fortunato weak point?

Montresor mentions that Fortunato’s weak point is that he prides himself on “his connoisseurship in wine.” Montresor uses Fortunato’s pride regarding “his connoisseurship in wine” against him in order to lure him into the depths his family’s catacombs, where he can bury him alive.

What happens to Fortunato at the end?

Fortunato. Fortunato’s name means “the fortunate one” in Italian, which is ironic given that he ends up bricked within the Montresor catacombs and left to die. This is just one example of the dramatic irony that permeates the short story.

What are Montresor’s Revenge rules?

Montresor’s revenge scheme is unsuccessful because it does not ultimately fulfill either of his two rules of revenge: “I must not only punish, but punish with impunity” and “the avenger [must] make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong” (Poe 848).

How did Fortunato wrong Montresor?

Fortunato did not do anything to insult Montresor. The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge. Montresor is not in his right mind, and so he has imagined that Fortunato has insulted him.

Who is Fortunato jealous of?

Fortunato may be jealous of Luchesi, but his main motive for insisting on sampling the wine himself is that he does want Luchesi to hear about the Amontillado Montresor says he just acquired at a bargain price.

What is Montresor’s last name?

The family name is Montresor. This is shown unmistakably when Montresor and Fortunato are down in the catacombs.