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Cask Of Amatilado

            Knowing death is around the corner in "The Cask of Amontillado".
             In the short story " The Cask of amontillado", Montresor gives Fortunato many opportunities to turn a back from the doom that awaits him in his near future. Fortunato refuses to turn back because he is very interested in the Amontillado that is supposed to be stored in the catacombs of the Montresor's. What led Fortunate into the Catacombs and why didn't he see his fait draw near?.
             When the story began Montresor said "The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge"(149). Poe set the path of the story right way. Even though we are never to know exactly what Fortunato had done. To warrant his death that we know is approaching. Montresor also said that their was no reason that Fortunato should expect anything.
             Montresor knew that when he found Fortunato that he was intoxicated from the carnival that had been going on. When he told Fortunato about the pipe of Amontilado he knew he would come to sample. Fortunato's ego was just to big about his wine tasting ability. This is how Montresor new he would fallow him into the catacombs.
             When the two men entered into the catacombs Montresor tried to turn Fortunato around by giving him excuses of bad health. Montresor said "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"(150). This alone is showing Irony that even if a man where to go into such a moist place and sample some wine he would come back. .
             However, Montresor is actually giving him a chance to save his own life. Fortunato is so closed minded to the fact that a wine is ahead he never saw the truth.
             When Fortunato questioned Montresors ability as a mason and Montresor pulls a trowel from his close this should have brought some attention to Fortunato. This was also dismissed from Fortunatos mind.

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