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What is Montresor's motivation in "The Cask of Amontillado"?
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Montresor wants to get revenge on Fortunado for some unnamed insult.
Montresor does not specify how he was insulted, or what the final insult was that got him so mad.
THE THOUSAND INJURIES of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge.
We do know that Montresor felt that he should be patient in getting his revenge, because revenge is not really revenge unless you escape punishment too.
Fortunado also suspected nothing. This is another reason we are led to believe that the injury or insult was a minor one, and mostly in Montresor’s head. After all, would you go underground to look at some wine if you thought you had insulted a man enough for him to want to kill you?
Posted by litteacher8 on May 20, 2013 at 8:21 PM (Answer #1)
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