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Why is carnival season an ideal time for Montresor to carry out his plan?
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During the carnival season everyone will be partying and drinking. This is a great opportunity for Montresor to let his servants skip out for the weekend and he can lure Fortunado into his "basement" --catacombs--to check out a cask of wine. This wine is fictional, but he pretends to have such a cask and "has his doubts" about it. By playing up to Fortunado's pride and the fact that he's a bit drunk, Montresor is able to talk him into coming over so he can kill him. Everyone else will be busy and not notice thier disappearance.
Posted by troutmiller on May 27, 2009 at 9:33 AM (Answer #1)
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