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Who are the main characters in "The Cask of Amontillado"?

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derik2609 | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 12, 2007 at 8:32 PM via web

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Who are the main characters in "The Cask of Amontillado"?

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brendawm | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

Posted October 13, 2007 at 8:01 AM (Answer #2)

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The main characters of “The Cask of Amontillado” are Montresor and Fortunato. Montresor is the narrator and a wealthy man intent on receiving revenge on Fortunato who is both a friend sworn enemy of Montresor's. He has planned to ‘‘punish with impunity.

Fortunato has committed a "thousand injuries’’ and a final "insult," to Montresor, but no details are given. Fortunato is comfortable in Montresor's company, and has no clue of the deadly plan awaiting him at the hands of the man he considers a friend. Fortunato, is a respected and feared man and a proud connoisseur of fine wine, but he is also is singleminded . Unfortunately, he also drinks too much on the night we read about, which actually turns out to be his downfall.

Montresor is a cold and calculating man, revealed perfectly as he tells the story fifty years later, revealing no regret for his actions, and no real pleasure in them. He simply demonstrates no feeling whatsoever, making him seem a highly immoral character.

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jamie-wheeler | College Teacher | eNotes Employee

Posted October 12, 2007 at 10:23 PM (Answer #1)

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The main characters are Montressor and Fortunato.  Montressor holds an undisclosed grudge against Fortunato and lures him to his death, walling him up in the caverns of his wine cellar.

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stayci | Student , Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 29, 2007 at 11:26 AM (Answer #3)

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fortunato and montressor

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