How does Montressor manipulate Fortunato so that he seems like going with Montressor is his own idea in "The Cask of Amontillado"?
Although Montressor has well prepared his revenge in "The Cask of Amontillado," he pretends to allow Fortunato the option of following him into the catacombs to taste the non-existent Amontillado. When Montressor sees that Fortunato is drunk (which he knew would be the case) and has a cold, he tells him not to bother--Montressor will simply allow Luchesi to give his assessment of the vintage. When Fortunato's cough worsens as they descend lower through the nitre-encrusted walls, Montressor begs him to go back. Fortunato replies that he "will not die from a cold." Montressor knows, however, that Fortunato's love of the rare Amontillado is too tantalizing for him to refuse.
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