Is there anything about the narrator, Montresor, in "The Cask of Amontillado" that you find attractive or likeable?

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This is sort of sick, but I find that I like him because of the way that he takes revenge on Fortunato in such a clever way.  I don't exactly think that it was right for him to kill Fortunato (since I don't know what Fortunato did to him) but I just find the cleverness of the plan (and the poise with which he carries it out) appealing.

I feel this way because it just seems like a guy who could come up with a plan like that would be a good friend to have.  It seems like it would be interesting to talk to someone who can be that creative.  If he had just gone and shot Fortunato in the back, I wouldn't like him as much as I do, even though I know intellectually that what he did to Fortunato was way worse than shooting him.

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