What are five character traits of Montresor from Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado"?

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Montresor's vengeful personality is his most prominent character trait. Montresor's primary motivation for murdering Fortunato stems from his desire to avenge his enemy for causing him a "thousand injuries." Montresor also has a specific definition for enacting the perfect revenge and proceeds to craft a foolproof plan to punish his enemy. According to Montresor, vengeance runs in his family and is depicted in their motto "Nemo me impune lacessit," which means "no one provokes me with impunity."

Montresor is also a determined individual who will stop at nothing to get retribution. He is aware of the consequences of his actions but takes careful precautions to ensure that he will successfully get away with murder. Despite Fortunato's popularity and revered status, Montresor demonstrates his determination by crafting an ingenuous plan to get revenge.

Montresor is also a duplicitous individual who pretends to be friendly in Fortunato's presence to gain his trust, which makes it significantly...

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