The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe

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What is it about Montresor that makes him an especially effective enemy to Fortunato? Give an example from a book you’ve read or a film/TV show you’ve seen in which this type of villain exists.

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Montresor makes a really effective enemy for Fortunato because he is proud, diabolical, and very intelligent. He understands people very well, and he is able to exploit this highly developed understanding in order to manipulate everyone around him. For instance, he knows just how to get Fortunato to come, willingly, to his home and down into his family vaults. Montresor knows that Fortunato will not be willing to pass up an opportunity to show that he knows more about wine than Montresor; Fortunato insists,...

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