What is the irony of Montresor's apparent concern for Fortunato's health?

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Irony is a state of affairs, a comment, or an event that is contrary to what you expect. We know from the beginning of the story that Montresor hates Fortunato ("The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge"). He will get his vengeance so that Fortunato knows what is happening but in such a way...

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