The Cask of Amontillado Characters at a Glance

"The Cask of Amontillado" key characters:

  • In "The Cask of Amontillado," Montresor is the immoral narrator who tells the story of his revenge against Fortunato. Montresor lures Fortunato into his catacombs, chains him to a wall, and buries him alive.

  • Fortunato is a friend of Montresor’s who is unaware that Montresor is plotting to kill him. He is a connoisseur of wine who is enticed by Montresor to sample some rare Amontillado and lured into his trap.

  • Luchesi is another wine connoisseur and an acquaintance of Montresor and Fortunato; Montresor urges Fortunato to sample his wine by threatening to allow Luchesi to try it first if Fortunato does not comply.


Fortunato is an Italian friend of Montresor's, and his sworn enemy, whom Montresor has planned to ‘‘punish...

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The Cask of Amontillado Themes and Characters

Revenge is the main theme of the story and the force that drives Montresor to commit the horrible murder of Fortunato. His first words in the...

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