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Why did Montresor punish Fortunato?
Why did Montresor seek revenge on Fortunato in the cask of Amontillado? The narrator, Montresor, is angry with Fortunato because he feels that Fortunato has injured and insulted him. He says, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.”
Why does Montresor want to take revenge on Fortunato even though they are friends?
Montresor wants revenge because one of his best friends insulted him for no apparent reason. Montresor uses Fortunato’s arrogance in his favor: by making up a story about Amontillado, Fortunato’s favorite wine, and tells Fortunato that he will have another connoisseur taste the wine to test his ability.
What does Montresor feel about the revenge he takes on Fortunato?
Montresor feels wronged by Fortunato because of some insulting remark or action Fortunato made toward him. We also know that Montresor intends to take revenge on Fortunato rather than forgive him, which he could just as easily do.
Does Montresor feel guilty?
Throughout most of his evil deed against Fortunado, Montresor does not demonstrate any sense of guilt or regret. In fact, he seems to be rather enjoying himself and his diabolical plan. He teases Fortunado along, goading him and very cleverly manipulating the man to go further and further into the catacombs.
Why must Montresor punish impunity?
In “The Cask of Amontillado,” Montresor means when he says he must “punish with impunity” that Fortunato must pay for the “thousand injuries” which he has inflicted upon Montresor. Montresor also wants to make sure that he is not held legally responsible for the old man’s murder.
What does it mean that he seeks to punish with impunity?
Punish with impunity—this means to punish someone without being punished for the act. Montresor must never be caught. The insult will not be avenged if the redresser [Montresor] receives any punishment.
When Fortunato yells why does Montresor yell back?
Montresor tells Fortunato that he is also a mason. When Fortunato begins to yell, why does Montresor yell back? Montresor keeps himself from having to hear Fortunato’s cries.
Does Montresor feels remorse for killing Fortunato at the end of the story?
There is no sense that Montresor feels any remorse. But he does hurry to finish the job of walling Fortunato in.
Why does Montresor not like Fortunato?
Why does Montresor hate Fortunato so much? Montresor hate Fortunato because he had been teasing Montresor and Montresor had had enough. he thinks he had done nothing while Fortunato had been being mean to him and his family motto (Nemo me impune lacessit- No one attacks me with impunity) basically says he can.
What does it mean that he seeks to punish with impunity in The Cask of Amontillado?
What does it mean that he seeks to “punish with impunity”? The narrator, Montresor, wants revenge for Fortunato’s past insults against him; he stated, “but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.” As the text states in the margin definition, impunity means freedom from persecution or harm.
What does it mean to punish with impunity?
impunity Add to list Share. If doing something usually results in punishment, but you do it with impunity, you will not be punished for the deed. If someone has committed a punishable offense but does not have to fear punishment, he or she does it “with impunity.” Cybercriminals operate with impunity in some countries.
Does Montresor punish Fortunato with impunity?
Montresor ends the story with “Rest in Peace.” He punished Fortunato with impunity. Montresor let Fortunato know about him buying a cask of Amontillado because he knew that the latter had a weakness for wine. Fortunato had great pride in his connoisseurship in wine, plus he was a drunkard.