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The Cask of Amontillado: Character Analysis - Presentation Transcript

1. Bianca Monique Bargas

2. Amontillado is pale medium-dry sherry from Spain

. Character Analysis

3. Montresor

4. Insane

. Montresor's motive for murder is uncertain other than the vague & quot; thousand injuries & quot; to which he refers.

. Many commentators conclude that, lacking significant reason, Montresor must be insane, though even this is questionable because of the intricate details of the plot.

5. Very Intelligent

. the cleverly and carefully planned murder hasn’t been discovered till his death.

. The whole murder is arranged in details.

. his visible behavior seems to be natural and normal at the same time.

6. Unsympathetic Character

. A sympathetic character isn’t necessarily character we feel sympathy for; a sympathetic character is simply a character we can relate to, at least on some level

7. Confessing or Bragging

. This is another area where we can totally identify with Montresor. Critics have been arguing for a hundred years over whether Montresor is confessing his sins or bragging about his crimes. We say it’s probably a bit of both.

8. Sensitive about his reputation

. He easily gets angry and is very sensitive upon other’s people opinion about him. He is vain and proud, because of which unable to stand an insult, which, to his mind, damages his reputation. Because of his vanity and pride, he treats this as a serious hurt

9. Cruel

. He also takes pleasure in others suffering. His murder is very cruel.

10. Fortunato

11. Addiction

. Fortunato is addicted to wine. He’s already really drunk when he meets Montresor, and he thinks the Amontillado can help him take it to the next level. Right up until the end, he thinks of Amontillado, and only Amontillado. Plus, he...