In the story Montresor described us as cold and calculating person, not the least externalize their feelings toward Fortunato, but awaits his chance. Knows very well what is your biggest flaw and exploits it to the fullest. Choose the right time for this: the Carnival.
Looking at the description of Monstresor, Fortunato described as easy prey. Tells us that he drunk enough and was wearing a clown. Its appearance is quite comical almost ridiculous. He knows that Fortunato will not resist to an amontillado, and for sure you want to be told of a possible competitor to yours: Luchresi. Fortunato makes it feel some envy towards that person and do not hesitate at any time. Montresor warns the humid conditions found in the cellars, and greatly impair their physical condition. But this warning is false complements. A Montresor does not mind being embarrassed Fortunato may as well happen in the hold, because ultimately going to kill him.
It is very important to emphasize the elements that surround the assassination. First, the servants were not at home. Montresor himself has been careful not to have witnessed his crime. The fools telling them not to return until the following day. The description of the wineries in the family is without doubt a true reflection of a sinister, damp, dark, covered with cobwebs, bones, etc. Furthermore it is a place where no one enters. This scenario described by Poe is the place to commit the crime. Fortunato poor start to experience the first signs of moisture in the cellar. This means that Montresor reprises his role of a person concerned about the health of his colleague, although ultimately only serve to feed the ego of Fortunato. His sarcasm reaches the point that when Fortunato expressed its intention to continue, because the cough is not going to kill him, Montresor answer yes knowing that will not cough, but he who will end his days.
At the time when the two characters enter a crypt where everything is ready. The darkness...
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