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Was Fortunato drunk in The Cask of Amontillado?

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Was Fortunato drunk in 'The Cask of Amontillado'?

Fortunato:

Fortunato is the unfortunate gentleman who is murdered in the short story 'The Cask of Amontillado.' He is chained to a wall by his 'friend,' Montresor, who lures him into the catacombs on the pretense that he needs his judgement about a cask of wine.

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Fortunato was drunk in 'The Cask of Amontillado.' The author, Edgar Allan Poe, described Fortunato in this way at the beginning of the story: ...

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Poe's The Cask of Amontillado: Summary and Analysis

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The Cask of Amontillado analysis and The Cask of Amontillado summary in this lesson will help you understand the plot and literary devices in this Poe story.


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