Was Fortunato drunk in The Cask of Amontillado?


Was Fortunato drunk in 'The Cask of Amontillado'?


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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