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What is the meaning of the name Montresor?

While most studies of irony focus on the ironic meaning of Fortunato's name in "The Cask of Amontillado," the symbolism in Montresor's name is often overlooked. In the Romance languages, Montresor's name literally means "to show fate." At the beginning of the story, Montresor states why he desires Fortunato's downfall.

In this way, what kind of a man is Fortunato?

According to Montresor, Fortunato is a man who has caused him a "thousand injuries" and who has wronged him numerous times. He never details, though, what Fortunato has supposedly done to him. We do know that Fortunato is a powerful man who is respected and also feared.

Who are the Montresors?

In 'The Cask of Amontillado,' the narrator, Montresor, lures his former friend - we might call him a frenemy today - Fortunato, to an underground maze of tunnels and tombs. There he gets Fortunato drunk, locks him in chains, and walls him up before leaving him to die slowly.

Is Montresor a protagonist?

Montresor is a villain protagonist. Antagonists are the characters that go against the protagonists. So Fortunato is the antagonist in The Cask of Amontillado. Another type of character is the anti-hero.
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