"The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge."
"A huge human foot d'or, in a field azure; the foot crushes a serpent rampant whose fangs are imbedded in the heel." "Nemo me impune lacessit."
"For the half of a century no mortal has disturbed them." "In pace requiescat!"
In the opening lines, the narrator gives the reader a sense that a grave insult has occurred which fractured his relationship with a man name Fortunato.
On the way to the catacombs, Fortunato asks about Montresor's family motto and crest. Both contain elements of revenge.
When the act is complete, Montresor has no remorse but simply states: "In pace requiescat!"
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