Irony throughout the story.
“Your health is precious.” Montresor does not actually worry about Fortunato’s wellbeing. However, in order to trick Fortunato into thinking that Montresor does care about him, Montresor says and acts like he is worried about Fortunato's health.
“He did not perceive that my smile now was at the thought of his immolation.” The reader knows that Fortunato is going to be killed and that Montresor is working against Fortunato, but Fortunato does not.
“I had told them that I should not return until morning, and had given them explicit orders not to stir from the house.” The reader expects the servants to stay because those are Montresor's orders, but instead the servants leave.
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