"You are rich, respected, admired, beloved, you are happy, as once I"
Emotions run high
"*coughing intesifies* It is nothing!"
There are Dungeons and Secret Rooms. "Within the walls thus exposed by the displacing of the bones, we perceived a still interior crypt or recess...for no especial use..." (Poe, 5)
Montresor is lonley/is emotionally cut off from the people around him. "You are rich, respected, admired, beloved, you are happy, as once I" (Poe, 3)
some sort of decay
Fortunato ignores common sense and continues with Montresor down into the catacombs. " 'Niter' he asked. 'Niter' I said...My poor friend found it impossible to reply for many minutes. 'It is nothing' he said." (Poe, 3)
The Coat of Arms is foreboding the fact that Montresor is going to 'crush' Fortunato. "A huge human foot d'or, in a field azure: the foot crushes a serpent rampant whose fangs are embedded in the heel" (Poe, 4)
There was a formerly great family mentioned. "The Montresors were a great and numerous family." (Poe, 3)
Fortunato had miraculously became sober when Montresor chained him up. "I discovered that the intoxication of Fortunato had in great measure worn off." (Poe,6)