The Cask of Amontillado

The Cask of Amontillado

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  • Direct: the author tells you the trait of the character.
  • How remarkably well you are looking to-day.
  • Speech: what does the character say? How does the character speak?
  • Come, we will go back. You're health is precious.
  • Enough! The cough's a mere nothing; it will not kill me. I shall not die of a cough. 
  • Thoughts: What does the character think about issues? What does the character feel about issues?
  • I might hearken to satisfaction.
  • AHHHHHHH!!!!
  • "I was so pleased to see him..."(1) Montresor is happy he bumped into Fortunato.
  • Effect on others: How do others respond to the character? What do others think about the character?
  • A sign. A sign.
  • "Come," I said, "we will go back; your health is precious."(3) Montresor is devious because he pretends to care about Fortunato- but he is lying- he just wants to kill him.
  • Actions: What does the character do? How does the character behave?
  • My dear Fortunato, you are luckily met."
  • "The noise lasted for several minutes, during which, that I might hearken to it with more satisfaction..." (6) Montresor is ruthless/sadistic because he enjoys the suffering of Fortunato.
  • Looks: What does the character look like? How does the character dress?
  • "...producing from beneath the folds of my roquelaire a trowel." "You jest," he exclaimed, recoiling a few paces. "But let us proceed to the Amontillado."(5) Fortunato thinks that Montresor is a joke for showing him the trowel as a sign of being a mason.
  • It is this.
  • "I was so pleased to see him that I thought I should never have done wringing his hand."(1) Montresor is excited that he ran into Fortunato and can start his revenge. 
  • "putting on a mask of black silk and drawing a roquelaire closely about my person"(2) Montresor is clever. Having wore all black not wanting to be noticed and wore a black mask not wanting to be recognized.
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