Direct: The author tells you the trait of the character. "you are happy, as once as I was." This shows that Fortnato's persnality is usualy happy because Montresor is jealous of him being happy as he used to be.
Effects on others
You are a man to be missed
Speech: What does the character say? How does the character speak? "Ha! ha! ha! --he! he! he! --a very good joke, indeed --an excellent jest. We will have many a rich laugh about it at the palazzo, --he! he! he! --over our wine --he! he! he!" Fortunato has a lot of pride and he thinks he is better than everyone else, and that no one can do what Montresor is doing to him.
If there is wine, why not
Thoughts: What does the character think about issues? What does the character feel about issues? "The Amontillado! ejaculated my friend, not yet recovered from his astonishment." Fortunato is now starting to realize what is happening. He realizes that Montresor is kidnapping him because the alcohol is starting to wear off and he is sobering up.
"You are rich, respected...you are happy as once I was. You are a man to be missed." Others like Fortunato or are jealous of him. Montresor is jealous of Fortunato because Fortunato has what he himself used to have.
"as he stepped unsteadily forward...finding in an instant he had reached the extremity of the niche... finding his progress arrested by the rock, stood stupidly bewildered." Fortunato is a gullible alcoholic because he believes there is a barrel of wine in a small dug out hole in the wall and is willing to go in to this small hole to get more wine.
"The man wore motley. He had on a tight-fitting parti-striped dress and his head was surmounted by the conical cap and bells." Fortunato is a fool- he is dressed as a fool. He proves himself to be a festive character dressing up for Carnival.