A Gothic protagonist Cut off from other people around
Emotions Run High Passionate, strong willed, murders and kidnappings
"Within the wall thus exposed by the displaying of the bones, we perceived a still interior crypt or recess... for no especial use...''(5) The secret room is the grave that Montresor makes for Fortunato.
Foreboding Dark Events, Unlucky omens appear
"You are rich, respected, admired, beloved; you are happy, as once I was."(3) Montresor was once like Fortunato, rich, respected and admired.
There is some sort of ....Decay
"I was silly enough to pay full Amontillado price without consulting you in the matter..."(1) "No one attacks me without paying a consequence.''(7) Fortunato was very passionate about his wine. And there were murders and kidnappings
Fortunato's cough was threatening to him but still kept going to get to the Amontillado. "No one attacks me without paying a consequence .'' (4)Montresor's coat of arms was threatening to Fortunato, and he didn't even realize it. "Nemo me impune lacessit.''(4)
The Montresor's were once a great and powerful family but decreased. "The Montresor's ." I replied, "were a great and numerous family."(3) Also the catacombs were decaying and niter was coming out.
"... the intoxication of Fortunato had in a great measure worn off."(6) Fortunato was very drunk and then magically it had worn off, in s short amount of time.