Essay in 14 Queries

EmilyВ HotzВ

ClassВ 2В

11/18/11В

The Cask of Amontillado

1 . What is the meaning with the phrase " A wrong is usually unredressed when ever retribution overcomes its redresser”?

IВ thinkВ thatВ thatВ phraseВ meansВ thatВ ifВ someoneВ doesВ somethingВ wrongВ thenВ thereВ areВ goingВ toВ beВ consequencesВ forВ thatВ person. В InВ similarВ terms, В youВ needВ toВ useВ revengeВ toВ turnВ someonesВ wrongВ intoВ aВ rightВ byВ givingВ themВ theirВ ownВ medicineВ andВ makingВ itВ worseВ thanВ whatВ theyВ did. В

2 . Why would Montresor seek out revenge in Fortunato?

MontresorВ seekedВ revengeВ onВ FortunatoВ becauseВ FortunatoВ hadВ alwaysВ hurtВ MontresorВ andВ hisВ feelings. В ThisВ timeВ FortunatoВ hadВ goneВ tooВ farВ withВ beingВ rudeВ andВ horriableВ toВ MontresorВ soВ heВ feltВ thatВ heВ hadВ toВ getВ revengeВ onВ Fortunato. В HeВ decidedВ toВ getВ himВ backВ andВ worse. В

3. Just how did Montresor know that your house would be empty?

MontresorВ knewВ theВ houseВ wouldВ beВ emptyВ becauseВ itВ wasВ carnivalВ seasonВ andВ everyoneВ wouldВ beВ outВ enjoyingВ themselves. В ItВ wasВ aВ holidayВ soВ heВ toldВ themВ theyВ canВ allВ goВ outВ andВ celebrateВ thatВ nightВ MontresorВ tookВ FortunatoВ toВ hisВ house. В В

4. In which had the stone and mortar, utilized by Montresor to wall up the entrance for the niche, been hidden?

MontresorВ hadВ hidВ theВ stoneВ andВ mortarВ underВ aВ pileВ ofВ bonesВ inВ theВ cornerВ soВ FortunatoВ wouldn'tВ seeВ it. В В

5. In your words, illustrate the catacombs that Prospero is led through. IВ thinkВ theВ catacombsВ probablyВ smellВ bad, В areВ longВ andВ musty. В IВ seeВ themВ beingВ wetВ andВ dustyВ withВ lotsВ ofВ dirt. В TheyВ areВ probablyВ veryВ darkВ andВ oldВ withВ notВ muchВ light. В IВ believeВ thatВ itВ isВ likeВ aВ caveВ thatВ FortunatoВ isВ ledВ thoughВ withВ deadВ bodiesВ alongВ theВ caveВ walls. В

6. Where and when is definitely the story set? Give reasons for your answer. IВ believeВ thatВ theВ storyВ takesВ placeВ inВ ItalyВ duringВ carnivalВ season. В IВ thinkВ thisВ becauseВ throughoutВ theВ wholeВ storyВ FortunatoВ isВ dressedВ aВ aВ jester. В ThisВ isВ whatВ peopleВ wouldВ wearВ duringВ carnivalВ seasonВ andВ theВ carnivalВ takesВ placeВ inВ Italy. В

7. Why does Montresor...