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What is the final insult Montressor says Fortunato inflicted on in the beginning of the story?

-- Anonymous, November 02, 2000



Actually, Poe never makes a clear attempt to reveal this and this was intentional on his part. It leaves the reader to imagine the possibilities and thereby, individually, come to some judgement on the justice or injustice of Montresor's response. My perception would be that the insult was sufficiently offensive to Montresor to warrant premeditated murder and must have been an affront to the honor of the noble House of Montressor as opposed to a personal insult. He felt he was compelled by family honor and the family motto to respond.

What is your judgement, Ozzie? Was Montresor justified?


-- Anonymous, November 03, 2000

Why where Montressor & Fortunato screaming togeather in the celler?

-- Anonymous, November 06, 2000

They were screaming because Fortunato finally realized what was happening to him and started to scream. Montressor then screams to try to drown out Fortunato's screams. Kinda creepy, huh?

-- Anonymous, October 08, 2003

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