Answer each question in a carefully worded sentence.
- Relate Montressor’s family motto, which translates to, “No one attacks me with impunity” (freedom from punishment), to the story.
- Fortunato belongs to the order of Masons; Montressor says he is a Mason too. What does he really mean.?
- When Fortunato drinks to the dead, Montressor drinks to Fortunato’s long life. Why is his toast ironic?
- When Fortunato says that his cough is nothing, that he will not die of a cold, Montressor says, “True, true.” What is the significance of his words?
- When he has already chained Fortunato, Montressor says, in part, “Once more let me implore you to return.” Why does he say that?
- The final sentence of the story is the Latin phrase which means “rest in peace.” Why is that ironic?
- How large is the cask (gallons or litres)?