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)?
In the story, Montressor makes certain that he has revenge for Fortunato’s slight.
He plans to do some masonary work to bury Fortunato.
He knows Fortunato is soon to die.
He knows what the cause of Fortunato’s death will be.
To torture Fortunato, who cannot free himself.
Fortunato, buried alive, won’t rest in peace.
126 gallons, 477 litres