Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Creepy Amontillado

I will tell you the mood in "The Cask of Amontillado" - creepy.  Is there another word, maybe, but in the end it boils down to the same thing.  The story is creepy.  Nobody does stuff like Montresor without being totally messed up.

Fortunato Fortunatus

So sometimes you see somebody in a movie or read about somebody in a story who gets killed and you are like - yeah, he deserved that.  Fortunato, is not one of those people.  Poe completely mocks the poor guy, and Montresor totally just kills him and you are sitting there wondering - WTF?

What did Fortunato do to piss him off so bad?  The guy seems nice enough.  He could have said "piss off, its carnival, get Luchesi to help your ignorant ass."  But instead he says, hey, I'll follow you down into your cold, damp, stinky catacombs to sort out your stupid buying practices.  A nice guy!  And what does he get in return?  Death.  Poe - you are messed up!