Why does Montresor avenge himself against Fortunato?
Montresor decides to seek revenge against Fortuanato because he believes that Fortunato has insulted him.
The story says “the thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge.” We are not told the specifics of this insult.
How does Montresor lure Fortunato into the catacombs?
Montresor lures Fortunato further and further into the catacombs through appeals to his vanity, through reverse psychology, through flattery and through keeping him drunk. Montresor begins to spring his trap even before they enter the catacombs and will continue it as they go deeper and deeper.
Why does the narrator bring a trowel with him into the catacombs?
Perhaps, Montresor carries the trowel because he does not know at which point in the catacombs Fortunato may stop. After all, the passages grow narrower and narrower, and Fortunato may become wary and/or fearful at some point.
What role do you predict Fortunato’s weak point will play in the narrator’s revenge?
What role do you predict Fortunato’s “weak point” will play in the narrator’s revenge? “He had a weak point–this Fortunato–although in other regards he was a man to be respected and even feared. he prided himself on his connoisseurship in wine.” Fortunato’s pride will be his downfall.