How did Fortunato die?
Is Montresor remorseful at the end?
Was Montresor guilty of killing Fortunato?
He isn’t confessing in the traditional sense, as that implies some level of guilt about his wrongdoing. From the very beginning, Montresor makes clear that he “would be avenged” of the “injuries” he has suffered at the hands of Fortunato. Monstresor is not confessing, but rather telling a story.
In “The Cask of Amontillado,” Montresor waits fifty years before confessing to his horrendous crime in order to avoid punishment for murdering Fortunato. Montresor is adamant about not being caught or arrested, which is why he refrains from telling anyone about his crime for such a long time.
In pace requiescat! Montresor walls up Fortunado in the catacombs under the city by sticking him in a crevice and bricking him in. Montresor is upset because of some perceived injury Fortunado has done him. He tricks him by saying he needs him to look at a rare cask of wine in the catacombs, tunnels under the city.
How is Montresor murderous?
After leading the intoxicated Fortunato deep into the catacombs of his palazzo, Montresor ends up shackling his enemy to an alcove and proceeds to build a wall around Fortunato. Montresor murders Fortunato by burying him alive.