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When looked at for the first time, Montresor at Edgar Allan Poe's The Cask of Amontillado may seem disturbing. Montresor has plans to murder a man, Fortunato, for beating him and intends on doing so by walling him up at the catacombs under his property. Montresor devises a clever program that can leave Fortunato clueless regarding his intensions. Upon a closer look, this character is commendable. Montresor carries out his strategy successfully without being captured. He does so by using traits which are commendable at the very least. Montresor is Poe's most commendable personality because he is patient, extremely optimistic, and very computed. Montresor is commendable because throughout the story, he's extremely patient. In the beginning of the story, he tells of how he'll get his revenge over time. He says, "At length I would be avenged" (1442). Throughout each of the time that he waits to apply his strategy upon the unsuspecting Fortunato, he "neither by word nor deed had I given Fortunato cause to doubt my good will" (1442). He even smiles at Fortunato if he sees him. This smile is not just one of happiness but of a smile at the notion of Fortunato's departure. Montresor doesn't strategy Fortunato in attempts to persuade him to fall into the trap that he has set for him. He wants to make himself felt if he has finished his revenge, and to do this he must await the minute if Fortunato feels comfortable with him to a place from the website of by passers. Montresor waits and finall...