© 2014 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.


Quote #7

For the half of a century no mortal has disturbed them. (89)

Meaning, the bones covering Fortunato’s casket of despair. Montresor’s crime has gone undetected for fifty years. He’s bragging that he got away free. Or he’s confessing that he killed a man. Or possibly it’s a combination of both.

back to top