ACT Reading 2.7 Prose Fiction
ACT Reading 2.7 Prose Fiction. How does the narrator persuade Fortunato to come with him when they meet in the street?
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Choice (D) is incorrect. The narrator does mention a pipe, but in this
case it's not the kind that's smoked. He's referring to a kind of wine barrel called a pipe.
Even if we're not wine snobs, we can figure this out because the narrator refers to a
pipe of Amontillado which we know is wine not a pipe of tobacco. (B) is out of the running.
We're getting warmer now. Choice (A) recognizes the fact that they're talking about wine,
but the narrator doesn't actually offer to buy Fortunato anything.
(A) doesn't quite make the cut.
And here it is. The narrator does tell Fortunato he needs help deciding whether or not the
wine he bought is genuine Amontillado. This lures Fortunato by playing on his pride.
We all know pride cometh before a fall. But so does wine.