One of the main characters of the story. He is addicted to the vine, that’s why we see him drunk most of the time. This hero is very rude (tortured Montresor for a long time) and insensitive (unable to see how mad is Montresor on him). Also, the story shows us his proudness and greediness. Montresor doesn’t need to bring up Luchesi to get Fortunato down in the hole, but it doesn’t hurt. Fortunato either wants to prove that he’s more superior wine taster than Luchesi, or he wants to be confident that Luchesi doesn’t get his hands on the Amontillado. Also, he seemed to be very trusty. Who else can go to a catacomb after the man in the mask?
Fortunato in the Essays