Do I think Montresor has a valid reason to seek revenge on Fortunato? Honestly, No. I tried to figure out what time period they were in, but it was never said, and even if the story took place in a time where making fun of a family name as strong as the Montresor family was a big deal, I’d still say no. Montresor even said in the story that a two wrongs don’t make a right. Especially in a way that would kill the first wrong doer, it doesn’t seem woth it. Also, knowing what we know about Fortunato, he was probably drunk when he laughed at the Montresor family name. Even if he wasn’t, there are much better ways to get revenge, ones that don’t include killing people. Montresor is shown to be much smarter than Fortunato, and I’m sure that he could have come up with a better way to get revenge.