The Cask of Amontillado

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English Holman Period 1

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  • Scene 1: Carnival!
  • "He accosted me with excessive warmth, for he had been drinking much" (Poe 5).
  • Scene 2: Luchesi!
  • "Luchesi cannot tell Amontillado from Sherry" (Poe 6).
  • Scene 3: Cough!
  • "Ugh! ugh! ugh! -- ugh! ugh! ugh! -- ugh! ugh! ugh! -- ugh! ugh! ugh! -- ugh! ugh! ugh!" (Poe 7).
  • It was carnival time. With people getting drunk and having fun, Montresor knew that this was his best chance to get revenge on Fortunato for insulting him. Montresor knows that Fortunato's main weakness is wine and so he makes up a story that will cause Fortunato to want to go where the trap is.
  • Scene 4: Arm Locking!
  • "He again took my arm and we proceeded" (Poe 8).
  • Therefore, Montresor had to be wise in his words. He tells Fortunato that he just bought a pipe of Amontillado and he wants to make sure that it is real.  Fortunato does not believe him at first and so Montresor says that he can just ask Luchesi instead. This makes Fortunato mad as his pride gets hurt and so he says that he wants to go to check out the wine.
  • Scene 5: Mason?
  • "You are not of the masons" (Poe 9).
  • Montresor soon finds out that Fortunato has a terrible cough as Fortunato's cough gets louder and grosser the farther down they go because of the niter.  Montresor sees this as an opportunity to show sympathy and pretends to care and suggest that they go back. But, Fortunato insists to continue so that he can seem tough and like a real man.
  • Scene 6: Fortunado's Death!!!!!!!!!!
  • "For the love of God!" (Poe 12).
  • Fortunato occasionally locked his arms with Montresor's until Montresor just learned to offer it for him. This can be because Fortunato was drunk and not able to stand on his own two feet or it could have a personal meaning or symbolism to the author.
  • Fortunato does a weird gesture that doesn't make any sense to Montresor. When Fortunato sees Montresor's confused face, he assumes that he is not of the "brotherhood" but Montresor argues and says that he is. 
  •  Then, Montresor takes the tiles that he hid behind a pile of bones and chains Fortunato to the wall. Next, he builds the wall tile by tile until Fortunato begins to understand and then screams but Montresor speaks louder to stop emotions of guilt. Fortunato thought that Montresor was joking until the final tile was inserted and he was buried alive!
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