"The Cask of Amontillado"
By cramos, Updated
During an Italian carnival the narrator, Montresor runs into Fortunato. He offers to share a very nice bottle of Amontillado (wine) with him. However, this bottle is in his catacomb, it is late at night and Fortunato seems ill.
The narrator tells the readers that Fortunato has made a grave insult against him and so he is plotting to get his revenge. Although, he doesn't tell the reader what Fortunato has done, he makes it know that it is unforgivable.
Montresor lures Fortunato down into the dark and eerie wine vault. As suspense builds Montresor keeps asking if Fortunato would like to turn back because he seems ill. However, Fortunato continues to drink wine as his cough medicine.
When they reach their destination there is no Amontillado but there is a hole in the wall. Montresor shackles Fortunato inside and begins to seal up the wall with bricks.
As the last few bricks are laid Fortunato screams for Montresor to stop but it is too late. Montresor has enacted his revenge by concealing Fortunato alive.
In the end, the narrator walks away with only the sound of Fortunato’s jingling jester bells echoing in the tomb. He replaces the bones of the crypt and exclaims that no one has disturbed them for 50 years. “In pace requiescat”.
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