Exposition During a Carnival in Italy, Montresor finds Fortunato and offers to share a drink of his bottle of Amontillado wine. Fortunato doesn't refuse because he is drunk. Montresor offers to take Fortunato to his catacombs to get the wine.
The Cask of Amontillado By: Edgar Allan Poe Storyboard By: Addison Szymborski
Conflict Montresor is greatly insulted by Fortunato. Montresor never explains what has happened but the reader perceives that is unforgivable. Montresor is so upset with Fortunato that he begins enacting his revenge.
Rising Action Montresor leads Fortunato into his wine vault. Montresor repeatedly asks if they must turn back because of Fortunato's bad cough but he drinks wine to calm it down.
Want to turn around?
Climax When they reach the catacombs, there is no Amontillado but a hole in the wall. Montresor chains up Fortunato in the hole and begins to seal it shut with Fortunato thinking it is a joke.
Falling Action The last few bricks are laid. No longer believing it is a joke, Fortunato yells for Montresor to stop and let him out.
Resolution Montresor walks away while Fortunato screams. Montresor gets away with happy with his revenge.