Montressor states, " it was about dusk, one evening during the supreme madness of carnival season, that I encountered my friend" ( Poe, 4). This impacts the mood of story as it sets the stage for a dark story. It gives the reader a visual representation of when he meets Fortunato.
Montressor states, "I took from their sconces two flambeaux, and giving one to Fortunato, bowed him through several suites of rooms to the archway that led into the vaults" (Poe, 25). The quote shows the extent of where they are going by stating that they have flambeaux(torches). It also states that they are going into the vaults so something dangerous is going to happen.
Montressor states, "At the most remote end of the crypt there appeared another less spacious. Its walls had been lined with human remains" (Poe, 68),This implicitly shows that it is a dangerous place where humans are buried. Montressor has taken Fortunato here to kill him without anyone knowing.
Montressor explains, "he had reached the extremity of the niche, and finding his progress arrested by the rock, stood stupidly bewildered" (Poe, 71). This means that Montressor tied Fortunato to a rock. This is the way Montressor will kill Fortunato. This is so no one finds out that Fortunato is here.
Montressor tries to cover up the crime as, "I began vigorously to wall up the entrance of the niche" (Poe, 75). He is taking these precautions to make sure Fortunato doesn't escape. This shows how scared Montressor is that someone will find Fortunato.
He takes makes his last precaution to make sure he is dead as,"I thrust a torch through the remaining aperture and let it fall within" (Poe, 89). He is taking the final cautions to make sure no one finds out what he has done and that Fortunato doesn't escape.