The author introduces us into the story by having Montresor tell the readers that Fortunato has hurt him many times. Montresor never explains how and why Fortunato hurt him. The main thing he expresses to the audience is that he is going to get his revenge on Fortunato.
Montresor wants to get his revenge on Fortunato, so he tells Fortunato about a very unique wine called the amontillado that he bought to intrigue him. Montresor continues to warn Fortunato that they don't go so he doesn't give away his plan of revenge.
Fortunato insist that they go to Montresor's vault to test out the new cask of wine that he had bought. As they continue to go farther into the vault Montresor ask Fortunato if he would like to go back but he tells Montresor he rather keep going.
Montresor and Fortunato finally reached the vault. Montresor then chains up Fortunato to the back of the wall and he began to use stones to rebuild the wall that Fortunato would be soon be trapped behind forever.
As he is almost done rebuilding the whole wall Fortunato begins to yell for Montresor to stop so they can go back. At this point Montresor had already sealed the wall shut and had gotten his revenge on Fortunato.
Montresor put the old bones back in a pile against the wall he trapped Fortunato in. In the story Montresor says that no human hand has touch those bones in the past 50 years. This is showing that not only did he get his revenge on Fortunato but he also got away with it.