Someone has offended me greatly and I will not stand by, I must exact my revenge
Are you sure you don't want to go back with that bad cough.
Exposition: During the carnival in Venice, Italy, the main character Montresor approaches the drunken Fortunato and offers him fine wine except he has to follow him into the Catacombs. This scene shows the exposition because it shows how the characters met and the events that start the story.
Conflict: The main character, Montresor announces the fact that Fortunato has greatly offended him and that he will not be idle, he will exact his revenge on Fortunato. This shows conflict because it tells exactly how the main character is going to solve the problem and shows what the problem is
Rising Action: As Montresor lures Fortunato into the Catacombs he keeps asking if he would like to turn back because of his cough. But Fortunato continues to drink. This is rising action because it is the part in the story where it leads us towards the suspense and action.
Climax: When they reach their destination Montresor realizes that there is no Amontillado and Montresor shackles Fortunato in the hole and begins to lay bricks. This is the climax because Montresor is fulfilling his desire to kill Fortunato for insulting him. This scene shows Montresor ready to kill Fortunato and ending his scheme.
Falling Action: As the last tiers of the bricks are being layed Fortunato screams for Montresor to stop but he has almost already got his revenge. This is falling action because after the climax it is slowly ending the story. Ending the story by having the protagonists problems resolved.
Resolution: Montresor finished laying the bricks and Fortunato's screams cut out and we realize that the conflict is resolved. This shows it is the resolution because it shows how the conflict is resolved and that the story is now over.