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The Cask of Amontillado
Updated: 2/20/2020
The Cask of Amontillado
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  • Exposition
  • I Have Amontillado, and Luchresi is going to confirm that it is real
  • Luchresi is not qualified, I will come verify your Amontillado
  • Rising Action
  • The cold does not bother me. Besides, Luchresi cannot tell Amontillado from Sherry
  • You seem to have a cold. Are you sure you want to come, I bet Luchresi...
  • Rising Action
  • I drink to the dead around us
  • I drink to your long life
  • In the beginning of "The Cask of Amontillado", Montressor (the narrator) states that, "[he] would be avenged" (Poe 1). Montrssor also states that an insult dealt to him by Fortunato caused him to avenge himself. To do this, he tells Fortunato that he has a rare wine (Amontillado) that he wants to be verified. He also tells Fortunato that he wil have Luchresi (another character) verify it for him, When Fortunato hears this, he insists that he should verify the wine instead of Luchresi.
  • Climax
  • This is my revenge for insulting me
  • What are you doing?
  • When Fortunato arrives at Montressor's house, Montressor uses reverse psycology by telling Fortunato, "we will go back; your health is precious. You are rich, respected, admired, beloved" (Poe 35). Montressor is trying to make Fortunato think that he is being called weak, making him want to see the Amontillado. Montressor also brings up Luchresi to Fortunato, further making him want to come. Montressor and Fortunato then begin their journey into the catacombs, Fortunato unaware of what Montressor has planned.
  • Falling Action
  • You should have never insulted me .
  • Lets all go back and live our normal lives
  • As Montressor and Fortunato journey deeper into the catacombs, Montressor consistantly gives Fortunato wine in order to keep him drunk and unaware of his surroundings. As they walk, Fortunato asks Montressor what his family motto is , to which he replies "Nemo me impune lacessit" (Poe 49). This motto is latin for nobody attacks me with impunity, foreshadowing that Fortunato may be in trouble for insulting Montressor. Montressor also states that he drinks for Fortunato's long life, which foreshadows that his lif may be coming to an end .
  • Resolution
  • REST IN PEACE FORTUNATO!
  • When Montrssor and Fortunato reach the end of the catacombs, Montressor tells Fortunato that the Amontillado is in a niche in the wall. Once Fortunato enters the niche , Montressor quickly chains Fortunato to the wall and reveals a pile of bricks and mortar. Fortunato, still drunk and unaware of the situation, asks Montressor what is going on. Montressor replies by proceeding to build a wall to suffocate him.
  • As Montressor is laying down each brick to suffocate Fortunato, Fortunato recovers from his inotxication. As he begins to understand the situation that he is in, he tries to get Montressor to let him go by telling him that everything was a "very good joke" (Poe 79). Fortunatos' efforts are fruitless, however, as Montressor does not let him go. Fortunato is forced to finally accept his fate, death.
  • As Montressor is finishing the construction of the wall that will suffocate Fortunato, he calls out his name . When Montressor hears the lack of response, his "heart grew sick" (Poe 89). His sudden sickening feeling is most likely because of the remorse he is feeling for killing Fourtunato. Despite this sudden regret , Montressor forces himself to push in the last brick and finish the deed of killing Fortunato.
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