"The thousand injuries of Fortunado I had borne as best I could, but when he ventured upon INSULT, I vowed REVENGE."
Come, my friend! I have a cask of Amonillado that awaits you in my cellar!
AMONTILLADO! I am no match for Luchesi!
Just this way!
"The drops of moisture trickle among the bones."
The Exposition begins as the characters are being introduced. Montressor explains his reasoning for the need to murder his old friend, Fortunado. The setting is also explained, taking place in Italy during Cranival. The two meet during the party. Fortunado is enjoying himself, and approached while intoxicated.
"You are not of the Masons!"
Rising action occurs as Montressor does more explaining about his urge to murder Fortunado, but nothing more about his reasoning. Because he knows about Fortunado's expertise in wines, he uses this to his advantage to lure him deep into the cellar underneath his Italian pallace...
"Yes, for the love of God."
"Haha! A very good joke indeed. We will have many a rich laugh about it at the polazzo- over Amontillado.."
The second part of the rising action takes place deep into caves of the catacombs. With eyes of intoxication, Fortunado begins to cough becoming ill from the niter causing the two to joke about the caugh with the ironic remark Fortunado says, "I will not die of a mere caugh."
Falling Action/ Resolution
Fortunato?? "May he rest in peace."
Arriving closer to the Amontillado Monterssor has promised, to hold Fortunado over, he is given a bottle of another type of winecalled Medoc. The climax has then approached having sparked Montressor's anger when in conversation of the Masons. Which is a brotherhood. Montressor then reaches for the trowel.
"let us proceed to the Amontillado."
Montressor then ties Fortunado up. It is at this point in the climax that Fortunado is confused at what is happening. The intoxication begins to wear off surrounded by the niter underneath the riverbed at the very end of the cave. Montressor very rapidly digs up the amontillado only to Fortunado's surprise that he retrives it for himself. Instead, the remenants of the stones are used to bury Fortunado alive!!
The deed has been done. This is an example of both the falling action, and the resolution because of the quick rate of events following the slow burial of Fortunado. He then drops his torch of fire in the stones before applying the last on which is an example of dramatic irony only to kill Fortunado quicker. Montressor's satisfaction of his deed only makes him question himself, and then calls Fortunado's name... there is no answer. In a reassuring matter, he says, "May he rest in peace."