At the beginning of the story, Montresor is a bitter man who wants revenge against a friend his name being Fortunato.
Fortunato had ventured upon Montresor and had insulted him greatly.
Montresor guilt trips Fortunato into going to the catacomb . While in the catacomb, Montresor keeps giving Fourtunato drinks to keep him gullible. Montresor shows Fourtunato a small room that was made for no apparent reason.
Montresor chains Fortunato to the wall and then builds a wall to seal Fortunato in.
Fortunato screams causing Montresor to hesistate a moment. Montresor then finishes the job off by throwing in a torch in the last opening and then closes it off for good. Montresor wals away and never looks back