Carnival in Venice, Italy in the year 1600. During the Italian Renaissance, Montresor tells Fortunato he has the cask of Amontillado in his catacomb. Fortunato is shocked and has to see the wine; however, is very ill.
RISING ACTION #2
Montresor claims that Fortunato has deeply insulted him, and is planning to get his revenge. The act is "unforgivable" and Montresor has made it clear that revenge is a dish best served cold.
Montresor leads Fortunato deeper into the vault. Fortunato continues to drink wine as his cough increases. Montrsor repeatedly asks to go back as the suspension grows.
FALLING ACTION/ RELSOLUTION
Fortunate is confused as to where the wine is. Montresor tells Fortunate just a couple more steps; however, something seems off because the end of the catacomb is very close by
Montrsor ties Fortunato up in the vault. Fortunate pleads Montrsor for freedom, but Montrsor has something else in mind. Slowly, Montrsor places the last brick on the wall.
Fortunato stops screaming and all that can be heard is the jingling of the chains. Montrsor is elated and beams with pride with his plan of revenge succeeding. The end is claimed to be told that no one questioned where Fortunato was, and so Montrsor never got caught.