In Italy during a carnival Montresor finds Fortunato drunk .So he offers to give Fortunato some of his wine but there is a catch he has to come to the catacombs with him to get it. We understand that Fortunato is ill and drunk when it is exclaimed ¨He accosted me with excessive warmth, for he had been drinking much¨(Poe,4).
Montresor is getting Fortunato to come with him into the catacombs by psyching him out. He starts to try to say that he can take someone else:""My friend, no; I will not impose upon your good nature. I perceive you have an engagement. Luchresi — ""(Poe,19). So when Montresor does this it make Fortunato want to come with him even more.
After talking to Fortunato, Montresor got him to come with him into the catacombs. We find out that Fortunato has a bad cough and is sick when we hear,¨"Ugh! ugh! ugh! — ugh! ugh! ugh! — ugh! ugh! ugh! — ugh! ugh! ugh! — ugh! ugh! ugh!"¨(Poe,32). So Montresor asked Fortunato many times if they need to go back but he insist to keep going on. So they travel more through the Catacombs
Once they make it down to the so called wine cellar it is discovered that there is none there but there was a big whole in the wall. This is were the revenge scene kicks in. Montresor begins his revenge by chaining Fortunato to the walls.
Montresor keeps adding more and more bricks to finish out is plot of revenge. Fortunato screams and tells Montresor to stop but he just ignores the scream and keeps going as if the scream was a joke. Montresor is not going to stop until he finishes off his plan.
After Montresor adds his last brick. He called out Fortunato name and there was no replay. He walked away with just the sound of the bells in his head from the hat.He also states," For the half of a century no mortal has disturbed them. In pace requiescat!"(Poe,89). Which sows us that he never gor caught for what he did.