During a carnival in Italy, Montressor runs into Fortunato who is dressed like a clown. Montressor offers to share a bottle of wine with Fortunato, but the wine is in his catacombs.
Come try my wine!
The conflict in the story is that Fortunato has greatly insulted Montressor. Montressor wants to get his revenge on Fortunato for all the things he has done to him. The protagonist in this story is Montressor. Fortunato is the antagonist because Fortunato gets in the way of Montressor living a good life.
He deserves to pay for what he's done!
Montressor begins to lure Fortunato into the catacombs by using different forms of trickery. For example, he keeps Fortunato drunk so his reasoning is not intact. He also repeatedly mentions Luchesi so Fortunato becomes jealous of him.
I can't wait for this amontillado.
Yeah, take it easy. Your health is important.
When they arrive in the catacombs there is no amontillado but there is a hole in the wall. Fortunato is too drunk to understand what is happening so it is easy for Montessor to chain him up.
I am still drunk. Where's that amontillado?
Fortunato begins to come to his senses, and screams for help. However, he thinks that Montressor is joking with him and begins to laugh. Montressor continues to place the bricks to seal Fortunato inside the hole.
Oh.. wait. Haha Montressor, funny joke!
He should not have insulted me...
In the end, Montressor finishes sealing Fortunato behind the wall. He feels no guilt for doing so, and only feels sick from the dampness of the catacombs. From then on, Fortunato would stay behind that wall and starve to death.