The story starts starts when Montressor tells Fortunato that "... I have received a pipe of what passes for Amontillado, and I have my doubts." (Poe 5) Fortunato is in shock, because it is carnival season. Amantillado is rare to find in carnival season, and naturally he is excited. Montressor asks if he wants to see it.
But the Amontillado!?
Yes, The Amantillado, about that...
Montressor baits Fortunato by mentioning that ""As you are engaged, I am on my way to Luchresi. If any one has a critical turn it is he. He will tell me," ( Poe 10). This baited Fortunato, because Luchresi is his rival.
Montressor leads Fortunato deeper and deeper into the catacombs repeating that "It is farther on,"( Poe 28). Fortunato is completly clueless as to what is about to happen. He is also still drunk, but is slowly starting to develop an idea of what's going on.
In pace requiescat Fortunato!" (Poe
Montressor traps Fortunato in the catacombs by mentioning that "...you cannot help feeling the nitre. Indeed, it is very damp."(Poe 72) Montressor finally admits that he was lying about the Amantillado, and it was all a trap. By then it is too late and Fortunato is trying to escape, but is not successful.
Montressor builds a wall between him and Fortunato, permenantly trapping him in the Catacombs. Montressor takes the rest of the night to build an intricate wall. When he is almost done, he checks one last time to see if Fortunato is responsive. He calls out "Fortunato! "Fortunato!" (Poe 86-87)
Montressor hears no response, throws his torch into the chamber that hold Fortunato. He then completes the wall by putting the last brick. He, for a moment, feels remorse for what he did. He calls his last goodbyes to Fortunato by remarking " In pace requiescat!" (Poe 89) Rest in Peace.