Emma Smith - The Cask of Amontillado By: Edgar Allan Poe In the beginning of the story, the narrator, Montresor, meets Fortunato at the Carnival. Fortunato and Montresor chat for a while and catch up. Suddenly, Montresor comes up with a plan. He knows Fortunato has wronged him in the pasted, so he decides to seek revenge.
Fortunato has wronged Montresor and he is seeking revenge. Montresor decides to make Fortunato finally pay for what he has done to him. He decides to take him to this vaults. To get him to come, he tells Fortunato that he can come to his vaults to try some of his Amontillado. Fortunato accepts and follows him.
Once they are inside of the vaults, Montresor and Fortunato talk and walk together. All of a sudden, Fortunato starts coughing uncontrollably and does so for a long time. He says it's nothing and they continue. Montresor offers Fortunato some Medoc, he drinks some, they start to walk and talk again.
Montresor finally finds the perfect thing to do to get revenge on Fortunato. He sees that there are bricks and mortar around him. He decides to chain Fortunato up and build a wall to hide him. Fortunato, still intoxicated, did not understand what Montresor was doing. He thought the whole thing was a joke.
Fortunato finally realizes what is happening as Montresor finishes up the wall. Montresor calls over to Fortunato, but there is not answer. He decides to throw over a torch to him as he leaves. The torch is symbolism for Montresor's regret, which was small, but still existent.
Montresor accomplishes his deed , but feels a small bit of remorse however, because he left poor, old Fortunato behind a wall in the vaults, all by himself to die. This however, soon disappears because he remembers how Fortunato has wronged him in the past. He heads back as if nothing had ever happened. I thought this was very harsh of Montresor.