Emma Smith - The Cask of Amontillado By: Edgar Allan Poe In the beginning of the story, the narrator, Montresor, meets Fortunato at the Carnival. M
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 walking and talking.
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.