The Cask of Amontillado

The Cask of Amontillado

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  • I vow revenge! 
  • Exposition/ Inciting Incident Inciting Incident- Fortunato insults Montressor. Exposition- Montressor says he has a cask of Amontillado and Luchesi is coming to see if it is Amontillado, but Fortunato, drunk, says he'll come.
  • 1)I bought a pipe of Amontillado, but I am not sure if it actually is Amontillado.
  • 3)But he couldn't tell it apart from sherry...I'll come.
  • 2)I am going to Luchesi to see if it is Amontillado. 
  • Rising Action (1) Fortunato's pride is hurt when Montressor tells him to go back because of his cough and tells he will get Luchesi. Fortunato carries on after a swig of Medoc to "help with the cough"
  • 2)Come, let's be going back, your cough is so bad. Luchesi...
  • 3)No! Luchesi can't tell a difference! I'm fine!
  • 1)Ugh, Ugh, Ugh, Ugh, Ugh...!
  • 1)This Medoc should help with the cough.
  • 2) I drink to the buried around us!
  • Rising Action (2) Montressor tells Fortunato that the Amontillado is in the small room, Fortunato believe, is shakeled in, and Montressor starts building a wall in the "doorframe."
  • 4) He is an ignoramus!
  • 3)Luchesi..
  • 1)The Amontillado is in there, my friend.
  • 2)Really?
  • Hey! Where's the Amontillado?
  • Setting: Italy in the 1800s.
  • Rising Action (3) Fortunato, after he is sober, he screams and pleads for his life. Montressor screams back and listens to the cry.
  • 1)The Amontillado is in there, my friend.
  • 2) O...Ok!
  • Tone: Suspenseful Point of View: First person participant
  • Climax Fortunato pleads for his life again then grows silent. Montressor call for him, but he does not respond. Montressor throws the torch in but only the jingling of the bells is heard. He is assumed dead.
  • 1)The Amontillado is in there, my friend.
  • 2) O...Ok!
  • (Jingle Jingle)
  • Conflict:a) External: Montresor vs. Fortunato Fortunato vs. Luchesi b) Internal: Montresor vs. Self
  • Falling action/Resolution Montressor got away with the murder and is assumed on his death bed writing this confession to a well know friend.
  • 50 years later (an interpretation and inference)
  • ...and I locked him in that small room covered with bricks forever. He is now dead.
  • Characters: Montresor– Bulk of Story: Flat and static, only wants revenge, prideful, insane, and bitter. He does not change from this. End of Story : Dynamic and round, feels remorse. Fortunato- Flat and static, prideful, an insulter, foolish, unaware, a person who loves his wine, and he does not change from this.
  • 2) Ah! Revenge is so sweet and I need a rest, so I think I will sit down for a minute and listen to the screams.
  • Symbolism: The Wall- The cutting off of friendship. Wine- Foolishness/being unaware Luchesi- The prideful part of us that leads us on into trouble.
  • Fortunato!
  • Fortunato!
  • Theme: Revenge is never sweet.
  • I have gotten away with the murder, and now I sit on my death bed with a sick heart.
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