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Updated: 2/19/2020
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  • Exposition
  • I have Amontillado in my wine cellar in the catacombs if you want to show Luchresi what your made of.
  • Amontillado?!?! Let's go get it!
  • Rising Action
  • *Cough*
  • These walls are lined with nitre and you have a bad cough. We should turn back.
  • Rising Action
  • I forget your family motto.
  • It is nemo me impune lacessit.
  • At a carnival party, Fortunato is very drunk and Montresor takes advantage of him. He knows how Fortunato loves to drink and he mentions how he has a very rare wine(Amontillado) in his wine cellar. Montresor quotes, "He had a weak point -- this Fortunato"(Poe 3). Montresor is referring to his drinking problem.
  • Climax
  • Hey!!
  • In Montresors wine cellar in the catacombs, Montresor points out that the walls are lined with nitre and that Fortunato has a bad cough. He says that they should turn back. Fortunato refuses to turn back even with his cough. Montresor is basically getting him to want to keep going.
  • Falling Action
  • For the love of God, Montresor!
  • This scene has big significance in this story. The words "nemo me impune lacessit", mean "no one attacks me with impunity". The motto is basically saying, no one attacks my family and gets away with it. In the first paragraph, Montresor states, "The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge."(Poe 1).
  • Resolution
  • Montresor catches Fortunato by suprise and chains him to the walls. Montresor informs Fortunato to put his hands on the walls and feel how damp the nitre is. Montresor then quotes, ""Once more let me implore you to return. No? Then I must positively leave you.""(Poe 72). He then starts building a blockade to trap Fortunato and leave him to die with the nitre.
  • Fortunato finally starts to get sober. He begins to understand whats happening. Fortunato moans in pain as the intoxication wears off. Montresor starts to hesitate as Fortunato screams in pain and starts to regret his decision.
  • After he finishes the blockade, Montresor can no longer hear Fortunato's cries. He starts to yell his name but he gets no response. Montresor begins to realize what had just done and starts to feel guilty. As Montresor realizes Fortunato is dead, he quotes, "My heart grew sick"(Poe 89).
  • What have I done??
  • Fortunato!!
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