Cask of Amontillado Plot Summary

Cask of Amontillado Plot Summary

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  • "The Cask of Amontillado" By Edgar Allan Poe with thanks to Alyssa Franklin
  • Montresor wants revenge on Fortunato and plans to meet Fortunato at the Carnival later that evening. 
  • exposition
  • the mood is brooding
  • rising action
  • the mood is predatory
  • Montresor lures Fortunato to his catacombs with the promise of Amontillado.  
  • climax
  • After a long trip through the catacombs, Montresor chains Fortunato to a wall and begins to build a brick wall to seal him inside. 
  • the mood is sadistic
  • falling action
  • Montresor sets the last of the stones to seal the wall and leaves Fortunato to die.
  • the mood is desolate
  • resolution
  • Montresor leaves never to return.
  • the mood is fatalistic
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