Fortunato has injured and insulted Montresor and Montresor vows revenge on Fortunato. The story takes place in 17th century Italy during carnival season. The conflict is in between Fortunato and Montresor.
.While at carnival Montresor encounters Fortunato. Fortunato is dressed as a jester, this is ironic because jester are ment to fool people but he is going to be fooled. Montresor compliments Fortunato by saying he was looking well. Montersor goes on to tell Fortunato but the cask of amontillado.
Montresor fakes empathy for Fortunato while hes sick and coughing. Montresor keeps giving Fortunato more and more wine to make him even more drunk so that he doesn't really know whats going on. Montresor also keeps bringing him deeper and deeper in to the catacombes for more wine to trick him.
Montresor chains Fortunato to the wall inside the catacombs and begins to start building a wall around Fortunato. Once Fortunato sees what Montresor is doing he begins to freak out. Fortunato tries to move but can not because he is chained to the wall.
Fortunato begins to sober up and realize what is happening. Montresor begins to build the wall around Fortunato and Fortunato screams at Montresor. Montresor gets angry when Fortunato yells and he yells back at him. Fortunato thinks it is a joke and thinks that Montresor is going to let him out.
Fortunato suffocates and dies and the last thing you hear is the jingling of the bells from he's hat. Montresor finishes building the wall and leaves. Montresor confesses and says that no one has suspected anything or found Fortunato for 50 or more years.