The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge.
Rising Action One
And I must satisfy them.
Rising Action Two
And I to your long life.
I drink to the buried repose around us.
The story takes place in 17th century Italy during carnival season. Fortunato has injured and insulted Montressor and Montressor vows revenge. The conflict is Montressor wanting revenge on Fortunato.
Montressor encounters Fortunato at carnival wearing a jester costume. Montressor tells Fortunato how he has Amotillado in his catacombs. Symbolism is Fortunato's name and his costume because he is literally dressed like a fool and his name means fortunate one.The irony is how Montressor is dressed like the Grim Reaper.
Montressor keeps giving Fortunato more and more to make him even more drunk. Once they're in the catacombs the nitre makes Fortunato cough worse. The irony is that Fortunato won't die of a cough. The symbolism is catacombs symbloize Fortunatos tomb.
For half of a century no mortal has disturbed them.
Montressor chains Fortunato to the wall. Fortunato begins to sober up and screams which cause Montresso to scream back at him. Montressor starts to build a wall around Fortunato.
Montressor gets one more look at Fortunato and places the last brick. Fortunato dies and Montressor calls his name and gets no response back. All Montressor hears is the jingling of Fortunato's bell. The irony is Fortunato died from suffocating and he said he would die of a cough.
No one has found Fortunato for 50 or more years. The theme is revenge is a strong motivator. As you can see with Montressor vs. Fortunato. The internal conflict is Montressor's need for revenge.