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The Cask of Amontillado
Updated: 12/16/2019
The Cask of Amontillado
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Storyboard Text

  • Exposition
  • I need revenge.
  • "No one likes you."
  • Rising Action One
  • "I could always use Luchresi for the Amontillado."
  • "No let us proceed."
  • Rising Action 2
  • "Take this wine."
  • Wine
  • "Thank you."
  • At the beginning of the story Fortunado had injured or insulted Montressor, he vows revenge. This story takes place in 17th Century Italy during carnival season. The conflict in the story is Montressor vs. Fortunado because Fortunado has insulted Montressor in some way.
  • Climax
  • "Why would you do this."
  • Montressor encounters Fortunado at the carnival and find he is dressed like a jester this shows Fortunado is a fool this is also ironic because Fortunado is very respected and he is dressed as a "fool." Montressor uses Fortunado's drinking to his advantage to get Fortunado more drunk than he already is. Montressor compliments Fortunado. Montressor then bring to Fortunado's attention the Amontillado. Montressor uses "Luchresi" to manipulate Fortunado to head into Montessor's catacombs.
  • Falling Action
  • Fortunado and Montressor both head into the catacombs and Fortunado's cold gets worse. As they head father into the catacombs Montressor offers Fortunado more wine to get more drunk. Montressor gives Fortunado fake empathy so he will go farther into the catacombs. They go to the end of the catacombs then Fortunado lures him into a room. The irony is that Montressor is giving Fortunado empathy but he doesn't mean it.
  • Resolution
  • "And he was never seen again."
  • Montressor chains Fortunado to the wall. Fortunado is to shocked to resist. Fortunado will eventually die a painful death.
  • Once Montressor Chains Fortunado to the wall Fortunado begins to sober up and realize what is happening. Montressor then unveils a pile of bricks to build a wall. Fortunado begins screaming and Montressor then proceeds to scream back. Montressor gets a good last look at Fortunado before walling him all the way in. Fortunado then dies of suffocation. The Irony is that Fortunado has died and Montressor hears the last jingling of the bells for the last time and this shows he has been tricked for the last time.
  • No one has ever found Fortunado for many years to come. The theme of this story is that the need for revenge is a strong motivator. Throughout the story Montressor has many regrets when walling him in this is his internal conflict. Every time Fortunado struggles and tries to escape he hesitates and stops to wall him in.
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