Fortunado has insulted me one too many times!I vow revenge!
Hello Fortunado, I foolishly picked up a barrel of amontillado without seeking your advice. But as I see you are busy, Luchresi will tell me . . .
Rising Action One
Cough! cough!, No, I am not too busy, I will go. Luchresi cannot tell amontillado from sherry
Let us turn back, your health is precious
Have some more wine then, it will help your cough.
Rising Action Two
Cough! cough! No!We will go on!
The setting is a town in Italy at carnival time.A man named Fortunado has injured and insulted the narrator (Montressor). Montressor vows revenge.
The Amontillado is right through there
Montressor encounters Fortunado at Carnival. Fortunado is very drunk and appears to be dressed as a jester. Montressor compliments Fortunado and tells him he has purchased a barrel of amontillado (wine). Montressor uses Luchresi to make Fortunado want to come and taste the amontillado even more. Symbolism: Montressor's costume is like the grim reaper.
What's Going on?AAAAHHH!
Once in the catacombs, Mold makes Fortunado's cough worse. Montressor keeps giving Fortunado more wine to make him more drunk. Montressor continues to fake empathy and encourages Fortunado to turn back. They end up in the deepest parts of the catacombs where there is a small niche. There is symbolism because when the bells on Fortunado's hat jingle, it means he has been tricked
And no one's found him for 50 years.
In the climax, Montressor tricks Fortunado into entering the niche. He then chains Fortunado to the wall. Fortunado is too drunk and dumbfounded to react.
Fortunado begins to sober up. Meanwhile, Montressor begins to wall up the entrance of the niche. Fortunado begins to jangle chains and scream. Montressor screams back at him. Before the last block is placed, Montressor gets one last look at Fortunado. Fortunado suffocates, Montressor calls his name but gets no response. There is Irony in Fortunado's name meaning fortunate one, since he ends up dying.
It has been 50 years since Fortunado's death. Montressor says that no one has found his body. The external conflict is Montressor vs Fortunado. The internal conflict in this story is Montressor's need for revenge. This leads to the theme: revenge is a strong motivator.