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The Cask of Amontillado
Updated: 12/16/2019
The Cask of Amontillado
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  • Exposition
  • This is a story of how I got my revenge to a man called Fortunato.
  • Rising Action One
  • I have my doubts,but you seem to be enjoying yourself, I can go to ask Luchresi-
  • I have received a pipe of what passes of an Amontillado and I have my doubts.
  • An Amontillado?
  • He is not needed, let us go.
  • Rising Action 2
  • No, we will continue.
  • Your health is more important than the Amontillado, we can leave.
  • Yes, the Amontillado.
  • The story begins in 17th century Italy, with the narrator, Montressor, explaining to the reader on how he has planned to punish the man Fortunato, who has insulted him, but was planning on not getting caught.
  • Climax
  • The Amontillado?
  • Montressor goes to a carnival, since it was carnival season, and sees Fortunato drunk and suffering from a cold, but plans on manipulating Fortunato into following him into the vaults by first using flattery and then saying he has a rare, expensive wine, since Fortunato is a wine expert, then saying he doesn't need him and can just ask Luchresi.
  • Falling Action
  • Montressor and Fortunato are heading deeper into the vaults. Montressor, knowing Fortunato is drunk and sick, keeps giving him more wine to keep him drunk, and with his cold and the nitre all around the catacombs is making his cold worse.
  • Resolution
  • No one has disturbed the bones that are piled behind the wall for 50 years.
  • When Montressor and Fortunato arrive in the debts of the vaults, where Fortunato assumes the Amontillado is, Montressor chains him to the wall of the vaults, but Fortunato is too drunk to realize what is happening.
  • Once Fortunato is chained, Montressor begins to build a wall over the entrance of the vault so that Fortunato is stuck inside. Once Fortunato realizes what is happening, he begins to shake the chains and screaming, Montressors mocks him and screams back at him, then continues building. When he was going to put the last block, he gets a last look at Fortunato and feels guilt, but blames it on the dampness in the catacomb.
  • Montressor leaves Fortunato in the catacombs, where he dies. Montressor then confesses that no one has disturbed the bones that are piled behind the wall of the catacombs for 50 years.
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