Amontillado! Impossible! And in the middle of the carnival!
Like I said, I have my doubts.
Rising Action 2
We must go back, your cough...
It is nothing!!! I shall not die of cough!
Montressor is in the catacombs telling his son that 50 years ago there was a man by the name of Fortunato. He tells his son that Fortnato had insulted him and he vowed revenge. So he tells him that he led Fortunato in the catacombs all drunken up and suffocated him behind that wall.
Montressor finds Fortunato at the carnival, and tells him about his Amontillado. Fortunato tells Montressor that he will follow him to the Amontillado. The symbolism is that Fortunato is dressed as a jester or a fool and he is about to get fooled by Montressor. The irony in rising action one is that Montressor petends that he care about Fortunato and his cough, but in reality he is just trying to lure him into the catacombs.
Montressor and Fortunato enter the catacombs and the nitre makes Fortunato's cough worse. Montressor gives him wine to make him drunk. They get to the deepest part of the catacombs where there is a small niche just big enough for someone to fit in. The symbolism in rising action two is that they're in a catacomb and catacombs symbolize death. The irony here is that Fortunato says that we won't die of a cough.
Montressor tells Fortunato to go in the niche and chains him to the wall. After Fortunato is fully chained Montressor starts to patch up the wall. Fortunato is too drunk to understand what's happening.
Fortunato begins to sober up and realize what's going on. He starts yelling and jangling chains, and Montressor screams back. Before Montressor finishes last block he gets a last look at Fortunato. Montressor places last block and soon after calls for Fortunato but gets no response, just the jingling of the bells. The irony here is Fortunato's name, because Fortunato in italian translates to fortunate one, and the fact that he just died doesn't seem very fortunate.
Montressor then puts up the old rampart of bones over the new masonry. Fortunato goes untouched and unfound for fifty or more years. The theme of this story is, the need for revenge is a strong motivator. The internal conflict is Montressor's need for revenge.