It was in 17th century Italy, It was carnival season. A man named Montressor vows revenge on a mortal called Fortunato. Fortunato has injured and insulted Montressor.
Montressor approaches Fortunato with a happy attitude and starts complementing him but Montressor wants to lure Fortunato to his demise. Fortunato is drunk and dressed like a Fool which symbolizes that hes going to be made a fool of. Montressor then tells Fortunato about the "Cask of Amontillado" he has. Montressor uses a man named Luchressi to manipulate Fortunato to go with him.
As Montressor leads Fortunato to his death he continuously gives him wine to keep him drunk. Montressor makes a toast to Fortunato's long life and this is irony because Montressor is going to kill Fortunato. They are going into the catacombs and this is symbolism because the catacombs are where dead family members bones go and it represents Fortunatos death. Montressor eventually leads Fortunato into a small room and tells him that the Amontillado is in there.
As Fortunato walks into the small room Montressor chains him to the wall. Fortunato is so drunk that he can't understand the danger he is in. When Montressor chains him to the wall, he takes out a pile of bricks and starts building the wall in the entrance.
Happy it worked*
As Montressor builds the wall, Fortunato starts to sober up. Montressor waits till Fortunato is quiet to continue building the wall. The irony is whenever Fortunato makes a sound/noise, Montressor will stop building then continue when Fortunato stops. Fortunato begins to scream and shout at Montressor and then Montressor Yells back at him till Fortuato stops.
When Montressor had one brick left, he yelled to Fortunato one more time. In response, he got the sound of the bells Symbolizing the death of Fortunato. In the end, Montressor succeeded in Finishing the job and solving his need for revenge (Internal Conflict). After that, nobody has touch the room or touched Fortunato eversince. In Pace Requiescat