Fortunato and Montresor two friends see each other at a carnival in Italy. Fortunato is dressed in a jesters outfit and is already pretty drunk. Montresor on the other hand isn't drunk and is friendly to Fortunato on the outside. On the inside however he is plotting something. Montresor invites Fortunato for a drink of Amontillado at his home. Of course Fortunato goes he is an amazing wine connoisseur.
Fortunato and Montresor make it to Montresor's home. Montresor starts to lead Fortunato to his "wine cellar." They go down into a dark area known as the catacombs, which is an underground area filled with human remains. Fortunato keeps coughing due to his surroundings. Montresor askes Fortunato if he wants to go back due to his cough, but Fortunato continues because his ego is way to big to go back.
Montresor finally brings Fortunato to the location. Instead of there being Amontillado there is shackles. Montresor quickly attaches Fortunato onto the shackles. Fortunato thinks it is a joke. Montresor on the other hand is doing this for revenge. Fortunatoonce insulted Montresor and now he is upset about it.
Montresor starts to seal Fortunato in with bricks. As Montresor gets nearer to the top Fortunato begins to start yelling and crying. Fortunato can't help himself and no one can help him. Montresor has already began and he won't stop. When Montresor finished all he could hear from the other side was the jingles from Fortunato's hat.
It has been 50 years since Montresor has closed up Fortunato in the catacombs. No one has disturbed them since that time. This means that Montresor got away with his plan.
"The Cask of the Amontillado," is interesting if you don't mind a little darkness. If you are disturbed my murder I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. I myself would rate it a 5 out of 5. It is a quick read but it does take a few tries to grasp everything that happened. That is what makes it so interesting ever time you find out something new.