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The Cask of Amontillado
Updated: 2/21/2020
The Cask of Amontillado
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Storyboard Text

  • Exposition
  • Amontillado?!?
  • Rising Action
  • On to the Amontillado
  • You don't look well. Let's head back.
  • Rising
  • No. We shall continue. ***coughs*** I will be fine
  • In this scene Montresor is looking for Fortunato. He finds Fortunato and he is drunk. Montresor tells us that Fortunato has done him wrong and he is going to get his revenge. Knowing Fortunato takes pride in his wine tasting, he tells him that he has Amontillado in his catacombs.
  • Climax
  • Montresor continues telling Fortunato about the Amontillado. Fortunato is showing signs of being very drunk and sick. We learn how mischievous and spiteful Montresor is. He pretends as if he has the best intentions with Fortunato as they go on and he declares,"...let us proceed to the Amontillado".
  • Falling Action
  • Fortunato is getting sick because of the nitre on the walls. Fortunato insists that they move forward.In this scene Montresor makes questionable remarks that makes the reader wonder what he will do to him. For example when Montresor makes a toast to Fortunato "...[his] long life.
  • Resolution
  • 50 Years Later....
  • Montresor chains Fortunato in the opening of the catacombs. Fortunato isn't really in his right mind, as Montresor jokes with him about the Amontillado. In this scene the readers get a clear idea of how Montresor plans to avenge himself. The mood changes from suspenseful to dark and malicious.
  • Fortunato tells Montresor to let him out, but Montresor denies and they yell back and forth. Fortunato. stops making noise and Montresor tells us that he "...forced the last stone into it's position...". Like the previous scene this scene creates a dark mood because Montresor showed the readers he is capable of doing something that evil.
  • Montresor tells us that 50 years has passed and no one has touched it or even found out what he did. Montresor says "In pace requiescat!" By his tone readerrs can assume that Montresor feels better and feels like his life is better after killing Fortunato. It makes the reader question what did Fortunato do insult him that he feels like his life would be better if he was gone.
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