Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe

Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe

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  • Exposition
  • My dear Fortunato, you are luckily met. How remarkably well you are looking to-day. But I have received a pipe of what passes for Amontillado, and I have my doubts.
  • Amontillado, A pipe? Impossible! And in the middle of the carnival!
  • Conflict
  • Whither?
  • Come, let us go.
  • To your vaults.
  • Rising Action
  • Enough, the cough's a mere nothing; it will not kill me. I shall not die of a cough.
  • We will go back; your health is precious.
  • In Italy, it is the time of carnival. The narrator, Montresor, decides to share a very fine cask of Amontillado with Fortunato. However, this cask of wine is in the catacombs, and Fortunato seems to have a cough and has been drinking already.
  • Climax
  • Montresor says that Fortunato has greatly insulted him. Because of his insult, Montresor plots to get his revenge. He never tells us how Fortunato has insulted him, but he does make it known that it requires revenge.
  • Falling Action
  • For the love of God, Montresor!
  • Yes, for the love of God!
  • Montresor and Fortunato head deeper into the catacombs to get the cask of Amontillado. Along the way, Fortunato keeps on coughing and Montresor insists that they head back. However, Fortunato says that he is fine, and that he will be able to make it.
  • Resolution
  • In pace requiescat!
  • When they reach their destination, there is no cask of Amontillado. Instead, there is a hole in the wall, and Montresor shackles Fortunato while he is in the hole.
  • As Fortunato starts to become sober, he starts to become scared and cries out in fear. Despite Fortunato's cries for him to stop, Montresor continues to build the wall that is trapping him in.
  • Montresor walks away from the wall that traps Fortunato inside. Only the sound of Fortunato's jingling bells can be heard echoing throughout the catacombs. In the end, Montresor says that the whole incident took place 50 years ago, and no one has found out about it since then.
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