The Cask of Amontillado
by Edgar Allan Poe
Montresor Timeline and Summary
- Fortunato hurts Montresor a thousand times, then insults him.
- Montresor wants revenge for the insult, and he wants it to be permanent.
- He meets Fortunato and lures him into the Montresor family catacomb.
- Plying him with wine, and the promise of rare Amontillado, Montresor leads Fortunato deeper and deeper into the underground graveyard.
- Eventually, Fortunato walks into a man-sized hole in the wall of one of the crypts.
- Montresor chains him up and walls him in.