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The Cask of Amontillado

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.

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