The Cask of Amontillado
PART ONE: GRAPHIC ORGANIZER
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Montresor and Fortunato have been friends for a long time. They share a common love of wine. They decide to set up a wine business together.
While making preparations and during set up, Fortunato makes Montresor do the hard work. Montresor dislikes it, but doesn’t say anything for long. They open the business.
At the inauguration, people applaud Montresor’s hard work, but Fortunato boasts of how it was his superior knowledge that helped set up the business. He then makes a comment about Montresor’s ‘new money’. Montresor is furious with Fortunato.
Montresor decides to confront Fortunato. Fortunato apologizes for his behavior, vowing never to repeat it. Montresor forgives, but distances himself from Fortunato.
Eventually, Montresor meets a girl, and falls in love with her. Fortunato, already angered at people’s love for Montresor, becomes jealous of his relationship. He decided to woo Montresor’s beloved.
Montresor’s beloved approaches him and tells him that she is not in love with him anymore. She then elopes with Fortuanto, who again apologizes, but makes a snide remark about Montresor’s inability to impress her. Montresor is furious and vows to seek revenge.
PART TWO: INTRODUCTION TO THE NARRATIVE
In some ways, I felt as if I would never be able to match up to Fortunato. Although he and I had be…
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