The thrilling short story “The Cask of Amontillado” written by Edgar Allan Poe is about a man named Montresor who seeks revenge against a man who insulted him and caused him a thousand injuries, named Fortunato.
Montresor is the antagonist of the story because he wants an act of revenge and then acts like a friend, but instead lures Fortunato to his cellar and buries him alive.
Fortunato is an alcoholic who is a wine connoisseur. He sees the good in people and is a bit naïve.
The Cask of Amontillado is set in Italy during Carnevale, a national festival similar to Mardi Gras in the United States.