Murder! Is this a right way to get back at someone? Montresor believes it is in Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado." I n the story, Montresor tells the reader that he was insulted by Fortunato. It is because of this insult that Montresor has vowed revenge. He finds Fortunato on the streets during carnival and lures him into his family's catacombs under the pretense of having Fortunato test wine. Once they are in the catacombs, Montresor chains Fortunato to a wall of granite and buries him alive. He was able to achieve this murder because of his ability to manipulate and his intelligence.