45 pages 1 hour read

Edgar Allan Poe

The Cask of Amontillado

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1846

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Essay Topics


What does the repetition of the word “Amontillado” convey in the story? How does its repetition play into the text’s extended metaphor?’


What elements of the story foreshadow Fortunato’s fate?


In what ways does Montresor put on a performance throughout the text? What effect does this performance have?