What are the catacombs in The Cask of Amontillado?


What are the catacombs in 'The Cask of Amontillado'?

'The Cask of Amontillado':

'The Cask of Amontillado' is a horror story by Edgar Allan Poe. In the story, Montresor is recounting how he killed Fortunato 50 years earlier. Montresor had suffered 'thousands' of 'injuries' at the hands of Fortunato but whatever recent 'insult' he had suffered pushed him over the edge to murder.

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In 'The Cask of Amontillado,' 'catacombs' are underground cemeteries. They are often made out of many tunnels with recesses into which tombs are built...

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The Cask of Amontillado Vocabulary
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Chapter 3 / Lesson 5

When reading stories from the past, sometimes we can get bogged down in archaic vocabulary. In this lesson, we will learn and review important vocabulary words from the short story, ''The Cask of Amontillado'' by Edgar Allan Poe, to help us understand the plot and capture the imagery presented.

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