What do the skeletons symbolize in The Cask of Amontillado?

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What do the skeletons symbolize in The Cask of Amontillado?

'The Cask of Amontillado':

In Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Cask of Amontillado,' the narrator Montresor tells how he exacted revenge upon his 'friend' Fortunato for a 'thousand injuries' and an insult paid to him by his friend. Montresor tricks Fortunato into descending into the family's catacombs, which is an underground graveyard.

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In 'The Cask of Amontillado' the skeletons may symbolize the death that is awaiting Fortunato in the catacombs. Skeletons are often used as a symbol...

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Poe's The Cask of Amontillado: Summary and Analysis

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The Cask of Amontillado analysis and The Cask of Amontillado summary in this lesson will help you understand the plot and literary devices in this Poe story.


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