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What does Fortunato mean in The Cask of Amontillado?

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What does Fortunato mean in The Cask of Amontillado?

'The Cask of Amontillado':

'The Cask of Amontillado' is one of the more than five dozen short stories which Edgar Allan Poe wrote and published during his brief life. Poe was born in 1809 and died in 1849 at just 40 years of age. Many wonder what the prolific author might have accomplished had he lived longer.

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In 'The Cask of Amontillado,' the word 'Fortunato' is the name of one of the main characters. Although 'Fortunato' sounds like someone who would have...

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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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