What influenced Poe to write The Cask of Amontillado?


What influenced Poe to write The Cask of Amontillado?


Amontillado is a type of sherry wine named after the area of Spain where it is made (Montilla). In Edgar Allan Poe's The Cask of Amontillado, the protagonist, Montresor, uses the promise of a rare bottle of Amontillado to lure his enemy, Fortunato, into the crypt below his home in order to murder him. The offer is tempting to Fortunato, who as a wine connoisseur, wants to see if the Amontillado is real by tasting it for himself.

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Scholars have pinpointed several possible inspirations for Edgar Allan Poe's The Cask of Amontillado. One is his literary rivalry with fellow author...

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Poe's The Cask of Amontillado: Summary and Analysis


Chapter 5 / Lesson 3

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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