What is Amontillado in The Cask of Amontillado?


What is Amontillado in The Cask of Amontillado?

The Cask of Amontillado:

In Edgar Allan Poe's The Cask of Amontillado, the stories narrator and protagonist lures a man he once called his friend to his death. Seeking revenge, Montresor plans the murder of Fortunato during Italy?s carnival festival. Fairly drunk and dressed as a clown Fortunato agrees to accompany Montresor to some wine cellars for a private tasting, what Fortunato doesn't know is that Montresor plans to bury him alive in the cellars.

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Amontillado is a type of wine described as dry red sherry; the name comes from the Montilla region of Spain. Montresor knowing his friend is a wine or...

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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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