Why is the setting of The Cask of Amontillado ironic?

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Why is the setting of The Cask of Amontillado ironic?

"The Cask of Amontillado":

This is the title of a classic short story written by Victorian era American author Edgar Allan Poe, famous for his suspenseful short stories. This particular story is based on the idea of revenge that far exceeds the original offense.

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Two acquaintances, Montressor and Fortunato, live in Spain where the story takes place during the time of Carnival. The story ends in murder by burial...

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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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