The Cask of Amontillado Discussion Questions

Instructor: John Hamilton

John has tutored algebra and SAT Prep and has a B.A. degree with a major in psychology and a minor in mathematics from Christopher Newport University.

'The Cask of Amontillado' is a particularly disturbing Poe tale, and these discussion questions will assist your students in better understanding the motives of Montresor as he unleashes his bizarre plan.

The Cask of Amontillado

Edgar Allan Poe has both fascinated and horrified many generations of readers with his brilliantly spun, gripping tales of murder, mayhem, and revenge. The Cask of Amontillado is notably grim, as it depicts a supposed 'friend' of the victim enacting retribution in a most unpleasant way. Poe's ability to gradually build the suspense by elucidating each precise step is what keeps the reader's heart pounding throughout the entire sinister ride.

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