The Cask of Amontillado

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English I: Short Story Unit

The Cask of Amontillado” Study Guide



Vocabulary:
Mood

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Description

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Cask

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Amontillado

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Connoisseurship

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Impunity

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Precluded

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Retribution

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Accosted

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Afflicted

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Explicit

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Termination

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Subsided

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Study questions:


  1. Reread the opening paragraph of this story. According to the narrator, what are two requirements of meaningful revenge?

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  1. Why does the murderer, Montresor, seek revenge on his enemy Fortunato?



  1. Why is carnival season an ideal time for Montresor to carry out his plan?



  1. Look at the description of Fortunato. Why do you think Montresor is “so pleased” to see the man he hates?



  1. How does Fortunato’s cough add to the eerie mood?


  1. What strategies does Montresor use to get Fortunato to come with him? List at least two.



  1. How does Montresor ensure the secrecy of his trip to the catacombs with Fortunato?



  1. How does Montresor pretend to show concern for Fortunato?



  1. Where is Montresor taking Fortunato?


  1. How does Fortunato show he senses no real danger from Montresor?



  1. Why is Montresor’s family motto appropriate?



  1. How does Fortunato show some suspicion of Montresor at one point?



  1. At what moment does Montresor begin his actual revenge on his victim?



  1. What does Montresor plan to do with his trowel he showed?



  1. Describe Fortunato’s reactions to being chained.




  1. When Fortunato begins to scream, Montresor hesitates and begins to tremble. What is he afraid of?




  1. Why does Montresor call twice for another response from Fortunato?



  1. Name two examples of irony in this story.











  1. Name two examples of foreshadowing in this story.









  1. Is Montresor an insane man, an evil man, or a justifiably angry man? Explain your response. (Consider his motives for revenge, his careful plan for murder, his reaction to Fortunato’s scream, and his final comments.)




  1. Which of Fortunato’s personality traits allow him to be led into a trap?



  1. In this story, which ingredients of a good horror story do you find?


Fill out the Plot Diagram for the story:
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