The Cask of Amontillado
by Edgar Allan Poe
The Cask of Amontillado Questions
Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.
- What if Montresor is a woman? Most people assume Montresor is a man. Why? Would it change the way you think about the story if Montresor is a woman?
- What kind of clown is Fortunato? We see lots of scary clowns in the movies and in books. Is Fortunato a scary clown? If so, what is scary about him? If not, why?
- How do you feel when you read "The Cask"? Claustrophobic? Tired? Something else? What about the story makes you feel this way?
- Could Fortunato narrate this story? Why, or why not? Make an argument for both sides of this debate.
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