The Cask of Amontillado

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The Cask of Amontillado
What holiday is taking place at the beginning of the story?
What is Fortunato wearing? What kind of person do you think he is?
How does Montresor get Fortunato to come with him?
Where does Montresor take Fortunato?
How does Fortunato’s cough add to the eerie mood?
Explain what Fortunato’s fate is at the end of the story.
How long has it been since this incident happened?
Does the narrator regret his actions? Explain your answer.
Do you think the degree of revenge described in the story is ever justified? What other actions could
Montresor have taken? Explain in at least 4 sentences.
The Cask of Amontillado
CHARACTERIZE Montressor. What kind of person is he?
Which characters do you consider to be the villain in this story?
What is the setting? What details of the setting contribute to the horror of this story?
What might Fortunato’s name mean? Why might Fortunato’s name be IRONIC?
Explain the MOOD of this story.
List 3 words that describe the mood at the beginning of the story and three words that describe the mood at
the end of the story.
Who is the PROTAGONIST of this story? Defend your answer
Who is the ANTAGONIST of this story? Defend your answer.
What are two types of conflict found in this story? Explain your answer.