The Cask of Amontillado

The Cask of Amontillado

The Cask of Amontillado is set in a nameless Italian city in an unspecified year and is about the narrator's deadly revenge on a friend who, he believes, has insulted him. Like several of Poe's stories, and in keeping with the 19th-century fascination with the subject, the narrative revolves around a person being buried aliveā€”in this case, by immurement.

Edgar Allan Poe
Public Domain

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

When is revenge justified?
STANDARDS:
RL.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RL.3 - Characters & Plot, RL.6 - Point of View

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3,4
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