The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe

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Carnival sets the stage for murder in cask but does Poe use it in any way as a gothic death symbol? Other gothic death symbols. Gothic death symbols in cask

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Ah, an interesting question. Yes, he uses carnival in other ways. To make sure you've covered the setting the stage aspect, in carnival the whole world is turned upside down, and the unspeakable is done. The devil is freed, in a way, and that's what happens here.

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