How does setting contribute to the overall mood of "The Cask of Amontillado"? Use details from the text to support your answer.

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For English-speaking readers, especially of the early nineteenth century, the setting of a story in Italy or other Mediterranean countries often conveyed a sense of mystery and deep romanticism. Poe places his tale not only in Italy, but also during Carnival time, which adds an element of wildness and abandon. The costumes of the revelers, such as Fortunato's "tight-fitting dress" with "conical cap and bells," depict something not only amusing but also grotesque, as with the characters in Poe's " The Masque of the...

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