The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe

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What are the different settings in "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allen Poe?

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These events take place during "carnival season" in Italy, the two or three weeks just prior to Lent, the forty days leading up to the Easter holiday. This is why there are so many parties and lots of people out and about, drinking and carousing into the wee hours.

Montresor meets up with Fortunato, a man he considers to be his enemy, in the streets at dusk. Fortunato is dressed in costume because of the holiday season, and Montresor has carefully chosen his own costume to disguise his face and body so that no one will be able to...

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