The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe

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What gothic elements are present in "The Cask of Amontillado?"

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Gothic literature, also known as gothic fantasy or gothic horror, is an outgrowth of dark Romanticism that developed in the late-eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The first use of the term in a literary context was in 1764 in the title of Howard Walpole's novel The Castle of Otranto: A Gothic Story. Other examples of nineteenth-century literature that were considered Gothic included Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, and Dracula by Bram Stoker.

One of the first American writers to employ Gothic elements was Washington Irving in his...

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  1. has an atmosphere of suspense and mystery in the environment
  2. it has an ancient prophecy beneath it
  3. it has disturbing omens and visions in his dreams that frightens him
  4. there is some supernatural, out of the world and inexplicable experiences that he had encountered in his life
  5. He has high level of emotions  and suffering from strong feelings of apparent doom and trouble that may hit him anytime
  6. there is always a women in distress, threatened  by a tyrannical king
  7. there is always gloom and doom and a bit of horror element inside
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  • macabre and dark story
  • aristocrat in old house as main character
  • scenes underground and in dark places
  • set in an old, crumbling, antiquated place
  • old crime buried from sight
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