The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe

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What is the climax of "The Cask of Amontillado"?

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In a story, the climax is that moment of greatest emotional intensity. In "The Cask of Amontillado ," it comes when Montresor walls Fortunato up in a niche in the wall of the catacombs and Fortunato realizes what's happening to him. Prior to this moment, Fortunato didn't really know what was going on. He certainly had no idea of the gruesome fate that Montresor had in store for him. In addition,...

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