The Cask of Amontillado - Lesson Plans and Activities

Edgar Allan Poe

  • The Cask of Amontillado Literary Devices Owl Eyes Lesson Plan

    Literary Devices: Characters Revealed Through Irony This lesson plan focuses on Poe’s use of irony in developing the main characters in the story, Montresor and Fortunato. Students will identify different types of irony throughout the narrative, examine how they relate to character development, and analyze what they reveal about Montresor and Fortunato. In studying the irony in “The Cask of Amontillado,” students will be better able to describe Montresor and Fortunato’s relationship and to explain what drives their behavior in the story.  

  • The Cask of Amontillado eNotes Lesson Plan

    Objectives After studying “The Cask of Amontillado,” students will be able to Summarize the plot and interpret the story’s conclusion. Describe the main characters, identifying their major traits. Describe the setting and atmosphere and discuss how they contribute to the horror in the narrative. Define point of view and explain why the story’s first-person point of view is effective. Identify and discuss revenge as a major theme in the story. Define three types of irony and explain how they are developed in the narrative. Literary Terms Plot Setting Atmosphere Point of view; first-person point of view Theme Irony (Situational irony; verbal irony; dramatic irony)

  • The Cask of Amontillado eNotes Response Journal

    The first sentence of “The Cask of Amontillado” makes it clear that this is a story of revenge. What has Fortunato done that compels the narrator to punish him? According to the narrator, what two conditions must be met to exact revenge? Describe how Montresor, the narrator, lures Fortunato to his death. What details in the story suggest that Montresor took his time and planned his revenge very carefully? What does Montresor’s scheme reveal about him? How is Montresor’s revenge accomplished through deception? Describe the various ways he deceives Fortunato.