The Cask of Amontillado Lesson Plans
by Edgar Allan Poe

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  • 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...

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  • The Cask of Amontillado eNotes Reading Response Prompts

    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...

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  • The Cask of Amontillado eNotes Teaching Guide

    So you’re going to teach Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado.” Whether it’s your first or hundredth time, “The Cask of Amontillado” has been a mainstay of English classrooms for generations. While it has its challenging spots—suspense, murder, and unsympathetic characters—teaching this text to your class will be rewarding...

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  • The Cask of Amontillado Literary Devices Lesson Plan

    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....

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