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The Setting of "the Cask of Amontillado": by Edgar Allan Poe

Summary: Explores the short story, "The Cask of Amontillado," one of Edgar Allan Poe's enchanting masterpieces. Focuses on the setting showing the relationship to the literary elements evident throughout the story.

The setting in most pieces of literature reveals a specific purpose. In "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe, the twisted scenery is an important factor for the mood, plot, and characters.

The tale is focused on two main characters named Montresor and Fortunato. In the beginning, these peculiar men meet in a jovial atmosphere during carnival season and later retreat to the dank and eerie vaults of the catacombs. Poe creates a creepy and suspenseful mood the deeper Fortunato and Montresor venture into the vaults. The human skeletons and damp, potent niter along the dreary walls resonate a gloomy effect. "The niter...see it increases. It hangs like moss upon the vaults." (Poe 71). This visualization exhibits a serious mood that Poe wants the reader to perceive.

Without the sinister plot, the setting would not be...

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