Cask of Amontillado
One of the things that students tend to find interesting about Edgar Allen Poe is not just his stories but his life as well. His life is a very sad life with tragedy, and he is known for his abuse of drugs and alcohol. Could this have had an effect or influence on his stories? Looking in particular at “Cask of Amontillado,” is there a connection of his life to a lesson in this story? What lesson might Poe be trying to convey in this story?
As with all of our discussions, your response should be 5-7 sentences in length. Make sure you use quotes from the source(s) to support your points.