"The Cask of Amontillado" -- 

By Edgar Allan Poe

      1. What kind of person is the narrator?  And Fortunanto?  Does the story set the two characters in contrast?  How about the former's answering the latter's yells and screams with louder ones (163)?

      2. Try to be a New Critic again and find out the pattern of ironies in the story.

      3. What would you make of the two characters' journey through the tunnel to the crypt?  How about the crypt and its interior recess?

      4. How is Fortunato dressed?  And which part of his outfit gets emphasized throughout the story?