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"Cask of Amontillado" Tone and Mood Handout

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English 1

 

“The Cask of Amontillado” p. 172

 

1. The tone in the following sentence is ___________________________.

 

“The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as best I could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge” (Poe 173)

 

2. Which word or words in the sentence above best contributes to the tone?

 

Diction=Tone

 

In the space below, select five sentences that demonstrates the tone from the story. Write each sentence, and then below it write the tone, the word or words that best contribute to that tone, and an explanation of how or why the word(s) contribute to the tone.

 

Example

 

“Once more let me implore you to return. No? Then I must positively leave you” (Poe 178)

 

Tone: Mocking

 

Word(s): implore, No? I must leave you.

 

Why/How: It is obvious that Fortunato cannot leave because Montressor has chained him up. Therefore these words are meant to torment, tease, and torture Fortunato.

 

 

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Mood

 

In the space below explain what the mood (the feeling it creates in the reader) of this is and why.

 

 

 

 

Unreliable Narrator

 

In the space below, provide three sentences that prove the narrator is unreliable. For each sentence explain why this proves he is not to be trusted.

 

 

 

Example:

 

Sentence: “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as best I could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge” (Poe 173)

 

 

Explanation: It is unlikely that Fortunato has injured Montressor thousands of times. Therefore, we can suspect Montressor may not be credible because his information is not believable.

 

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