Montresor’s Revenge in “The Cask of Amontillado”

While you were trying to figure out exactly why Montresor was so upset with Fortunato, Montresor was monomaniacally plotting revenge. Here’s a step by step account of his perfect revenge.
  1. Montresor's Revenge

    Prepares and plans everything in advance
  2. Acts kindly toward the victim
  3. Finds the perfect time
  4. Identifies the victim’s weakness
  5. Establishes an alibi
  6. Persuades the victim to drink enormous amounts of alcohol
  7. Mocks the victim
  8. Persuades him to drink more
  9. Mocks him more
  10. Lures him to an isolated location
  11. Mocks him more
  12. Leaves him to rot and die

For more on teaching “The Cask of Amontillado,” check out this full length teacher’s guide, which includes more details on Montresor’s revenge, an annotated copy of the story, and common core aligned lesson plans with graphic organizers. It’s only $5.95


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  1. Stephanie says:

    How can you change a GLARING mistake on the Lesson Plans page? It says that “Young Goodman Brown” was written by Poe. I am NOT saying this was you, but I just thought someone might see it on a Poe LP….

    • Trenton Lorcher says:

      Thanks, Stephanie. It is I who made the typo. And it is a typo. I do know who wrote “Young Goodman Brown.” Thank you so much.

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