The Catacombs In The Cask Of Amontillado

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The author, Edgar Allan Poe, uses the catacombs settings to build suspense in The Cask of Amontillado. As the main character and Fortunato proceed through the catacombs, the narrator tells the reader, “We had passed through walls of piled bones, with casks and puncheons intermingling, into the inmost recesses of the catacombs” (6). The author uses the creepy setting of many dead bodies all over the catacombs in order to keep the reader interested on the story. Because the cavern is so dark, it adds a mysterious component to the story. The reader does not know what will happen because the characters can not see very much due to the low light of the torches. The dark is part of the unknown, so the possibilities of what may lurk in the dark are
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