The Cask of Amontillado

Edgar Allan Poe

Highlights of American Literature

edited by Dean Curry, based on a core manuscript by Carl Bode


1. Dramitization: Re-write The Cask of Amontillado as a play in dialog form with the two characters, Montresor and Fortunato and then stage a play version of the story.

2. Modernization: Divide the story up into equal sections of 3 or 4 paragraphs and give each section to a group of students or teachers to rewrite and modernize into a simpler and more contemporary prose style.

3. Shift the Point of View: Rewrite the story from Fortunato's point of view.

4. Design a story grammar chart for another story in the ELLSA site or from one of the e-text links.

contents ••• title page ••• author ••• pre-story ••• in-story ••• exercises ••• follow-up