Setting and Atmosphere (Dungeons and secret rooms)
The Amontillado is in there!
A Gothic Protagonist ( cut off from the people around him)
you?, Impossible!, A Mason?
Emotions Run High (Includes Murder)
"Within the wall thus exposed by the displacing of bones, we perceived a still interior crypt or recess... for no especial use..." (Poe 5) The secret room is the grave that Montresor makes for Fortunato
Foreboding (Ancient Curses)
"you?, Impossible!, A Mason?" (Poe 4) Montresor is cut off from the masons because he is not a member
Decay (Formerly Great Family)
"In pace requiescat!"(Poe 7) Fortunato's grave lays undisturbed
Supernatural (Unexplained Manifestations)
What about the amontillado!!!
"Nemo me impune lacesit" (Poe 4) Montresor's coat of arms predicts that he will get retribution
"Were a great and numerous family" (Poe 3) Montresor's past was as great a Fortunato's present
"I discovered the intoxication of Fortunato ... had worn off"(Poe 6) Fortunato's intoxication wears off suddenly with no explanation