Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Mood and Theme in Cask of Amontillado

Goal: Develop our understanding of the mood and theme in Cask of Amontillado.

  1. Read
  2. Go to and enter our room number, 6867
  3. Open your copy of Cask of Amontillado.

Mood: The feeling a writer creates in a piece of literature.  Calm, suspenseful, tense, happy, creepy, and lonely are all examples of moods writers can create. More about mood.

Theme: The main idea or meaning of a work of literature. Theme is different from subject or topic. A theme can be stated directly or indirectly. Themes often convey a universal message. More about theme.

Today we will work with Socrative to practice identifying mood and theme in Cask of Amontillado.

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