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“The Cask of Amontillado” By Edgar Allan Poe
What is a cask of Amontillado? What does the word cask sound like to you? (hint-Think death) Amontillado is a very expensive dry, white wine.
Characters Montresor Montresor is our narrator Feels wronged by Fortunato Wants to make Fortunato pay for what he did. Wealthy; has servants Fortunato
Carnival is a secular holiday, but is evolved from the Christian holiday, Lent. What is Lent?
Carnival Participants of Carnival eat, drink, and party excessively before the solemn event of Lent. It is essentially their last “hoorah” before Lent. Traditionally, Lent involves giving up meat. The literal meaning of Carnival is: Carn + Val = Flesh (meat) + Farewell Modern day lent involves giving up something one enjoys.
Think like a criminal… Why would Carnival be the perfect time to commit a crime?
More Setting Catacombs
Catacombs are known as “Cities of the Dead” In “The Cask of Amontillado” our narrator, Montresor, plans his revenge to take place in the catacombs beneath his palace.
Catacombs Underground areas where people are buried. This started when disease claimed the lives of so many that proper burial became impossible. Catacombs became the alternative. The wealthy had catacombs under their estates to bury their own family members.
Catacombs for the Wealthy
Visiting Catacombs! https://www.youtube.com/watch ?v=--ti8nSK5ZQ Would you go on a tour?!
Conflict In “The Cask of Amontillado”, Montresor lures Fortunato to his catacombs. He is upset about how Fortunato has insulted him. He is seeking revenge! What kind of conflict is this? EXTERNAL MAN VS. MAN
Vocabulary Impunity- Freedom from punishment He is not afraid of being punished for what he does because he has impunity. Repose- to lie dead or at rest Many buried bodies repose in tombs underground. Aperture- an opening, such as a doorway. He entered the dark room through an aperture in the wall. Subside- to slow or decrease When he realizes that no one hears him, his screams subside.
Text Analysis What is Mood?
Mood Mood is the feeling or atmosphere the writer creates for the reader. One word to describe “The Cask of Amontillado” is suspenseful. Suspense- a continual state of excitement about what will happen next. Come up with words you would use to describe the mood of Poe’s stories
How does Poe create mood? Poe creates a suspenseful, horrifying, creepy mood by using imagery. Imagery - The use of sensory details that appeal to sight, hearing, taste, touch, or smell. When reading Poe’s stories, a reader can hear the screams, see the death, taste the wine, feel the nitre, and smell the rotting flesh! GROSS
Let’s Practice Analyzing Mood Example of ImageryWhich senses does the imagery use? “Drops of moisture trickle among the bones.” “I felt the cold, steamy breath of death on my neck.” Touch, sight, hearing Mood of “The Cask of Amontillado: Suspenseful, Horrifying, Creepy
Monitor for Understanding & Summarize and Share Paraphrasing
What is Paraphrasing? Restating in your own words the information that you have read. Paraphrasing keeps all the details of the original text.
Let’s Practice! TextMy Paraphrase “I smiled at him as usual whenever I met him. He didn’t guess that I smiled at the thought of destroying him.” The narrator pretends he likes the other man, but he is lying. What he really is smiling about is the thought of destroying him.