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The Cask of Amontillado

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Transcript of The Cask of Amontillado

Definition - Definition:
The Main Idea of The story Theme: What Goes Around Comes Around
Thematic Statement:
"When he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge" By: Aneem, Pradeep, Franklin, & Jacob The Cask of Amontillado Theme Direct - Characterization Definition - Point of View Setting, Mood, & Imagery Symbolism Plot Exposition Montresor found Fortunato at the carnival and made a plan to get revenge Rising Action Montresor tells Fortunato to follow him to show him something like A Cask of Amontillado which is a Special type of wine Climax Montresor puts Fortunato in a room and blocks the entrance with cement and bricks Falling Action Fortunato was locked up in the room and no one ever found him Resolution Montresor never told anyone what he did and no one ever found out Indirect - When the author directly tells you about the character The process by which the personality of the character is revealed through speech, actions, and appearance Protagonist - Antagonist - "The thousand injuries of Fortunato i had borne as i best could; but when he ventured upon insult, i vowed revenge" ~ Montresor Montresor Indirect Characterization Example Fortunato "Although in other regards, A man to be respected and even feared" Direct Characterization Example Conflict Definition - The struggle between opposing forces Minor Conflict Montresor feels guilt before putting the last brick but gets over it Definition - Man vs Self Definition: Words the author uses to paint a picture in the reader's mind Major Conflict Montresor wants revenge on Fortunato Man vs Man Setting An underground catacomb, somewhere in Italy, during the carnival season Setting - Where and When a story takes place Mood: Suspense/Sinister The Overall Feeling of the story Mood The mood is suspense because Montresor is determined to trap Fortunato Example: Definition: Definition: The
narrator's position
in relation to the
story being told. Drawbacks Point of View Imagery Story is told in 1st person Advanatges: You know Montresor's thoughts. It was about dusk, one evening during the supreme madness of carnival season You don't know what's going
on in Fortunato's head. Definition - The structure and relationship of actions and events in a work of fiction Definition - An author or poet's use of description to create a character Definition - The use of symbols to represent ideas Symbols in - "The Cask of Amontillado" Amontillado - Represents Temptation because Montresor was tempting Fortunato to see the cask of wine. Palazzo - Represents Wealth because its a big mansion or public facility. The perspective of which the story is told The central idea or ideas explored by a literary work Theme of "The Cask of Amontillado" Theme: What goes around comes around Theme "When he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge" By: Edgar Allen Poe
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