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The Cask of Amontillado

November 21, 2013
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Catherine Palmer

on 9 January 2014

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Transcript of The Cask of Amontillado

" The Cask of Amontillado "
Setting
Created By:

Kahtina Lorenzo, Catherine Palmer, Jenna Ramirez,
Created By:

Justin Chen,Kahtina Lorenzo, Catherine Palmer, Jenna Ramirez, Amber Ruiz, Tasi Sappa, Nicole Simon, Jessica Tang, Taz Tavares, Lianda Slade-Matautia


Let Us Voyage Into
By Edgar Allen Poe
Welcome to the Catacombs...
Summary:
The main character, Montressor, takes a deadly revenge on his friend Fortunato for causing him suffering through insults, and many more... So when Montressor finds Fortunato drunk at a carnival, he tells Fortunato that he has some Amontillado (wine) in his basement. However, Montressor's true intention is to lure him deep into his family's catacombs,filled with the bodies of his family, to be sealed into a hole in a wall.
Characters

Fortunato
Italian meaning = Fortunate
Was a friend of Motressor and insulted him and his wine.
Was somewhat of a jester or comedian of the old.
He was a wine connoisseur so he tasted wine and most times got drunk.

Luchesi
acquaintance of Montresor and Fortunato
wine expert
doesn't appear in story, but Montressor keeps Fortunato on the trail of the Amontillado by threatening to allow Luchesi to sample it first if Fortunato is not interested
minor character
Created By: Justin Chen, Kahtina Lorenzo, Catherine Palmer, Jenna Ramirez, Tasi Sappa, Nicole Simon, Jessica Tang, Taz Tavares, Lianda Slade-Matautia, Amber Ruiz

Montressor:
Wanted to get revenge on Fortunato for insulting him greatly
"Nemo me impune lacessit" which meant "no one attacks without impunity or without consequence."
"Nemo me impune lacessit" family motto means "no one attacks me with impunity"

A Carnival
takes place in his family's catacombs
underground cemetery
constructed by ancient Romans
19th century Italy (1846)
Symbolism
Title of the Story
It is named "The Cask of Amontillado" because that is the trick the Montresor uses to draw Fortunato to his death

Setting of the Story
the carnival
represents a cheerful time
suppose to hook the reader into thinking it will be a joyful story, but it actually isn't later in the story
Symbolism
Name of the Characters
Fortunato
In italian "Fortunato" means "Fortunate", but in the story Fortuanto is anything but lucky
Montresor
means "My Treasure"

Fortunato's Costume
he was wearing a costume because it was the carnival/mardi gras season
Fortunato dresses as a fool to make his character less likeable and Montresor calls him "Luchesi", knowing that Fortunato will feel insulted
Thank You..
Please enjoy your
permanent
stay
in your
NEW home
......
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