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Introduction to "Cask of Amontillado" - Edgar Allan Poe

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Beth Bloom

on 4 December 2012

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Transcript of Introduction to "Cask of Amontillado" - Edgar Allan Poe

Act 2.5 - "Opening the Cask"
Springboard - Unit 2 Edgar Allan Poe - Writer of "Cask of Amontillado" More about Edgar Allan Poe - Biography As we read - "Cask of Amontillado" Interesting Facts about Poe's Childhood: Interesting Facts about Edgar Allan Poe's Adulthood: Pay Attention to the following - Adopted from Boston, Massachusetts shortly after his birth in 1809. Moved to Richmond, Virginia with his family in 1810. Mother died in 1811 - adopted by John Allan and Frances. Enlisted in the military - lied about his age (was 18, said he was 22). While in the military, wrote poems anonymously - known as a "Bostonian." Married his 13-year-old cousin, Virginia Clemm in 1836. She later dies of Tuberculosis in 1842. "The Cask of Amontillado" - Movie Trailer Characters - Montresor and Fortunato Any FORESHADOWING of events to come The events leading up to the CLIMAX - the highest point of interesting in the story Is there a resolution to the story?
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