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Cask of Amontillado

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Amy E. Counts

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buried alive Cask of Amontillado catacombs pop culture masquerades The Phantom of the Opera & carnivals Maria Antoinette director: Sofia Coppola (2006) Masquerade!
Seething shadows
breathing lies.
You can fool
any friend who
ever knew you!

Leering satyrs,
peering eyes.
Run and hide -
but a face will
still pursue you Masquerade!
Paper faces on parade.
Hide your face,
so the world will never find you!
Every face a different shade. "Seething shadows breathing lies." director: Joel Schumacher (2005) music composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Charles Hart, Richard Stilgoe, S. Simmons & Alan Jay Lerner 1986 original Broadway musical based on the French novel Le Fantôme de l'Opéra by Gaston Leroux Why a mask? no inhibitions
someone new Where / When do we see masks used today around the world and in the United States? Why? Advantages / Disadvantages? How does the presentation of the masquerade ball and lyrics to the song in this video connect to the setting/ideas in "The Cask of Amontillado"? Poe The Cask of Amontillado
The Raven
The Tell-Tale Heart
The Fall of the House of Usher
The Pit and the Pendulum
The Black Cat 1809-1849 cause of death: unknown Marriage: 1835, his cousin Virginia Clemm
Ages: Clemm, 13 - Poe, 26
Wife's Death: 1847
Cause: consumption / tuberculosis January 19, 2009 "The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?" Possible influences?
Poe as inspiration? burial Scariest Places on Earth smuggler hideouts
secret meeting places for cults
war refugees Thomas Pursell, a retired fireman
who lived in Williamsport, PA,
was consumed with the fear
of being buried alive and so
designed a ventilated, felt-lined
(to prevent injury from flailing
around) vault for himself and four
family members. It could be opened
from the inside, but not the outside. Escape Coffins
by Joyce Gemperlein http://www.nypost.com/p/news/international/item_6YJxHtmjxQRY9f0G4JtjZN A baby boy born 16 weeks prematurely was declared dead by doctors at a hospital in Paraguay only to wake up in time for his funeral wake hours later.
Dr. Ernesto Weber, head of pediatric care at the state-run hospital in the capital of Asuncion, said the baby weighed just 500 grams (17.6 ounces) when he was born.
"Initially, the baby didn't move, he practically didn't have any respiratory reflexes, nor did we hear a heartbeat and, as a result, we declared a premature fetus of 24 weeks dead," Weber told Reuters Television.
The family was given a death certificate and a cardboard box with the baby's name scribbled on the outside which served as a makeshift coffin.
But when the family took him from the hospital to prepare him for his funeral, the unbelievable happened.
"I opened the box and took the baby out and he cried. I got scared and I said "the baby's crying" ... and then he started moving his arms, his legs and I got scared, we got very scared," said one member of the family, Liliana Alvarenga.
Hours after the baby's death had been declared he was found to be alive. The hospital has begun an investigation and the baby is now in a stable condition in an incubator. 'DEAD' BABY WAKES UP BEFORE FUNERAL
Last Updated: 6:34 PM, August 12, 2009
Posted: 6:34 PM, August 12, 2009 http://www.snopes.com/horrors/gruesome/buried.asp check it out WWII - Nanking Massacre
December, 1937 Japanese buried Chinese captives alive. Turkish girl, 16, buried alive 'for talking to boys' http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/feb/04/girl-buried-alive-turkey Robert Tait in Istanbul guardian.co.uk, Thursday 4 February 2010 19.03 GMT Why the fear? words become art The Cask of Amontillado
lead vocal: John Miles Why was this a good location for Montressor to carry out his revenge?
Respond in writing. final thoughts / observations? Heroes - Hiro buries Adam alive in the season 2 finale. Paulo and Nikki are buried alive accidently after being bitten by an insect that paralyzes them. Lost Beatrix escape after being buried alive by Budd / Sidewinder. CSI: Las Vegas Nick Stokes is buried alive in Season 5 finale, "Grave Danger" Vincent Price reading Cask of Amontillado Part 1 Part 2 the story . . . prezi designed by amy counts
for educational use only The What is your greatest fear? Why? What imagery in the text lends itself to these various interpretations? How do different cultures treat or honor the dead?
Respond in writing. THE thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge. You, who so well know the nature of my soul, will not suppose, however, that I gave utterance to a threat. AT LENGTH I would be avenged; this was a point definitively settled -- but the very definitiveness with which it was resolved precluded the idea of risk. I must not only punish, but punish with impunity. A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser. It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong. World English Dictionary
1. exemption or immunity from punishment or recrimination
2. exemption or immunity from unpleasant consequences: a successful career marked by impunity from early mistakes
3. with impunity
a. with no unpleasant consequences
b. with no care or heed for such consequences re·dress
1. the setting right of what is wrong: redress of abuses.
2. relief from wrong or injury.
3. compensation or satisfaction for a wrong or injury. Montressor - ?
Fortunato - ? What do these names imply? He raised it to his lips with a leer. He paused and nodded to me familiarly, while his bells jingled.

"I drink," he said, "to the buried that repose around us."

"And I to your long life."

He again took my arm and we proceeded. The Montresors," I replied, "were a great numerous family."

"I forget your arms."

"A huge human foot d'or, in a field azure; the foot crushes a serpent rampant whose fangs are imbedded in the heel." I had scarcely laid the first tier of my masonry when I discovered that the intoxication of Fortunato had in a great measure worn off. The earliest indication I had of this was a low moaning cry from the depth of the recess. It was NOT the cry of a drunken man. There was then a long and obstinate silence. I laid the second tier, and the third, and the fourth; and then I heard the furious vibrations of the chain. The noise lasted for several minutes, during which, that I might hearken to it with the more satisfaction, I ceased my labours and sat down upon the bones. When at last the clanking subsided , I resumed the trowel, and finished without interruption the fifth, the sixth, and the seventh tier. The wall was now nearly upon a level with my breast. I again paused, and holding the flambeaux over the mason-work, threw a few feeble rays upon the figure within. It was succeeded by a sad voice, which I had difficulty in recognising as that of the noble Fortunato. The voice said --

"Ha! ha! ha! -- he! he! -- a very good joke indeed -- an excellent jest. We will have many a rich laugh about it at the palazzo -- he! he! he! -- over our wine -- he! he! he!"

"The Amontillado!" I said.

"He! he! he! -- he! he! he! -- yes, the Amontillado . But is it not getting late? Will not they be awaiting us at the palazzo, the Lady Fortunato and the rest? Let us be gone."

"Yes," I said "let us be gone."


"Yes," I said, "for the love of God!"

But to these words I hearkened in vain for a reply. I grew impatient. I called aloud --


No answer. I called again --


No answer still. I thrust a torch through the remaining aperture and let it fall within. There came forth in return only a jingling of the bells. My heart grew sick -- on account of the dampness of the catacombs. I hastened to make an end of my labour. I forced the last stone into its position; I plastered it up. Against the new masonry I reerected the old rampart of bones. For the half of a century no mortal has disturbed them. Please complete the
first box on the chart.

List scary movies, novels,
short stories, or tv
shows. EXIT TICKET: One thing
you found shocking today.
Complete sentence! BONES Killer on Bones who buried people alive, including characters on the show. POV Assignment Write a journal entry (100 words) from the perspective of Fortunato. From Masquerade/Carnival to the In your own words . . . What literary element is present? Draw Family Crest.
How does it connect to the story or theme? What do we observe about Montressor, our protagonist, in this passage? Who wins the final battle (mental, physical, or emotional)? Defend. I vowed revenge." "The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could; but when he ventured upon insult, "It was dusk, one evening during the supreme madness of the carnival season, that I encountered my friend." "We came at length to the foot of the descent and stood together on the damp ground of the catacombs of the Montresors." "Its walls had been lined with human remains, piled to the vault overhead, in the fashion of the great catacombs of Paris." "I forced the last stone into its position; I plastered it up." Who is telling this story (POV)? How does this influence what we know as readers?
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