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Cask of Amontillado
Transcript of Cask of Amontillado
by Edgar Allan Poe
Lived a life full of "hardships"
- abandoned by father
- mother died young
- unsuccessful relationships
- gambling debts
- brother dies of TB
- young wife dies of TB
Considered the father of the "Detective Story." Wrote poetry, short stories, novels, and was a lit critic.
As a result many of his stories are very macabre. Moreover, Poe is known for creating characters where their "sanity" is in question.
The carnival - fun, merriment, celebration
The catacombs - macabre, dark, damp, isolated
Let us embark on a tale of horror and revenge as told by
the immortal Edgar Allan Poe.
What was this man's life like? And how
did it affect his writing?
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What is this a picture of?
And what role does it play in the story?
What does this symbol represent?
And how does it explain Montresor's actions?
The setting adds to the horror by taking place below the streets in underground graves called what? ____________
What is this man's name? And what character trait (besides being drunk) makes him easy prey for Montresor?
What is this tool called? And how is it
significant to the story?
Provide ONE example of Irony
from the text
What vocabulary word from this week best describes
Edgar Allan Poe's outfit?
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Possible 13 points total with extra credit
Nameless Italian City
Master of the Gothic Genre
A Literary Genius
The Cask of Amontillado
Point-of-view - who is narrating this story?
underline challenging words as we read. I will ask you to infer their meaning based on context clues
Every word is deliberate