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Bellwork: Based on this picture, what do you think this story will be about?. Cask – a wooden container for wine. AMONTILLADO A dry white wine. EDGAR ALLEN POE. “ Father ” of the short story genre Created characters whose sanity is questionable

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Cask story will be about?– a wooden container for wine


AMONTILLADO story will be about?

A dry white wine


Edgar allen poe
EDGAR ALLEN POE story will be about?

  • “Father” of the short story genre

  • Created characters whose sanity is questionable

  • He is the author (not the narrator) of the story “The Cask of Amontillado”

  • His difficult childhood and tragic experiences influenced his writing


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EDGAR ALLEN POE story will be about?

  • His father abandoned the family and his mother died when he was 2 years old

  • He was adopted after he was orphaned

  • In college he gambled frequently which destroyed the relationship with his adopted father.

  • His brother died of tuberculosis

  • He married his cousin Virginia Clemm(she was 13 and he was 27).

  • Virginia died 9 years later of tuberculosis


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EDGAR ALLEN POE story will be about?

  • Most of his stories deal with death, murder, tragedy (some even include cannibalism!)

  • His poem “The Raven” is his most famous work

  • It is rumored that he died

    of an opium overdose or

    alcoholism

  • Recent DNA tests suggest Poe

    died of Rabies


The cask of amontillado
“The Cask of Amontillado” story will be about?

  • “…but when I ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.”

  • This story is the chilling account of a man who is insulted by a friend and decides to avenge his honor through murder.

  • It is ironic that the murdered man’s name is FORTUNATO.


SETTING story will be about?

“It was about dusk, one evening during the supreme madness of the carnival season.”


Carnival Season in Venice story will be about?


European traditions of carnival are known in america as mardi gras
European traditions story will be about? of Carnival are known in America as “Mardi Gras”


Carnival Season in Venice story will be about?

Describe what you know of Carnival on your Sheet.


“…his head was surmounted by the story will be about?conicalcap and bells.”



Carn val

Carn = flesh (meat) story will be about?

Val = farewell

Carn + Val


Carnival in italy

The story takes place during the Renaissance (1500 to 1600) story will be about?

Carnival is a non-religious (secular) holiday, but it evolved from the Christian observance of LENT

LENT is a period fasting for 40 days before the celebration of Easter (sorrowful reflection and abstinence from fruit, eggs, meat and dairy products)

Carnival in Italy


In anticipation of the serious fasting during Lent, carnival participants engage in wild and excessive parties before giving up meat for 40 days.Parades, costumes, drinking and feasting are common Carnival celebrations.Loud noise in the streets would make it easy to cover a crime.


The combination of alcohol and costumes creates an environment where people let down their inhibitions.


P environment where people let down their inhibitions.alazzo– a large, imposing building (as a museum or place of residence) esp. in Italy


Nitre environment where people let down their inhibitions. is a potassium nitrate salt formerly known as saltpeter. Saltpeter is composed of the names “Sal” or salt, and “Petrae” or rock. Literally, salt of the rock.

“…but observe the white webwork which gleams from the these cavern walls.”

Nitre encrusted on an ancient jar

an ancient vault or catacomb


Flagon environment where people let down their inhibitions. or vase of De Grave, type ofcontainer used to hold wine

Trowel hand tool used by brick masons


MASONS environment where people let down their inhibitions.

Two definitions:

A member of the fraternity of Freemasons, a worldwide fraternal organization

OR

One whose occupation is to build with stone or brick; also, one who prepares stone for building purposes.

Symbol for the Freemasons


THE FAMILY Coat of ARMS environment where people let down their inhibitions.

“A huge foot d’or, in a field azure; the foot crushes a serpent rampant whose fangs are imbedded in the heel.”

(A gold foot on a blue

background. The foot is

crushing a snake whose

fangs are biting the heel”)

FAMILY MOTTO

“Nemo me impune lacessit”

Translation: “No one provokes me with impunity”

“No one attacks me and gets away with it!”


Carnival environment where people let down their inhibitions.

2011

February 25 -

March 8th


Venetian oro mask
Venetian “Oro” mask environment where people let down their inhibitions.

“Romeo” mask


Long nose mask most common in italy
Long-Nose mask environment where people let down their inhibitions.(most common in Italy)


Plume mask
“Plume” mask environment where people let down their inhibitions.


Baton mask
“Baton” mask environment where people let down their inhibitions.


Moretta mask held in by the teeth so the person cannot talk
“Moretta” mask – environment where people let down their inhibitions.held in by the teeth so the person cannot talk


It is also a tradition for men and women to wear matching costumes
It is also a tradition environment where people let down their inhibitions.for men and womento wear matching costumes


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