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  1. The Cask of Amontillado • Author • Biological Information • Literary Focus • Theme • Narration • Conflict • Characters • Plot

  2. Author • Edgar Allen Poe 1809-1849

  3. Biological Information • 1809-1849 • Coined the phrase "Short Story" • Wrote Poetry and Short Stories

  4. Literary Focus • Imagery • Point of View

  5. Theme • A persons weaknesses can allow another to manipulate him or her.

  6. Narration • 1st Person

  7. Conflict • Internal: Montresor vs. Fortunato • External: Man Vs. Man

  8. Characters • Montresor: The narrator never revealed how Fortunato "insulted" him • Fortunato: Italian nobleman with a liking for fine wine

  9. Plot • Exposition: Montresor vows revenge • Narrative Hook: Montesor tells Fortunato about the Amontillado • Rising Action: Fortunato insists on going to Montresors vault. (Led to the furthest chamber) • Climax: Montresor chains Fortunato to wall and bricks up the wall • Falling Action: Montresor hears the jingling of Fortunato's bells • Resolution: Montresor reveals that no one has discovered the crime for 50 years