Cask of Amontillado
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by Gary Hinton
| 14 Questions
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The stoy opens with "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;"

What can we assume this story will be about?
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1 pt
The stoy opens with "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;"

What can we assume this story will be about?
3
1 pt
“Before you seek revenge, dig two graves.” – Confucius

How do you feel about revenge? Where does that feeling come from?
4
1 pt
Older works of literature often include words that have fallen out of use. This is true of Edgar Allen Poe's work. On top of that his use of words set a particular tone.

In the opening he uses the words "redress" and "retribution." Using a resource, define these two words and breifly describe how they affect the tone of the story. Keep in mind that some words have multiple meanings, you must chose the meaning that best fits the text.
5
1 pt
What was Fortunado's weak point?
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1 pt
Mood and suspense and Poe's staple devices. Without his attention to these things it would not be a Poe story. Look at the passage and discuss how he develops both.

"It was about dusk, one evening during the supreme madness of the carnival season, that I encountered my friend. He accosted me with excessive warmth, for he had been drinking much."
7
1 pt
What is Ammontillado and what does the narrator compair it to? What is Flambeaux?
8
1 pt
We find out that the narrator is part of the Montresor family. As The narrator leads Fortunato into the family "catacombs" the family crest of the Montresors is decribed

"A huge human foot d'or, in a field azure; the foot crushes a serpent rampant whose fangs are imbedded in the heel." "And the motto?" "Nemo me impune lacessit."

What does this motto mean?
9
1 pt
Several times Montresor speaks about going back. Why does Fortunado continue to go further into the damp catacombs?
10
1 pt
Fortunado asks if Monteseur is a Mason. What is a mason?
11
1 pt
Fortunado finds himself at the end of the catacombs and is asked to go into a crypt to get the Amontillado. What happens next?
12
1 pt
Fortunado is depiced as wearing a hat with a bell. What is the symbolism behind this and why is it deeply unsettling at the very end of the story?
13
1 pt
The last two pages of this story are perhaps the most chilling. Describe the narrators actions
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1 pt
Montesure goes to great lengths to get his revenge and does it in pretty cold blooded way. What motive could possibly inspire such a murder?
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