The Cask Of Amontillado

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The Cask Of Amontillado

  1. 1. The cask of Amontillado <ul><li>Group members : </li></ul><ul><li>Félix Bialet </li></ul><ul><li>Pablo Cavallo </li></ul><ul><li>Miguel de Tezanos Pinto </li></ul><ul><li>Juan Cruz Zabaleta </li></ul>
  2. 2. MONTRESOR: He is another Italian nobleman who, he said, had been insulted by Fortunato and bowed fatal revenge. CHARACTERS FORTUNATO: He is an Italian nobleman who was an expert in matter of old wines and liked drinking a lot.
  3. 3. In Poe’s times, maybe during the early 1700s, in Italy. The carnival feasts, welcoming Lent. Montresor´s catacombs. SETTING
  4. 4. <ul><li>Introduction given by Montresor, explaining the causes that had led him to act in the way he was going to act. </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation of Fortunato as an expert in the matter of old wines. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>During some carnival feasts, Montresor found Fortunato, who was happily drunk. </li></ul><ul><li>NOTE: Fortunato was wearing a tight-fitting parti-striped dress and, on his head, he wore a conical cap with bells. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Montresor used irony to make Fortunato believe he had bought a pipe of a very exquisite wine called Amontillado </li></ul><ul><li>He insinuated he was in his look for Luchresi, who would surely tell him if the wine was original or not. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Fortunato plainly announced that he was going to taste the Amontillado. After all, “Luchresi cannot tell Amontillado from Sherry”. </li></ul><ul><li>They marched down the catacombs of the Montresors’. The place was full of casks, filled with wine and with skelletons. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Montresor kept him from becoming sober as they kept descending to the bottom of the catacombs. </li></ul><ul><li>Fortunato revealed he was part of the masons’ brotherhood. Montresor, then, showed him a trowel he was carring. </li></ul><ul><li>What was this for? </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>They kept descending… The air was denser and oxygen scarced… Montresor led Fortunato into a niche and chained him there. </li></ul><ul><li>Montresor kept mocking his companion as he built a brick wall over the entrance with the trowel he was carring. </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Fortunato came back from his intoxication: Montresor could hear a cry from the depth of the recess and some furious vibrations of the chain. </li></ul><ul><li>Montresor, then, decided that he would hearken in the satisfaction of listening to the poor fellow’s desperation signs. </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>But… a succession of loud and shrill screams bursting out of the chained figure thrust him violently back. It made him hesitate and tremble. </li></ul><ul><li>Now, feeling slightly bad, he hurried on the work he was now finishing. </li></ul>
  12. 13. “ Ha! Ha! Ha! --- he! 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!” <ul><li>Now, just a brick was missing and, when he was going to fit it, a laugh came from inside the niche… it said: </li></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>Finally, Fortunato didn´t answer back… the last thing Montresor heard was a jingling of the bells… His heart now did grew sick. </li></ul><ul><li>And Montresor tried to answer back with force, but inside himself he felt sick. </li></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>And Montresor hastened to end his labour. </li></ul><ul><li>And for half a century that cask remained untouched. </li></ul>IN PACE REQUIESCAT!
  15. 16. FÉLIX BIALET PABLO CAVALLO MIGUEL DE TEZANOS PINTO JUAN CRUZ ZABALETA

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