The Cask Of Amontillado Background

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The Cask Of Amontillado Background

  1. 1. The Cask of Amontillado
  2. 2. Cask – a wooden container for wine
  3. 3. AMONTILLADO A DRY WHITE WINE
  4. 4. “ It was about dusk, one evening during the supreme madness of the carnival season.” SETTING
  5. 5. Carnival Season in Venice
  6. 7. “… his head was surmounted by the conical cap and bells .”
  7. 8. “ He had on a tight-fitting parti-striped dress”
  8. 9. P alazzo – a large, imposing building (as a museum or place of residence) esp. in Italy
  9. 10. Nitre 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
  10. 11. Flagon or vase of De Grave , type of wine Trowel hand tool used by brick masons
  11. 12. MASONS 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
  12. 13. THE FAMILY ARMS “ A huge foot d’or, in a field azure; the foot crushes a serpent rampant whose fangs are imbedded in the heal.” FAMILY MOTTO “ Nemo me impune lacessit ” Translation: “ No one provokes me with impunity ” /A more colloquial translation into English would be “No one attacks me and gets away with it.”

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