Write a 1200-1500 word essay on “The Cask of Amontillado” written by Edgar Allan Poe. YOUR ESSAY SHOULD FOCUS ON ONE OF THE FOLLOWING IDEAS: Plot, Theme, Characters, Point of View, Setting, Structure, Tone and Style, or Symbolism and Allegory. Your thesis statement should reflect what you will be arguing about in your essay. It should be specific and narrow in focus and clearly tell the reader the purpose of your essay as well as include a unifying element(s), which you will argue throughout your essay. • You should use specific textual references and provide commentary and analysis of the ideas you present in support of your thesis argument.
You do not need outside sources for this paper, nor do you need to cite from the texts we are reading other than the short story you are analyzing.Be careful to avoid summary. Assume the reader has read the story, so you do not need to summarize story points.Do set up your quotes with a brief phrase that sets up the context of the quote. (see handout)Do provide insightful analysis as to how the author expresses his ideas through one of the elements of fiction listed above.
At this stage in your writing, your sentences should be free from errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Make sure you leave enough time to proofread for typos as well.