What elements make “The Cask of Amontillado” a horror story?
Select ONE of the following essay topics by ONE of the authors. Read the story and write a well organized 2-3 page essay answering the prompt you choose. Be sure to use evidence from the story.
*It is recommended that you take your rough draft to the writing center for review, before submitting as a final copy.
Guy de Maupassant, “The Diamond Necklace”
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In the end, Mathilde seems fated to be in the class she was born into, and class mobility seems an impossibility. Is Maupassant critiquing the rigidity of rigid class structures or is he suggesting that she is right to finally accept this class status? Take a position on this issue then argue and support your answer with specific examples from the text.
Edgar Allan Poe, “The Cask of Amontillado”
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What elements make “The Cask of Amontillado” a horror story? Define the traits and aspects of horror and demonstrate how they are evident in the story.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “The Yellow Wallpaper”
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Is John the villain in the story? Why or why not?
Does The Yellow Wallpaper have a happy or sad ending? Explain.