EGL 1020 The Cask of Amontillado and/or The Secret Lion Assignment

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Please follow the instructions in the attached documents to do the work. Choose of one the 3 questions and answer.

1.Explain how the narrator's point of view shapes the action and pacing of The Cask of Amontillado.Trace the plot and the different aspects of the story and how they are revealed by the narrator.You could also compare and contrast the narrators in The Cask of Amontillado and The Secret Lion.Be sure to include several examples from the text to support your thesis.

2. Discuss the types of characters present in The Cask of Amontillado and/or The Secret Lion.Are they rounded or flat?Are they sympathetic or untrustworthy?How do you know?Use examples from these stories to support your claim.

3.Focus on the setting in one of our texts.How is it portrayed?Does it change?What effect does it have on the characters or plot?

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EGL 1020 Paper 1 Assignment For your first paper assignment for EGL1020, you will need to examine a particular element(s) of literature as it applies to one or more of the texts we have read. Presumably, this will mean that you will need to work with The Cask of Amontillado and/or The Secret Lion. However, you may choose any of the texts mentioned in the syllabus. Papers should choose one or more basic elements of literature (setting, character, plot, point of view, etc.) as we discussed in class and trace their development in one or more texts. The goal is to make a statement about how one or more of these elements works in one or more of the texts from the class. You are free to develop and shape your topic as you see fit. I have included possible topics below, but you are encouraged to modify or create your own topic as long as it fits the general requirements defined above. The primary goal here is to demonstrate your ability to recognize different elements in a given text and reflect on them in writing. The paper should use Font size 12 or 13, and the paragraphs need to be double-spaced. Information directly taken from text, either verbatim or paraphrased, should be properly attributed to the author. The length requirement is 3-4 pages. See your text for sample essays and consult the examples online as well. Avoid using "you" or "I" in the paper. Keep it in the third person only. Sample Paper Topics 1. Explain how the narrator's point of view shapes the action and pacing of The Cask of Amontillado. Trace the plot and the different aspects of the story and how they are revealed by the narrator. You could also compare and contrast the narrators in The Cask of Amontillado and The Secret Lion. Be sure to include several examples from the text to support your thesis. 2. Discuss the types of characters present in The Cask of Amontillado and/or The Secret Lion. Are they rounded or flat? Are they sympathetic or untrustworthy? How do you know? Use examples from these stories to support your claim. 3. Focus on the setting in one of our texts. How is it portrayed? Does it change? What effect does it have on the characters or plot? Paper Sample: Joe Smith December 25, 20XX EGL 1020 Paper Sample: The following is an excerpt from a paper. Note that the introduction begins with attention grabbers, introduces the story and author, and then it ends with a thesis. Note how the writer integrates the story using quotations and then spends most of his time explaining and analyzing rather than summarizing. Also note the conclusion. It restates the thesis and then summarizes the essay's main points. Finally, examine the Works Cited Page. If you choose the same story, your Works Cited Page will be identical to the one below. Joe Smith December 25, 20XX EGL 1020 How does setting affect a story? Does it influence the plot or change a story's trajectory? Setting is one of the more important aspects in short stories. It can shape the action and drive characters towards a set goal. In Edgar Allan Poe's The Cask of Amontillado, the change in setting reflects the narrator's main goal: revenge. Each scene and both of the characters in the play are surrounded and seemingly trapped by their surroundings. In fact, the change in settings from a light party atmosphere, known as carnival, all the way the dark Catacombs reflect Montresor's manipulative action as he tricks Fortunato into following along to his own death. From the very beginning of the story, the setting sets the tone of the play and helps Montresor manipulate Fortunato. The narrator Montresor describes the opening atmosphere as "the supreme madness of the carnival season" (218). According to Montresor, "he had on a tight-fitting parti-striped dress, and his head was surmounted by the conical cap and bells" (219). Fortunato is dressed as a silly jester or clown. Clearly, this is a party and festive atmosphere. Everyone seems to be having a good time, and this includes both Montresor and Fortunato. There is no sign or hint for Fortunato that an evil outcome is in the future. In fact, Montresor begin a friendly conversation about wine. Montresor is inquiring about the quality of a particular kind of wine called Amontillado. He knows that Fortunato believes himself to be a wine expert. As a result, the two characters talk freely, and, in the party atmosphere, Montresor can lay his trap about luring Fortunato to his estate. Montresor even warns Fortunato about the environment in his crypt. However, Fortunato states, "The cold is merely nothing. Amontillado!" In his festive mood, Fortunato is obsessed with wine and fun. The setting begins to darken a bit as the two characters enter the estate. Montresor points out how he as tricked his servants into leaving early... Conclusion: The setting changes in The Cask of Amontillado contribute to evil trickery of Montresor and his ability to deceive his friend Fortunato. The opening party creates an ideal atmosphere to lower Fortunato's guard. After the party, Poe's story begins to darken as the action moves to Montresor's empty estate and finally to the crypts. The atmosphere in the crypt reflects the evil that Montresor is planning. All of the bones and dark imagery in the catacombs alert the reader to an unpleasant ending. Unfortunately for Fortunato, he is unable to recognize any of these danger signs; his drunken state or pride have led him to imprisonment and a horrible death. Works Cited Poe, Edgar Allan. "The Cask of Amontillado." Portable Literature: Reading, Reacting, Writing. Eds. Laurie Kirzner and Stephen Mandell. Ohio: Cengage Learning, 2013. 218-223. ...
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Discuss the types of characters present The Secret Lion
In The Secret Lion, Alberto uses literary elements to ensure his themes are understood.
He thus introduces two boys who have just entered their junior school and are experiencing
drastic changes. Through the characterization, symbolism, and setting, he can portray the
changes which young people and loss of innocence which young people go through. The first
character is that of the narrator who narrates the story. He is displayed as a 12-year-old boy who
lives near the Mississippi River near the state of Arizona. The boy is the protagonist of the story.
He does not wish for change in his life as he desires to have the same ideologies he has then
because he does not want to be like the older generation of people like his mother. The narrator
of the short story is a rounded character because he shifts from his ideology. He is portrayed as a
static character who is not ready to adapt to change, but later he is hit reality and realizes that
change is inevitable.
The other character is Sergio who is the narrator's best friend. Sergio and the narrator
cannot be separated because they have a very close bond. They both live in the same area and see
Mississippi as their heaven. They also wish that they do not want to change and grow to be like
the older generation. This shows that Sergio is also a rounded character because nearing the end

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of the story both characters ideologies are changed. This is seen in the theme of loss of innocence
which is one of the major themes of the short story the secret lion.
The other character is the mother of the narrator. The author gives her the attributes of a
good mother who cares for her child. The narrator does not tak...

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