Humanities
comparing and contrasting 3 short stories

English 1020

Prince George's Community College

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this i an essay that need to be completed it requires to read 3 short story's. which are “Cask of Amontillado, “The Yellow Wallpaper” and “Young Goodman Brown”.

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EGL 1020 Paper 2 Assignment: Theme The second paper should focus on one or two themes that are prevalent in the stories we have covered. As with the last paper, you may choose any of the texts in the syllabus, but you will need to refine your thesis to make sure it highlights and explains a particular theme in one or more of the texts. You will probably want to use some of the literary elements (plot, setting, character, etc.) to demonstrate how these themes develop in the texts. Some of the texts we have covered may employ the same or similar themes. If this is the case, you might find it useful to compare and contrast how these themes work in different literary texts. Although identifying a theme is often subjective, you must be able to support your ideas with clear examples from the text. For example, if you believe “Young Goodman Brown” is a story about the loss of innocence, you will need to highlight examples from the text where that innocence exists or is lost. The paper should use Font size 12 or 13, and the paragraphs need to be double-spaced. Information directly taken from the text, either verbatim or paraphrased, should be properly attributed to the author. The required length is 3-4 pages. The due date is March 12 at 11:59am. Sample Paper Topics 1. The death of major or minor characters is common in many of the stories we have explored. Are there any connections in how death is treated in two or more of the texts? If so, how? How are the deaths handled? Similarities? Differences? 2. Some readers argue that revenge drives the action in the “Cask of Amontillado” and “The Yellow Wallpaper” and “Young Goodman Brown”? Do you agree? If so, what are the motivations at play? If not, what else might be driving the action? 3. Using one of the texts we’ve discussed, explore how the plot may contribute to one or more of the central themes you have identified. Does the action create a mood or atmosphere that reflects the main theme? For example, some readers and critics argue that the mundane and matter-of-fact plotline and pacing in “The Lottery” describes the idea that seemingly moral and good human beings can commit evil without remorse. ...
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Comparing and Contrasting 3 Short Stories
The "Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allen Poe, "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte
Gilman, and "Young Goodman Brown" by Nathaniel Hawthorne are largely motivated by
desires to portray revenge as a driving force for people to settle old scores. The settings in stories
influence the characters, and enhance the development of the plot and central themes. Just like in
"Young Goodman Brown", "Cask of Amontillado" has uses sophisticated indirect and direct
factors, symbolism, and irony to support the theme of revenge. In the opening line of "Cask of
Amontillado", readers are introduced to the statement “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had
borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge" (Poe 1). This quote
that clearly depicts that Montresor wants revenge, not for his injuries, but for the insult. By the
use of this statement, Poe has managed to attract the attention of the readers toward the story.
The quotes act as a build-up to the story.
The theme of revenge in "Cask of Amontillado" has works out by the use of Montresor,
whose sanity is que...

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