1. Pick a story that you enjoyed or found intriguing from the list.
a) The cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe
b)The Story of an hour by Kate Chopin
c) The things they carried by Tim O’Brien
d)Everyday use by by Alice Walker
2. After careful examination of the story, what was the author’s intent as it relates to theme,main idea or motifs?
3. What literary device did the author use to help the reader understand the main idea or theme?
This essay will have a solid hook, a summary of the chosen story, a thesis about the element of fiction that will be the focus of the essay, and clear analysis and argument supported by evidence
from the story.
The unreliable narrator in “The Tell Tale Heart” exemplifies the theme of insanity through his scattered thoughts, his repetitiveness and his contradictions.