Pick one of the two topic choices below. In addition to using specific quotes from the story, you should utilize at least one additional outside credible source.
Topic Choice #1:
What is the nature of the conflict in John Updike’s “A&P”? What do the girls represent in the story? Why does the central narrator react to his boss’ decision to reprimand them by quitting?
Topic Choice #2:
Examine at least two examples of irony in “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe. How is dramatic and verbal irony used to foreshadow Fortunato’s eventual demise? How do those examples relate to the theme of revenge in the story?
- Es.says must be in MLA format
- Es.says should be a minimum of 1,000 words
Meyer, Michael and D. Quentin Miller. The Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature: Reading, Thinking, and Writing, 12th ed., Macmillan Learning, 2020.
“A&P” by John Updike
“The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe