Select one of Poe’s stories and perform one of the following activities upon it:
- For “The Cask of Amontillado” or “The Fall of the House of Usher,” assess the analysis of it by D. H. Lawrence or Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren. Do you agree with the critical judgments made? Why or why not? or
- Does Poe create a “Single effect” in these stories as he describes its importance in his essay? If so, does it achieve the effect he claims is important? If not, do the multiple effects damage the readers’ perception of the story? or
- Compare and contrast characterization in “The Necklace” and “The Gift of the Magi.” Look particularly at Mathilde and Della and the way they view love and their possessions.
I went ahead and choose #1, and choose the D.H Lawrence
Attached is “The Cask of Amontillado” and D.H Lawrence analysis.