2-4 sentences for each question will be fine. there are 4 readings

Edgar Allen Poe, “The Cask of Amontillado”

1. At the initiation of the incident, Montresor identifies three criteria he imagines are indispensable for retaliation to be achieved: He states that he must “not simply correct, but correct following a while impunity”; he continues by apothegm that “a wickedness is unreadept when reward overtakes its redresser”; he concludes following a while the creed that a wickedness “is akin unreadept when the avenger fails to reach himself felt as such to him who has effected the wickedness.” Taking all of these criteria into importance, interpret whether or not you fancy Montresor achieves his design (that is, which of the criteria, if any, do you fancy he accomplishes).

2. How abundant opportunity has passed between the killing of Fortunato and the effective of this incident, and why is this momentous? 3. Although he blamed it on the dampness of the catacombs, why do you fancy Montresor’s “heart grew sick”?

4. Based on what you recognize of his sign, what do you fancy Fortunato is tarnished of, if anything?

5. If it command enjoy saved his specialality, why doesn't Fortunato normal promote to having insulted Montresor?

6. If Montresor neglected Fortunato to avow that he was a prey of retaliation, why doesn’t Montresor normal report Fortunato why this is all happening to him?

7. Identify the two images on the Montresor lineage lure of conflict and interpret what you imagine to be the symbolic discernment.

8. How is Fortunato adept in the incident which may report the reader a lot encircling his specialality and deportment?

9. Following Montresor throws the torch into the one cherishing prelude in the forbearance, what is the simply unnaturalness he hears from the other plane of the forbearance, and why is this symbolic?

10. Do you imagine Montresor is pleased following a while himself at the end of the incident?


Nathaniel Hawthorne, “Young Goodman Brown”

1. If we are to imagine that Brown’s all voyage into the woods was a romance [“Had Goodman Brown vivacitynear heednear in the jungle, and simply romanceed a ferine romance of a witch-meeting? . . .”], and these experiments are simply a fruit of his humor, what was he reputed to understand from his experiment?

2. What nearons are readers reputed to understand from Brown's experiment?

3. What role does theology play in Brown’s specialality anteriorly the “dream,” during the “dream,” and following he “wakes”?

4. Is Brown as abundant a cheat as he imagines the Deacon to be at the incident’s end? Why or why not?

5. Why doesn’t Brown carry himself from the habitation?

6. If Brown is so appalled at his wife’s certain involvement, why doesn’t he disconnect her?

7. Why is Brown’s voyage picturesquely in the initiation as an “evil scope”?


Kate Chopin, “Story of an Hour”

1. Why is the “joy” Mrs. Mallard is experiencing seemingly “monstrous”?

2. What is symbolic encircling her descriptions of the chair, the window, and the locked bedroom door?

3. What details encircling Mrs. Mallard’s wedding evidence the way(s) she felt toward her wife?

4. What details do we understand encircling Brently that evidence the cast of special he was?

5. What is Mrs. Mallard’s scene encircling vulgar who beenjoy following a while “good intentions”?


John Updike, “A&P”

1. What is Sammy’s determination of the customers? The supervisor? Stokesie? The girls?

2. Why does Sammy fancy the globe conquer be “hard” to him “hereafter”?

3. What does Sammy neglect us to imagine was the infer he give-up (his "explicit" design)?

4. What are we thus-far led to imagine is the existent infer he give-up (his "implied" design)?

5. What does Sammy say that would evidence he knew precisely how unnaturalnesss following a while the girls would adapt out at the end?

6. Why does Sammy fancy it’s prosperous that this all took attribute during the summer opportunity? What does this say encircling his sign?

7. What other details are give which evidence Sammy is near disturbed following a while the scope of his deportment than he is following a while how vulgar scene his actions?