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    You want to serve as an example and have decided to write an APA formatted literary analysis paper. You will choose a short story (file attached)
    Please include the following:

    Identify the theme within the story you have chosen and discuss how the following elements develop the theme you identify:

    Plot Development
    Remember to include in-text citations and a reference list at the end of your submission (4 sources)

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    Dear Student,
    Now that you have responded to my messages. You will have a couple hours to complete this assignment (if your class is in the afternoon). You should ask your professor if you can email the paper as well. I can't write the entire assignment for you. However, I can guide you to write it. I will also provide you the sources and APA style formatting for you to put everything together on your own. This is the best I can do for this assignment as my company warns me to never write assignments for any student. I hope you will understand. Nevertheless, like I said, I will finish this before your original deadline which is before 2pm.

    I will help you with a sample introduction if you will reword everything I will have written. That will help a lot. And that is the furthest I can do as to providing a sample paper to this type of assignment. Our ultimate goal here at Brainmass is to help you develop your writing skills so that you will be able to write more independently and effectively.

    Please do follow my instructions carefully. The first set of pointers for helping you to understand the story more fully has to do with the following set of information:

    As for Poe's text: Fortunato is the main character you should take note on as well as the narrator.

    The following questions will help you be able to understand the reading(s) more easily:

    ***What is the function of that character in the story? (What does the character do for the story?)

    ***HOw is that particular character significant to the story?

    ***Why did the author choose that character to appear in the story?

    If you can address these questions, you can work on the paper. Below is a legit site for you to reference Poe's short story.

    What I found from another site should be helpful for you to get started:
    (A story of revenge)~
    The narrator in this story vows revenge upon a man named Fortunato. He takes advantage of Fortunato's ego and lures him down into the recesses of an underground vault to taste a rare wine, a cask of Amontillado.

    "He had a weak point --this Fortunato --although in other regards he was a man to be respected and even feared. He prided himself on his connoisseurship in wine.

    More information you needed to address the list of literary concepts as requested from your professor~

    ****The Cask of Amontillado****
    First Publication:
    Godey's Lady's Book, 33, (November, 1846) 216-218.

    Subsequent Publication History:

    "The Cask of Amontillado" is an Arabesque short story.

    During the din of the carnival season, the protagonist, Montressor, decides to avenge his honor after receiving insult from Fortunato. Feigning outward congeniality toward his enemy, Montressor shrugs off numerous insults from the drunken Fortunato, inviting Fortunato to his home to sample "a pipe of what passes for Amontillado," an exquisite and rare sherry. Fortunato, the consummate connoisseur, guilelessly accepts Montressor's offer. Hastily the couple make for Montressor's vaults.
    Having planned all details of his revenge, Montressor has given instructions to his servants not to leave their duties for the duration of his long absence; as carnival is in full swing, the servants naturally take the opportunity to vacate the house immediately.

    Montressor leads the inebriated Fortunato into the bowels of the family crypts, all the while giving Fortunato more to drink, ostensibly to help Fortunato's oppressive cough. Again, Fortunato insults Montressor by forgetting Montressor's arms and motto. Obliging Fortunato, Montressor states his motto: "Nemo me impune lacessit," which means literally, "No one attacks me with impunity."

    Upon finally reaching the termination of the vaults, Montressor invites ...

    Solution Summary

    Help with Poe's story is given.