I am to compare and contrast William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily"and Edgar Allen Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado" plot, characters, setting, and point of view. I need to include some quotes from the short stories to illustrate my points. I have come of with some points but do not have enough to write a 1400 word paper. I really need help. I think I have read and reread these stories until I am brain dead.
As for "A Rose for Emily", I would certainly focus on Emily the main character.
Miss Emily Grierson appeared immediately in the beginning of the story, so that tells me that she's the main one to focus on. You can use the following portion of text to focus on setting:
(Miss Emily's house was left, lifting its
stubborn and coquettish decay above the cotton wagons and the gasoline pumps-an eyesore
among eyesores. And now Miss Emily had gone to join the representatives of those august
names where they lay in the cedarbemused cemetery among the ranked and anonymous graves
of Union and Confederate soldiers who fell at the battle of Jefferson.)
As far as quotes go, I can only help you find the ones that relate to what it is you need. The next section of the text is also siginificant: (Alive, Miss Emily had been a tradition, a duty, and a care; a sort of hereditary obligation upon
the town, dating from that day in 1894 when Colonel Sartoris, the mayor-he who fathered the
edict that no Negro woman should appear on the streets without an apron-- remitted her taxes,
the dispensation dating from the death of her father on into perpetuity...)
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 ...