Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” ,Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brow, Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour

Discuss plot structure in Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado.”

Identify the exposition, in which setting is established and characters are introduced, the climax, and the denouement.

Identify any use of foreshadowing in the story and a, other elements that directly contribute to plot development.

Discuss symbolism in Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown.” Some people read this story as an allegory, in which events, characters, and other elements work together to represent something else.

Discuss character in Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour.”

Present a thorough character analysis of Mrs. Mallard. What do we know about her?

Define a static character.

Define a dynamic character.

Which character types describe Mrs. Mallard? How do you know?

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