First Paper (Due 10/27/15) Choose one topic from the following:
1. Imbedded within Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s story “The Yellow Wallpaper,” is her critique of the role and place of women in Western cultures. What does Gilman see as the plight of women in her own society? What is the cost to women of being consigned to that plight?
2. “The Cask of Amontillado” uses a first-person narrator (a narrator that is a character in the story), and, sometimes, first-person narrators can be untrustworthy.
How trustworthy or untrustworthy do you consider the narrator?
Are there any ways that the narrator might be manipulating the truth?
How would you describe the narrator’s thoughts toward himself and his actions?