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Phase 4 Individual Project 1 Running Head: PHASE 4 INDIVIDUAL PORJECT: LITERARY ANALYSIS Phase 4 Individual Project: Literary Analysis Chris Normand Colorado Technical University World Literature 215-12 Prof. Susan Kauffman August 5, 2010
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Phase 4 Individual Project 2 Abstract It is the purpose of this paper to make a literary analysis of two chosen literary works, each according to related theme. My chosen theme is “Revenge.” I will be using Edgar A. Poe’s, “The Cask of Amontillado,” and “Keeping Score,” by David Elder. In the analysis, I will discuss how these works develop their theme, how they change the theme, and how the theme is impacted by the genre of the work.
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Phase 4 Individual Project 3 Phase 4 Individual Project: Literary Analysis “Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you.” This is the ethical code, among civilized human beings, referred to as the “Golden Rule.” This rule seems to be very easy to understand and easy to adhere to. That is, until one is faced with suffering at the hands of another one’s cruelty. A seemingly natural trait among people is the exponential increase of malice toward such a one of ill intent and action. To be more specific, it becomes increasingly difficult a spurned one to stifle the desire to administer reciprocity toward another’s unkind actions. This leads to the breakdown of the “Golden Rule,” into what is commonly called “Revenge.” The two literary works I have chosen to analyze, “The Cask of Amontillado,” by Edgar A. Poe, and, “Keeping Score,” by David Elder, are perfect examples of revenge. As stated in Poe’s story, “punishment with impunity,” (Poe, 2009). Not just getting back at someone, but also making him or her suffer for what they have done. Such is the case in the story, “The Cask of Amontillado,” where the character, Montresor, has decided he has suffered insults and injuries, at the hand of his (so- called) friend, Fortunato, to the extent; he is now meditating murder in the cruelest way. The description the narrator give is that Montresor has been patient with his friend’s
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This note was uploaded on 08/22/2010 for the course ACCT LTR taught by Professor Kauffman during the Spring '10 term at Colorado Technical University.

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