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I am doing a literary criticism research paper on "The Black Cat", "Tell Tail Heart", and "Cask of Amontillado". Please give me some ideas (3 Preferable) on how I can relate these stories together. So far I know they are all written in first person singular and they both contain murders that were driven by insanity. -PLEASE HELP ME-

-- Anonymous, April 23, 2000


Ha Ha!!!!!

-- Anonymous, April 25, 2000

Benny, you are cheating and I will not allow you to do your stories over the topic you choise. If they are in the final copy of your research paper I will contact the office. I will keep it secret that I found you out so you will not become labled as a cheater, though you do it so much in my class. DO NOT approach me in school. Sence you already finished your rough draft I will let it pass on that. I will still correct it as I would a normal paper so you can understand at least in a jist how to write, a skill in which you oviously have not developed.

-- Anonymous, April 26, 2000

Mr. are a teacher? ha...that's a can't even spell correctly! And how would you consider this cheating if i might imply to ask? Isn't the whole purpose of learning to find out as much as possible about a given topic...and then to put it in your own words and your own views on the subject... Oh and another thing! what kinda teacher are you who approaches a kid on the net to accuse him of cheating? Would it not be more appropriate to come to him in class and talk to him about it! Unstead of hiding behind a computer! let me give you a word of advice will help the student in the long run and earn more respect from him if you talk to him in a more worthy manner?

-- Anonymous, April 27, 2000

Benny, all three murders were not only driven by insanity, but the narrator's hatred of the victim was, in all three cases, totally unreasonable. Even though, in The Cask of Amontillado, the speaker informs us that his motive is one of revenge, he neglects to mention exactly what he is attempting to get revenge for. Perhaps he really had no motive? Another similarity between these tales is that the murderer conceals the corpses of his victims inside some hidden compartment within a building. Hope that helps.

-- Anonymous, April 30, 2000

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