Edgar Allen Poe’s The Cask Of Amontillado (Research Proposal Sample)
Type: Written Paper
Style: Modern Language Association Format
Length: One double-spaced page
Description: The purpose writing a paper proposal is to give your professor an opportunity to provide feedback on your topic, argument, and research goals. Perhaps most importantly, a paper proposal requires you to narrow your topic and begin formulating the argument you'll make.
Be Sure to: Include and identify a your main thesis statement
Your research paper proposal is a single page the let's the reader know what you hope to argue in your paper. The most important item in the proposal should be your current thesis statement (it might change as you write) and how you hope to engage in arguing this. Your consideration of this thesis is best placed in the first paragraph of the proposal.
For the second paragraph it is a good practice to write about how you intend on researching your proofs. Remember that a thesis statement is an argument that will need expert opinion to help you prove. Before writing the proposal you should have engaged in some research of your topic and thesis and have a good idea where you will find the sources (at least 3) you need for the paper. TIP: "I plan on looking on the internet" is a bad answer. "Harold Bloom's consideration of the motivations that drive the plot of Hamlet will be utilized in this exploration is good answer.
The final paragraph in the proposal is used to sum up what you hope to accomplish by writing this paper.
Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado”
In the opening statement of ‘The Cask of Amontillado’ Montresor the narrator states “the thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could (Poe 1). The reason for the revenge is not given, and Montresor holds a grudge against Fortunato a wine connoisseur lured to his death by the promise he would taste wine but is left to die. Montresor vows to punish with impunity indicating that his murder plot was well planned and no random. As there is no motive of the murder as Montresor does not elaborate on Fortunato’s insults. Montresor fails at executing an honorable and perfect revenge as Fortunato did not even know whatever wrong he did.
Montresor is an upper class man gentleman with pride in his family who has been hurt, while Fortunato is an aspiring to
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