After having read "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe, you are going to put your narrative writing skills to work and choose one of the three options below to explore more in writing.
1- You are Montresor and need to explain the details of your confession. Where are you? Why did you do it? What was the insult/background story? Why kill him in the way that you did?
2- You are a local police detective and you have been tasked with investigating the disappearance of Fortunato. Retrace his steps leading up to his disappearance. Remember to interview anyone that may have seen him that night. After gathering all of your information, write a detailed missing person's report on behalf of Fortunato's family detailing Fortunato's last day on earth.
3- Imagine that it is fifty years after Montresor's crime against Fortunato has been committed. Montresor believes that he has gotten away with this crime, but suddenly new evidence has come to light. Another festival attendant recalls seeing Fortunato leave the party with Montresor. This witness hasn't come forward until now because she was afraid of what he might do; however now that she is old, she has decided that there is nothing to gain by continuing to hide his secret.
The authorities have picked up Montresor and brought him to the local police station for questioning. Write a one page dialogue that illustrates Montresor's conversation with police.
***Make sure to include specific facts from the text. You'll have to use your imagination and knowledge on narrative elements in your writing, but all elements should be believable. ***
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences. [W-8.3]