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kikoisflip | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted September 28, 2009 at 10:12 AM via web

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What is a good thesis statement and what is a good conclusion for an essay subjecting the story "The Cask of Amontillado"?

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kkosach | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Adjunct Educator

Posted September 28, 2009 at 1:30 PM (Answer #1)

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A good thesis statement would be "Man will go to extremes to get revenge."  The whole short story is about revenge, and the easiest thing to write about, therefore, is revenge and how Montresor gets it.  Your body paragraphs could discuss Montresor's steps to lead Fortunato to his death.  In the conclusion, list the three steps you found to be most important in Fortunato's path to death, and explain how those steps allowed Montresor to get his revenge (in a few words each).  Do not use, "In conclusion" to start your conclusion.

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