Based on Edgar Allen Poe's Cask of Amontillado, students will decide if Montresor is sane or insane. Considering the character's motive for revenge, dialogue, actions and thoughts, students will prepare to write an analysis essay from the perspective of a psychiatrist. Using evidence from the text citing in MLA format, students will diagnosis Montresor as a criminal or insane and write a four paragraph letter. This writing assignment also includes the application of advancing writing using phrases. The teacher will grade the essay using a letter writing rubric.