Now that you have written a thesis statement and created an outline for your paper, you will use the critical reading skills practiced in this course to defend your interpretation of the literary text you have chosen to analyze. Keep in mind the importance of “close reading” or “reading between the lines.”

This week, you will submit a rough draft of your analytical paper.

Now that you have written a thesis statement and created an outline for your paper, you will use the critical reading skills practiced in this course to defend your interpretation of the literary text you have chosen to analyze. Keep in mind the importance of “close reading” or “reading between the lines.”

Your paper must include the following:

An introduction that provides relevant background information and ends with your thesis statement
A minimum of four body paragraphs that defend your thesis statement
A minimum of three references from reliable sources; one must be a scholarly, academic article, and all must be cited at least once in the paper
A conclusion that reaffirms your thesis statement and addresses wider implications
Formatting, citations, and references must all adhere to APA style
Introduction

Background info: The story presents a man defending his sanity, citing that he is not mad.

Background info: The man proceeds to assert that the illness left him in a better state of health and wellness.

Background info: In his narration, he ends up confessing that he killed the old man’s evil eye that he hated.

Thesis statement: From the narration, the speaker intentionally attacked the old man to kill him owing to the time he took to plan for the killing, the tactful execution of the murder, and the perfectly done cover-up.

Body Paragraph 1

Topic sentence: The planning of the killing cites that the murder was committed Intentionally.

1. passage: And so, I finally decided I had to kill the old man and close that eye forever (Poe & Buchta, 2002)

interpretation: This implies that the narrator had the intention to kill the old man even before the day came.

2. Passage: A madman cannot plan

interpretation: With this, the speaker justifies his actions as planned by him in his right senses.

3 Passage: During that week, I was as friendly to the old man as possible and warm and loving.

Interpretation: Getting the older man closer to him was a strategy used in the plan to kill the older man.

Body Paragraph 2

Topic/transition sentence: The execution of the killing plan signifies the guilty mind of the narrator while killing the old man (Poe & Buchta, 2002).

Passage: The narrator cites how he continued to push the door until he put his head inside ty room.

Interpretation: The execution of the murder was in process, and the narrator was determined to do it with precision and perfection.

Passage: The narrator explains how he was never afraid to be moving into the older man’s room in the dark.

a. Interpretation: This expenses how evil the narrator got to the extent that he never feared killing the innocent man.

3. Passage: The narrator explains how his anger grew as the older man’s free and heartbeat increased.

a. Interpretation: Despite recognizing the pain and fear the older man had for his life, the narrator does not sympathize with the helpless older man.

Body Paragraph 3

A.Topic/transition sentence: The killing and hiding of the body express the malicious intention to take a life and get away with it.

1.Passage: The narrator cites how he suffocated the older man (Poe & Buchta, 2002).

a. Interpretation: This reflects the heartlessness of the narrator while committing the murder.

2. Passage: The narrator explains how he was troubled by the older men here kept beating him.

a. Interpretation: The narrator was determined to take the innocent life without a single drop of sympathy.

3. Passage: The narrator cites how satisfied he was when the older man’s heart stopped beating.

a.Interpretation: The evil desire to take the older man’s life stayed dissatisfied until the young man killed the older man.

Body Paragraph 4

A. Topic/transition sentence: The interference with the body after the execution represents the young man’s desire to get away with the killing.

1.passage: The narrator explains how he divided the body and hid the various parts (Poe & Buchta, 2002)

representation: By hiding the body, the killer sought to clear any evidence of the killing.

Passage: The narrator explains how he does the police to believe that the scream reported by the neighbor was made by himself in a dream and that the older man had gone on a journey.

Interpretation: Fearing being noticed, the narrator hid what had happened from the police officers in fear of apprehension.

3. Passage: The narrator presents how he acted calmly and collected before the police.

a.Interpretation: Having committed an offense, the killer feared that being nervous or afraid would make the police suspicious.

Conclusion

Restatement of thesis: From the narration, the speaker intentionally attacked the older man to kill him owing to the time he took to plan for the killing, the tactful execution of the murder, and the perfectly done cover-up.

So what? Address the wider implications of your interpretation:

The evil desire to take an innocent life sounds strange and should be addressed.

The thought that the man is mad should be done away with as he vividly collects having the intention to commit the offense.

The police officers should apprehend the narrator and make him account for his willful misconduct.