Based on our conversation on Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” and the screening of James Wan and Leigh Whannel’s Saw, you will compose a comparative analysis of the two works to determine how Saw is directly influenced by Poe’s short story.
For the purpose of this assignment, consider the common themes and motifs the film borrows from the short story with particular emphasis on the nature of the “killers” (Jigsaw and Montresor). You might also take into consideration how the two works are designed to induce fear.
- Be 3-4 pages in length
- Be thesis driven
- Cite specific evidence from both the film and the story as primary sources
- Be submitted via Canvas on the due date.
- Follow MLA conventions of citation and style
Links to the film and story can be found here: