Discuss the prompt in a 400 -500 word, multi-paragraph response. Be sure to use MLA formatting with a complete heading in the upper left corner of your submission, double spacing, in-text citations from the text, and academic templates (boldfaced or underlined). Make sure you clearly mark the They Say and the I Say elements of your response (the narrator, not Poe, is your They Say). You must support your discussion with 3 paraphrases from the text that you include using proper in-text citation format. Include at least one I Say element. You do not need to create a Works Cited.
Prompt: Describe the narrator’s motivation in this story. Why does he commit to a visit of several weeks with a friend he admits he does not know intimately anymore, if he ever truly did? Why does he stay in the house after it becomes clear that dark and macabre events will soon unfold?