He obsesses to revenge with physically and perfectly, and also enjoys it during the process of the plan. He is not lazy to prepare for revenge, he takes advantage of Fortunato’s pride well and lures him to the vaults. He chews well and enjoys the last moment of his death. In this story “The Cask of Amontillado”, Montresor is described a very callous and cruel man. Poe describes the mental state of a man who is going to kill people horribly and admirably.
By only looking out for himself and his money, he’s constantly seeking revenge. To sum up, the characters in The Crucible have different reasons for plotting revenge. They embody spiteful people who think they deserve something, whether it be love, land, or a sense of justice. Even so, they don’t benefit from this. They prove Gandhi was right about revenge being ineffective.
It was known at the time that Montresor comes from a very proud family, and of course he had to punish Fortunato so he does not appear weak. The greatest example of Montresor’s pride is when he said “I must not only punish but punish with impunity.” (179). Although this is Montresor’s judgment, he will not accept it if it was for him “A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser. It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong.” (179). Furthermore, Montresor obviously has planned for this revenge ahead of time and been waiting for the day that Fortunato will show up.
One who would read the story would tell you that the whole thing is about revenge and it can be looked at as revenge twists the mind of a person who is vengeful, to begin with, or as revenge is a driving force behind a person going so far as to commit a murder. Such a person might be so obsessed with vengeance that he imagines reasons to obtain it are the right doing. In this story, Montresor 's family prides itself on leaving no insult unavenged. Montresor 's obsession with this has perhaps made him imagine that Fortunato has insulted his family just so that he, Montresor, has something to try his family 's pride on. As when the narrator says ‘’THE thousand injuries of
A tragic hero is a protagonist who is highly respected or esteemed despite his or her tragic flaw. This flaw is usually a personality trait that leads to the character's ultimate destruction. Tragic heroes in classical literature include Captain Ahab and Hamlet. At the beginning of "The Crucible," the other characters turn to John Proctor, believing he can stop the accusations of innocents and put an end to the injustices perpetrated by Reverend Parris and the judges. He is unsuccessful and eventually arrested, tried and sentenced to death for his outspokenness.
The first indication of his madness is seen in his emotional instability; specifically, the “result of inappropriate emotional responses” (Demian). For Montresor this is seen in his immediate need for revenge. When he states, “but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge”, Montresor reveals how his prideful nature leads to an inappropriate emotional response to the situation (Poe 236). Consequently, it is argued that a sane minded individual wouldn’t have sought retribution for such a menial occurrence. Additional evidence of Montresor’s madness Is given when the men refer to his house motto and coat of arms.
As the reader begins to read the story the author makes it very clear that Montresor wants revenge. The author tells us that the relationship between Montresor and Fortunato was not a good one. The first line of the story goes as follows “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.” (Poe) Apparently, Fortunato had caused pain to Montresor multiple times in the past and Montresor was fed up with it, and finally decided to do something about it. As the story progresses the reader learns the different characteristics of each one of the men. Fortunato, the one who is killed is a jokester, the way the author tells the reader that is by describing his outfit at the carnival, which was a grand
Mercutio, right before his death, said, “A plague o’ both your houses! I am sped,” (3.1.95) showing that he blames the households for his death. Yet, if he would have just accepted Romeo’s desire to be at peace with Tybalt, he would have still been alive. Just because the feud produced hatred between the opposing families does not mean that Mercutio had to be a victim of it. He could have avoided his fate by making less impulsive decisions, proving that the only one who is undoubtedly responsible for his death is Mercutio
Montresor accomplishes murder because he is intelligent, clever, and manipulative. Due to the fact that Montressor is clever, he is able to lead Fortunato away to murder him. Montresor keeps casually bringing up Luchresi as he is talking to Fortunato making Fortunato want to stay with Montresor more and more every time he brought up Luchresi 's name. "Thus speaking, Fortunato possessed himself of my arm; and putting on a mask or black silk and drawing a Roquelaure closely about my person, I suffered him to hurry me to my palazzo" (p. 1, li. 88-92).
Throughout the story Montresor and Fortunato show that they are both very clever, but one of them becomes far more clever than the other. Characterization proves the theme that Fortunato's insults make an enemy of Montresor. Montresor becomes vindictive when Fortunato’s insults start turning towards his family. Montresor’s family motto is no one punishes him and gets away with it (Fields). This gives reason to believe that honor dictated that Montresor avenge the insults Fortunato laid at his feet.