This one-sided story by the narrator, Montresor, leads to a suspenseful conclusion not only that Fortunato’s insults perhaps are minor, but also that Fortunato may not recognize the issues at all. This lack of evidence and unrealistic friendship lead readers to believe that Fortunato does not deserve to be buried alive. Montresor could be just a sadistic character who wants to murder his enemy for
So Iago tells Roderigo that he would help him to win the heart of Desdemona. Iago tricks Roderigo, which is apart of his plan to get Roderigo on board to help him. And Roderigo foolishness is what allows Iago to get embarrassed of him. After hearing Roderigo's plead for help he say's that " I hate the Moor and it is thought abroad that ' twixt my sheets has done my office./ I know if't be true,/
In the short story “The Cask of Amontillado” Montresor states, “I must not only punish but punish with impunity. 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” (Poe). In today's language, Montresor is saying that he wants to punish Fortunato without being caught, but he does want Fortunato to know that he was going to die by the hand of Montresor so he could have closure in the subject. In the online article “Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado" the author states, “Montresor, who is the narrator of this disturbing short story, vows to get revenge on Fortunato for insulting him, and Montresor plans to seek retribution upon Fortunato to support his family motto "Nemo me impune lacessit" which means “No one assails me with impunity" in English” (Womack).
The range by which the term “power” is defined is vast, although any person or object possessing the ability to control one’s mind can be defined as powerful, including alcohol. In The Cask of Amontillado, Fortunato’s love for wine becomes the reason for his demise. Although wine is usually an inanimate object, in this story by Edgar Allan Poe, Amontillado (wine) possess the power to tempt poor Fortunato time and time again, blinding him from a downward spiral that he is walking into, thereby making it “animate” as it controls Fortunato rather than him controlling the wine. Montresor says, “He had a weak point --this Fortunato…
In the book Clash of Kings, George R.R. Martin declaimed, “I will hurt you for this. I don’t know how yet, but give me time. A day will come when you think yourself safe and happy and suddenly your joy will turn to ashes in your mouth, and you’ll know the debt is paid.” Revenge is a dangerous act and can lead to death and injury. Edgar Allan Poe wrote an eerie and sinister piece of work called “The Cask of Amontillado.”
In Shakespeare’s classical play, Othello, Iago manipulates the characters of power to obtain what he wants which is revenge. Iago uses several different methods to trick these characters to fall into his trap, these methods include using the characters weakness against them, and making himself appear different to gain the trust of the other characters. With these different methods he can exploit these characters and their flaws so the fall easily into his plan to obtain Cassio’s position as second in command, and ruin Othello for not giving him the position. Iago is a jealous man, and with this flaw he used his motivation to take down Othello and those who stand with him. To skillfully manipulate someone is to use their weaknesses and to use their emotions against them.
In “The Tempest”, it is apparent that perception is more powerful than reality because it makes people believe in false powers when Antonio holds worldly powers over his brother and Stephano worships wine, it strengthens the love between Ferdinand and Miranda even when they thought that Prospero is not in acceptance of it, and perception has the ability to permanently change people’s lives when Alonso has been permanently hurt by losing his son in the tempest even after finding him
However, Othello still perceives himself to be an important and desirable man given his prestigious position and military successes. By feeding Othello lies laced with his racial insecurities, Iago conflicts him. Iago says that Othello drastically changes “with his poison”: Dangerous conceits are in their natures poisons, Which at the first are scarce found to distaste, But with a little act upon the blood Burn like the mines of sulfur. (3.3.372-377) After
His total obliviousness to the situation allows Montresor to take his revenge by easily manipulating Fortunato, starting when they meet at the carnival and lasting until Montresor chains Fortunato to the enclave’s wall (432). Poe introduces verbal irony through Montresor’s manipulative words, as the entire time Montresor is leading Fortunato down into the catacombs, he continuously badgers his drunken companion about the environment being bad for Fortunato’s health, even saying, “Your health is precious” (429). The voiced “concerns” qualify as verbal irony because the audience is already well aware that Montresor does not give a damn about Fortunato’s health and is only luring him into the catacombs to exact revenge. The third type of irony, situational, is not used by Poe until the end of the story when Montresor has almost completely sealed away Fortunato in the Montresor family tomb. When Fortunato stops yelling and making noise, Montresor immediately wants to know if he is still alive, so he drops “a torch through the remaining aperture….There came forth only in return a jingling of the bells” (432).
This quote shows betrayal because Montessori made him feel as if he was safe with him when in reality Fortunato was falling right in Montressors trap. Montessor was deciving Fortunado by telling him to go back after coughing for a while, then giving him wine after he denies going back. “True-true”, I replied;”and indeed, I has no intention of alarming you unnecessarily , but you should use all proper caution. A draft of this Medoc will defend us from the damps. ”117
Based on the fact that Montressor is able to indulge in fine wines and thinks highly of himself leads me to believe that he is at least of average social class. However, you can tell that people such as Fortunato still look down upon him. Montressor is an unreliable narrator because he never provides proof as to how Fortunato has “injured” him in the past and he always tries to cover up his flaws. 2. The “You” addressed in the first paragraph is the person that Montressor is recounting the murder of Fortunato to.
The lack of mental stability, homicidal tendencies, and the large gap in time, it is safely said that Montresor is not a reliable narrator. It is apparent to the reader that he does not have all his marbles. In what society would someone who is not all mentally there be seen as a reliable source? The fact that he is able to pick up on Fortunato’s weakness and exploits them proves how unreliable he is.
Even after Bateman makes his confession, there is no repercussion for him. Society seems to see the devil inside him and eagerly accepts him for the familiarity he brings. Throughout the movie Bateman’s behavior was reinforced,even when he went out on a suicidal rampage he got off scot-free. Bateman might be a psychopath but in this world of greed and egotism there are many that are equally capable of what Bateman did, albeit in small scale. Bateman says, “There is an idea of Patrick Bateman, some kind of abstraction but there is no real me”.
Augustus was a extremely well known figure in history and that is because he was known for the “[p]eace within the empire [that] was counted [as] the greatest blessing,” (192.) He was always concerned with the welfare of the people, the laws of Rome, and the fact that power should not be flaunted around. This highlights Augustus’ strong points as an emperor of Rome, and all the things he did for Rome that changed it
“The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe is what is considered the best short story ever written, showing the true nature of the human being. Poe captures the reality of the aggression that one can suppress through this dark story expressing the secret hate between two characters. “The Cask of Amontillado” shows emotions that almost all the readers can relate to in one way or another, and that everyone has a breaking point in which they cannot take any more abuse or neglect. The main character “Montresor” has an old friend by the name of “Fortunato” who has caused Montresor many injuries and has even gone to the length of insulting him.