What is the mental state of a man who is going to kill people? How do people feel when they see the last moment of their friend? “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe is the story of a man who vowed revenge because of humiliation. When the night of the carnival, Montresor came up with a terrible plan. Fortunato whom he hates is a fool for wine.
Revenge is a common motivator in stories, fables, and poems alike. Themes about revenge often involve its downsides, or when it is an appropriate option. In “A Cask of Amontillado”, “The Coffin”, and “Lamb to the Slaughter”, Poe. Bradbury, and Dahl
Ponder. Worry. Stay up nights, frightened for the casualties of your ideology. It will do you good to realize the price of fighting” (Sanderson 223). This allows David to come to the realization that he is being consumed by the darkness and grief in his heart, and leaves him in ambivalence on if he should take revenge on Steelheart for something he did years prior, over the cost of thousands of innocent civilian lives.
One of the first signs of the narrator's feelings is in the third paragraph when he says “It was bad enough having an invalid brother, but having one who possibly was not all there was unbearable, so I began to make plans to kill him by smothering him with a pillow.” This shows that the narrator was disappointed and horrified of having a brother who would not be all there. It also shows that he was so embarrassed by his brother that he would even kill his brother so he wouldn't be embarrassed. Another excerpt from the story that shows or helps develop the theme is in the
Whereas, in The Cask of Amontillado, the reason behind the murder is revenge, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as best I could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.” Additionally, Montressor’s jealousy is another reason because of which he murders Fortunato. The other difference noticed in the short stories, is that in both of the short stories the aftermath of the murder is different. In The Tell Tale Heart, in the near end of the story after the murder, the narrator feels very happy , and
This relates to my thesis because judging people causes fear and tragedy to occur. In the poem “Skittles for Trayvon” the author depicts actions from the character “Troubled Man” that were based of off fear. Because the “Troubled Man” judged Singing Boy off of what he saw, he began to be in fear of what he thought Singing Boy might do to him. Fear caused Troubled Man to kill Singing boy. This is similar to the death of Trayvon Martin because Zimmerman acted on fear when he killed Trayvon Martin.
This becomes more notable as the story progresses especially when the monster states that his “heart was poisoned with remorse” (Shelley 186). In this vital statement said by the monster, his intense regret for his murders is clearly conveyed. He even goes to the extent to metaphorically hyperbolize his feelings of remorse by stating that they have “poisoned” his heart. He adds on by saying that his heart was “fashioned to be susceptible of love and sympathy” (Shelley 186), which even further supports the idea that the monster truly believes that he was originally intended to have the traits and mindset of a human. However, the rejection brought against him by society destroyed his human traits leading him to murdering people.
This causes a slow and painful death for Fortunato. The fact that Montresor states that he is going to “punish with impunity” gives a eire almost spooky feeling, such as killing Fortunato is going to happen. But this feeling later turns to shock in the way that Montresor punished with impunity. In this story Edgar Allan Poe demonstrates that people can be driven by a passionate feeling of revenge and hate to do absurd and incomprehensible acts against their fellow man. In both the story and the film the reader picks up on the spooky and eerie feeling almost immediately.
Placing the Blame The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet truly becomes a tragedy once Mercutio, Romeo’s close friend, is killed by the hand of Tybalt. Multiple claims could be made regarding who is responsible for Mercutio’s death, but he himself is ultimately to blame. Once Tybalt approaches him, Mercutio begins to instigate. The heat at the time of this scene was hardly bearable, making matters worse as Mercutio quickly becomes irritable. He made insulting comments and aggravating remarks, pushing Tybalt to the point of fighting.
Throughout the story, Munro has been preparing us for the tragic event, and when we read the “It got worse, gradually”, we feel the curiosity growing. It follows up by a lot of irony, which in many cases makes the reader to re-read - for instance when Lloyd says, "Think of the children", or another example would be Lloyds telephone conversation with Maggie after he had murdered the children (the tragic event). Throughout the text, Munro makes it very clear that Lloyd is a cruel man. Munro is quite relentless in turning the reader against Lloyd, and just when you think there could not be anything worse he could do to earn our condemnation (murdering his own kids with his bare hands), Munro astounds the reader with the line, "You brought it all on
In the tragedy, “Macbeth” by William Shakespeare, guilt is contributed throughout the play, sacrificing a feeling that haunts the conscience. The feeling of guilt can come from committing a crime, a faulty act, or even violation over someone. The criminal may have remorse in their sinful hands creating an awful grudge with their past. It can lead them to their horrific death of repeatedly seeing their hands, as a reminder of what they have done. ”Hands”, signify the important components of self and violence that rounds out an emphasis placed on choice throughout the play.