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
Both of the short stories are about revenge, murder and madness. The narrators of both the Tell-Tale Heart and the Cask of Amontillado have very different motives for committing the murder each of them commits. In The Tell-Tale Heart, the narrator is insane and his motive behind killing the old man is that he cannot stand the sight of the old man’s “vulture eye”. He is tempted to close the eye forever, and so he does this by murdering him.
He says that what he will tell Hamlet will cause Hamlet to seek revenge. King Hamlet’s ghost informs Hamlet that he must, “Revenge his foul and most unnatural murther.” (Murder.) He says that it was a “…Murther most foul.” These words cause Hamlet to feel the desire seek revenge.
[then] an idea that held a wild chance came to him” (651-654). Connell further creates a sense of hopelessness and dread with the phrase “postponing the inevitable” since it is only a matter of time before Rainsford gets brutally murdered by Zaroff. This phrase also gives the reader a glimpse into Rainsford’s thoughts and makes sure that the reader understands the situation. The fact that Rainsford thinks of an idea with a slim chance of success can only mean that he is on the verge of giving up and succumbing to Zaroff and his dogs. Rainsford commits to his plan and starts running until he reached “the shore of the sea.
Hamlet quotes he is “revengeful, ambitious, with more offences at my beck” (III.i.126-127) when talking to Ophelia. He acknowledges his own ambition for revenge and is even able to admit to to, claiming that King Hamlet’s passing was constantly on his thoughts. His actions and intentions in the play all lead up to one thing: getting revenge on Claudius. Not only did Claudius murder him, he also stole Hamlet’s rightful position as king. Another example is during Hamlet confrontation with the ghost when he says “wings as swift, As meditation or the thoughts of love, May sweep to my revenge” (I.iv.35-37).
The author’s tone in this quote is violent and bitter. Eric saying that he “hated almost everyone “, would support the reader’s thinking towards what kind of person Eric is, and what Eric is thinking. Eric’s use of language almost immediately gives the reader a hint of what he is capable of, not in the sense that he would literally “rip is head off and eat it” but in the sense that he is capable of doing bad things. Given the fact that people throughout the United States have already heard of the mass shooting in Columbine, the reader would promptly identify Eric as the killer and they would be right. The author’s purpose could be to keep the reader thinking: who is the killer? , but also help the reader predict how will the killer’s next plans
What About A Little Murder Right now in the world, there is a murder. A utterly perfect murder. Ralph Underhill bullied Doug when they went to school together, which now Doug is an adult he decides he wants payback of murder. He finds Ralph who is very sick and thinks to himself, should I kill him?
Death has an unimaginable effect on all of us, whether we are the main actor or a bystander. Macbeth, like many other stories of its time period, includes “death” as one of the primary themes used to drive the plot forward. Specifically, Macbeth’s decision to murder King Duncan is essentially the catalyst used by Shakespeare that sets the rest of the story in motion. Both supernatural and evil forces push and pull all around him, and despite the death and destruction they leave in their wake, Macbeth’s own mind seems to be the primary victim. As the first two acts progress, it is clear from his words and actions that cracks have begun to appear in his psyche.
Another time Montresor showed relentlessness was when he said his heart grew sick. After everything happened, “My heart grew sick - on account of the dampness of the catacombs. ”(page 4) Right there he could 've been thinking about what he had just did, and be regretting what he just did. Then he says, “to the account of the catacombs.”, what he means there is he is telling you what it could be, and not on regret.
Confessions of a Guilty Mad Man The motive that made guilt manifest within. A lesson of guilt taught with fear, and the outcomes of how guilt can make a man go mad and confess. This is what Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart” teaches us.
Even if you beg in the back of your mind for it to come swiftly and ease your suffering, it would only laugh and mock your sad attempts along with the living. What would you do in this dark situation you find yourself trapped in? What would you do if you were in his shoes? This follows the tragic story of “Alexander Supertramp”, better known as Chris McCandless. At first glance of the novel “Into the Wild” by Jon Krakauer, it would appear that the main driving forces, or at least most of the main evidence for Chris having
"The perfect murder" by Ray Bradbury, is a short story about a bullied kid on the night of his forty-eighth birthday wakes up and decides to kill his childhood bully. He spends a day on a train that travels across the country. When he comes to his bully house he does not kill him, but only whispers bang six times. After that, he goes to his old house where he throws stones at his old bedroom win Bradbury theme is to release the past. He did this by using characters and flashbacks.
In the novel Farenheight 451, Guy Montag meets a girl names Clarisse. She was no ordinary girl. She broke the rules, defied the government all the way until her death. By this I mean she was creative. The government was so ruling you could not read any books.
In Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, the author exemplifies that in order for a perfect society to exist, there must be no diversity within the population. In the beginning of the book, society is seemingly perfect because the main character -- Guy Montag -- is the same as all of the other citizens. Like all of the other citizens, Montag has the same “black hair, black brows” as every other firemen and only talks about “cars or clothes or swimming pools” (Bradbury 30 and 28). Since Montag is like all of the other citizens, he lives in a society that is seemingly perfect -- where all of the citizens are happy and the most the population is concerned with is what time their favorite program is on the wall(s). Even though there is a war going on,
When Montag realizes there's no one left that he can talk to about real issues, no one who understands him, he starts acting impulsively: disabling the door, going to see Faber, and even reading to Millie's friends. Ultimately, those actions lead to his downfall but also to his enlightenment. Meeting Faber was a pivotal point for Montag, allowing him to finally understand the importance of books. When he first read the books, Montag knew there was something special in them, but he had no idea how to interpret it. However, with Faber's help, he finally understood that the books showed the truth about life; he understood why he had to save the books, even if it meant following someone else's orders which he had been doing throughout his life.