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. 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.
That was postponing the inevitable… [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?
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? He thought to himself all the punishment he deserves and then he just walked off.
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. Montresor completes killing Fortunato with his intelligence, loyalty, and relentlessness of what Fortunato did to him. “The Cask of Amontillado” is about Montresor killing Fortunato, because he insulted him.
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. Within the beginning of the story the narrator thinks very highly of himself telling the reader that he was very careful with getting away with murder. “You should have seen how wisely I proceeded with what caution-with what foresight-with what-dissimulation I went to work!