The motive for Murder in Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” is an interesting story that revolves around the confession of a man, Montresor, to an unknown person. Montresor confesses how he murdered Fortunato. Like most of his works, Poe has used the first person narrative to address the readers directly. He has also addressed the theme of death. This notable subject is evident in most of his works such as “The Tale-A-Tell” and “The Black Cat.” While Montresor has revealed to the readers how he murdered Fortunato, the motive behind the murder has remained a mystery.
In this piece of writing I shall be looking closely at the film The Last Seduction (1994. Dir. John Dahl) a noir film from the early 90s. The film focused on main character Bridget Gregory (Linda Fiorentino) who convinces her husband Clay (Bill Pullman) to make a million dollar sale of drugs, taking off with the money that he made, leaving New York and ending up in small town Beston. She encounters male local, Mike Swale (Peter Berg) and begins to seduce him into a relationship.
In conclusion, it is Poe’s use of setting, dialogue and characterization to tell the horrific story of the perfect murder that makes “The Cask of Amontillado,” so intriguing. Works Cited Delaney, Bill. “Poe’s The Cask of Amontillado.” The Explicator 64.1 (2005): 33-35. Web. 4 Aug. 2015.
Iago’s jealously is what caused the whole tragedy in Othello. Iago suspected of Othello to have slept with his wife. Iago had sexual jealousy which cause him to suspect Othello to be one who had intercourse with Emilia. In “Jealousy” David Suchet, the actor who played Iago in Royal Shakespeare Company, suggest that “Iago’s hidden motivation to do evil originates from his envious reactions to other principal figures in the play.” As Othello promotes Cassio over him, Iago would become envious and jealous of Cassio. We also know Iago is jealous of Cassio because in Iago’s soliloquy he said “If Cassio do remain/ He hath a daily beauty in his life/ This makes me ugly.” (5.1.18-20) What Iago is saying is, if Cassio remains alive he would be jealous because Cassio is beautiful and he is not.
Derek Strange & Terry Quinn is a series of detective mystery novels by renowned detective mystery fiction author George P. Pelecanos. The first novel in the series was the 20001 published Right as Rain. The lead characters in the series are the title characters Terry Quinn and Derek Strange. Derek Strange is a private investigator and former police officer who now works locating missing children, doing background checks, and trailing cheating spouses. His private investigations business, which has been in operation for a quarter of a century is aptly, titled Strange Investigations.
Money, power, and success have blinded people into thinking they are in love and it has led to these women being oppressed. Tom and Gatsby in this book are what is called the patriarchy. According to Revise Sociology, the patriarchy is “The systematic domination of women by men in some or all of society’s spheres and institutions.” In Tom and Daisy’s marriage; they are both having an affair, Tom wasn’t at his child’s birth, and he oppresses Daisy physically, maybe by accident, and socially, by not allowing her to go wherever she wants to go. In Tom and Myrtle’s affair; they are both married, yet they have this affair, she is dependent on him because he oppresses her economically and psychologically, and he also oppresses her physically when he broke her nose. In Gatsby and Daisy’s relationship; she is having an affair with him and he psychologically oppressed her with his money and wealth only to get the idea he has of her as his “Golden Girl.” Fitzgerald’s argument is, when love is not the main reason for a relationship it will lead into oppression of women.
Thus, it begins. Out of the Past is a classic example of film noir. Before we even meet Jeff Bailey (née Markham), he’s already being pulled back into the grimy, dark world of his past. As a noir, this film has everything — a hard-boiled detective, a catastrophic return to the underbelly of crime, the irresistible tug of fate, snappy, cynical dialogue spoken in a cynical world, a flashback, a twisting, complex plot, incredibly expressive lighting and cinematography, a femme fatale so horrible, she makes Phyllis Dietrichson look like a sane and reasonable role model, and cancer-by-osmosis levels of smoking. Like other noir we’ve seen, it doesn’t conform neatly to one genre.
Daisy!” Shouted Mrs Wilson… making a short deft movement, Tom Buchanan broke her nose with his open hand.’ It is possible to infer from this that Tom is concerned about the possible outcome of putting his marriage with Daisy at risk as he gets increasingly aggravated and aggressive when Myrtle speaks of her. However the brutality he shows towards myrtle implies that she is somewhat meaningless to him and acts as more of a possession. Even though he may be sacrificing his marriage to have a relationship with her, he understands it is unlikely due to his status. ‘Short deft movement’ illustrates his physical strength and dominance as his ability to ‘break her nose’ appears almost
The Narrator thought, “Her officer—why should he have a name?” (Carver, 2) Evidently, the imbecilic Narrator was feeling jealous through his thoughts and actions. The Narrator is also jealous of Richard. Later on, before Richard came over, the Narrator says, “Maybe I could take him bowling” (Carver, 3). Even though the Narrator thought that he was amusing, his wife rejected the joke. After hearing this, she said, “If you love me..you can do this for me.
The films in focus proceed in a series of events, like traditional crime fiction the narrative goes from the discovery of a crime, following a detective and their investigation and finally the criminal being brought to justice. Although Twin Peaks’ ending is open to interpretation as a conclusive and satisfying ending, when comparing it to that of a straight forward crime fiction narrative. The detective versus the criminal is another archetypal element that both of these films exhibit. Frank Booth and makeshift detective Jeffrey Beaumont are the detective and criminal in Blue Velvet, with Special Agent Dale Cooper and Sheriff Harry S. Truman against ‘BOB’ in Twin Peaks. The detective versus the criminal is one of the most basic archetypes of crime