Second, he arranged Juliet’s fake death. Third he didn’t get the note to Romeo fast enough. Friar Lawrence is the most to blame for the events that occur in Romeo and Juliet because, yes R&J came up with the idea of marriage, it was the friar that followed through with it, and married them. If the Friar had not agreed to marry them, then who knows what would have happened. They could have run away and gotten married somewhere else where they could have lived happy and in peace, or they could have just not gotten married and live completely different lives.
Once he was older he married Ariadne, the love of his life. Dionysus has a lot of interesting facts about him. Dionysus is the god of wine, wine-making, grape harvest and ritual madness. He learned what the grape-vine was used for and how to make wine while growing up. He also had a two ways to spell his name, Dionysus and Dionysos.
“Haha” I said after I had tricked my younger brother. “You are so gullible!” still thinking back to my great idea which had been so successful. My Brother did not see through my tricky plans, just like Fortunato could not see through Montresor 's plans of Murder, in Edgar Allen Poe’s The Cask of Amontillado. Montressor used a couple different aspects to keep his plan away from Fortunato’s eyes. Fortunato’s pride, and the setting of the catacombs are two ways Montresor masked his plans for revenge from Fortunato.
One example of situational irony is first, the name “Fortunato” means “Fortunate” in Italian, but Fortunato is actually very unfortunate. Next, the word “cask” means “wine barrel,” but coffin also comes from the same word. So in other words, Fortunato believes he will reach a cask of wine, but in all actuality he will reach his coffin. Also, another great example of situational irony comes when Montresor has just dismembered Fortunato and exits the catacombs. Then, Montresor claims, “My heart grew sick-“(240).
However, there are several quotes and pieces of textual evidence to suggest that Montresor might have done the people a favor by killing the not-so-fortunate “fortunate one.” Is Montresor just a selfish evil genius fueled with revenge, or a good samaritan who wants to give the people the vengeance they deserve? It’s very clear to see why Montresor is the ultimate character of revenge; Montresor indicates that he is going to kill Fortunato, just for the sake of revenge, as seen in this quote, “…He [Fortunato] ventured upon insult, I [Montresor] vowed revenge” (Poe 61). The whole story is based upon the concept of revenge. Revenge is almost always a personal matter, so nowhere in the book does it say anything about Montresor doing a good act, nor committing the will of the people. There is nothing in Poe’s novel that suggests Montresor was committing his crime
When Friar Lawrence was speaking with Juliet he also planned to send letters to dear Romeo who had been staying in Mantua. In the play Friar Lawrence seems to send the letter but it ends up being Friar John. After Juliet had drank the sleeping elixir Friar John came to
Ivanna Rodriguez Ms. Laterza Unit 2 Activity 13 November 2016 The Cask of Amontillado In the short story “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe is about how the narrator, Montresor, wants to get revenge on Fortunato. Montresor sets him up to thinking that he has expensive wine called the “Amontillado”, and so Montresor gets Fortunato while he was drunk and leads him to the catacombs while getting Fortunato drunker the deeper they both go in. Once Montresor takes him all the way to the bottom of the catacomb, he finally gets his revenge by killing him. There is an extreme contrast between freedom and commitment, and the Montresor coat of arms really stands out. To start off with the theme, there is a major contrast between freedom and commitment in “ The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe.
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
Alcohol and love, two main forces that transport one outside of themselves and into a new state of being. In Plato’s Symposium the topic is of love and the effects of alcohol become quite apparent through the introduction of Alcibiades. Prior to Alcibiades entrance, it is Eryximachus who sets the tone of the piece in regards to drinking preaching about holding oneself to a standard of moderation. Of course this is all abandoned when Alcibiades comes in. Besides their contrasting views on alcohol, it is Eryximachus’ and Alcibiades’ views on how one should pursue love that set them apart from each other.
After reading The Cask of Amontillado by Allen Poe I notice there are three types of symbols: Wine, Clothing, and Character Names. I think it ironic how Fortunato uses symbols to get back Montresor’s I choose the wine as my subject to talk about in this story to represent the conflict and non-conflict for both parties. Montresor wins his affairs with Fortunato by knowing his weakness for wine. Fortunato becomes Montresor’s friend by telling him the best type of wine that he have in a casket ready to be open. Rather does he knows he is about to meet his fate.
Everybody will eventually want revenge on an old friend or just someone they know. Montressor, similar to many people in the world, wants revenge on one of his old friends, Fortunato. The story opens with, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as best I could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge” (Poe 212). In this statement, Montressor tells the reader what the cause of his revenge against Fortunato is. “The Cask of Amontillado”, written by Edgar Allen Poe, tells the story of how Montressor brings Fortunato into the catacombs to bury him alive.
Greek wine was then exported throughout the world, which also allowed greek culture and thought to spread out through out the world. Greeks also had a method to drink wine. Before drinking any wine, it was mandatory that the wine was mixed with water so that the wine don’t make you lose your soberness. If this was not done, it was considered barbaric. Greeks said only their god Dionysus could drink wine just as it is.
Also another way the reader can connect to the text is through the excerpts included from philosophers quotes, poems, and proverbs that show first person perspective on the topics. For example when Standage writes about the philosophy on drinking in ancient Greece he uses a quote from a Greek philosopher. “Wine reveals what is hidden” Eratosthenes (62.) By including this quote, the reader is shown the perspective people of the time had on wine. It was not just a drink but had the power to test ones character and reveal secrets when greek men gathered to drink in a symposion.
The “You” addressed in the first paragraph is the person that Montressor is recounting the murder of Fortunato to. The story is being told fifty years after it occurred. This story is being told either so Montressor can brag about the heinous way in which he killed Fortunato or so he can finally confess to his sins. I personally believe that the auditor is bragging about what he did. The way he still sounds scorned about what Fortunato did to him leads me to believe that recounting his story is like a guilty pleasure to him.