The Cask of Amontillado is a short story written by the author Edgar Allan Poe. This story tells the tale of a man, named Montresor, who has vowed revenge upon a man by the name of Fortunato. The story takes place in the catacombs below Montresor’s house. At the time, there was a carnival in town, hence Montresor sent everyone away to the festival to make sure no one was to be witness as to Montresor’s revenge. Montresor ends up luring Fortunato down to the catacombs with him, and chains Fortunato and builds a wall around him, leaving him there to die.
Dario Fo 's Accidental Death of an Anarchist (1970) is a sharp and silly parody on police defilement in Italy. Originating from a standout amongst the most famous, and the most broadly and habitually delivered writer entertainers of the twentieth century, the play expressly investigates the legislative issues of oppression common in rightist Italy. Concentrating on a questionable occurrence, the demise of a Milanese route specialist in a police cross examination room, Fo 's play shows the abominations of a tyrant administration. The play returns to the Italian custom of medieval society players and utilizes tropes, for example, 'play inside a play ' and the figure of a "jongleur" to expose the rightist account. While Fo 's theater is a clarion require a libertarian revision of society, it doesn 't aimlessly advocate the principles of left-wing governmental issues.
He has plotted a revenge for him so that Fortunato could get what he deserved. Montresor planned for Fortunato to get drunk and then lure him to his home where he will kill him . After Fortunato is led back to Montresor’s house be deceiving him and took him to the catacombs of the Mansion where the supposed Amontillado wine is. Montresor was planning to trap Fortunato in the catacombs to kill him, this is an extremely horrible death. Dying of starvation or thirst would be a painful way to go especially in a dark catacomb surrounded by skeletons and the smell of rot and dampness.
This line from Gregory immediately marks the start of a large and violent brawl between the houses once again. In the prologue of this story it is said that these two houses of the kinsmen have an ancient grudge. It is simply because of this grudge and the resulting hatred from this grudge that these kinsmen create violence without any hesitation whatsoever. A bit later in the story, Romeo, another member of the Montague house, enters a Capulet party uninvited. Tybalt, a Capulet, sees him at this party and becomes enraged at his presence, for they belong to this feud.
Misogyny is a theme throughout most literature work for centuries. Robert Browning in “My Last Duchess,” is a monologue about a duke who is from Ferrara, Italy. In the poem, the duke is talking to a nobleman whom is the father of his future wife. The duke explains why he murdered his previous wife who was just seventeen years old and is warning the matchmaker and his future wife that if she does not remain obedient, then the duke will not hesitate to murder her either. Andrew Marvel in “His Coy Mistress,” writes a monologue about a man wanting to have sex with a shy woman before marriage.
Early in the play, Iago contemplates how to go about bring down Othello and Cassio (1.iii.435-447) and later addresses his plan to drive Othello into a rage of jealousy and madness through the supposed infidelity of Desdemona with Cassio (2.i.205-231), out of which he concludes “So will I turn her virtue into pitch,/And out of [Desdemona's] own goodness make the net/That shall enmesh them all.” (2.iii.262-264). First, Iago manipulates Cassio to get drunk and stab Roderigo which causes Othello to lose faith in Cassio. Then, Iago poisons Othello’s mind to believe that Desdemona is having an affair with Cassio, and finally he kills Roderigo and drives Othello to the point of murder. At almost every point throughout his endeavors, Iago is coercing or manipulating someone to further his agenda. “Evil has nowhere else been portrayed with such mastery as in the evil character of Iago” -A.C.
In the play, Oedipus the King, there are many different examples of situational, dramatic, and verbal irony. Irony is very prevalent during this play, mostly because of the backstory of Oedipus. Oedipus’s parents were presented with an oracle that stated their son, Oedipus, would eventually destroy the city of Thebes, kill his father, and lie with his own mother (Oedipus Rex 1205-1206). As the story goes on, Thebes is hit with a plague and the only way to get rid of it is to exile or kill the murderer of King Laius, the king of Thebes (99-108). Although Oedipus was determined to find the murderer of Laius, it ended up being himself (1118-1123).
The audience may feel tension as they can see Benvolio trying to warn Mercutio of what may occur and because Tybalt had a score to settle with Romeo for attending the Capulet party. This links to conflict as the weather is encouraging a fight by aggravating the characters. We also see physical conflict when Tybalt kills Mercutio. This shocks the audience and shows how bad the conflict between Capulet and Montague has become. Also, when Mercutio is dying, he curses the feuding families three times: 'A plague o' both your houses!'
What symbolizes death? Symbolism is a way in which people can hide their true thoughts with another image or words as a distraction. The story "The Masque of the Red Death" by Edgar Allen Poe contains an immense amount of symbolism throughout the entire story, including the clock, the masquerade party, and the masked figure. This story in its entirety can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning or lesson. Poe's story speaks of party guests hiding from a disease thought to be the plague, and the whole time, they are partying and trying to cheat death.
He taught the raven how to speak which was what intrigued and directly influenced Poe’s piece (Eckert, “Edgar Allan Poe’s Inspirations). A fan favorite of Poe’s work is “The Cask of Amontillado.” The short story focuses on a man who seeks revenge against a man who insulted him. He conveniently meets the intoxicated man at a carnival before luring him into the catacombs and burying him alive (River 733-738). The narrative’s theme balances between revenge and mortality. It teaches that revenge can come at a hefty price, and it spotlights the anxieties people have involving death (“Cask of Amontillado Themes,” Schmoop).
Once Romeo believes that Juliet is no longer alive, he makes another rash decision to bribe an apothecary for poison. Later in the tragedy, Romeo sees Juliet dead in the mausoleum, and decides to express his love for her, then drink the poison. Once Juliet awakes from her deep sleep and sees Romeo dead, she takes her own life with a dagger. Both Juliet and Romeo’s tragic downfall could have been avoided if Romeo thought about the consequences before he murdered Tybalt. Romeo’s rash behaviors in Romeo and Juliet resulted in many negative consequences, and he consistently acted impetuously that impacted others in an unnecessary way.
Tybalt’s short temper and anger against Romeo lead to the death of Mercutio, himself, and then later the suicide of Romeo which lead to Juliet 's suicide. During a party hosted by the Capulets (Act 1 Scene 5) Tybalt spotted Romeo a Montague and told Lord Capulet “Uncle, this is a Montague, our foe; A villain, that is hither come in spite to scorn at our solemnity this night.”. After a duel in the street’s Tybalt runs after he had accidentally killed Mercutio. Romeo one of Mercutio 's friends wants to avenge him so Tybalt accepts the battle and is just about to kill Romeo but instead Romeo jabbed his dagger into Tybalt 's chest and cries even tho Tybalt wouldn’t have cried for him. This shows Tybalt sees Romeo as a villain, an enemy and
“The Cask of Amontillado”, written by Edgar Allen Poe, tells the story of how Montressor brings Fortunato into the catacombs to bury him alive. Montressor, from the story “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe, is insane because he lies about wine to get Fortunato into the catacombs, he plays off of Fortunato’s ego, and he buries Fortunato alive. To begin, Montressor is insane because he lies to Fortunato about a very expensive wine to lure him into the catacombs. Montressor’s revenge is played throughout the story, starting with a lie as the first step. Montressor knows that Fortunato is an expert in wine, so he tells him this to lure Fortunato into the catacombs: “But I have received a pipe of what passes for amontillado, and I have my doubts” (Poe 212).
In The Cask of Amontillado, the narrator, Montresor, lures Fortunato into his wine vaults in order to murder him. The reason behind it is never clearly stated in the text. Montresor merely says, “A thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.” (Poe 1108) Montresor never reveals the exact nature of the insult, nor the multitude of injuries that he had supposedly borne. The audience cannot even be certain that the insult ever occurred. Perhaps the slight is only in Montresor 's mind.