Comparing Violence In Thank You, M Am And Harrison Bergeron

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NWA (National Wrestling Alliance) is one of the most watched programs on television where people are ripping at each other to compete for money. People around the world seem to enjoy violence. Writer’s use violence in their pieces to draw outsiders in because there is a common interest, which is violence in this case. The principal characters in the short story’s “Thank you, M’am”, “Harrison Bergeron”, and “The Cask of Amontillado” show a universal flaw. Violence is common in the personalities of the leading characters in these short stories. Through the actions of these characters, violence is an exploited flaw that has been the last resort for Luella Jones, Harrison Bergeron, and Montresor. In the story “Thank you, M’am”, the protagonist …show more content…

During the story, “The Cask of Amontillado”, Montresor, the protagonist, seeks revenge for the antagonist, Fortunato. “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge”(212). Montresor tries to be sneaky with Fortunato and takes advantage of the alcoholism weakness that he has. Montresor lures Fortunado down in the deep caves where he keeps the Amontillado. Once Fortunato was drunk, Montresor, little by little, plastered the exit so Fortunato couldn’t escape. “No answer still. I thrust a torch through the remaining aperture and let it fall within. There came forth in return only a jingling of the bells. My heart grew sick...I forced the last stone into its position; I plastered it up. Against the new masonry I re-erected the old rampart of bones. For the half of a century no mortal has disturbed them”(217). This quote can explain the violent death of Fortunato that Montresor performed. Instead of killing him instantly. Montresor let him die a nice, long, and suffering death. Montresor kept his promise of getting revenge and Fortunato happened to be

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