Who is a better person? Fortunato or Montresor? In the story “Cask of Amontillado” by, Edgar Allan Poe is a story that tells about how Montresor was out to get Fortunato, because Fortunato insulted him. Fortunato was a person who liked to drink a lot of wine, because he thought he knew so much about it. Fortunato makes himself an easy target because of his rudeness, the problem he has with wine, and he is very determined to taste the Amontillado.
By Chaucer saying “This these miscreants agreed to slay the third and youngest, as you heard me say.” This is a key point in the story because what Geoffrey Chaucer is trying to say is that money is the root of all evil because it caused three friends to end each other’s lives. The final topic is greed, it plays a role in both tales in how the characters valued their personal desires over the well beings of themselves and others. There is greed in the pardoner’s tale by the friends wanting wealth and doing anything possible to have it in their grasps. In the wife of bath’s tale, greed is the want for sex and power, and the knight acted on his greed resulting in the events that followed. The author says “truly poor are they who whine and fret; and convert what they cannot hope to get.” What this means is that the knight has greed and a selfish desire that he acted
He illegally smuggled alcohol to gain riches and win back his true love, which ultimately resulted in his heart being broken when she chose her husband over him. This heartache cut deep and had a major influence on Gatsby and his actions leading to his defeat. Love is always followed by a price to pay as seen with the characters of Gatsby and Othello. With Othello we see his love for his wife though his affection and his jealousy. This jealousy brought out by him was made quite evident to the rest of the characters in the play, “Oh, beware, my lord, of jealousy!
In “The Cask of Amontillado” Edgar Allan Poe creates a theme surrounding many types of justice. You can infer this is his theme because of the way that Montresor sought for revenge, in the way justice was served, and once the justice is finally served in Montresors eyes. First and for most, Montresor was determine to get revenge upon Fortunato for his wrong doings. Poe states, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge” (236), in this statement he is showing how hurt and angered he is by Montresor words and how he has now vowed revenge on him for such actions. Montresor states from the beginning that he wants revenge for the fact that Fortunato had insulted him; along with all the injuries he had endured.
“Unfortunately, some of our greatest tribulations are the result of our own foolishness and weakness and occur because of our own carelessness or transgression,” (The Refiner’s Fire) says James E. Faust, an American religious leader and politician. In Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, “The Cask of Amontillado,” Poe further communicates this message. Montresor wants to obtain revenge on Fortunato, so he lures Fortunato into the catacombs of his palace. Because of his pride and arrogance, Fortunato foolishly follows Montresor into his cellar, falling into Montresor’s scheme to obtain revenge on him. In his short story, Poe relays the theme that when people are foolish and ignorant, it leads to their own downfall.
In “The Cask of Amontillado”, by Edgar Allen Poe, love and hate are shown to be the two most powerful in this action. Montresor’s false affection for Fortunato, Fortunato’s obsession with wine, and the hate Montresor was possessed were all major deciding factors in how the Montresor and Fortunato chose to
Very ironic that fortunado has the word fortunate in it but not at all in any ways is he fortunate. Fortunado played the role of an arrogant man who knew “everything” about wine. “The thousand injuries of Fortunado.” (Poe) Fortunado repeatedly insulted or injured Montresor. Montresor was fed up with his actions and wanted to seek revenge on the Fortunado. The quote suggests that because of the way Fortunado was, Montresor would go to desperate measures to seek his “injuries” upon Fortunado.
Is lying always bad? The real truth is that sometimes lying is the only answer to fix what life throws at people. The lies that Huckleberry Finn told with the intent of saving Jim are justifiable. While on the other hand, the duke and the dauphin angered the readers every time these con men opened their mouths. What makes a lie good or bad?
Beneficial Lies A single lie has the power to destroy a whole reputation of integrity. Some are so profound in the art of lying that they even deceive themselves. Lying is an essential part of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, it is what causes all the hysteria in the town of Salem. When over half the town of Salem exhibit selfish characteristics, lying to themselves and others has become second nature. But why does one feel the need to lie?
The quote, "We live in a culture of blame. People will blame anyone or anything for their misery sooner than take the responsibility to own it and make it better." by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend. Relates to this part of the story because for so long the Capulets and Montagues have blamed each other for their misery rather than admitting they were wrong and taking responsibility. The prince stating this shows how the cons of blaming others for your misery.