A major theme of “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe is revenge and secrecy. Throughout the story Montresor plots and carries out his revenge against Fortunato. During the time the story takes place, protecting your family at any cost was acceptable, so to protect his family he kills Fortunato. The two characters that were introduced are Montresor and Fortunato. As the reader begins to read the story the author makes it very clear that Montresor wants revenge.
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
This causes a slow and painful death for Fortunato. The fact that Montresor states that he is going to “punish with impunity” gives a eire almost spooky feeling, such as killing Fortunato is going to happen. But this feeling later turns to shock in the way that Montresor punished with impunity. In this story Edgar Allan Poe demonstrates that people can be driven by a passionate feeling of revenge and hate to do absurd and incomprehensible acts against their fellow man. In both the story and the film the reader picks up on the spooky and eerie feeling almost immediately.
“The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge.” The hatred that he harbors towards Fortunato is discreetly told to just the audience. Fortunato remains in the dark of ill will to come. Insult pushed Montresor over the edge and described early his intentions of murder. It was the only way to resolve it. Montresor is the perfect villain as Fortunato trusts him and allows him to guide him through the catacombs.
One who would read the story would tell you that the whole thing is about revenge and it can be looked at as revenge twists the mind of a person who is vengeful, to begin with, or as revenge is a driving force behind a person going so far as to commit a murder. Such a person might be so obsessed with vengeance that he imagines reasons to obtain it are the right doing. In this story, Montresor 's family prides itself on leaving no insult unavenged. Montresor 's obsession with this has perhaps made him imagine that Fortunato has insulted his family just so that he, Montresor, has something to try his family 's pride on. As when the narrator says ‘’THE thousand injuries of
Revenges in the story the ghost that continues haunting one man’s soul over a very long period of time. Normally, a friend is someone that should be trusted. However, whatever is demonstrated in Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” is the opposite of this true nature of a friend. The perfect revenge is an action of many scores that the story attempted to explain, and what some many more have been lying after. The story is perfect means of expressing revenge.
What is the mental state of a man who is going to kill people? How do people feel when they see the last moment of their friend? “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe is the story of a man who vowed revenge because of humiliation. When the night of the carnival, Montresor came up with a terrible plan. Fortunato whom he hates is a fool for wine.
The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe is about a vengeful, manipulative person named Montresor who is plotting to take the life of his friend Fortunato. This story is good for different reasons, one being the plot construction that hooks the reader from the beginning. Another is the three different types of irony he uses: verbal irony, dramatic irony, and situational irony. Edgar Allan Poe has a way of writing that pulls the reader in from the beginning. The first few lines of the story “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed my revenge.” When he says this he is saying how Fortunato has insulted him before and he now seeks revenge.
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
By observing the monologues with a superficial glance, one is lead to an arguably superficial motivation for each character. Hamlet seeks the sweet release of death and questions that if he were to “end the heart-ache” due to his father’s passing, that it would be worth the payment of his soul in Hell. The motivation of the contemplation for suicide then is perceived as heart-ache, and the tone of it underlies the monologue, such as when Hamlet mentions “the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,” implying a poor drawing of fate due to his father’s murder (3.1.58). The other option debated in the monologue, to murder Claudius rather than himself, does not arise until much later in it, it being first referenced in