When he vowed revenge, he tells the reader, “You, who so well know the nature of my soul, will not suppose, however, that gave utterance to a threat”. There are many ways to revenge on Fortunato but his word expresses that his desire to give him not only mental but also physical distress. From this world,
First, there is the narrator, the maniac, driven by his compulsive hatred of the “evil eye” to kill a man he says he loved. He is a case study in madness, tormented by that satanic eye that he simply must destroy. His madness is quite convincing and profoundly disturbing because it seems so capricious and meaningless. Indeed, seldom has the mystery and the horror of mental illness been so vividly portrayed. The “eye” also has a double meaning.
This is what I noticed in the film, most characters contain evil. The old female servant and Mr. Poole have blasphemous attitude towards Mabel. Ned the servant boy, is greedy and takes advantage of people, that one friend of Dr. Jekyll whom he killed has an extreme lust for power that he’d put his reputation above the justice for his daughter but Mabel was different, Dr. Jekyll, in his confession called her “his light”. All of these are not true in the book except for the killing
Perry’s erratic spontaneous outbursts is what caused him to go through with the murders and slit Mr. Clutter’s throat which put him on the killing frenzy that ended the rest of the Clutters lives. Capote highlights Perry’s sociopathic tendencies by comparing them to that of Dicks Psychopathic tendencies which exemplifies how when put together they are at each others fault for the
Killing is not easy, it is even harder to kill a fellow human being even if they are horrible. In the short story “Just Lather That’s All” by Hernando Tellez we are introduced to a character Captain Torres, who doesn’t have a problem with killing but he also thinks it is not easy to kill. However, the barber, who is giving the Captain a shave, battles, whether to kill Torres or not. The author uses irony, foreshadowing, and imagery to create a shocking story, that keeps the reader reading. In conclusion, this extraordinary story explores the thin line between doing what is best and what is honourable.
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
Soda turned him over gently and I nearly got sick. Someone had beaten him badly.” This shows that when violence is used, it can either help or harm others. Sometimes, it could help you, but not in a good way, because while it’s a solution, it is also a problem. The socs are doing that so the greasers would know which gang is better and to show them who is boss, but did they gain anything.
His death was not the only death caused by a pride of some sort that ignored a warning or law, which can be known as hubris. A majority of the main characters were guilty of hubris. One character guilty of hubris was Julius Caesar. Although he was not prideful, because of Cassius and Brutus’ pride, he ended up getting murdered. He did, however, not follow a very clear warning: “Beware the Ides of March,” (I, ii, 18).
Wich all reveal the effects of guilt. Common sense seems to show that character reveals theme in Cask of the Amontillado through how Montresor gets killed. Poe is very dark, has an ill temper and seems to have joy in killing people but later regrets. “No answer.” This shows that Montresor killed Fortunato.
While life is never perfect, avarice and sloth tempt human beings to trade their souls for tangible gains. Ironically, drugs, the manmade devil, become the ultimate winner in this compact. Not only are characters in Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Rhys’ Wide Sargasso Sea enticed by drugs, but also Samuel Coleridge, the author of “Kubla Khan”, indulges himself with drugs. While some of them yield to the great pressure in their life, others simply can not overcome their own lusts. Although substances can induce desirable mental states, they are detrimental in the long run.
In the first place, both Tom and George are violent. Tom shows his violence when he breaks Myrtle’s nose. George shows his when he kills Gatsby. Tom may not be physically violent towards Daisy, but he still causes her emotional damage from having an affair and other things as well.
“The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe is what is considered the best short story ever written, showing the true nature of the human being. Poe captures the reality of the aggression that one can suppress through this dark story expressing the secret hate between two characters. “The Cask of Amontillado” shows emotions that almost all the readers can relate to in one way or another, and that everyone has a breaking point in which they cannot take any more abuse or neglect. The main character “Montresor” has an old friend by the name of “Fortunato” who has caused Montresor many injuries and has even gone to the length of insulting him.
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.
In “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe, Montresor is shown as sly, sadistic, and irrational. Montresor is shown to be sly in the story when he uses Fortunato’ s weaknesses to trick him into his own death. Montresor said, “ I have received a pipe of what passes for Amontillado, and I have my doubts.” (Poe 374). This quote shows that Montresor is sly because during this part, he is drawing Fortunato in because he knows that his favorite thing to do is drink so he wouldn’t be able to resist the temptation of tasting the Amontillado.