Montresor knows that Fortunato thinks very lowly of Luchesi, his wine-tasting rival, because Fortunato is very arrogant and prideful, so Montresor uses reverse psychology to lure him deep into the catacombs by often reminding him that “...[he] is on [his] way to Luchesi. If anyone has a critical turn, it is [him]. [Luchesi] will tell [him]--” (Poe 174). By saying this, Montresor is able to trick Fortunato into following him to his death. Fortunato takes great pride in his wine expertise, and Luchesi is Fortunato’s wine-tasting rival.
The clumsiness of Fortunato and the outline of the murder in the catacombs are effectively shown in order to lead to the impulsive shock that Poe eloquently provides at the dénoument. Montresor is increasingly maniacal with each rigorous facet and perpetual action he takes to make sure his dear enemy pays. Although, his thoughts may represent how many people think, they also convey the state of action people are willing to take for animosity. In this story bitter murder solved a dilemma between two enemies but in reality cases may vary. The thought of a human can stun many to the point of
Montresor used Fortunato’s love of wine to lure him into the catacombs, where he could take his revenge. Fortunato was blinded by what his fate would be. The same goes for the King and his seven ministers. Hop-Frog took advantage of them and used what they prided themselves in to ultimately kill them. He started off by telling them that he had a great joke to play out, so they immediately went along with his plan.
The tolerance to break this is accepted more or less among people, and their success makes other hard-working people in to believing the same. Although the official rules, kings and leaders, in this case Macbeth, can believe that dishonesty sometimes can be a tolerated method by helping themselves and the ones that surrounds them to success. Macbeth faces a hard time standing up to his very own decisions and listens to lady Macbeth that eventually makes him want to live up to her expectations. This destroys his personality quickly and gets very paranoid that makes him corrupt and disloyal. When Macbeth achieved the position as a king in such random matter and surprisingly for both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, the lack of preparations not just physically, but mentally has very big consequences.
Fortunato whom he hates is a fool for wine. Amontillado is a kind of sherry. Montresor lured Fortunato to the vaults and made revenge with an exceptionally hideous way. In this story, Poe describes the mental state of Montresor and his character almost like a devil because of his cruelty during revenge. Montresor accomplishes the revenge because he has a strong violent vengefulness to Fortunato, is a very careful and intelligent person, and feels pleasure to kill people.
As a result of his resentment, He planned with the Saracens to kill Roland and his guards, this was after Roland had nominated him to be the messenger of the Saracens and he was not too happy about that so he used the opportunity to create a plan to kill Roland. “I'll go to Saragossa, to Marsilla: / but first I'll have a little bit of fun/ in order to assuage my wrath.” (Pg. 61, line 299-301).
Edgar Allan Poe also creates his own unique character named Montresor in "The Cask of Amontillado". Montresor is a prideful wine connoisseur. General Zaroff is evil because he feels no guilt in taking the life of others and kills for his amusement. In "The Most Dangerous Game", General Zaroff continuously kills people without remorse. General Zaroff gives off a stronger sense of danger than Montresor does especially when he says, "I hunt more dangerous game" (Connell 5).
I have killed my son and wife.” (Antigone Exodos. 134-135). Creon has his epiphany, he in no way is in denial, he knows exactly what has happened and that it’s entirely his fault. He is completely aware that his hubris has taken over him and caused his
Montressor became enraged by the fact that his family’s named had been scoffed on and began to devise a plan to avenge his maiden name. Montresor states, “I continued , as was my in to smile in his face and he did not perceive that my smile now was at the thought of his immolation” (Poe 1). Montresor devises an intricate and well thought out plan to murder someone he considers a friend, he highlights the evil of humanity when the thought of killing Fortunato brings a smile to his face. Montresor demonstrates the hatred and malicious intent in all of everyone when he realizes that he doesn't just want him dead he wants him to suffer. Some murders in the stories happen to continue social traditions that have been
I called it again- ‘Fortunato.’ “ (166) In this quote it indicates that Montresor killed Fortunato. Montresor had so much anger towards Fortunato, it lead him to killing Fortunato. In the end, Montresor 's anger lead him to killing Fortunato which reveals the theme anger lead to bad