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. This reason alone, makes the possibly of Luchesi seeing the Amontillado before him unbearable, because Fortunato would never allow his rival to witness a rare wine before him.
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
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. He killed them because he was humiliated by them.
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.
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. Montresor has a strong violent vengefulness.
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).
(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
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.
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 “Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe, both narrators commit murder with different strategies. Though both narrators successfully committed murder, only one of the narrators got caught. The narrator in “Tell-Tale Heart” fails to be an effective murderer; while the narrator in “The Cask of Amontillado” displays that he is a good murderer. The narrator, Montresor, shows an excellent job on how to be a good murderer.
“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.
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.
In Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, The Cask of Amontillado, the story follows a dark and twisted storyline of revenge for the narrator, Montresor. We are forced to only see the story from Montresor’s revengeful point of view. The main character’s attitude towards Fortunato is only revealed to the reader as it is almost impossible to follow the narrator’s actions and dialogue within the story to explain his motive. His motive only becomes clear to the audience and the characters at the end.