The narrator says, “There came forth in reply only a jingling of the bells. My heart grew sick… I hastened to make an end of my labor” (“The Cask of Amontillado” 10). The narrator wanted nothing but revenge on Fortunato, but it seems as once he gets it, he has a sense of regret, or guilt. When the narrator says “My heart grew sick”, it can lead the reader to seeing the humane side of someone who is murdering another man. In the end, Fortunato is killed and no one knows about it but the narrator, and he seems to brag about that fact, but for a brief second there was a feeling of guilt that can let the reader infer many things about the character.
A final example of Oedipus’s short temper is when he argues with Creon about being the killer of Laius. The argument heats up and Oedipus loses his temper and threatens to banish or kill Creon. Creon goes to Jocasta and states, “Sister, Oedipus your husband, thinks he has the right to do terrible wrongs-he has but to choose between two terrors: banishing or killing me” (Sophocles 448). Again, Oedipus must defeat those who seem to be against him even though they are not his enemy. It is his anger that causes Oedipus to lash out and act
The play of Hamlet by William Shakespeare is full of many acts of betrayal. One such of these acts is when Hamlet goes against the wishes of his father’s ghost and debates on whether or not he should kill Claudius. Not only this but he also is extremely cruel to his mother and hurts her feelings which were also against the wishes of the ghost. He wanted Hamlet to avenge his death without hurting others along the way and almost everything Hamlet did in the play went against that.
The sacrifice of a good man for other people’s wrongdoings such as Claggart wrongfully accusing him and the uprising of a mutiny represents Billy as a Jesus like figure by helping other by suffering himself. Given the scenario as a lawyer it is much easier to prosecute Billy than defend him as his goodness can not be represented in court but only his one wrong doing. This is why logic overcomes morals as it is easier to hang Billy then find the truth showing how the world can be corrupt too as stories like these can be told and the unjust outcome and reasons are
“Villains! I shrieked, dissemble no more! I admit the deed!--tear up the planks!--here,here!--it is the beating of his hideous heart!” said the narrator. The narrator cared for the old man, but his eye made him very uncomfortable. To not even think that the old man’s eye could lead to his death.
He is jealous of Othello, show in, “I confess it is my shame to be so fond/but it is not in my virtue to amend it” (1.3:316-317). Roderigo is desperate for Desdemona and Iago takes advantage of this and makes him do thing such as kill Cassio. Roderigo does all of Iago’s dirty work and makes his plan successful. Also, Roderigo is unintelligent and realizes too late that his “money is almost spent” (2.3:364-368). Iago makes several false promises to Roderigo and he does not expose Iago because he is desperate for love.
When a rescue mission on Duran Island goes terribly wrong, Jonathan Quinn is convinced that there was a malicious hand involved. He does not like the fact that someone thought that they could cold heartedly put people that he cared about in the line of fire for their own self-preservation. Now that he knows there is someone behind it, he will move heaven and earth to get even. Jonathan Quinn just got very mad, and the person responsible will regret getting into his cross hairs.
Montag may have only burned Beatty because he was an obstacle, but the repercussions of this event makes it a renewing use of fire. Beatty is released from his life filled with burden, which is what makes this positive. Not only is Beatty’s death an example of this side of fire’s duality, but Montag and the rest of the firemen watching the woman set her house and self on fire is also an example of renewal. Before she dies the woman in the house states “Play the man, Master Ridley: we shall this day light such a candle, by God’s grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out,” (33). Montag brings this up while they are in the firetruck and Beatty explains that Latimer said this to Nicholas Ridley as they were being burnt alive.
Moral Truth is also evident because Claudius knows that killing his own brother is wrong, but he was so consumed by his need for power that he no longer cared about what is right or wrong. Claudius also knows that marrying his brother’s sister is not viewed well in society, but he no longer cares, so long as he
In spite of the fact that Iago is the regular disturbance and accordingly the conspicuous awful person, his fate is to make the disaster that this play later moves toward becoming. A protracted thought notwithstanding a receptive outlook will demonstrate the reality of the situation. Othello is the real miscreant. Despite the fact that he at first does not have any vindictive considerations and thoughts, he in the long run becomes a murderer due to emotionally untrustworthy and jealousy.
In the story ¨The Cask of Amontillado¨ by Edgar Allan Poe is a powerful story about revenge that takes readers into the mind of a murderer. Montresor is a perfect example of an unreliable narrator because he was capable of burying Fortunato into a vault. He vows revenge on Fortunato for an insult. He can’t be trusted, even if he’d be lying about Fortunato’s death. Fortunato´s name means ¨fortunate¨ which in reality, he didn 't really turn out that way.
The Cask of Amontillado is a cynical story by Edgar Allen Poe. Poe explains that the main character Montresor is angry at Fortunato because a long time ago he insulted him and now he’s seeking “revenge” (236). The only way fit for him to get his revenge is by killing Montresor by luring him into his wine cellar in the catacombs and burying him alive. Poe uses irony in their names, conversations and personalities to help better understand the characters and their relationship The names of all the characters and the story title are ways of Poe showing irony.
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.
“The Cask of Amontillado,” written by Edgar Allen Poe, has a very suspenseful mood and it is portrayed with various key details. Some scenes that prove suspense is the theme are, when Montresor explains to the reader that he is seeking revenge on Fortunato, when Montresor captured Fortunato, as well as, when Fortunato sobers up while chained to the rock. In the first sentence of this passage, Poe writes this, “...I had borne as best I could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge.” What did Fortunato do to make Montresor so mad, what is Montresor going to do to Fortunato--these are only two of the many questions that the reader inquiries. This creates suspense because it hooks the reader and makes the reader want to continue reading.
The fictional short story “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe takes place in the catacombs of Montresor’s palace, during the carnival’s climax. The story begins when Montresor, the villain of the story, vows revenge on Fortunato. Throughout the story, the author doesn't tell us what the revenge will be, but his choice of words in the details creates a mood in the reader. The author’s detailed description in the short story creates different moods in the reader like anger, satisfaction, curiosity, and victory because the chosen words connect with the audience.