In the book Clash of Kings, George R.R. Martin declaimed, “I will hurt you for this. I don’t know how yet, but give me time. A day will come when you think yourself safe and happy and suddenly your joy will turn to ashes in your mouth, and you’ll know the debt is paid.” Revenge is a dangerous act and can lead to death and injury. Edgar Allan Poe wrote an eerie and sinister piece of work called “The Cask of Amontillado.”
and it was just bad luck. He couldn’t have prevented it. His emotions lead to his misfortune or event leading to his downfall and death. Romeo’s misfortune was falling in love with Juliet. If he had not fallen in love with Juliet, then he wouldn’t have tried to prevent the fight between Mercutio and Tybalt.
Iago’s manipulation had worked, Othello easily fell for the scheme. Othello didn’t even logically think about how he knocked the handkerchief to the ground earlier, prior to when Iago said Desdemona gave it to Cassio. Even in the other schemes, when Cassio was talking to Iago about Bianca, Othello couldn’t even tell the difference between Bianca and Desdemona. This shows how Othello is losing his rational. After these schemes Iago manipulated Othello to kill Desdemona if he kills Cassio.
When they were already at the secret place, Montresor masked Fortunato alive. The irony is that the story changed a day of celebration to murder. The important point to the story is the anticipation that foretells a sense of intuition, which Poe’s usage of eloquent words and images that construct a setting that is matching to the story 's ominous plot. The story portrays how revenge is bittersweet, which shows that revenge is rarely as satisfying as we anticipate and often leaves the retaliator less content in the long run.
Subsequently, he equips an artificial mask of madness at the beginning of the play in order to fulfill his father 's wishes. However, as the plot continues Hamlet is overcome by the grief sparked by the heinous events that allow Claudius hold the throne, the bloodthirsty task that faces him, and the reemergence of his Oedipal desires. Thus, Hamlet succumbs to a mental state of decay spearheaded by his artificial madness as he embodies the essence of insanity. Don Nardo delves into two critical layers of “truths” with regards to the title character Hamlet: the corrupted world, and solitude. These layers symbolize the walls that must be breached in order to invoke madness.
One quote takes place in the beginning of the short story when Montresor explains that Fortunato has been drinking and he looks like a drunk joke. “The man wore motley. He had on a tight-fitting parti-stripped dress, and his head was surmounted by the conical cap and bells” (Poe 211). What he’s wearing is being described as the outfit of a jester, who told jokes. The irony is that he is the joke because of his fate.
Like a puppet master, Iago uses deception in the play Othello, by William Shakespeare, as a duplicitous being with perfidious views on the demise of others for personal revenge against Othello. Consequently, he is able to manipulate the characters in an adroit manner with ease as if fraudulency becomes second nature. Yet, Iago has not become this iconic villain without just (used loosely) cause. Before Iago’s notorious connotation, this dauntless soldier-people considering the precedent for just acts, and pious intentions- is discounted for a promotion by word of Othello, leading the inexorable “green-eyed monster” to peek its grotesque head out from underneath its lair. Agitated and undoubtedly cunning, Iago seeks his revenge against Othello with a ferocity unmatched, using every arsenal disposable to him; deception being his greatest.
The metaphor is used in this quote and the old ghost Hamlet describes Claudius as a “ traitorous gift” meaning Claudius is an untrustworthy person because of what he has done to old ghost Hamlet. Therefore, Claudius betrays his brother because Claudius took the throne, his wife, and his life. These reasons of betrayal lead to Shakespeare 's timeless appeal because Betrayal is a human feeling or act we do and it is like a domino effect that happens again and again in Hamlet and in real life. Shakespeare shows his characters in Hamlet the true nature of human feeling of betrayal and what the characters
I know not if 't be true, but I, for mere suspicion in that kind, will do as if for surety. (Act 1, Scene 3) By reading Iago’s words you can feel his distaste and hatred for Othello. With this innate hatred for Othello, Iago’s manipulative and foxy behaviour was ignited in a blaze of emotion. Next, Iago intentionally got Cassio drunk so as to get him to fight.
Many tragic heroes holds pride as their primary cause to his downfall, but Hamlet’s hesitation throughout the play is his key weakness. During the play of The Murder of Gonzago schemed by Hamlet to confirm Claudius’s act of crime, himself was overwhelmed by self-contempt and guilt. Hamlet blames himself for just standing around cursing like a whore, and urges to seek revenge by heaven and hell. After the performance, Hamlet observes Claudius and found him guilty and prays for forgiveness. But Hamlet give up the good opportunity of killing Claudius because he hopes that his revenge for his father for a moral sake, not committing an impulsive revenge.
1. How would you describe the protagonist in the work of your first author? Name three of the protagonist’s most important characteristics and supply examples from the poems or story that support your idea. Do you find the protagonist (s) sympathetic? Is he/she a victim?
The dastardly conspiracy for revenge undertaken by Caliban is focused upon the physical ruination of Prospero; Caliban wants him dead. Through Caliban’s vivid language , of the tortures Prospero has inflicted on him, the motivation for Caliban’s murder plot was formed. The overall plot of The Tempest, is paralleled by Caliban’s murder plan in his comedic subplot. Without it, Prospero would never have to deal with the effects of vengeance upon him and Shakespeare 's exploration of revenge would lose thematic significance.
Unfortunate Fate in “The Cask of Amontillado” From the beginning of the of the story “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe, the narrator, Montresor, opens the story stating that the “thousand injuries” and irreparable insult caused by Fortunato won’t stay unpunished, and he seeks for revenge (Poe 467). Poe creates a sense of terror while he guides the audience to the unexpected revenge. The terror that Poe creates in the audience is only successful due to the use of literary elements. The use of symbolism, foreshadowing, and irony are essential to build the suspense that guides the reader throughout the story to a tragic ending.
In the short story ,”Cask of Amontillado,” there are many examples of irony used by Poe throughout the story. In the story, the Narrator’s biggest challenge is to get revenge on Fortunato for “one thousand injuries,” but he has to plan how he’s going to do it successfully without getting caught. When the Narrator randomly runs into Fortunato, the author states that, “My dear Fortunato, you are luckily met.” (Poe 59). This is an example of verbal irony because the Narrator didn’t mean it was lucky for Fortunato because he was just telling us how he vowed revenge on him.
There are three different types of irony: situational, verbal, and dramatic. These types of irony are presented in The Cask of Amontillado written by Edgar Allen Poe and Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The stories share similar ironies, but they also differentiate with each other. The Cask of Amontillado and Young Goodman Brown both consist of irony that is spread throughout the story. Situational irony is when a situation turns out differently than expected.