Both Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” (1846) and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Adventure of the Speckled Band” (1892) depict a clever man seeking his own form of justice. Poe’s Montresor seeks revenge against Fortunato, a wine expert who has insulted him, by killing him with impunity. Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes also seeks justice, but he is trying to save Helen Stoner from her step-father, Dr. Grimesby Roylott, who desires her inheritance. Holmes and Montresor share the qualities of cleverness and determination in pursuing their goals, but they differ greatly in their motivations. As Montresor and Holmes seek their specific forms of justice, they both demonstrate cleverness.
(1.3.424.55) Meaning that Iago knows that he's able to use Roderigo unwillingly and get him to do his dirty work for him. Iago States to himself. Castle is a good man but he still wants to deceive him so that he may become lieutenant. Iago convinces Roderigo that Desdemona is in love with Cassio and that Roderigo should help him Cassio removed from his job as lieutenant and the two come up with a plan to get Cassio drunk and make him fight so that Othello will remove Cassio as lieutenant. Being that Roderigo is blinded by his love for Desdemona and the lies of Iago, Roderigo willingly helps, not realizing that Iago only wants to help himself and he'll do anything to do so, even if he has to manipulate the minds of innocent people around him.
Montresor’s hatred for Fortunato is what leads him to his plan of chaining and burying Fortunato behind a wall. Montresor is very angry with Fortunato, but yet he knows he must not act in such a hostile way, as to not raise the suspicions of Fortunato. Montresor convincingly asks Fortunato to come down to the catacombs with him to “verify” some wine which Montresor has “bought”. Montresor knows that he must not blow his cover, and the story goes into great detail as to how Montresor keeps luring Fortunato down to
The use of love and seduction has been a great weakness for man since the beginning of time. Dracula and his lovers use seduction to draw in their defenseless prey for their feasting. An instance of this happens when Dr. Van Helsing and Mina Harker take their way approaching Count Dracula’s castle. On the way there, night time grows closer so they restfor the night. Smartly enough Van Helsing makes a circle of wafer crumbs around them to keep them safe from the devilish spirits that roam the lands around them.
Irony occurs when a character or reader expects one situation to occur, but the opposite happens. It also takes place when a character says something, but the readers know he is suggesting another concept. Fortunato forms an increasingly dangerous cough in the catacombs and Montresor tells Fortunato, “You are rich, respected, admired, beloved; you are happy, as once I was. You are a man to be missed” (375). Montresor says all cordial comments about Fortunato making him believe Montresor cares about his health.
Then dashed away to find a way out, in a dark and hopeless feeling after what he glanced at. As he keeps fearing he sees a door that thought was an exit, but when Matthew came in and closed the door, he finds himself in a chambered room full of many skulls that weren't fraudulent. Matthew screams into the empty space until he was sure he couldn’t breathe anymore.He observed a safe with fractured, aged-looking skulls around a safe door with a prodigious sized lock. Matt turns the safe slightly to the right. He hears a deafening reverberation after a few seconds and cautiously turns over his left shoulder to see Emma with her head unattached lying on her stomach on a doctor’s examination table and a black-hooded, masked person is right in front of her corpse.
By proving himself to be loyal he can have an easier way of influencing the other characters. He also has another advantage of being “loyal”, it means that the characters will let him do what he pleases without suspicion because they trust him so much. In the beginning of Othello, Iago protests against Othello to Roderigo “I follow him to serve my turn upon him” proving that Iago clearly does not want to honestly follow Othello. Roderigo is affected by this, because he believes him and keeps letting Iago use him unknowingly, leading to his death. Although Roderigo is misled by Iago’s he still keeps his mental and emotional state normal with little doubt, until the end.
The Cask of Amontillado - A Symbolic Character Analysis Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” is a grim revenge story escalated by a minor transgression taken unconventionally by the main character. “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge” - Montresor. Evidently, Montresor’s reaction to being insulted is surreal and play into his personality as the story unfolds. Montresor believes the only way to right such an offence is to kill his own friend. However, such a brash action is not villainized within the context of “The Cask of Amontillado” instead it is used to explore the way that Montresor thinks as an individual.
One of Odysseus’ most important characteristics is his strategic mindset. He is always thinking and planning how to get what he wants or how to get out of a bad situation. When Odysseus and his crew were trapped in Polyphemus’ cave, Odysseus was forced to devise an escape plan. He decided that they would blind Polyphemus with a stick from his bed, but he needed a way to keep the other cyclops from finding them after they blinded him. Odysseus gives him wine to make him not think clearly so Polyphemus would believe him when he said, “Noman is my name” (page 134 lines 343-344 and 364).
Montessor uses Fortunato’s connoisseurship in wine to lure him into the catacombs , then tries to make him go back . “Niter,”I replied ,”how long have you had that cough ?”..my poor friend found it impossible for him to reply for many minutes.. we will go back your heath is precious… I shall not die of a cough.”117 This quote shows betrayal because Montessori made him feel as if he was safe with him when in reality Fortunato was falling right in Montressors trap. Montessor was deciving Fortunado by telling him to go back after coughing for a while, then giving him wine after he denies going back. “True-true”, I replied;”and indeed, I has no intention of alarming you unnecessarily , but you should use all proper caution. A draft of this Medoc will defend us from the damps.”117 This quote suggest that Montressor is a snake Montessor deceives Fortunato so that he has no clue of Montressors evil intent.