Which only angered Othello more as his jealousy rose with her constant mentioning of Cassio. This jealousy kept building up till Othello finally kills Desdemona by smoothing her with a pillow. Iago was able to push Othello to the point of murdering the woman he once loved. He was also successful in killing Rodrigo, Emilia and Othello as the Moor kills himself once it is revealed that Desdemona was innocent all along and
“The Cask of Amontillado” is a short, horror story written by Edgar Allen Poe. It features two wine aficionados, Fortunato and Montresor. Montresor being a man who seeks revenge upon the man who insulted him and Fortunato being the unsuspecting victim of Montresor’s vengeance. Although the main idea of the story revolves around Montresor’s revenge, Montresor's fake affection toward Fortunato, Fortunato's love for wine, and Montresor's hate for Fortunato prove that love and hate can be controlling in the decisions we make. Montresor’s phony affection towards Fortunato gave Fortunato a false sense of security as he followed Montresor farther into the catacombs.
“The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe is a story about a betrayal and revenge, which depicts how Montresor uses weakness as a tool to successfully lure Fortunato into his trap. Fortunato himself plays a vital role in being murdered by Montresor. There are lots of traces in the story which point out Fortunato’s weaknesses and his foolishness. When Montresor suggests Fortunato to return home, Fortunato exclaims, “The cough is mere nothing; it will not kill me” (Poe) which suggest that, although receiving enough opportunities, Fortunato neglects the fortune he was being offered. Fortunato’s weaknesses resulting in his own death include his love for wine, his immense pride and his trusting nature.
Montresor ends up luring Fortunato down to the catacombs with him, and chains Fortunato and builds a wall around him, leaving him there to die. Throughout the story, Montresor shows who he really is by showing signs of anger, and yet cleverness. The story begins with Montresor stating he will seek and attain revenge for the thousand injuries Fortunato has caused him. Montresor has been left extremely angry with Fortunato for what he has told Montresor, and therefore, Montresor believes the ideal punishment, or revenge, is to kill and get rid of Fortunato. Montresor’s hatred for Fortunato is what leads him to his plan of chaining and burying Fortunato behind a wall.
In order for this plan to work out, Iago had to kill his wife, Cassio, and Roderigo. Much like Roderigo and Othello, Iago's'jealousy catches up with him and he is tortured to death for the murder of his
As said in the short story Fortunato insults Montresor in the past: “THE thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge” (Poe ). Due to Fortunato’s insults and his past injuries that he dealt to Montresor, Montresor plans his revenge and waits it out for the perfect time. As soon as the insult reaches Montresor’s ears his revenge is already placed in stone: “At length I would be avenged; this was a point definitely, settled” (Poe ). His reaction to Fortunato’s insult compels him to end their relationship and plot out his vengeance. Montresor’s revenge might be overdue as it is revealed that Fortunato has wronged Montresor more than once.
In “The Cask of Amontillado” Edgar Allan Poe creates a theme surrounding many types of justice. You can infer this is his theme because of the way that Montresor sought for revenge, in the way justice was served, and once the justice is finally served in Montresors eyes. First and for most, Montresor was determine to get revenge upon Fortunato for his wrong doings. Poe states, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge” (236), in this statement he is showing how hurt and angered he is by Montresor words and how he has now vowed revenge on him for such actions. Montresor states from the beginning that he wants revenge for the fact that Fortunato had insulted him; along with all the injuries he had endured.
Any fan of the medieval and Victorian eras knows that there are many stories centered around the rectification of lost or sullied honor through varying means of revenge. Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” is no exception. The story’s protagonist, Montresor, feels that his friend, Fortunato, has insulted his family’s honor and decides to take revenge during a nighttime carnival by luring Fortunato into the Montresor family crypt and sealing him inside to die a slow death. Through the use of irony and symbolism, Poe reveals to readers an intense theme of revenge. Poe’s theme of revenge is illuminated through his application of the three different types of irony: dramatic, verbal, and situational.
Another example, when the author showed imagery is when Fortunato is screaming in pain, where he is tie against the walls. In “The Cask of Amontillado” it said, “A succession loud and shrill screams bursting suddenly from the throat of the chained Fortunato.” When the author tells this, you can visualize how Fortunato was screaming for his life to let him go and being tortured. Montresor chains Fortunato against the walls and start burying him alive. Just because Montresor felt insulted he planned to murder his friend. As a result, he got what he wanted, revenge all due to a
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.