In “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe, Montresor, the narrator, seeks revenge and justice for being insulted by his friend, Fortunato. Montresor lures Fortunato into the catacombs where a cask of amontillado is kept and buries him alive and then keeps it secret for the half of a century. However, Montresor does not explain how Fortunato insults him and the story seems to be a lack of evidence to support his motivation to kill Fortunato. In additional, the nature of their friendship is never fully explained which makes the readers wonder if they were ever truly friends or not. While Montresor pretends to be a good friend to Fortunato, it is strange that Fortunato does not realize the problems between them.
I will also discuss how they all express Plato’s conception of what is involved in living philosophically, and how they all relate to the cave allegory. In Plato’s dialogue, the cave allegory, I am given a story about a prisoner and allowed to depict an image of what the cave looks like. Inside the cave are prisoners, a fire, a rocky path, and people who carried various artifacts that project shadows on the wall in front of the prisoners. The fire represents the sun, the rocky path symbolizes the journey of the soul, the prisoners represent us, the shadows were what they believed to be the truth, the people carrying the artifacts symbolize influences in life for example parents or teachers.
The light produces by the mirror reflects Mr.Dimmesdale true self. He could hide his wrongdoing from the society, but he cannot really conceal it when he sees himself in a looking glass. The longer he conceals his sin, the more the symptom of guilt destroying his external
When Plato crafted the allegory of the cave he was doing so with the intention of describing the ignorance of man and the importance of education. At the surface that may be all that can be learned from this tale, one must wonder, just who is the prisoner portrayed in this tale. Through examining the ideas presented it can be concluded that the man in the cave is a representation for ignorance, but is that it? Is that all the prisoner stands for or is there more to the tale. Let’s examine the prisoner in his natural state, shackled up and staring at the shadows presented to him.
Like Larson’s play, Plato’s ‘Allegory of the Cave’ has similar themes. However, instead of using the lens of homelessness, Plato demonstrates his literary genius by building a story in which Socrates starts setting a scenario for Glaucon—Plato’s brother. In this story there are prisoners who have been locked in a cave since birth. The prisoners cannot
Winston buys a diary in which to write his thoughts. Orwell narrates, “His pen has slid voluptuously over the smooth paper, printing in large neat capitals – DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER...” (Orwell 20). In his journal, Winston condemns the government because he loathes the way the people of Oceania are treated. It is a crime for citizens of Oceania to express any emotions that belittle Big Brother.
The book suggests that the readers do not like her due to her instructiveness with the others, creating her as a tart. The readers would find it quite easy as her humanity is removed as well as showing her to be too forward with the men. This conveys how the men are intrigued with aesthetics, showing how they only care about the outside and do not want to get to know her true feelings. This is shown in the quote “Ranch with a bunch of guys on it, ain’t no place for a girl, specially like her.” This conveys to the reader her presence is not needed on the ranch as it is only a place for men and also showing that she would not be happy on the
By not giving much of the descriptions, Stoppard purposely made them to be generic and common, meaning that their personalities are stereotypical. They do not have any detailed traits. For example, Rosencrantz seems to be easygoing because he is casually flipping the coin while Guildenstern is tensed because he is concerned about their situation. They have the exact opposite personalities. I believe that the purpose of this is so that the readers can easily relate to the characters depending on which generic personalities they have.
Well, he is not by nature a bloodthirsty murderer; he actually has a soft heart and is tormented by the sight of human suffering, which he is unable and unwilling to get used to. " Man grows used to everything, the scoundrel!" he mutters, but then directly embraces the opposing position: " And what if I 'm wrong … what if man is not really a scoundrel … then all the rest is prejudice, simply artificial terrors and there are no barriers
Poe is able to build suspense through foreshadowing. Montressor is dressed in black and looks ominous while Fortunato is dressed as a jester, implying that he is about to made a fool of. On their way into the vault, Montressor continues to mention how they should turn back because the potassium nitrate could make Fortunato sick. This leads the readers to believe that it is possible that Fortunato will relent and go back, but deep down inside it’s obvious that Fortunato is never going to make it out of the vault
In Brave New World, Aldous Huxley presents us with a Dystopian society, for as we read, there is a revelation of the true nature of the society. The basis of Plato’s Allegory of the Cave is that the shadows in which the trapped conformists see are the flawed reflections of ideal forms, such as beauty. Within the society of Brave New World, the entire population appears perfect for they are manufactured to be that way, therefore, the ‘outsiders’ appear as the flawed reflections of their ideal forms, which is present in the Allegory of the Cave, as well as other similarities. Within the trapped society in the World State and Plato’s cave, there is a general origin of knowledge, since birth.
Plato’s Allegory of the Cave was an interpretation of the aversion humans have to things that are outside of their experienced reality, as well as a proposed solution. Firstly, I can’t help but notice that there is a racist, classist, sexist, and ableist element to Plato’s proposal. Allegory of the Cave is found within The Republic, which is a book that describes “the education required of a Philosopher-King”. Racial minorities, poor people, women, and disabled people are all immediately eliminated from the selection of potential candidates.
Why do bullies bully? This is a question many people ask themselves. Why do they do what they do? Well, everyone’s story is different like Julian, the bully in the novel, “Wonder”, by R.J. Palacio. Julian is not someone you would look up to.
Blumenthal’s book about Steve Jobs is inspiring but brutally honest. She spares no details about his horrendous attitude as well as how neglectful we are of it. “Farewell Manzanar”’s Jeanne is a lot like her in that she often thinks of why we almost force ourselves to be ignorant of the terrifying things right in front of us. In literature especially, it’s important to capture the reader and I feel books express our flaws,and help us relate as well as keep us intrigued with whatever it is we’re