The clumsiness of Fortunato and the outline of the murder in the catacombs are effectively shown in order to lead to the impulsive shock that Poe eloquently provides at the dénoument. Montresor is increasingly maniacal with each rigorous facet and perpetual action he takes to make sure his dear enemy pays. Although, his thoughts may represent how many people think, they also convey the state of action people are willing to take for animosity. In this story bitter murder solved a dilemma between two enemies but in reality cases may vary. The thought of a human can stun many to the point of
Fortunato whom he hates is a fool for wine. Amontillado is a kind of sherry. Montresor lured Fortunato to the vaults and made revenge with an exceptionally hideous way. In this story, Poe describes the mental state of Montresor and his character almost like a devil because of his cruelty during revenge. Montresor accomplishes the revenge because he has a strong violent vengefulness to Fortunato, is a very careful and intelligent person, and feels pleasure to kill people.
No, this my hand will rather the multitudinous seas incarnadine, making the green one red” (2.2. 60-63). Macbeth its prey of his guilt, he expresses his concern by taking notice of the blood on his hands that are proof of his crime and of his extreme guilt towards what he has done. At first, while Macbeth feels terribly guilty, his wife seems to have a clear conscience, despite her criminal acts and thoughts. In fact, the general shows the remorse of his conscience when he imagines the king 's chamberlains accuse him of murdering Duncan.
Another occurrence of irony emphasizing the flaw within the court’s process of prosecution is when he states Mary Warren’s punishment and the girl’s punishment. He states that if Mary Warren “has been conquered by Satan...her neck will break for it but if she speaks true, I bid you now drop your guile and confess your pretense, for a quick confession will go easier on you”( Miller 95). A situational irony is an event that surprises the audience. This would be considered ironic since both crimes of Mary Warren and the girls are on the same level of severity and seriousness.However, Mary Warren is the only one being killed for her confession of her crimes, while the others live. This simple example shows Miller’s belief on the corruption within the court system as Danforth is allowing his favoritism control over his actions throughout Mary Warren’s trial.
God help me, I lusted, and there is a promise in such sweat " (Miller, Pg. 1206). This quote from act three shows how damaged Proctor was for even confessing to lechery. Just seeing how sentimental John Proctor really is shows how he would go out of his own way to save Elizabeth so that she could be reunited with her boys again. Within the story Elizabeth knows that since Proctor admitted to committing adultery that means he will be sentenced to be lynched.
Gawain’s loyalty to kin is often mentioned in Le Morte, and his need for revenge tends to be the main reason why he is shamed throughout the text. Later on in the book Gawain and his brothers take down Lamorak in a shameful ambush, and afterwards none of them repent their deeds or get into trouble. The fact that Gawain is able to shame a woman and a fellow knight and then ambush and kill another without consequences, makes it easy to argue that King Pellinor’s death was a major turning point in Le Morte. This is because if Arthur had punished his nephews in the way all other knights would have been punished for this behavior then he could have prevented further murder, including the deaths of the his own sister Margause and her lover Lamorak, among others (Bedwell 6). The “contract” enforced by King Arthur and Queen Guinevere forbids behavior such as outrage or jealousy, treason, murder, denial of mercy, and crimes against women.
Montressor became enraged by the fact that his family’s named had been scoffed on and began to devise a plan to avenge his maiden name. Montresor states, “I continued , as was my in to smile in his face and he did not perceive that my smile now was at the thought of his immolation” (Poe 1). Montresor devises an intricate and well thought out plan to murder someone he considers a friend, he highlights the evil of humanity when the thought of killing Fortunato brings a smile to his face. Montresor demonstrates the hatred and malicious intent in all of everyone when he realizes that he doesn't just want him dead he wants him to suffer. Some murders in the stories happen to continue social traditions that have been
Have you ever been blinded by the emotions jealousy and greed? Jealousy and greed can confuse you and act as if they are love. In the book The Crucible, one of the main characters surrendered to the lust of her “love” and ended up being the reason for many innocent killings, even the one of her love. For this reason I strongly believe jealousy and greed had the biggest impact on the book. Though I can see how some readers may think vengeance had the biggest impact on this book, Abigail's jealousy of Elizabeth Proctor led her to tell lies and her greed of wanting John Proctor’s love all to herself, drove her to start the killings of innocent people.
Antigone being representative of the divine law of the gods sacrifices her life to honor her brother and please the gods. Condemned at first by Creon, she is later exonerated for her actions while Creon suffers a harsher fate. He believes in human law and believes that a traitor should never be forgiven - thus explaining his decisions to condemn the burial of Polyneices, and sentence Antigone to death. In the end, Creon's failure to respect the divine law leads to his family deserting him for death and he suffers from the ultimate punishment of guilt. He becomes so blinded and infatuated with his rule and his pride that he fails to consider any other human laws, which could balance the inequality of his rule, and benefit the people of Thebes, demonstrating the detrimental effects of following human law.
Oedipus who tries to make Creon looks like an evil person explains to Jocasta, his wife that he caught Creon in the act of wanting to stab him, which was not the case. “Precisely, I caught him in the act, Jocasta, plotting, about to stab me in the back” (Qtd in Barnet, Burto, & Cain, p. 1117). Oedipus who was challenging and discourteous most of the time violent temper plays a significant role in his downfall makes him a tragic flaw. Another tragedy of Oedipus as a tragic hero was that he was a proud man, who thinks he knew it all and would not listen to anyone. One of his greatest acts of hubris was that he denies his fate of the oracle and defy the prophecies of the gods that later came to reality, and despite his growing up in Corinth he was a son of the land of Thebes.
3.When the duke and the king sell Jim, that shows how bad they are and how they have the ability to cruelly take advantage of every situation they are in. By betraying people, they have lived with in the process. This event advances Huck 's moral conflict even further. He has to decide to see Miss Watson, or complete help Jim to safety. In addition, Huck makes the right decision to help Jim , which ultimately develops
The reader knows Oedipus’ pride is what influenced him to excuse Tiresias and Creon for framing him. When Oedipus enters the scene he immediately starts to accuse Creon again. Oedipus tells Creon he is now “an enemy of mine” (657). This all relates to the theme pride can lead to the downfall of man because, just as Tiresias, Oedipus claims Creon is plotting against him due to his pride blinding him from the