This one-sided story by the narrator, Montresor, leads to a suspenseful conclusion not only that Fortunato’s insults perhaps are minor, but also that Fortunato may not recognize the issues at all. This lack of evidence and unrealistic friendship lead readers to believe that Fortunato does not deserve to be buried alive. Montresor could be just a sadistic character who wants to murder his enemy for
In the online article “Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado" the author states, “Montresor, who is the narrator of this disturbing short story, vows to get revenge on Fortunato for insulting him, and Montresor plans to seek retribution upon Fortunato to support his family motto "Nemo me impune lacessit" which means “No one assails me with impunity" in English” (Womack). For Montresor to keep his family’s motto, he has to get payback from anyone who does him wrong, including from his former friend Fortunato. Living by the family motto means if someone attacks a family member they must get revenge without getting caught. Not only has a character analysis showed that Montresor seeks vengeance upon Fortunato he also allows the readers to more of his bad character
But every action has a cause and effect. Poe focuses mainly on the concept of, is it worth taking revenge for, how far you are willing to go for it, and will you end up regretting your choice. In Montresor’s case, he might’ve ended up with regret in either scenario of him taking or not taking revenge on Fortunato. Either way, I believe Poe’s theme of revenge relates to a much bigger theme in life, choice. The ability to choose is everything we do, decide, and without it, we wouldn’t be anything.
Poe reaches out to the reader through Montresor’s feelings, showing that revenge is often not as fulfilling as one would hope and rather will do the opposite through tormenting far past the time of tribulation. As the reader follows Montresor it becomes evident that he is so focused on his revenge that he becomes obsessed with it. Even after achieving revenge Montresor is still tormented, becoming unable to move on from Fortunato. Poe’s masterful writing in “The Cask of Amontillado” integrates symbolism and irony conveying a sense of revenge that can never be fed all the while parodying one of the most revered and respected stories in religious
However, the stories are both similar, by having both main characters develop revenge in an over exaggerated way. First, in “2BR02B”, revenge is developed between Mr. Wehling and Dr. Hitz, directly after what causes the revenge. Towards the end of the story, Dr. Hitz is irritating Wehling by telling him he can’t keep his kids without a sacrifice, when Wehling, gets revenge. ‘“You don’t
This suggests that the life of an aesthetic without a thought to morality can be destructive. Dorian, by observing his hideous transformation in his portrait is “corrupt without being charming” (Wilde, 1) as he manages to find “ugly meanings in beautiful things” (Wilde, 1). Gray discovers that beneath his youthful appearance lies a sinful man that is capable of murder and blackmail. Dorian however at first denies this discovery. He continues instead in his quest for pleasure and intern allows his soul to disintegrate even further.
The majority view him as an ordinary villain who seeks revenge on those who out wronged him, or an ambition man looking to ruin his rival life because of jealous. the other interpretation assumes Iago as a being who hates all that 's good because it 's good, his actions aren 't for revenge but aimless as A.C.Bradley puts it "motiveless malignity", or a disinterested delight in the pain of others . Bradley emphasizes on Iago having two faces and one can 't see through his lies. one of many examples is Emilia in all this time they are married she never dreamed that his the villain, not suspect who was poisoning Othello mind with scandals and that as Bradley say it "scoundrel" was her husband and for any doubts about this subject her words to Othello was displayed with tears and repeating "my husband" and then Othello realization is shown in "thy husband know it all" . In another report by Iftikhar Hussain Lone, he addresses a great scene in act five when Othello asks him, Iago remain speechless Iftikhar shows that as a cold man Iago lets he inner demon lose in order to destroy or ruin happiness to others, in doing so he destroys his own too.
This is obvious in the first sentence, which says, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge” (Poe 236). The use of irony is in use throughout the story as well as showing the theme of revenge. The first ironic implement about the story is Fortunato’s name. The name Fortunato is a cognate for the word fortunate. This ties in with the theme of revenge because Fortunato is about to suffer an extremely unfortunate fate.
Card displaying the great deal of misfortune that Ender faces throughout the book almost guarantees the reader will feel some sense of sorrow for him. So the reader is so full of sorrow for Ender that they want him to be innocent. The reader never gets to experience what the buggers had been through or even know their future intentions of the humans. The reader gets so trapped in sympathy of Ender that they never once question the morality of his mass genocide. The reader feels as if it isn’t his fault when indeed it is.
On the night of the party, in response to Tybalt’s complaining about Romeo being there, Lord Capulet says, “I would not for the wealth of all this town here in my house do him disparagement. Therefore be patient. Take no note of him.” Lord Capulet was given the perfect opportunity to kick Romeo out of the party and prevent him from ever meeting Juliet. He didn’t think about his actions and, to him, taking the time to remove Romeo from the party would distract him from having fun and enjoying himself. This quote also gives insight into how selfish Lord Capulet and the families are, holding parties and continuing to fight with each other for the sake of fighting.