Poe cleverly uses foreshadowing to contribute to his menacing tragedy. Poe delivers countless hints that provide readers the ability to predict what will happen next. Montresor is disconcerted that Fortunato imposes so much pain on Montresor’s life, but justice has not been served. In the short story, Montresor conveys his coat of arms and his family motto, “‘the foot crushes a serpent rampant whose fangs are imbedded in the heel… Nemo me impune lacessit’” (375-376). This expresses that a foot crushes a snake whose fangs are in the foot’s heel and his family motto means “no one injures me with impunity.” The snake closely resembles Fortunato, who is inflicting pain on Montresor by “biting” him.
In his, the “The Black Cat” and "The Tell-Tale Heart" are one of the few poems that prove he is frightened by them. Poe wanted people to know that he was frightened of those who didn’t know they were mentally insane. But, how did he want us to know? He gave us some clues in his writing of “ The Black Cat” and "The Tell-Tale Heart". In those poems, he was the narrator acting is an insane guy.
Madness is described as the state of being mentally ill or in the state of frenzied, chaotic activity, and is also when one cannot be trusted which, is shown multiple times throughout the play. While Hamlet and Ophelia both display madness, Hamlet uses his madness in order to find the truth whereas Ophelia is a victim of the madness happening in her life. The kingdom of Elsinore, where Hamlet and his family lives, is a good example of Shakespeare demonstrating how madness affects all characters. Elsinore, is filled with untrustworthy characters such as King Claudius and Polonius. Polonius is considered untrustworthy in the play because he sends people to go spy on his son, Laertes.
The audible fear that the Sentry fails to hid in his voice while speaking to Creon distinguishes the king of Thebes as a very respected and deeply feared person. His demanding nature and impassive tone display Creon as a character that is superior to the rest of the cast. Likewise, Creon’s tragic flaw lies in his greed for power as well as his inability to follow the advice of others. The greed in Creon is put on display when he discovers that Antigone is the criminal and immediately accuses Antigone and Ismene, Antigone’s sister, of trying to dethrone him: CREON. You too, Ismene, Snake in my ordered house, sucking my blood Stealthily…(2.124-126) Creon’s misguided assumption that the sister duo aims for his throne was driven by his greed for power and need to keep that power absolute.
Whereas, Edgar Allen Poe, author of The Cask of Amontillado, uses an ambiguous relationship between Fortunato, a man full of ego and arrogance, who wrongs protagonist Montresor. In both stories, the Antagonists believe themselves above the laws of society and nature; and this ultimately leads their respective demises. The arrogant never realize that their own arrogance leads to their downfall. The characters,
Third, he shows signs of Narcissistic Personality Disorder, with symptoms including (a) arrogant behavior, (b) lack of empathy, (c.) sense of uniqueness, (d) fantasies of power, (e) sense of entitlement, (f) interpersonal exploitation, and (g) requiring admiration: a. Arrogant, haughty behaviors, not only expressed in his words like “I’ll show you the Dark Side”, “I will fulfill our destiny,” and “For your sake, I suggest you get it.”, but also he destroys First Order property like he owns it all. b. He lacks empathy, obvious when he annihilated the village on Jakku. c. Kylo Ren believes he is ‘special’ and unique and can only be understood, or should associate with, other special or high status institutions.
It is this vision of evil, of our dark side, what explains that Kurtz is insane for some and for others, he is admirable, which explains that for some plundering is fundamental part of a civilizing work and for others is immoral and unjustifiable. And these words of Kurtz explains well the idea that supports the book. These words are also the result of a person "civilized" when it stops feel social pressure and is surrounded by "wild", as they call them, which is unable to understand the different cultures of the two, and between that feels like a God. Those who eventually succumb to behave like a God are those who unleash "the
Therefore, the Underground Man cannot stop being himself. Refutation of Opposing Argument 2: This man gets hideous when he wants to be appreciated by others. He should not need to be noticed, for the reason that if he is seen, then he will harm others by this opportunity. “Once indeed, I had a friend. But I was already a tyrant at heart; I wanted to exercise unbounded sway over him… all I needed him was to win a victory over him, to subjugate him and nothing else”.
“When it comes to injuries and insults to our honor, anger ‘takes it personally.’” We get mad and defensive when someone tries to put us down, or tries to hurt us, or tries to anger us. It can be tough not to get angry and go into a fit of rage, but we need to turn towards Him. As the late Billy Graham wrote, “Though we lift our voices and cry out for help, still we deliberately choose—as Adam did—the wrong way.” We are all created in Him image, and, “like the reflection in a cracked and fading mirror, the likeness nevertheless remains.” The Devil “will often arouse all the worst passions of our nature and drive them into unruly riot.” C. Peter