As readers, we have no idea what Fortunato did to Montresor or his family name to drive him to such revenge. Poe hints at certain things, from revenge and the family crest to his arrogance of insisting that Fortunato penetrate the Montresor vault to acquire the esteemed Cask Amontillado. "The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge" (1126). The only clue is that Montresor systematically closes up Fortunato in a bone chamber perhaps with others who have wronged his family in the past. However, due to the reader's not knowing his true injustice, his murder seems unjustified and maybe even cruel to some
Emily Grierson referred as a protagonist and take on a great role throughout the story. She lived with her father and servant in an aristocratic family. She made an unjust choice that developed her character’s ethics by killing Homer Barron at the end of the story. She was abused by her father when she was young, she got control by her father, to grow up as a proud and tradition girl. Her world revolved around her father from the day when she was just a kid.
The zodiac was very creative at his killings, so everytime the police thought they had gained knowledge on his strategies, Zodiac would change his ways and leave the police speechless. In this essay I will talk about the investigative techniques that was used to help identify the Zodiac killer. Out of the several eyewitness of the Zodiac killer, most described him as being around 5’8 and having a real beefy build, weighing around 200 pounds. The eyewitnesses say he had short brown curly hair, and that he looked about 26-30 years old in 1969. In the taxicab shooting there was three teenage eyewitnesses who watched the shooting happen from their bedroom.
While it is clear that Montresor was not insane, it is possible that he was in an emotional turmoil. This emotional disorder propelled the urge for revenge. In fact, the entire story is proof of his troubled conscience. He confesses to an individual how he committed the murder even when he was not caught for over 50 years. At the end of the story, he says, “for the half of a century no mortal has disturbed them (Poe 10).” It is the emotional torture that influences him to commit the inhuman act.
Noted literary critic Northrop Frye once stated “A classic piece of literature is one that creates a place in the reader’s memory.” Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is an excellent example of a classic. An area that makes To Kill a Mockingbird a classic is characterization. Boo Radley is one character that makes the book memorable. At the beginning of the book the narrator, and therefore the reader, only know of Boo through rumors. The main rumor is that Boo stabbed his father with a pair of scissors and has rarely left his house since.
For many years, colleges nationwide have had rituals and secrets they have passed on to future students; sadly, one of those traditions being hazing (Burkman). In other words, if a reasonable alternative is not found to replace hazing. We are still in the vicious, never-ending cycle of cruel deaths. To conclude, Burkman wants the readers to understand why men in fraternities enjoy
In "The Cask of Amontillado", Montresor is the character who tells the tale. He starts by describing how he was betrayed by an associate, "The thousands of injuries of Fortunato he has borne as he best could; but when he ventures upon insult, Montresor vows revenge" (Poe 528). As the story unfolds, Montresor 's
Othello falls for Iago’s lies because he sees Othello as a trustworthy man. The reason Othello’s trust in Iago is high, it is because of his honesty, giving him the name “Honest Iago,” and Othello has also known him for years. Throughout the whole story, Othello is lead to believe Iago’s lies and would trust him more than anyone else even his wife Desdemona. With Iago trying manipulate Othello, it works well causing him to do things leading to disbelieve the close people around him. One of Iago’s plans to cause Othello to take action was the day of Othello’s wedding.
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.
Decades later, both Jaffrey and Clifford were well into old age. Clifford had hated his cousin ever since he was framed for the death of his uncle, and, due to old age and seclusion, had become slightly insane. Jaffrey went to the house of seven gables, where Clifford was living, with the intent of asking him where to find the famed deed mentioned in the previous pages. While Clifford’s sister and caretaker, Hepzibah, went to fetch her brother, Clifford killed Jaffrey. It was Jaffrey’s greed that began the rivalry between the two cousins, and the same greed that eventually led his cousin to kill