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,
Early in the play, Iago contemplates how to go about bring down Othello and Cassio (1.iii.435-447) and later addresses his plan to drive Othello into a rage of jealousy and madness through the supposed infidelity of Desdemona with Cassio (2.i.205-231), out of which he concludes “So will I turn her virtue into pitch,/And out of [Desdemona's] own goodness make the net/That shall enmesh them all.” (2.iii.262-264). First, Iago manipulates Cassio to get drunk and stab Roderigo which causes Othello to lose faith in Cassio. Then, Iago poisons Othello’s mind to believe that Desdemona is having an affair with Cassio, and finally he kills Roderigo and drives Othello to the point of murder. At almost every point throughout his endeavors, Iago is coercing or manipulating someone to further his agenda. “Evil has nowhere else been portrayed with such mastery as in the evil character of Iago” -A.C.
This ties in with the theme of revenge because Fortunato is about to suffer an extremely unfortunate fate. Irony and foreshadow is found when Montresor and Fortunato first enter the catacomb. Fortunato begins to cough due to the dampness and nitre in the catacomb. Montresor tells him that they should turn around and that his health is too precious. However, Fortunato does not
In “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe, Fortunato wrongs his friend Montresor, the protagonist. Although what Fortunato did is unknown, Montresor seeks extreme revenge. Montresor completely blindsides Fortunato by doing this as he did not know he was in the wrong. A character analysis of Montresor reveals the theme of desire for revenge through exploitation of Fortunato. Montresor’s first way of exploitation is going out of his way to speak with Fortunato in a friendly way.
If you are using a persuasion technique, and something bad happens as a result of your persuasion technique, you are primarily responsible for what happened. Iago suggested to Othello that Desdemona was cheating on him which made him paranoid which caused his downfall, he convinced Cassio to get drunk which made him lose his position of lieutenant, he convinced Roderigo to kill Cassio by using Roderigo’s love of Desdemona against him, and Iago riles up Brabantio by using his prejudice to his advantage by telling him that Desdemona married Othello which leaves him with a broken heart which eventually kills him. This is why the events of the play can be attributed to Iago. One reason why the tragedy can be blamed on Iago is due to the fact
In the short story “The Cask of Amontillado”,by Edgar Allan Poe a mans connoisseurship in wine, and his insults get him killed. Poe portrays Montressor as a person is completely insane.Poe uses the major conflict man vs. man to develop the themes betrayal and revenge. The author uses the conflict human vs. human to develop two themes. The first theme is revenge, Montessor defines revenge is punish with impunity. “I must not only punish,but punish with impunity”.114 He states that if the avenger is caught or does not make the punishment known to he who committed the wrong, the wrong goes unavenged.The second theme is betrayal, within Montressor sets a trap for Fortunado.
While Shakespeare's Othello is full of deceitful acts of immorality, Iago is behind each one of them. Iago’s, deceptions make Othello believe that his wife is cheating on him with Cassio. Through many remarks Iago is able to force images of sexual relations in Othello's mind. These images and the rage that the images bring soon lead to the hatred of both Othello and Iago. Iago is motivated by his need for revenge and his hatred that he has for Othello.
The Cask of Amontillado - A Symbolic Character Analysis Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” is a grim revenge story escalated by a minor transgression taken unconventionally by the main character. “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge” - Montresor. Evidently, Montresor’s reaction to being insulted is surreal and play into his personality as the story unfolds. Montresor believes the only way to right such an offence is to kill his own friend. However, such a brash action is not villainized within the context of “The Cask of Amontillado” instead it is used to explore the way that Montresor thinks as an individual.
The hand is shown to become a fatal weapon for greed when wielded by the corrupt conscience of Macbeth, demonstrating the effect of the detrimental selfish motives on the actions it performs. In the soliloquy performed in the awakening moments of his lust for power, Macbeth’s desire for “not light to see [his] black and deep desires” is revealed, as well as how his eyes will “wink at the hand; yet let that be,/ Which the eye fears when it is done to see” (I.IV.51-53). This is the moment that defines Macbeth’s decision to murder King Duncan, a plot he so fears to execute that he must conceal it from the light of day. Despite his brewing dread for his murderous plot, he is determined that he must eliminate Duncan in order to become the King of Scotland. The
Like it was some sort of game. “But let us proceed to the Amontillado”, is basically Poe trying to trick Death and killing him off, instead of letting Death humiliate him any longer. As in, “A Poison Tree”, Blake must’ve had some sort of personal problem appear in his life and caused him to bottle up his emotions. Which is exactly what the speaker in the poem had. Blake could’ve had a foe that took something of his, which could’ve been death, take something valuable of his, and left Blake angry.
The way he still sounds scorned about what Fortunato did to him leads me to believe that recounting his story is like a guilty pleasure to him. 3. 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.
A Tell Tale Heart A person suffering from his inner self can be found to indulge in inhumane actions in the story “A Tell Tale heart”. The author is suffering from different kinds of obsessions which he tries to hide from the audience in the story in order to prove his sanity. In most of the part of the story, Poe is trying to convince the readers that he is not insane. However, his actions and reactions to various things in the story shows his level of insanity. The author is trying to create a theme of horror by murdering one of the characters on the basis that he has got a vulture resembling eye.