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
Whereas, in The Cask of Amontillado, the reason behind the murder is revenge, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as best I could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.” Additionally, Montressor’s jealousy is another reason because of which he murders Fortunato. The other difference noticed in the short stories, is that in both of the short stories the aftermath of the murder is different. In The Tell Tale Heart, in the near end of the story after the murder, the narrator feels very happy , and
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.
In the story Montresor states, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge” (Poe p174). This leaves a lack of explanation for his revenge, making the readers question why he wants to kill Fortunato so badly. Another way the suspense is heightened is Montresor’s obvious mocking and manipulation of Fortunado. The close friendship between Montresor and Fortunato also adds suspense to the readers. Montresor’s sarcasm and wanting to do evil things, manipulates Fortunado, which leads to the creation of a creepy villain which increases the suspense.
This study illustrates how universal the idea that people always desire more. In Macbeth, Macbeth kills Duncan in order to be king not out of anger or revenge but when his greed to be king overtakes his self-control. Macbeth’s actions over his greed and our study concluding that people always want more displays how far humans will go to gain more. In The Governor's Wife, we see a near parallel to Macbeth’s wife’s situation when her greed led her and her husband to sell official government seats. Both Shakespeare’s tale and this situation in recent history show how greed has been around for hundreds of years.
Respect is considered easiest to lose but hardest to gain. The selfless turned selfish tyrant Macbeth from William Shakespeare's Macbeth, the 37th U.S president Richard Nixon, and the once benevolent shadowhunter Valentine from Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series all exhibit these similar traits; corruption, do their bidding and conspiring to get rid of their enemies. To begin, corruption was the previous men’s, stated above, main cause of their loss of respect. Macbeth was a brave man who had good intentions but his newly gained power turned him into a selfish murderer who has ‘“ For [his] own good, All causes shall give way. [he is] in blood, Stepped in so far that, should [he] wade no more, Returning were as tedious as
The Odyssey is most like The Count of Monte Cristo because of the prominent and recurring themes of nobility, justice, and virtue. Edmond Dantes, a man driven and utterly changed by his insatiable thirst for revenge, which is his perceived justice, is easily comparable to the noble and great Odysseus, who takes down over a hundred mooching suitors who have tried to woo his wife. Both instances can induce many unanswerable questions, such as: “is this revenge?”. “is revenge the same as justice?”, “at what point does justice become revenge?”, and so forth. Charlotte Brönte’s Jane Eyre poses the same questions.
Macbeth’s unnecessary evil and abuse of power by William Shakespeare, to what control does Macbeth have over his actions? His wife Lady Macbeth has influenced Macbeth throughout the book, He continues to murder because of his wife’s actions and her feel for power. Macbeth has little control of his actions, love is a powerful thing and makes people do foolish things and Macbeth “pursuing to murder those people because of what his wife” is a perfect example of that. Lady Macbeth has been an influential character throughout the story portraying the manipulation of Macbeth. Macbeth was a great hero loved by most and hated by some but he was a fearless man who would keep to his word and would die in the name of honor and integrity.
At the very start of the story we see Macbeth as this polite fragile almost feminine man, but as he gained more power and gained ambition to gain more power he slowly transformed into somewhat of a monster. One of the best examples of this is when he sends out murderers to kill arguably his best friend Banquo, but with all this newfound power Macbeth now says, “ He’s my enemy too, and I hate him so much that every minute he’s alive it eats away at my heart.”( Act 3 scene 1) He now talks about Banquo as if they have been feuding rivals for decades instead of being close allies. Macbeth's attitude towards everything changes into one of a tyrant from these little hints of power he had at the very start. We see his transformation from the start of book to now, where he used to be someone who liked everyone and was well respected to now his own allies turning against him to kill him. In act 5 scene 2 his past allies who are now battling against him say “Some say he’s mad, others that lesser hate him Do call it valiant fury.
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.