The quote suggests that because of the way Fortunado was, Montresor would go to desperate measures to seek his “injuries” upon Fortunado. “He prided himself on his connoisseurship in wine.”(Poe) His pride in himself leads him to his death. Fortunado was the expert of wine. Montresor flattered him by obsequiously asking his opinion on a newly acquired cask of Amontillado. As they walked deeper into the vaults the dampness of nitre was getting stronger and stronger causing Fortunado to cough a lot.
O'Brien then shows them that they are both wrong at the end and that everything Winston did is the worst type of crime. Not only does his crimes have material consequence, but he loses the one thing he had kept safe throughout, his freedom. Winston may not be a hero to the people, not even close, but he wanted to be one. However, he was trying to be a hero to himself, give himself his own freedom. He spoke the truth at the end due to the O'Brien's torture and the mind control, he always knew this would be the outcome from his diary entries, the conversations with Julia and his observations of Jones.
This is suiting for the story, since there are many points along the plot where actions are taken that caused trouble. An example of this is when the King shoves Trippetta and throws the wine at her. For Hop-Frog, the disrespect is the turning point for his tolerance toward the King and the Court. Even though at the time he was intoxicated from the forced wine drinking, he was still able to come up with a mischievous plan that literally ruined the lives of the King and Court. Hop-Frog’s sadness comes from external sources, which is different from “Alone” and “The Raven, where the narrators deal with internal
This staggering short story is based around the character Montresor who has a strong desire to eliminate the one who has teased him for so long, Fortunato. In this short story Poe takes the reader through the evil, sick mind of Montresor as he executes his plan to kill Fortunato. The method in which he achieves this is what catches the reader's attention, for Montresor uses Fortunato’s love of wine to earn false trust in his heart. Slowly but surely Montresor leads Fortunato down into the casks below promising a bottle of Amontillado, a very rare wine, at the end. The story, instead takes a quick turn, when Montresor chains Fortunato to the walls and slowly builds a wall of bricks around him.
Odysseus, who knew the wine would make the Cyclops sleepy, offered him “liquor to wash down your scraps of men” (256). This creative use of the wine made the Cyclops sleepy, and it gave Odysseus’ crew a chance to blind the Cyclops. Another demonstration of his guile is when he tricked the Cyclops who “stroked each ram” by belting himself onto the underside of the ram. If it wasn’t for Odysseus’ quick thinking, the men would’ve been eaten by the blind Cyclops, who checked every animate before letting it exit the cave. When I was younger, I always let my dog sleep on my bed at night; therefore, I would always blame the dog when I wet the bed.
Edgar Allan Poe also creates his own unique character named Montresor in "The Cask of Amontillado". Montresor is a prideful wine connoisseur. General Zaroff is evil because he feels no guilt in taking the life of others and kills for his amusement. In "The Most Dangerous Game", General Zaroff continuously kills people without remorse. General Zaroff gives off a stronger sense of danger than Montresor does especially when he says, "I hunt more dangerous game" (Connell 5).
Appraisal from a stranger means more to some people than anything else in the world. Calling a person mean names, and saying negative things about them can change the way a person views himself. Spinelli gives Misha the nickname of “Stop Thief” in Milkweed which robs him of his true identity and changes his outlook on himself. By being nicknamed “Stop Thief” Misha begins to degrade himself in his mind, because he finally realises that he is committing a crime. Bullying has always been a reality for me.
After murdering Duncan, the blood that is figuratively left with Macbeth causes him to trap himself in guilt. After he commits the crime, to Lady Macbeth he says, “Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood/ Clean from my hand?” (II.ii. 57-58) This quote illustrates that blood has figuratively stained Macbeth’s hands, as he believes that even the oceans don’t contain enough water to wash off the blood spilled from his crime. This shows that he is aware that what he did was wrong, and therefore the blood he has on his hands symbolize his guilt and remorse. When Macbeth sees Banquo’s ghost at the feast after having him murdered, he explains his feelings to Lady Macbeth by saying, “And with thy bloody and invisible hand/ Cancel and
Once again, readers how witful he is. Moreover, Ulysses devises the plan to make the Cyclops drunk. He does this by making the giant think he is begging for mercy by giving him wine. However, when the Cyclops finally falls into a drunken sleep, Ulysses and his men blind it. This proves the protagonists wit because, in the story, the Cyclops barred Ulysses and his men in a cave with a giant boulder, therefore, had the men killed him, they would have never left the cave.
Nowadays, a strong majority of people are extremely receptive and supportive toward the idea of creating legislations which would prosecute intolerant bigots who target and harm undeserving victims. As a result, these laws would render prejudicial acts as illegal and thus, eliminate hate crimes altogether. Unfortunately, there is still a slight minority who assert that the government should not go through with the development of laws concerning hate crimes. The people who oppose and argue against laws that regulate hate crimes make many disputes that are increasingly unacceptable and unjustifiable in modern society. In actuality, these individuals are just as hurtful and malicious as hate crimes are because they demonstrate irrational fears such as homophobia and xenophobia, as well as, portray a very dogmatic attitude toward people who oppose their antiquated adherences.