Revenge And Poem Comparison

981 Words4 Pages
Between the story and the poem, revenge plays a large role of each. Throughout “A Poison Tree” and “The Cask of Amontillado”, friendship is valued upon. But once that friendship bond was broken, revenge was the only thing left to be appealing. Although revenge was a significant role throughout the two, another significant role was, the butterfly effect. The butterfly effect definition is “the phenomenon whereby a minute localized change in a complex system can have large effects elsewhere.” Meaning, if one decision was taken differently, one’s life would have a completely different outcome. For example, if Fortunato were to never insult Montresor, Montresor would have never claimed revenge. And Fortunato would still be alive. Whereas, if the…show more content…
More Poe’s than Blake’s. Not much information was given on William Blake, except that he had lost two of his six siblings in infancy. Blake also had claimed he had visions. But they seemed to be true. In Poe’s personal life, he’d lost almost all his family to the same disease. Including his incestuous wife. Leaving him in despair and agony. Ever since Poe lost his family, he felt angry. Poe felt hatred toward death, and wrote of it like death was a person. Which death is not, but Poe liked to express his stories into personification. In “The Cask of Amontillado”, when Montresor was humiliated by Fortunato’s insults, it’s resembled to Poe’s life. When Death took away his family, he felt humiliated by Death, because it happened to them, instead of him. 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. “I was angry with my friend”. Which lead him to revenge
Open Document