In the short story The Cask of Amontillado, the main character Montresor shows that his connoisseurship goes well and beyond the fine wines, and simple delicacies. He approaches revenge as a form of art. This first shows when Montresor, describes deviously, how he will punish Fortunato for the many injuries he now possesses. Then, he meets Fortunato at the carnival and greets him like an old friend. However, Montresor conceals his true views of Fortunato long enough to lure him into catacombs.
In The Scarlet Letter the narrator says, “Be true! Be true! If you will not show the world your worst, at least show some quality that suggests to others the worst in you!” (Hawthorne, 224) This quote accurately sums up the dilemma that the characters in The Crucible by Arthur Miller and The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne face.
I believe this quote shows that Montresor has plans for Fortunato that involves wine and deceiving. I think Montresor and Madame Loisel have real reason or reasons that seem real to them to be a liar, I truly believe Madame Loisel is lying because she wants to deny her social status because she believes she was meant for a stylish, extravagant lifestyle while Montresor’s reasons is much darker. Montresor is lying because he wants
Othello: The Moor of Venice is a play by William Shakespeare written on1603. Othello is a tragic hero like Hamlet, Macbeth and King Lear. Shakespeare presumably composed Othello after Hamlet. Othello, who secretly married Desdemona at the opening of play, leaves Venice to charge the Venetian armed forces in Cyprus. Whenever Desdemona and Cassio join Othello in Cyprus, the deceitful Iago convinces Othello that Desdemona has been unfaithful to him with Cassio.
Both Montresor and Holmes use their cleverness to gain advantages. Montresor demonstrates his cunning when he suggests going “‘to Luchesi,”’ (Poe 2) a rival wine expert, as a way to make Fortunato jealous so that Fortunato will go down to the catacombs with him. Holmes’ partner Watson expresses his admiration
Amontillado is a kind of sherry. Montresor lured Fortunato to the vaults and made revenge with an exceptionally hideous way. In this story, Poe describes the mental state of Montresor and his character almost like a devil because of his cruelty during revenge. Montresor accomplishes the revenge because he has a strong violent vengefulness to Fortunato, is a very careful and intelligent person, and feels pleasure to kill people. Montresor has a strong violent vengefulness.
Man can do a lot with anger but controlling anger is extremely hard to do especially when it has built up inside your head for so long. I see Montresor as a smart man, he doesn’t just go and try to kill Fortunato like a normal ‘angry man’ would do. Montresor finds Fortunato’s weakness and acts on it (his weakness is wine). By convincing Fortunato to follow him to taste “amontillado” Montresor’s confidence rose tremendously.
To finally take said action against his friend and seek his vengeance, Montresor gets the idea to trick him into going inside his vault, where he plans to do his unjust deed. Fortunato is a 'rich, respected, admired, and beloved, man that is also member of the Masons and proud of his ability to judge wines. Fortunato in this story wears a clown or a fool 's costume which is ironic since Montresor intends to make a fool of the man and pledges to take his revenge upon him by taking this to his advantage of the man’s love for wine and provoking the his pride by saying " And yet some fools will have it that his taste is a match for your own’’ (Poe 1846)
By examining pride’s role in “The Scarlet Ibis” and in real life, it is evident that pride can be dangerous and destructive. In “The Scarlet Ibis”, the narrator’s pride ultimately caused the death of his brother and brought him pain and suffering. Since the narrator was only motivated by his selfish pride, he kept pushing Doodle harder and harder, without regard for his brother’s feelings or well-being. If he had acted out of love instead of pride, he would have been gentle and compassionate when he helped his brother, therefore preventing his death.
(179). Furthermore, Montresor obviously has planned for this revenge ahead of time and been waiting for the day that Fortunato will show up. Montresor is aware of Fortunato’s connoisseurship and love for wine, that made it easier for Montresor to accomplish his mission. Another example of Montresor’s maliciousness is that he keeps on calling Fortunato as ‘My friend’. Also when he offered Fortunato a bottle of Medoc wine to keep him warm, which will also get him drunk to fall into Montresor’s
Jealousy is the most dominant theme of Othello. “Honest” Iago, the protagonist, is utterly absorbed with his jealousy of Michael Cassio because Cassio was chosen as lieutenant instead of Iago. He yearns for everyone to be as miserable as himself by implementing seeds of doubt resulting jealousy of other characters. His mind is clouded by animosity; Iago acquires for others to be justly jealous shown through Iago’s manipulation of characters, especially Othello.
Luring an unsuspecting rival into the deep catacombs of the Montresor family and eventually resulting in an inhuman death, Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” stands out from contemporary “mystery” in that instead of leaving the reader asking “who” and “how,” The Cask of Amontillado spurs the relevant question “why” (Baraban 47). Composed in 1846 shortly after Poe rose to fame due to a complexly written poem,: “Poe envied the success of lesser writers and entangled himself in bitter battles with these rivals, which lead to his banishment from the New York and New England literary circles” (Poe 390). Throughout the narrative discussion between Montresor and Fortunato indicate the wealthy aristocratic lineage of Montresor’s family, however
Revenge: A Narrative and Scientific Perspective Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” and Browning’s “My Last Duchess” both revolve around revenge. We are introduced to men who swear vengeance on other characters. Yet, the mindsets of these men are, in some aspects, very different. To truly comprehend a story, we have to understand why authors make their characters behave the way they do in addition to the message being presented. In the case of “The Cask of Amontillado” and “My Last Duchess,” why do both narrators believe murder is totally necessary?
Unfortunate Fate in “The Cask of Amontillado” From the beginning of the of the story “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe, the narrator, Montresor, opens the story stating that the “thousand injuries” and irreparable insult caused by Fortunato won’t stay unpunished, and he seeks for revenge (Poe 467). Poe creates a sense of terror while he guides the audience to the unexpected revenge. The terror that Poe creates in the audience is only successful due to the use of literary elements. The use of symbolism, foreshadowing, and irony are essential to build the suspense that guides the reader throughout the story to a tragic ending.