Pros And Cons In The Cask Of Amontillado

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For those considering murder to satisfy personal needs, theres always alternatives. In “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe, Montresor, a sensitive but evil man, wanted to seek revenge by appearing concerned of the wellbeing of his victim [Fortunato] to later murder him for his own selfish reasons, “…but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge” (Poe 144). Fortunato, a jester and prideful man, fell into Montresors’ trap by not wanting Luchesi, what seems to be Fortunatos’ rival, to be the one to taste the Amontillado. Montresor takes Fortunado into the catacombs of the Montresor family in search for the Amontillado, he chains him and starts building a wall to burry him alive. Unlike many, each homicide story is unique to provide a thrilling sensation. (144-148) Meanwhile, in “The Lottery”…show more content…
When given a choice we automatically act for our own wellbeing, but according to old man Warner things should never change. Sacrificing someones life by stoning them was just another annual event. Unlike them the other villages surrounding them were considering leaving the ritual behind. They all had a saying whether to keep the ritual or forget about it, old man Warner and the villagers are to blame for the cruelty brought among themselves. The characters enthusiasm to collect piles of stones and to get through the lottery to see who was the unfortunate winner shows they have no sympathy causing brutal death. “,they still remembered to use stone”(Jackson 414). In both stories “The Cask of Amontillado” and “The Lottery” the characters were aware of the crime they were going and had committed whether it was revenge or tradition they could have prevented a murder. Awareness and their passion to proceed with their actions makes them cold hearted and evil. The characters felt the need to murder someone to fulfill an inner monster they had to
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