“Cask of Amontillado” and “The Most Dangerous Game” are two masterful short stories that explore the human psyche in a dark and mysterious way using heavy amounts of imagery. In “Cask of Amontillado,” written by Edgar Allan Poe,the story artfully utilizes imagery to tell the narrative of Montresor’s plot to murder his friend Fortunato by sealing him within Montresor’s vault. “The Great Game,”by Richard Connell, on the other hand, utilizes imagery by describing the thriller of Rainsford’s close encounter with a crazed hunter ,that hunts humans on his island, after he falls off the deck of his ship. Both of these stories are tremendous spine-chillers, but only one holds the title of having the most effective imagery. “The Cask of Amontillado” is the story that really pushes the imagery to immerse the reader in the tale.
When Matthew stumbles into the graveyard by accident, he finds a mysterious grave. He then tries to figure out Jeremy Visicks story and anything else he can find about the Visicks. It takes him on a suspenseful mission to a place you could never imagine. In the book Jeremy Visick by David Wiseman there is a main conflict, setting, characters, and techniques of fantasy they used. The main conflict in this story is when Matthew tries to figure out the mystery of Jeremy Visick.
Saruman’s master is Sauron, but because the Dark Community is so corrupt he turns on him. Saruman then starts to hunt the Ring for himself (Chance). The story also includes hobbits. Frodo is the main character in the novels. He is the ring bearer and nephew of Bilbo Baggins, the original hobbit to find the Ring.
Also, Hamlet I and Hamlet II are the same as Gar (short for Edgar) and Edgar. In both the play and the novel, the protagonist searches for the murderer of one of their parents, which we find out is someone close in relation. In Hamlet, Claudius, Hamlet II’s younger brother, is the murderer of his mother, the queen and in The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, Claude, Edgar’s uncle is the killer of is Edgar’s father. Once again, the names are very similar. However, Wroblewski has his own twists; he incorporates dogs.
The level of hell that shows contrapasso in Dante’s Inferno is the 3rd level of hell which is gluttony. The guard of the third circle is the three headed dog Cerberus. He is best fit for punishing the souls because he has a swollen belly just as you can imagine a glutton would be. Also , his job is to howl to make the sinners deaf. For instance , Dante says“ Cerberus , monster cruel and uncouth , with his three gullets like a dog is barking over people that submerged “ ( Canto 6 line 15 ) .
Not only is this murder different in terms of reasoning, but the consequence itself proved to be a complete backfire as Macduff, fueled with rage, returns to England to end Macbeth’s life. Following the metaphorical trail of blood, each murder presents a new and more developed stage of dementia. “The castle of Macduff I will surprise, / Seize upon Fife; give to the edge o’ the sword / His wife, his babes, and all unfortunate souls / That trace him in his line. No boasting like a fool; / This deed I’ll do before this purpose cool (IV, i, 150-154). The first murder of King Duncan only sealed Macbeth’s paranoia and served as a foundation for the murders of Banquo and Macduff’s family.
In “The Most Dangerous Game” the author, Richard Connell, proves to the reader, The Cossack Russian purchaser of Ship-trap Island, General Zaroff, is corrupt. General Zaroff shows his corrupt state by presenting his barbaric, merciless, and uncivilized attributes. General Zaroff shows these traits by pulling Sanger Rainsford into his demented game of hunting and killing humans. From the exposition to his death, General Zaroff presents his most obvious traits, one being his barbarianism. In the text General Zaroff states “he is Cossack, so am I” (Connell 3).
But he needed a ruler, he needed a vassal To rule his armies from to hell to high castle. He created a beast A demon so strong He named him Eligos With his staff that’s three pronged. His existence was clear, his meaning was known To wreak havoc on man and make them his own. Lucifer gave him a gift, a steed so mighty He took it from Eden, a garden so tidy. He rode this steed with pride and smite His body so twisted ‘twas like a foul deadite.
Gothic Elements in the “The Tell Tale Heart” The classic short story of “The Tell-Tale Heart”, written by one of the all time masters of horror, Edgar Allen Poe, has always been used as an excellent example of Gothic fiction. Edgar Allen Poe specialized in the art of gothic writing and wrote many stories that portrayed disturbing events and delved deeply into the minds of its characters. In "The Tell-Tale Heart," Poe revolves the plot around a raving individual who, insisting that he is sane, murders an old man because of his` “vulture eye”. The three main gothic elements that are evident in this story are the unique setting, the theme of death and decay, and the presence of madness. Unlike many other works of gothic fiction, this story does not take place in your typical abandoned monastery, haunted house or ominous castle.
Additionally “Hamlet” can be categorized as a revenge tragedy, as partly the plot is about a quest for vengeance. In Act I we discover that “something is rotten in the state of Denmark”. Further on that King Claudius secretly murdered the old King Hamlet - being now stuck in purgatory, the ghost of King Hamlet orders young Hamlet to revenge for the murder by killing Claudius. The hero is then motivated to revenge, thus revenge remains one of the essential themes of the tragedy. Rhetorically ghosts