Have you ever been insulted or judged by someone for something you did or the way you represent yourself to society? In the short story “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe, it talks about two friends Montresor and Fortunato, whose fates are determined by murder and revenge. Montresor planned to seek revenge on his friend for the insults he has committed despite Fortunato who isn’t aware of Montresor anger. The author of “The Cask of Amontillado” used symbolism and imagery to describe the theme of revenge. In the beginning of the short story, Montresor defines revenge on his friend Fortunato for believing he has insulted him.
Telling Tales “The Cask of Amontillado”, by Edgar Alan Poe tells the story of Montresor. Montresor is the protagonist and narrator of the story, thus Montresor narrates how he murdered his friend Fortunato. Montresor lets the reader know that he holds a grudge against Fortunato. It seems that Fortunato offended him in some way or another, and because he thinks the offense is so grand, his friend deserves to die. And, accordingly Montresor plans his friend’s death beforehand with a cold heart.
The murderer: Hamlet’s uncle, King Claudius. “A serpent stung me...the serpent that did sting my father’s life now wears his crown” (Ghost Hamlet, 59). The lack of trust Hamlet now has for Claudius constructs an untrustworthy bond that insinuates his irrational disposition. While others vilify that Hamlet’s complexion is motivated by eagerness, students like myself do not hesitate to reproach Shakespeare's use of grief for Hamlet. Eventually, Hamlet’s goal is to seek revenge for his father; similar to that of famous DC comic book hero, Batman.
The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe is considered by some critics to be a deathbed confession of a successful revenge (Jacoby, 1). The protagonist Montresor does indeed successfully kill his enemy Fortunato. However, Jay Jacoby in the article “Fortunato’s Premature Demise in ‘The Cask of Amontillado’” claims that Montresor’s attempt at revenge was a failure. In his thesis, Jacoby argues that “Montresor posits two conditions for revenge,” (Jacoby, 4) one of which was not met. Referencing several supporting sources in his notes, as well as language taken from the story, Jacoby produces a convincing argument for his thesis.
He feels as if he makes the calls on what will happen therefore develops cockiness in his attitude. In the end, details of the snake were given after it was killed. With “blood in his mouth and poison dripping from his fangs” as described by the man once the snake was fully dead. These details were added to show how brutally killed the snake was. Sympathy is created for the snake with the audience to imagine
He sends his neighbor after it knowing that he doesn’t know that it is a snake instead of a thief. Eventually, the neighbor dies a painful death. “The Champion of the World” is a clear example of dramatic irony in Dahl’s writing. The fact that the reader can foresee the outcome of the story is
"The Cask of Amontillado", by Edgar Allen Poe shows much about the themes of revenge and karma from the setting of the story. In this story, one of the main characters named Montresor wants to seek revenge on Fortunato, because he has wronged him. So to seek revenge they both were at a carnival and Montresor lured him down into his catacombs where he buries him and leaves him to die. This shows that Montresor got his revenge and Fortunato got bad karma for wronging him. The theme revealed in this story is that do not wrong one 's friends since revenge will get the best of them.
The poison curdled old Hamlet’s blood and caused sores all over his body. The rumours spread around was that he was bite by a poisonous snake. Fratricide is shown from old Hamlet killing his brother Claudius. Homicide Ophelia’s father, Polonius, is murdered from Hamlet, Hamlet had no intention on killing Polonius he thought it Claudius was the one behind the tapestry spying on Gertrude. Gertrude called Hamlet to her chamber to talk about how he offended his stepfather, Claudius.
The literal symbolism of poison being poured in someone’s ear is the fact that it is poison must mean that lies are being told. In this case Hamlet lied about his madness and it also led to the death of many of the characters including Hamlet himself. So ultimately words, like poison, can kill and in this case many died. The symbolic symbolism for poison in ears is stated when the Ghost and Hamlet meet and talk about how the Ghost has died, which also sounds like an allusion to the story of Adam and Eve. In Act 1 Scene 5 the Ghost says,“Tis given out, sleeping in my orchard, A serpent stung me.
The Ghost says," a serpent stung me says the whole ear of Denmark... The serpent that did sting thy fathers life now wears his crown"(1.5.43-44, 46-47). The Ghost talks about how the country of Denmark had been fed a twisted story of the truth. A metaphor can be found in the second part of the quote. Ghost Hamlet compared Claudius to a snake because of his lying and deceitfulness.