Both of the short stories are about revenge, murder and madness. The narrators of both the Tell-Tale Heart and the Cask of Amontillado have very different motives for committing the murder each of them commits. In The Tell-Tale Heart, the narrator is insane and his motive behind killing the old man is that he cannot stand the sight of the old man’s “vulture eye”. He is tempted to close the eye forever, and so he does this by murdering him.
Montresor ponders his act of revenge and with it, his plans for the murder of an acquaintance named Fortunato. Fortunato means “the fortunate one,” his reference in the first sentence the beginning of Poe’s unrivaled skill at macabre humor and twists in the mind of someone willing to commit murder. In this case, the murderer lures the reader in as Montresor makes clear his retribution will be carried out on the basis of an insult. Going into the Montresor family sepulcher, Montresor continues to hand Fortunato different wines in preperation for the legendary Amontillado. Therefore, Fortunato ends up plainly inebriated, and his monitor drops.
One who would read the story would tell you that the whole thing is about revenge and it can be looked at as revenge twists the mind of a person who is vengeful, to begin with, or as revenge is a driving force behind a person going so far as to commit a murder. Such a person might be so obsessed with vengeance that he imagines reasons to obtain it are the right doing. In this story, Montresor 's family prides itself on leaving no insult unavenged. Montresor 's obsession with this has perhaps made him imagine that Fortunato has insulted his family just so that he, Montresor, has something to try his family 's pride on. As when the narrator says ‘’THE thousand injuries of
Fortunato has done many things against Montresor that slowly get to him. " The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge" (p.1 1-3). Montresor got tired of Fortunato doing him wrong, so he decides that he was going to get back at him. Montresor would make sure that Fortunato never does him wrong again, proving that he is a man full of revenge.
At the denouement, he ended up exposing his own crime because he thought that the officers that he is talking to was mocking him by that he was overcome by his own disquietude. By the way that he was anxious at the end, there is a development of obsession and madness throughout the textual structure of his repetition, punctuation, and timing. First, Poe describes madness in the commencement. He initially begins to talks about the vulture eye.
Hamlet said, "For there is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so. " This quote relates to the power of existentialism because the power used to think is the same meaning to their own lives. It is conceivable that his poor mental illness comes in so Hamlet does not have to wonder about
The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Tybalt is responsible for his own death because he has a history of killing, he has an attitude that instigates on problems, and he has grudges against Romeo. Tybalt is at fault for his own death because he has killed other people before. Romeo exclaims to Tybalt, after Tybalt killed Mercutio, “He’s alive and victorious, and Mercutio’s dead?” (3.1.84). In this quote, Romeo is wailing that a great person was just killed by Tybalt.
Montresor completes killing Fortunato with his intelligence, loyalty, and relentlessness of what Fortunato did to him. “The Cask of Amontillado” is about Montresor killing Fortunato, because he insulted him. Also how he did it. Fortunato has no clue that Montresor is going to put him in the wall alive. What pushed Montresor so hard to kill
Iago’s jealousy is essentially what creates the whole play of Othello. His jealousy is what motivates him to start manipulating everyone in order to get revenge. His actions done in jealousy cause multiple deaths and make a great man turn into an insecure and irrational one. He creates a domino effect in which every action has a consequence that benefits him but slowly ruins everyone around him. Iago tells Othello to beware of jealousy because “..it is the green-eyed monster…”
In this unusual short story of persistent revenge and terror, the reader is in suspense from the beginning because Fortunato has allegedly committed against Montresor and of the redress that he has outlined. Poe starts by telling you the characters plans. Part of Montresor’s plan was to lure Fortunato to the location by offering him irresistible wine. Montresor knew that “in the matter of old wines he was sincere” (3).
In the story ¨The Cask of Amontillado¨ by Edgar Allan Poe is a powerful story about revenge that takes readers into the mind of a murderer. Montresor is a perfect example of an unreliable narrator because he was capable of burying Fortunato into a vault. He vows revenge on Fortunato for an insult. He can’t be trusted, even if he’d be lying about Fortunato’s death. Fortunato´s name means ¨fortunate¨ which in reality, he didn 't really turn out that way.
Montressor, from the story “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe, is insane because he lies about wine to get Fortunato into the catacombs, he plays off of Fortunato’s ego, and he buries Fortunato alive. To begin, Montressor is insane because he lies to Fortunato about a very expensive wine to lure him into the catacombs. Montressor’s revenge is played throughout the story, starting with a lie as the first step. Montressor knows that Fortunato is an expert in wine, so he tells him this to lure Fortunato into the catacombs: “But I have received a pipe of what passes for amontillado, and I have my doubts” (Poe 212).
Edgar Allen Poe had a tragic life. Throughout his life he suffered many loses which influenced him to write the “Cask Of Amontillado”. The story is about Montresor’s revenge on Fortunato. Montresor comes up with an elaborate plan to carry out his revenge on Fourtunato. Throughout this story Montresor holds a conversation with Fortunato being really nice and polite even though he is planning to murder Fortunato.
“The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe is what is considered the best short story ever written, showing the true nature of the human being. Poe captures the reality of the aggression that one can suppress through this dark story expressing the secret hate between two characters. “The Cask of Amontillado” shows emotions that almost all the readers can relate to in one way or another, and that everyone has a breaking point in which they cannot take any more abuse or neglect. The main character “Montresor” has an old friend by the name of “Fortunato” who has caused Montresor many injuries and has even gone to the length of insulting him.
NWA (National Wrestling Alliance) is one of the most watched programs on television where people are ripping at each other to compete for money. People around the world seem to enjoy violence. Writer’s use violence in their pieces to draw outsiders in because there is a common interest, which is violence in this case. The principal characters in the short story’s “Thank you, M’am”, “Harrison Bergeron”, and “The Cask of Amontillado” show a universal flaw. Violence is common in the personalities of the leading characters in these short stories.