In the story, Nag and Nagaina were aiming at Teddy and his family and wanted Rikki-Tikki to get out of the way. This leads to many fights with the snakes.In my opinion, a cobra and a mongoose will fight most of the times when laid among each other according to Rikki-tikki-tavi. King cobras are one of the most dangerous species. They can reach 18 feet in length making them the longest of all venomous snakes. When confronted,
Odysseus plans around disadvantage in strength by using Polyphemus’s stupidity. Odysseus uses his strength to get revenge on the suitors. Odysseus knows that he was no match for the suitors so, he comes up with a plan. He decides to disguise as a beggar and this shows strength because he was going up against the suitors. When Athena nods at Odysseus, Odysseus will signal Telemachus to round up all the deadly weapons kept in the hall, and stow them away upstairs in a storeroom.
Mood is referred to as the atmosphere of a literary piece, as it creates an emotional situation that surrounds the readers. In the short story “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe there are many moods such as creepy, sad, violent, and ironic. Montresor meets Fortunato at a carnival, lures him into the catacombs of his home, and buries him alive. Montresor who decides to seek revenge against Fortunato specifically creates a mood of suspense. Who knew that insulting someone could lead to a dark and suspenseful death for Fortunato?
William Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, is a tragic story about the struggles of a prince named Hamlet who seeks to avenge his father’s death. Hamlet is so determined to sabotage his uncle, who has taken his father’s crown and is responsible for the crime, that Hamlet himself increasingly becomes insane. Family bonds and friendships are broken as death begins to claim their loved ones and vengeance becomes the primary mindset of the characters. As the play progresses, three prominent themes of death, revenge, and madness drive the plot to its wretched end. Death is the most obvious and reoccurring theme displayed in Hamlet beginning with the death of King Hamlet.
Whereas, in The Cask of Amontillado, the reason behind the murder is revenge, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as best I could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.” Additionally, Montressor’s jealousy is another reason because of which he murders Fortunato. The other difference noticed in the short stories, is that in both of the short stories the aftermath of the murder is different. In The Tell Tale Heart, in the near end of the story after the murder, the narrator feels very happy , and
The motto is translated as “no one attacks me with impunity” (527). The coat of arms represents Montresor, the snake, getting revenge on the Fortunato, who has metaphorically stepped on him. Fortunato’s pride in his knowledge of the Montresor family makes this even more ironic, because the reader has been directly informed of Montresor’s plans. Poe’s use of the first-person point of view in “The Cask of Amontillado” allows the reader to experience a story of murder and revenge from an atypical perspective. By using the narrator’s point of view and establishing a connection with the reader, one can see the situation as it unfolds through the mind of this callous and calculating murderer.
And this process is related with Macbeth. The reason of this Macbeth acts like a hero but actually, he is not a hero but a murderer. Killing Duncan, he has become the king and has used this heroism. Hence, he put on a new appearance as snakes do. To show the general topic of evil, darkness symbolism is widely used throughout the play.
Since the beginning of time man has been headstrong and egotistical leading to struggles with other people. In Edgar Allen Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado," Montresor makes it known to the readers that his friend Fortunato has done wrong against him many times. Montresor decides that he has had enough and tricks the drunk Fortunato into following him into the catacombs. Montresor chains Fortunato to the wall and buries him alive. Based on his actions we can tell that Montresor is full of revenge because he plots to kill his own friend.
In the second short “The Cask of Amontillado” also by Edgar Allen Poe, the narrator Montresor feels he is in power to make justice and gives himself the idea to seek revenge and kill Fortunato a wine enthusiast after he insulted his honor. Lastly in Marionettes Inc., by Ray Bradbury, two middle-age men discuss the imprisonment they feel in their marriages and come up with a plan to use lifelike puppets to seek a moment a freedom from their wives but are unaware of the consequences of what their actions will produce. Although all the short stories encompass some elements of the Gothic genre both of Poes stories better exemplifies the gothic elements to set a dark and mysterious setting, and fill the story with uncanny and revenge with his characters from the very beginning versus Bradbury’s usage human automatons as a gothic element seems to fall short. In the first story “The
Hamlet quotes he is “revengeful, ambitious, with more offences at my beck” (III.i.126-127) when talking to Ophelia. He acknowledges his own ambition for revenge and is even able to admit to to, claiming that King Hamlet’s passing was constantly on his thoughts. His actions and intentions in the play all lead up to one thing: getting revenge on Claudius. Not only did Claudius murder him, he also stole Hamlet’s rightful position as king. Another example is during Hamlet confrontation with the ghost when he says “wings as swift, As meditation or the thoughts of love, May sweep to my revenge” (I.iv.35-37).