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. 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.
This gives the audience a chance to see into the killers minds and their process of finally arriving to kill the Clutters and how they mentally processed their terrible actions.This point of view of the reader attains could cause them to feel sympathy for the criminals by, revealing personal details about their past that are depressing. Constantly using the concept of death in the book with various point of views and implying that a murder scene is going to be portrayed with the changing of time periods, truly makes the readers more excited and more interested in awful events: “...various boys and girls of the year, were out there, suited up, gaily cutting a sequence of dwarves and feebles down to short ribs” (Wolfe 5). The repetition and popularity of violence in society’s media, specifically In Cold Blood, is advocating the idea of porno-
She will cry me out until they take me! Proctor: Sit you down. Elizabeth: She wants me dead, John, you know it!” (Miller 60) In my previous paragraph I showed how Abigail portrayed jealousy and greed. Then with my recent quote, this evidence shows the effects of her emotions. Abigail had accused Elizabeth of attempted murder, “ The girl, the Williams girl, Abigail Williams, sir.
There is always something that bothers us in life, whether it’s others or even our own conscious. In “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, the narrator has a difficult time following through with his cruel acts because a part of him knows it’s truly wrong. Throughout the story, his crimes bring more tension between him and the old man. Suspense is created with his every move, leaving readers hanging on the edge of their seats. In “The Tell-Tale Heart”, Poe builds suspense by using symbolism, inner thinking, and revealing information to the reader that a character doesn’t know about.
The world-renowned writer of the novel The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins, once said, “For there to be betrayal, there would have to have been trust first.” This quote will be detrimental to the analysis of the short story Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe. The author explores a theme of betrayal and murder by using the literary devices of dramatic irony, symbolism, foreshadowing. The emotional buildup of the character, that is also the murderer, creates suspense in the perception of the reader. A variety of emotions can build up inside of someone’s mental capacity to make them commit a crime as bad as murder without thinking about any of the consequences or conflicts that may arise following the victim’s death. Every single murderer caught or on the run, in any case always has a reason to the actions he has committed.
Mental Stability in Macbeth As Erma Bombeck once said, “Guilt: is the gift that keeps on giving” (“A Quote by Erma Bombeck”). In Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, guilt plays an enormous role in the development of Macbeth’s descent into madness. Macbeth is about Macbeth being persuaded by Lady Macbeth into committing heinous crimes, and it all started when Macbeth tells her about premonitions three witches gave him. In pursuit of making those premonitions come true, Macbeth kills King Duncan, which scares his children, Malcolm and Donalbain out of the country, allowing Macbeth to become King. Then from there a lot more murder takes place and the guilt starts to take its toll on Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, as Macbeth “succumbs to insanity, while
Miss Emily in Faulkner 's story, kills a man who she was dating. Together each writer uses setting to reveal more and more about the female protagonist’s emotional state or their conflict. The main female protagonist in each of the story/play sees themselves in many of the same aspects. In both the story/play the female-male relationship had a major impact on how the female characters actions are justified by their own standards. Faulkner uses the decaying effect of time on Miss Emily’s character which drives her to insanity.
In “The Cask of Amontillado,” Edgar Allan Poe uses diction and irony to create a suspenseful and sinister mood to further keep his readers in a state of suspense. Throughout the story, it remains a mystery as to why the narrator has such hatred toward Fortunato. In the beginning of the story, Poe uses diction that appeals to the audience by including words relating to acts of revenge. “You, who so well know the nature of my soul, will not suppose, however, that I gave utterance to a threat. At length I would be avenged.” And then he says, “I must not only punish but punish with impunity” (pg 866).
Distracted by her thirst for revenge and anger towards her husband, the quality of her sewing went plummeting as represented through tight and messy stitches. Finally, she decides to “knot it” and kills Mr. Wright. Throughout the story, the sheriff asks, “Have you decided whether she was going to quilt it or knot it?” When they refer to this metaphor, “quilt it,” that means she’s going to continue to endure the pain, but “knot it” means she’s going to kill her husband with a rope tied around his neck. The women uncovered what Mrs. Wright decided to do, so they answer, “We call it—knot it, Mr.
In the story “Where are you going, Where have you been?” by Joyce Carol Oats and “The monkey paw,” by W.W, Jacobs are both good examples of suspense in horror because they both have unsolved mysteries in the stories that leads the reader guessing and also include the actions of characters that show why one can view punishment as a lesson in the story. One can learn from these two stories that bad actions can lead to punishment. So next time it time for one to decide which way to go, which one will it
The supernatural motivates Macbeth comprehensively, to the extent that he murders King Duncan, Banquo and Macduff 's family. It galvanises him to do things that otherwise he would have thought were ludicrous. Firstly, the witches prophecies stimulated Macbeth to kill the ones he loves, as a consequence losing friends that were loyal to him. Additionally, Banquo 's ghost caused Macbeth to feel guilt and fear, causing him to rely on the witches’ predictions and having a false feeling of security. Finally, the vision of a bloody dagger that appeared right before the murder encouraged Macbeth to kill King Duncan.
In “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” two women are found murdered unexpectedly. In “The Fall of the House of Usher,” Roderick Usher’s sister Madeline died a bloody death due to cataleptic seizures. In “The Masque of the Red Death,” the country is devastated by a plague known as the “Red Death.” According to Stovall, these women are considered to be the “Dark Ladies” of Poe’s writings because they are described as beautiful but in one way or another they ultimately are faced with death (Martens, 11). They are known to be victims of crimes and illness such as of those women in Poe’s real life. In “The Masque of the Red Death,” the plague is known to start with uncontrollable bleeding and sudden fatigue which some way relate to the symptoms of tuberculosis.
The suspense is one of the emotions that leaves us hanging on a subject and want to finish the sensation by reading/watching the mystery. Moreover,suspense, one of the most odd sensations that your body will obtain if you are about to get your heart pumping wildly because of a horror story, mystery solving, or etc. Consequently, writers create suspense for the reader to be hooked on the story until the mystery is solved or until the horror ends. Some famous writers like Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and short stories from Edgar Allan Poe wrote suspense in their stories to make it more alive and interesting for the readers. The characters