Montresor deceives his house staff and Fortunato to complete his successful, diabolic plan. Montresor never has a reason to think anyone would ever suspect him of being the guiltless murderer he really is. Fortunato, due to his personal vices, never has a chance against the manipulative Montresor. From the beginning, Montresor deceives Fortunato as a friend to enact revenge upon him and send him to his untimely death. Fortunato, or rather his personality, has insulted Montresor, which put the plan in motion.
And, accordingly Montresor plans his friend’s death beforehand with a cold heart. So, for these reason I think that he is a reliable narrator because he is not trying to justify, explain, or sympathize with no one. Next, I will illustrate with some examples. First, Montresor’s narration of the tale sounds logical. There are no off details,
Verbal irony is when a writer or speaker says one thing, but really means something completely different. The first example is when Montresor says to Fortunato, “You are luckily met.” (page 288). In this statement, Montresor actually means that Fortunato is unlucky, because Montresor knows his fate. Another example is when Montresor says to Fortunato, “Your health is precious.” (page 289). This is ironic because his health is not precious to Montresor because he is going to kill Fortunato and doesn't care about his well being.
Even tough we see him arguing with himself and feeling disgusted, showing that he is very much humane, and his only fault being way too ambitious. That was interesting because we get the feeling that something out of the ordinary is coming up and our anticipation gets into the story straightaway. At the very end, in the beginning of Macbeth’s downfall we didn 't expect that a murderer like him would, even in defeat, display conscience and bravery. "I will not yield to kiss the ground before young Malcolm 's feet,... And damn 'd be him that first cries 'Hold, enough! '" (Line 32-39, Pg 249).
Leong Jing Yi (11) 4 Truth LIT AA 1 Brutus’ downfall was his own doing. Do you agree? “ Stoicism’s primary tenets state that we should not wish for things to be other than they are. Acceptance of fate and the realization of providence lead to complete freedom from the passions.” (qtd Gann) Brutus does not submit to the natural world, instead, he makes choices to change certain outcomes in his life. To answer to the reason for Brutus’ downfall, which was ‘his own doing’, the term is specific to the actions of Brutus himself, thus Brutus experienced downfall due to his attempts to change fate, ultimately due to his failure as a Stoic.
He wanted to see this American Dream so badly, that he looked at this all the wrong way. He strives to be successful, even if that means to be miserable and look away from reality. He doesn’t see the wrong in him but can see it in others and points out all the wrong in them. He imagines this high class man when all he is is a “common man”. With him not recognizing all his flaws even when he was reaching his deathbed, he still couldn’t see his wrongdoings and that is what lead him to his ultimate downfall.
He wanted to kill the old man because of his eye. The narrator said he loved the old man but it was because of his eye he wanted to kill him. He has a lack of remorse or guilt. He also has grandiose self worth(Psychopathic). These mean that he doesn't care about others feelings and he thinks he is superior.
Examples like this persuade people that revenge is not justified. However, sometimes you have to put yourself in a victim's shoes. If that was your kid, wouldn’t you want to get revenge on the murderer. Your whole view of revenge would probably change. It is easy for someone to say revenge is bad when they have never felt the need for revenge.
George killing Lennie is justified. Lennie was either gonna get killed by the other men or George. The other men were only doing it because they hated Lennie, George would have done it for the sake of Lennie’s safety and mental state. George would have felt guilty if he did not handle it himself. One reason George was justified in killing Lennie was that George had realized Lennie would never get better and their dream would never come true.
He discovers he is he killer he has been searching for and has married the woman that has given birth to him. Caught up in pride and continuing down the path of bad judgement, Oedipus blinds himself because he cannot bear to look at himself nor does he desire to see what others are seeing in him. Oedipus has chosen to live out the rest of his days blind so he does have to face the harsh reality that he has caused hoping it will soon vanish from his memory. Although Oedipus didn’t intend to cause any harm, his actions brought suffering to himself and those around him. His character flaws an strengths of determination, pride , and error in judgement led to his dreadful discovery and resulted in him losing everything he once