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).
To finally take said action against his friend and seek his vengeance, Montresor gets the idea to trick him into going inside his vault, where he plans to do his unjust deed. Fortunato is a 'rich, respected, admired, and beloved, man that is also member of the Masons and proud of his ability to judge wines. Fortunato in this story wears a clown or a fool 's costume which is ironic since Montresor intends to make a fool of the man and pledges to take his revenge upon him by taking this to his advantage of the man’s love for wine and provoking the his pride by saying " And yet some fools will have it that his taste is a match for your own’’ (Poe 1846)
“Cask of Amontillado” and “The Most Dangerous Game” are two masterful short stories that explore the human psyche in a dark and mysterious way using heavy amounts of imagery. In “Cask of Amontillado,” written by Edgar Allan Poe,the story artfully utilizes imagery to tell the narrative of Montresor’s plot to murder his friend Fortunato by sealing him within Montresor’s vault. “The Great Game,”by Richard Connell, on the other hand, utilizes imagery by describing the thriller of Rainsford’s close encounter with a crazed hunter ,that hunts humans on his island, after he falls off the deck of his ship. Both of these stories are tremendous spine-chillers, but only one holds the title of having the most effective imagery. “The Cask of Amontillado” is the story that really pushes the imagery to immerse the reader in the tale.
Both Montresor and Holmes use their cleverness to gain advantages. Montresor demonstrates his cunning when he suggests going “‘to Luchesi,”’ (Poe 2) a rival wine expert, as a way to make Fortunato jealous so that Fortunato will go down to the catacombs with him. Holmes’ partner Watson expresses his admiration
In “The Cask of Amontillado,” Edgar Allan Poe uses symbolism to build suspense. In the following scene, Montresor is leading Fortunato underground through his catacombs to supposedly have Fortunato taste his wine. Since wine is kept in tunnels, Fortunato gladly follows Montresor. They go through Monstrestor’s house, through pathways, and they come upon a good stopping point and stand on the ground. Montresor tells Fortunato to look around the surroundings.
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.
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).
This moment is important because, at this time, Hamlet realizes that he is now obliged to kill his uncle so that he can revenge his father's death. As we can see, after the play, Hamlet follows Claudius and decides to punish him in the more strict way instead of just kill
The id seeks instant pleasure through sexual and aggressive behaviors, paying no heed to societal or moral requirements. Claudius’s id is the driving reason behind his murder of the king and seducement of the queen, as both were impulsive acts that are forbidden by society that he did only for the sake of enjoying the pleasures of a king. The ghost of the former king explains to Hamlet how “The serpent that did sting thy father’s life / Now wears his crown,” meaning that Claudius had killed the king for the sake of gaining his crown (I.V. 38-39). This behavior arose from Claudius’s id because it the aggressive behavior of murdering his brother that allowed him to receive the immediate pleasure of access to his deceased brother’s wife, and in turn, kingship. Claudius’s can also be viewed as the cause for marrying Queen Gertrude, which he did by “[winning] to his shameful /
Edger Allen Poe writes with a purpose every time he writes a piece of literature. In Poe’s piece “The Cask of Amontillado” his character Montresor has a definite purpose why he is luring Fortunato to his death. Montresor narrates his unforgivable deed fifty years after it happened, he has gotten away with killing Fortunato with no one ever suspecting him, so why tell the story, because after killing Fortunato, he was left with his last screams in his head for fifty years. His conscience will not let them out until he confesses his sins, why would you not trust Montresor, and he confesses this murder as he is dying. Montresor’s conscience will not let him die without confessing the wrong he did to his once friend Fortunato.
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.
“The Cask of Amontillado,” written by Edgar Allen Poe, has a very suspenseful mood and it is portrayed with various key details. Some scenes that prove suspense is the theme are, when Montresor explains to the reader that he is seeking revenge on Fortunato, when Montresor captured Fortunato, as well as, when Fortunato sobers up while chained to the rock. In the first sentence of this passage, Poe writes this, “...I had borne as best I could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge.” What did Fortunato do to make Montresor so mad, what is Montresor going to do to Fortunato--these are only two of the many questions that the reader inquiries. This creates suspense because it hooks the reader and makes the reader want to continue reading.