"Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls. The massive characters are seared with scars. "- Khalil Gibran. In the short story, “The Cask of Amontillado,” written by Edgar Allen Poe, the main character, Montresor, suffers from an abnormal physcology for revenge due to his name being mocked by a man named Fortunato. Montresor is so consumed by his hatred for Fortunato that he deliberately creates a plot to murder Fortunato to seek justice for himself and his family name.
This immediately causes one to question the motives behind Macbeth’s mold of the loyal warrior. Similarly, Othello allows Iago to impact his choices and trusts him over all. Automatically, this compares Macbeth to Othello. Therefore, Macbeth’s lust for power causes him to trust the witches and allows them to influence his future decisions. Moreover, Macbeth decides to murder the king and aim for his position at the discretion and influence of both Lady Macbeth and the witches.
The people who have seen the interaction between the two would view the relationship a healthy and friendly one. Montresor has also deceived his house workers by informing them, he would not be returning until morning; nonetheless, he is requiring them to remain in the house. Montresor expresses his intentions with his confession, “These orders were sufficient, I well knew, to insure their immediate disappearance, one and all, as soon as my back was turned.”(244). This confession was to demonstrate the removal of implication or witnesses to his crime. Therefore, these actions would cause there to be no believe Montresor was guilty of foul
This staggering short story is based around the character Montresor who has a strong desire to eliminate the one who has teased him for so long, Fortunato. In this short story Poe takes the reader through the evil, sick mind of Montresor as he executes his plan to kill Fortunato. The method in which he achieves this is what catches the reader's attention, for Montresor uses Fortunato’s love of wine to earn false trust in his heart. Slowly but surely Montresor leads Fortunato down into the casks below promising a bottle of Amontillado, a very rare wine, at the end. The story, instead takes a quick turn, when Montresor chains Fortunato to the walls and slowly builds a wall of bricks around him.
Roger Chillingworth from The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is a prime example of evil. Another character from the American classic Moby Dick by Herman Melville- Captain Ahab- can be contrasted, as he is an example of evil that does not exactly appear in the same ways. Roger Chillingworth and Captain Ahab are both evil characters with many differences such as their motives, degrees of harm done, and views on religion. A prominent difference in the two characters is the difference in motive. In The Scarlet Letter, Chillingworth is attempting to avenge his wife by slowly poisoning the man whom she committed adultery with.
In “The Cask of Amontillado”, Edgar Allan Poe displays the theme of revenge and manipulation. The narrator Montresor pledges revenge on Fortunato for an insult that is never explained. He maintains an appearance of goodwill towards Fortunato and decides to make use of Fortunato's weakness for fine wines against him. During the carnival season, the narrator approaches Fortunato, telling him that he has come across something that could pass for Amontillado a rare and expensive wine. Fortunato being excited about the news insists on accompanying Montresor to the vaults to determine whether it is Amontillado or not.
Irony Essay: The Cask of Amontillado Irony can bring a lot to the big table of the essence of a story. In “The Cask of Amontillado”, the work of classic American author Edgar Allan Poe, irony is being used to further express the dark essence of the story being told. It is a story of a man named Montressor, who holds a murderous grudge against a renowned connoisseur of fine wine that he calls his friend. The story explains the progress of Montresor's plan to kill or punish Fortunato. The reason for the hatred, however, is not known at all.
“The Cask of Amontillado” is a short, horror story written by Edgar Allen Poe. It features two wine aficionados, Fortunato and Montresor. Montresor being a man who seeks revenge upon the man who insulted him and Fortunato being the unsuspecting victim of Montresor’s vengeance. Although the main idea of the story revolves around Montresor’s revenge, Montresor's fake affection toward Fortunato, Fortunato's love for wine, and Montresor's hate for Fortunato prove that love and hate can be controlling in the decisions we make. Montresor’s phony affection towards Fortunato gave Fortunato a false sense of security as he followed Montresor farther into the catacombs.
“Unfortunately, some of our greatest tribulations are the result of our own foolishness and weakness and occur because of our own carelessness or transgression,” (The Refiner’s Fire) says James E. Faust, an American religious leader and politician. In Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, “The Cask of Amontillado,” Poe further communicates this message. Montresor wants to obtain revenge on Fortunato, so he lures Fortunato into the catacombs of his palace. Because of his pride and arrogance, Fortunato foolishly follows Montresor into his cellar, falling into Montresor’s scheme to obtain revenge on him. In his short story, Poe relays the theme that when people are foolish and ignorant, it leads to their own downfall.
The fear of the prince has actually caused more deaths since he could've helped save people instead of being selfish for himself and for certain people. Just like the “Masque of Red Death,” Poe also uses irony to show fear in “The Tell-Tale Heart.” It’s ironic how the narrator's main goal was to get rid of the eye, not the whole person, but ends up killing him. The narrator writes, “I loved the man… I think it was his eye… I made up my mind to take the life of the old man, thus rid myself of the eye for ever” (74). It’s ironic how he decides to kill the man as a whole, not