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. In order to convey this to the audience Poe uses foreshadowing, suspense, and exposition to reveal the intentions of Montresor. The first literary tool Poe uses in order to reveal the intentions of Montresor is exposition. Poe uses exposition in the beginning of, “The Cask of Amontillado,” in order to get the rest of the story in motion. Poe writes, “Fortunato had hurt me a thousand times and I had suffered quietly.
All of Edgar Allen Poe’s short story “The Cask of Amontillado” takes place in the catacombs beneath the home of Montresor. Montresor lures Fortunato down into the catacombs to kill him for insulting him. Montresor lures Fortunato by telling him he has a cask of Amontillado in the catacombs under the house. They get to the end of the catacombs and Montresor lures Fortunato into a dark room. While Fortunato is looking around for the Amontillado, Montresor is building a wall to block Fortunato in which kills him.
Despair is another emotion of which he lacks control of; Romeo states, "[i]n what vile part of this anatomy / [d]oth my name lodge? Tell me, that I may sack / [t]he hateful mansion" (3.3.115-117) at Friar Lawrence’s cell after the Prince declares banishment. Instead of taking an emotional break to relieve himself of tension, he turns to his dagger to commit suicide. Luckily, Friar Lawrence is there to discuss the consequences of suicide and guide Romeo through his negative emotional state. This is not the only instance where Romeo faces despair; in Act Five he also feels despair when Balthasar brings him the unfortunate news.
Like mentioned earlier the couch of Fortunato is also an example of dramatic irony because Fortunato thinks he will live on and that the couch won’t kill him but the reader has been informed by Montresor that he will get his revenge on him by killing him and Fortunato does not expect anything like that from Montresor. The trowel that was thought of Fortunato as a joke because he stated “you jest” and this is also an example of dramatic irony. The irony is that while he thinks it’s a joke in reality Montresor is showing him the tool that will lead to his death. While Fortunato was laughing at the trowel Montresor knew that he would you that tool to finish his
In the movie Dead Poets Society, Peter Weir, the director, creates continuous tension by superimposing the two main opposing themes of individuality and conformity through various camera and mise-en-scene codes. By choosing between diverse camera positions and angles, as well as deliberately placing important objects in various settings, he elegantly exemplifies the contrast between the school’s ethics of conformity and Mr. Keating’s teachings of individuality. This contrast is tangible in both Neil’s suicide scene and the closing scene. In the scene showing Neil’s suicide, Peter Weir uses diverse settings to contrast Neil’s craving for individuality with his father’s devotion to traditions. In the shot where Neil removes his clothes, the foreground clearly shows his crown and school jacket placed on the chair side by side.
Louder!” The sound of the heartbeat is emphasized through repetition. It also reveals the narrator 's slow decline to insanity. This repetition helps Poe build suspense and convey eerie moods in his stories. In “The Cask of Amontillado”, another one of Poe’s short stories, the narrator leads Fortunato into the catacombs and traps him inside. He slowly builds a wall to trap Fortunato: “I laid the second tier, and the third, and the fourth… I resumed the trowel, and finished without intervention the fifth, sixth, and seventh tier… I had completed the eighth, ninth and tenth tier.” Poe’s syntactical use of parallel structure adds suspense to the story.
In this quote, Montresor was angry at Fortunato for bullying him therefore, he chains him up in the catacombs. This quote certainly proves my thesis because it shows that he lets his anger go too far. Another quote from the text to show that character is linked to theme is, “With these materials and with the aid of my trowel, I began vigorously to wall up the entrance of the niche” (pg. 165). What happened in this quote is, Montresor has had enough of Fortunato’s nonsense and walls him up!
In both of these stories, these elements working in tandem to be very effective in creating a sense of horror reader. The tone of these stories are very similar. In both cases, the story is told from the point of view of the killer, allowing us a better understanding of the work of the mind killer, thus enhancing a sense of urgency and horror. Through the use of disturbing images, speech forms storytellers, and especially irony According creates an atmosphere unlike any other author. In both stories, the narrator mad that you can not say that they are not smart, though neither believes he is mad.
Fear is an emotion we experience every day. Throughout Poe’s stories, we learn that the effect of fear greatly depends on the determination, strong will, and hopefulness of the victim. The variation of these aspects allow both helpful and harmful outcomes of fear. In some cases, fear can sharpen senses, induce caution, and strengthen our will to live. Likewise, fear can lead to paranoia, hallucination, and isolation.
The fall of the house of usher uses a gothic tone throughout the story, in this case we can see different tones. Mood is the emotion or feeling produced by the piece. Throughout the story we see a dark, mysterious and somber mood. For example when the narrator said “I beheld him gazing upon vacancy for long hours, in an attitude of the profoundest attention, as if listening to some imaginary sound… I felt if creeping upon me, by slow yet certain degrees, the wild influences of his own fantastic yet impressive superstitions”. He created a creepy mood and a tone where you start to see that Roderick is going crazy, because he has started to hear and see things that are not