The story is introduced with, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as best I could, but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge” (Poe, paragraph 1). When Montresor makes this statement, it means he is promising Fortunato and himself revenge. He is making a commitment to himself that Fortunato will get what he deserving, if it’s the last thing he does. For whatever reason Montresor sees his friend, Fortunato, as a vexation and wants to dispose of him. With this drive and motivation Montresor is capable of anything.
1. The entire story is based on the fact that Fortunato has wronged Montresor many times, and Montresor dealt with them until Fortunato “ventured upon insult,” which caused Montresor to “vow revenge.” Though it seems the “insult” must be so terrible that Montresor is willing to murder him for it, the reader can not be entirely sure that the killing is justified since Montresor is not of sound mind. Because Montresor is the narrator, and unreliable at that, the reader is forced to learn about the events through a perspective tainted by emotions and bias. For example, the person telling the tale may embellish or downplay events in the story in order to look like the “good guy” without completely lying. Montresor could be making up the entire story, or he could be embellishing or downplaying the story so that he could defend his actions.
Do you think that Tybalt’s death was caused by Mercutio? Mercutio could be responsible for Tybalt's death, because Mercutio always instigated Tybalt's anger, he insisted that they should talk, but Mercutio has an ulterior motive to start a fight with Tybalt, the final reason Mercutio is responsible for Tybalt’s death is because Mercutio seals Tybalt’s faith. The first reason Mercutio is responsible for Tybalt’s death, because he instigates Tybalt and gets him angry. When Mercutio says , “And but one word with one of us? Couple it with something.
Maggie Bowers English Yellow Ms. Mackin 5 November 2015 Connecting the Dots The mood is conveyed to the reader through the narrator and there feelings. A feeling of suspense occurs in “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe. Montresor has held a grudge against Fortunato for probably quite some time now. In the beginning of the story Montresor says, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne the best I could; but when he ventured upon insult; I vowed revenge”. Montresor wants revenge on Fortunato for what he may or may not have done.
In Poe’s story “The Cask of Amontillado” revenge take over Montresor’s life. Montresor is nice on the outside, but is planning revenge on the inside. “My heart grew sick, it was the dampness of the catacombs that made it so.” This is after he kills Fortunato he is on his way out. He is really getting depressed from killing him for an insult. “But when he ventured insult, I vowed revenge.” This is the beginning of the story when he is telling us what he is going to do.
Based off of the text, Richard III is a corrupt (or even evil) and manipulative type of character. One can consider him corrupt due to the fact that he is "determinèd to prove a villain". Since he decides to be a villain if he cannot get a lover (or in general, love), one is led to believe that once he is a villain, he will be loved and respected by others. Yet those actions will most likely be out of fear and hatred. Without a doubt, Richard III as much manipulative as he is the Duke of Gloucester.
The sinister setting in Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” creates a mood of suspense. The gloomy catacombs poison the mood of the reader. In Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” he writes of a lively Mardi Gras celebration in early Italy. Poe’s only two characters in the story Montresor, and Fortunato celebrate until Montresor begins
He describes the sounds he hears as he walls Fortunato into the small enclosed space, “There was then a long and obstinate silence. I laid the second tier, and the third, and the fourth; and then I heard the furious vibration of the chain. The noise lasted for several minutes, during which, that I might hearken to it with more satisfaction, I ceased my labors and sat down upon the bones” (Poe, “The Cask Of Amontillado” 9). The lack of vision in this scene instills a great deal of suspense in the story. Limited only to the sounds emitting from the chamber, the narrator knows not what is happening within.
“Evil is always devising more corrosive misery through man's restless need to exact revenge out of his hate.” This quote by Ralph Steadman, exemplifies the heart of the character, Montresor, in Edgar Allen Poe's short story “The Cask of Amontillado.” Poe, a compelling writer, weaves together a story in such a way that it captivates and entices the reader to want more, even if it leads to mounting horror. He is an author that develops characters and reveals their complex personalities through descriptive language and imagery. The reader is able to imagine, in their mind's eye, the plot being played out. One very effective technique Poe employs in his story is the rich use of irony. “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe uses, dramatic, verbal, and situational irony to foreshadow the unfortunate death of Fortunato.
The Cask of Amontillado “The Cask of Amontillado” is a short story in which the narrator, also known as Montresor vows revenge on a man named Fortunato. The reason is revealed to the reader as “injuries and insults.” The author Edgar Allen Poe, illuminates the theme of betrayal through friendship, death, and deception. One way the author portrays the theme of betrayal is through friendship. The narrator, Montresor proposes that he was once friends with Fortunato. He continues to state, “The thousands of injuries of Fortunato I had borne as best I could” (1).