One who would read the story would tell you that the whole thing is about revenge and it can be looked at as revenge twists the mind of a person who is vengeful, to begin with, or as revenge is a driving force behind a person going so far as to commit a murder. Such a person might be so obsessed with vengeance that he imagines reasons to obtain it are the right doing. In this story, Montresor 's family prides itself on leaving no insult unavenged. Montresor 's obsession with this has perhaps made him imagine that Fortunato has insulted his family just so that he, Montresor, has something to try his family 's pride on. As when the narrator says ‘’THE thousand injuries of
The heroes in the “Odyssey” and “Hamlet” both practice deception to attain revenge against those who have wronged them. However, the way in which they go about these deceptions is very different between the two. It must also be noted that although revenge is clearly an overwhelming influence in the two stories it is not viewed in a truly positive light in either. In Hamlet the young prince uses deception as a means to bring about his revenge for his father’s murder. The image of madness which he intends to project would likely have protected him if he had ever gone through with his plans of revenge and killed his uncle.
Comparison of the theme of revenge between John Marsden’s Hamlet and ‘Mean Girls’ by Mark Walters The theme of revenge as exemplified by John Marsden’s ‘Hamlet,' and ‘Mean Girls’ directed in 2004 by Mark Walters, provides both film and novel their backbone following the tales of both protagonists. Hamlet who schemes in order to carry out his father’s revenge against his treasonous uncle. And Cady Herron of Mean Girls who acts upon jealousy and displeasure. Although both scenarios do not form under the same circumstances one being based in medieval times and the other a familiar high school atmosphere. They indeed share a common goal, that being to carry out their pursuits of vengeance to no avail.
The Awakening Of Hamlet and Laertes Comparing Laertes and Hamlet. Figuring out how they are alike and dislike in many ways, most of the play they are well alike. After Hamlet kills Polonius, Laertes down the road faces the same problems as Hamlet; a murdered father. In the beginning Laertes and Hamlet didn’t have the same similarities, but since both of there fathers were murdered they both have something in common. While Hamlet, is messing around and playing with the murderer as if he was an animal, Laertes takes immediate action.
In my opinion, a factor that made the book so great was the theme of revenge that drifted off the pages. Revenge is a force so powerful that drives you towards lunacy. You are blinded, and all you wish is for harm to fall upon those that hurt you. Parents get murdered left and right in this story, leaving children looking for vengeance. “Clary didn’t see how killing one person could make right the death of another, but she sensed there was no point in saying that.” (chapter 10, paragraph 254) However, revenge was pretty common in the Shadowhunter culture.
A normal person probably wouldn’t feel “an impulse to cry aloud with joy” when they hear a scream of pain. This also links back to my claim that he changes over the course of the story. It relates to the claim because my first quote showed him saying he does not approve of Zaroff murdering people yet this quote shows he is very violent himself. “ ‘Splendid! One of us is to furnish a repast for the hounds.
The creature becomes defensive. "Life...is dear to me, and I will defend it" (Shelley 96), this is ironic because not only does the creature kill others showing his selfishness, which he is mirroring Victor 's earlier selfish intentions for creating the creature, but earlier he was suicidal. Now the creature has to ask permission for a better life from a person that doesn 't even seem to value it. The creature also reminds
Whereas, in The Cask of Amontillado, the reason behind the murder is revenge, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as best I could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.” Additionally, Montressor’s jealousy is another reason because of which he murders Fortunato. The other difference noticed in the short stories, is that in both of the short stories the aftermath of the murder is different. In The Tell Tale Heart, in the near end of the story after the murder, the narrator feels very happy , and
Montresor wants revenge on Fortunato for what he may or may not have done. He uses foreshadowing in the very first sentence to make the readers mysteriously intrigued. Montresor explains to us that he vows revenge against Fortunato no matter what he has to do. He uses the irony of the story to set the mood. The mood is a temporary state of mind or feeling.
Why had he turned back?” (Connell, 31)By stating this Connell shows Rainsford’s conflict with himself. Secondly, this also presents that Rainsford is incisive and clever in recognition towards what can be an obstacles in his survival. Moreover, going through many hardships at last Rainsford has reached his hunter, who is now his victim. Stated in the story, “I am still a beast at bay, he said in a low, hoarse voice. Get ready, General Zaroff.” (Connell, 34) Connell writes this to show that even though Rainsford has his morals of murder in mind, he also has his principals of finishing what is wrong.