In the short story “The Cask of Amontillado”,by Edgar Allan Poe a mans connoisseurship in wine, and his insults get him killed. Poe portrays Montressor as a person is completely insane.Poe uses the major conflict man vs. man to develop the themes betrayal and revenge. The author uses the conflict human vs. human to develop two themes. The first theme is revenge, Montessor defines revenge is punish with impunity. “I must not only punish,but punish with impunity”.114 He states that if the avenger is caught or does not make the punishment known to he who committed the wrong, the wrong goes unavenged.The second theme is betrayal, within Montressor sets a trap for Fortunado.
Both Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” (1846) and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Adventure of the Speckled Band” (1892) depict a clever man seeking his own form of justice. Poe’s Montresor seeks revenge against Fortunato, a wine expert who has insulted him, by killing him with impunity. Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes also seeks justice, but he is trying to save Helen Stoner from her step-father, Dr. Grimesby Roylott, who desires her inheritance. Holmes and Montresor share the qualities of cleverness and determination in pursuing their goals, but they differ greatly in their motivations. As Montresor and Holmes seek their specific forms of justice, they both demonstrate cleverness.
Montresor’s hatred for Fortunato is what leads him to his plan of chaining and burying Fortunato behind a wall. Montresor is very angry with Fortunato, but yet he knows he must not act in such a hostile way, as to not raise the suspicions of Fortunato. Montresor convincingly asks Fortunato to come down to the catacombs with him to “verify” some wine which Montresor has “bought”. Montresor knows that he must not blow his cover, and the story goes into great detail as to how Montresor keeps luring Fortunato down to
Later that night, Macbeth, himself, invited Banquo to the feast coronation. Banquo keeps his thoughts to himself; he ensures to attend the dinner. Macbeth fearing of his friend knowing, that he killed Duncan and his line will become king; he is now becoming greedy in being king, although he felt regret murdering the current one, not too long ago. The “toxic masculinity ” motif reflects in Macbeth’s order to the assassins. When Macbeth commands whether the murderers could handle Banquo to his death, they reply "we are men, my liege" (III i 92).
Early in the play, Iago contemplates how to go about bring down Othello and Cassio (1.iii.435-447) and later addresses his plan to drive Othello into a rage of jealousy and madness through the supposed infidelity of Desdemona with Cassio (2.i.205-231), out of which he concludes “So will I turn her virtue into pitch,/And out of [Desdemona's] own goodness make the net/That shall enmesh them all.” (2.iii.262-264). First, Iago manipulates Cassio to get drunk and stab Roderigo which causes Othello to lose faith in Cassio. Then, Iago poisons Othello’s mind to believe that Desdemona is having an affair with Cassio, and finally he kills Roderigo and drives Othello to the point of murder. At almost every point throughout his endeavors, Iago is coercing or manipulating someone to further his agenda. “Evil has nowhere else been portrayed with such mastery as in the evil character of Iago” -A.C.
“The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge (The Cask of Amontillado).” Montresor desires revenge and decides to take action with his own hands. “I continued as was my won 't, to smile in his face, and he did not perceive that my smile NOW was at the thought of his immolation (The Cask of Amontillado).” Around dusk, during the carnival season madness; Montresor encountered his friend, Fortunato, alone and drunk, which allowed Montresor his chance for revenge. At length, we arrived at the entry way to the Catacombs, standing together on the damp ground. Continuing onward, they stumbled through the dark catacombs; suddenly Fortunato chained inside a cavern, realizes what
Secondly, Iago manipulates Cassio the most throughout the book. He uses Cassio’s social status and his trust with Othello to ruin his reputation. Iago is jealous of Cassio because he is higher status and has a strong relationship with Othello. For Iago’s plan to work he needs to get closer to Othello, but first he needs to break Othello and Cassio’s trust first. So one night Cassio is supposed to be keeping a party under control Othello tells him “good Michael, look you to the guard tonight.Let’s teach ourselves that honorable
In Edgar Allen Poe’s story, “The Cask of Amontillado,” a man named Montresor has a feud with another man named Fortunato. Montresor decides to get revenge after Fortunato has consistently insulted him. Fortunato is a wine connoisseur, so Montresor uses that to trick him into going to the catacombs. While they are down there, Montresor gets Fortunato drunk, so that he will not realize what Montresor is doing. Montresor chains him and mounts a wall around him so he cannot get out.
He also uses Roderigo’s wealth to his advantage by telling him to use his own money. Iago manipulates Roderigo when he is about to quit into staying by telling him “If thou the next night following enjoy not Desdemona, take me from this world with treachery and devise engines for my life.” (IV, ii, 221-223). Iago tells Roderigo what he wants to hear in order to prevent him from leaving. Just as Roderigo is leaving Iago’s grasp, he is pulled back in. Iago convinces Roderigo that they need to kill Casio.
In Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado,” Poe uses both verbal irony and dramatic irony. An example of verbal irony is when Montresor says to Fortunato, “‘And I to your long life,’” in the catacombs. This was when the narrator and Fortunato just finished drinking their wine and jokingly toasts to Fortunato’s life. When Montresor says this, he is actually saying “And I to your short life,” because he knows Fortunato will die soon. It is like Montresor is using sarcasm.
“The Cask of Amontillado”, written by Edgar Allen Poe, tells the story of how Montressor brings Fortunato into the catacombs to bury him alive. Montressor, from the story “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe, is insane because he lies about wine to get Fortunato into the catacombs, he plays off of Fortunato’s ego, and he buries Fortunato alive. To begin, Montressor is insane because he lies to Fortunato about a very expensive wine to lure him into the catacombs. Montressor’s revenge is played throughout the story, starting with a lie as the first step. Montressor knows that Fortunato is an expert in wine, so he tells him this to lure Fortunato into the catacombs: “But I have received a pipe of what passes for amontillado, and I have my doubts” (Poe 212).
Montresor repeatedly made it seem as though he thought that they should turn around for Fortunato’s sake. Fortunato’s pride would not allow him to admit weakness and give up. Instead Montresor’s reverse phycology worked to hasten the death of his victim. “Putting on a mask of black silk, and drawing a roquelaire closely about my person, I suffered hi to hurry me to my palazzo.” (Poe 145) The narrator also uses reverse phycology with his staff, he told them that he would be away for the night, knowing that they would use this opportunity to participate in the festival. Montresor’s understanding of human nature and character made it possible for him to carrying out his plan with ease.