The ambiguity initially starts in the very beginning when Francis mentions that he is “going to kill” Larry LaSalle; Cormier uses this technique of foreshadowing and first person narration so that the readers are constantly alert to the subtle early warnings that Larry LaSalle is not what he made out to be, that he might be wearing a mask. Before the arrival of Larry LaSalle at the Wreck Centre, Cormier builds up tension and the air of ambiguity by describing the Wreck Centre as a “bad luck place” and “a place of doom”; he uses foreshadowing
In the short story “The Cask of Amontillado” Montresor states, “I must not only punish but punish with impunity. A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser. It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong” (Poe). In today's language, Montresor is saying that he wants to punish Fortunato without being caught, but he does want Fortunato to know that he was going to die by the hand of Montresor so he could have closure in the subject. In the online article “Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado" the author states, “Montresor, who is the narrator of this disturbing short story, vows to get revenge on Fortunato for insulting him, and Montresor plans to seek retribution upon Fortunato to support his family motto "Nemo me impune lacessit" which means “No one assails me with impunity" in English” (Womack).
Oedipus needed answers, so he sent for a blind seer named Teiresias to give him the answers he was looking for. Once Teiresias knows what’s going on he dreads to tell Oedipus that he is the killer. The two men go back and forth until Oedipus says something that triggers Teiresias “you planned it, you had it done, you all but killed him with your own hands: if you had eyes, I’d say the crime was yours, and yours alone” (1.332-334). Oedipus still given the information and basically the whole truth is too caught up in his head and ignorant to the facts. This was an example of the irony that Oedipus is ‘blind’.
Additionally, he disassembles his body hiding each part under the covers and at the end, he turns, mad. He had an unreasonable motive for killing the old man and had planned very well on how he would be killing the old man. I can conclude that this man is a convict found guilty, he should be put into
Although this is literally about of the murder of Caesar and Cassius’s power hunger, it hides the message of the plan to murder Queen Elizabeth (which was what was happening while Shakespeare was writing this play). This adds to the tone of the scene, along with the setting of a thunderstorm. The dual monologues show how passionate Cassius is about killing Caesar and gaining power that a sense of anger and slight desperation takes hold. Casca’s anxiety also adds to the uneasiness of the entire situation. Therefore, in entirety, the tone of the scene is stressed anger with hints of irony (as Cassius is trying to get Casca and Brutus on his side through angry monologues.
The apparitions controlled his thoughts and actions. They controlled him with hope and the foretelling. The first apparition told Macbeth to “Beware of Macduff”. Which is foretelling. This lets the reader know that Macbeth will either kill Macduff, or be destroyed by him.
While he is haunted by guilt, Macbeth has to secure his throne by murdering Banquo and Fleance. At the end of the feast which was set up for assassinating Banquo and his son, Macbeth is again terrified by the news that Fleance has fled and Banquo’s ghost will dried blood over his body. He said to the ghost: “Thou canst not say I did it. Never shake/ Thy gory locks at me.” (3.4.51-52) These reactions all showed his ambivalence and the hatred to
The next person Iago gets close to is Cassio, Othello, and then Desdemona, Iago basically works his way up the ladder in order to make it to his top priority which is Othello. Throughout the whole play Iago uses everyone for his personal gain and once he sees that his cruel plan has been set in motion he ties to kill off everyone he has befriend. Iago picks certain important characters to be the puppets to his plan. He befriends them into thinking that he is nothing but an, “Honest Iago,” then slowly poisons them with lies. But why would any ever need to question the, “Honest
During the game Rainsford is terrified. But he pulls himself together because if he doesn’t General Zaroff will surely kill him. Rainsford displays courage, cunning, and reason in his escape from Zaroff. The first thing that Rainsford displays is courage. Courage is the ability to do something that frightens one.
Piggy is murdered, but specifically “The rock struck Piggy a glancing blow from chin to knee…” (pg. 181) The idea of having his head crushed is a clear metaphor that where the knowledge was once stored to keep the boys alive, is now gone. And then again, immediately following, the entirety of the set power roles are reversed, and Ralph then becomes the hunted and the newly defined savages take over and overthrow him and would’ve (if uninterrupted) killed him, showing the importance of knowledge in this type of scenario. Knowledge is the foundation for civilization and without it the “primal instincts” that everyone possesses kick in and their priorities then become skewed. Every primal need is based on the “appetite” they require, whether it be water, shelter, or food; which is what Jack feels is the most necessary to have throughout the book, whereas Ralph was focused more so on shelter and tactics for rescue, like keeping the fire going.