Vengeance In The Cask Of Amontillado And John Wick

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The short story by Edgar Allan Poe entitled “The Cask of Amontillado” and the movie “John Wick” are classic tales of revenge. The idea of retribution and vengeance show that all men are considered equal in the face of death. Both these tales are dark, horrific, and intense stories that will make the hair stand up on the back of the neck. Whether it be your own imagination, or the imagination of a director, they will give spine-tingling on the edge of your seat chills, when protruding the theme of revenge. The story “The Cask of Amontillado” begins as the narrator, Montressor, tells the reader of the “... thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge” (533) and how he would get revenge. Montressor never tells the readers of the insult. The readers can foreshadow the retribution the narrator wants, however, they discover it has already been done because the story is merely a flashback. From the start, Montressor takes the reader on a spine-chilling, morbid adventure to resolve a conflict. Montressor’s main goal is to punish Fortunato for his words, but Montressor must get away with it. However, Montressor must…show more content…
They will get their revenge and will feel no remorse about it at all because it was the other person’s fault. Neither Montressor or Wick started their dilemmas. They both were insulted and were the kind of people that would not put up with it. They did resolve their issues differently, however, it ended with both of their enemies dead. Wick’s ended in many deaths, and Montressor’s ended in only one. Wick is far more brutal and gruesome, whereas, Montressor is conniving and sneaky. Each came out on top and their enemy was destroyed. Revenge is not always the answer, but when it came to Montressor’s being insulted and Wick’s dog dying, revenge was absolutely
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