Montresor ends up luring Fortunato down to the catacombs with him, and chains Fortunato and builds a wall around him, leaving him there to die. Throughout the story, Montresor shows who he really is by showing signs of anger, and yet cleverness. The story begins with Montresor stating he will seek and attain revenge for the thousand injuries Fortunato has caused him. Montresor has been left extremely angry with Fortunato for what he has told Montresor, and therefore, Montresor believes the ideal punishment, or revenge, is to kill and get rid of Fortunato. Montresor’s hatred for Fortunato is what leads him to his plan of chaining and burying Fortunato behind a wall.
The short story never explains the wrong doing that Fortunado inflicted on Montresor, it only reveals Montresor’s need to kill Fortunado in order to perform the perfect act of vengeance. After he seals the tomb, however, he calls out “Fortunado!” twice almost as if he is waiting for a response. Hearing no answer, he speaks of his heart growing sick (Poe). It lets the reader know that he feels some sort of remorse, he is guilt ridden. In conclusion, it is Poe’s use of setting, dialogue and characterization to tell the horrific story of the perfect murder that makes “The Cask of Amontillado,” so intriguing.
Macbeth does murder sleep’ the innocent sleep, sleep that knits up the ravell’d sleeve of care” (2.2.47-49). In this passage, Macbeth realizes that he will no longer be able to sleep after killing Duncan. This is important because it shows that Macbeth realises that what he’s doing is malicious yet over the course of the play, only gets
Montresor chains him and mounts a wall around him so he cannot get out. After that, Montresor leaves the catacombs for Fortunato to die. In Poe’s story, “The Cask of Amontillado,” the theme of revenge controls the story through irony, symbolism, and the setting. Revenge is the recurring theme throughout the story. This is obvious in the first sentence, which says, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge” (Poe 236).
According to the series of events, Montresor clearly had a plan for carrying out the murder of his acquaintance. He first convinced Fortunato to follow him into the catacombs, brought wine with him to cloud his victim’s judgement, and then brought a trowel with him to bury Fortunato alive. The “sign” was a clear give away that Montresor was not acting impulsively. How might Poe’s personal life have contributed to his fascination with the dark side of human nature in his writing? With many of his works revealing an interest with the dark side of human nature, Poe’s personal life may have contributed to the morbid, creepy style of writing he commonly uses.
Especially when Montresor vows revenge and when he lures Fortunato into the catacombs. In the scene where they go into the catacombs the narrator says “We passed through a range of low arches, descended, passed on, and descending again, arrived at a deep crypt, in which the foulness of the air caused our flambeaux rather to glow than flame”(7). The catacombs are dark and scary, which allows the mood to be very prominent in this scene. The mood is also clearly shown in the manner in which Montresor pulls off his revenge, and when he commits murder in a way that will have no consequences for him. The story “ The Cask of Amontillado” shows the reader the mood from the beginning.
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.
In the short story The Cask of Amontillado, the narrator seeks revenge against a man named Fortunato, who has insulted him. The narrator lures this man into the catacombs and buries him alive. The verbal irony in this story creates a sly, cunning, and clever outlook on Montresor, the main character. “We will go back, your health is precious (pg 114);” however, this is untrue. Montresor has nothing but evil intentions, not to care about health.
The announcement is first introduced in the quote, “Confusion now hath made his masterpiece./Most sacrilegious murder hath broke ope/The Lord’s anointed temple, and stole thence/The life o’ the building.” (Lines 72-75). This quote is from when Macduff first informs Lennox and Macbeth, although it is not clear at first to them the Macduff means that King Duncan is dead. The language use in Act 2, Scene 3 helps to describe the feeling and atmosphere of such a dark scene. A metonymy is used during the
According to dictionary.com, a betrayer can be defined as a person who is unfaithful in guarding or fulfilling a promise, or committing treachery, against another person. This is a flawless characterization of Brutus in William Shakespeare’s play “Julius Caesar”. Brutus was a senator of Rome who assassinated the future monarch, Julius Caesar. However, Brutus killed Caesar out of the love he had for his country’s wellbeing and to prevent the spread of tyranny. Conversely, the senator mislead his king into believing that he could be trusted.
The “You” addressed in the first paragraph is the person that Montressor is recounting the murder of Fortunato to. The story is being told fifty years after it occurred. This story is being told either so Montressor can brag about the heinous way in which he killed Fortunato or so he can finally confess to his sins. I personally believe that the auditor is bragging about what he did. The way he still sounds scorned about what Fortunato did to him leads me to believe that recounting his story is like a guilty pleasure to him.
Once Romeo believes that Juliet is no longer alive, he makes another rash decision to bribe an apothecary for poison. Later in the tragedy, Romeo sees Juliet dead in the mausoleum, and decides to express his love for her, then drink the poison. Once Juliet awakes from her deep sleep and sees Romeo dead, she takes her own life with a dagger. Both Juliet and Romeo’s tragic downfall could have been avoided if Romeo thought about the consequences before he murdered Tybalt. Romeo’s rash behaviors in Romeo and Juliet resulted in many negative consequences, and he consistently acted impetuously that impacted others in an unnecessary way.
By carrying out Ivan’s philosophy of cold rationalism to its logical conclusion, Smerdyakov murders Fyodor and commits suicide. In his insanity, Ivan suggests that the devil had informed him beforehand of Smerdyakov’s suicide: “How did I know Smerdyakov had hanged himself? But it was he who told me” (652)… Assuming the devil as an apparition of insanity that reflects Ivan’s deepest spiritual desperation, Ivan himself subconsciously understands that cold, faithless rationalism leads to destruction. While Hamlet’s “native hue of resolution / Is sicklied o 'er with the pale cast of thought” (Hamlet 3.1.85-86), Ivan is driven insane by philosophical contemplation but rescued by irrational instinct. Alyosha is the sole Karamazov who is not directly
The last reason why Romeo was super lame for was because when he was at the monument he killed Paris without knowing that it was him.some evidence I found was when Paris said, “O, lamb slain (falls) if thou be merciful, open the tomb lay me with lady Juliet.” I also found some other evidence when Romeo said, “In faith I will, let me peruse this face… Mercutio 's kinsman, noble county paris. Another reason of why Romeo was so blame for was when he said, “Ha banishment? Be merciful say “death” for exile hath more terror in his look, much more than death. Do not say “banishment” he said this when Friar Laurence told him that he was banished from Verona for killing Tybalt in a sword fight and for killing county Paris. All in all these are some reasons for why to blame Romeo in the play Romeo and Juliet.
Everybody will eventually want revenge on an old friend or just someone they know. Montressor, similar to many people in the world, wants revenge on one of his old friends, Fortunato. The story opens with, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as best I could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge” (Poe 212). In this statement, Montressor tells the reader what the cause of his revenge against Fortunato is. “The Cask of Amontillado”, written by Edgar Allen Poe, tells the story of how Montressor brings Fortunato into the catacombs to bury him alive.