A very good example of black humor can be found at the very beginning of the story itself: Montresor’s had "vowed revenge" against Fortunato, but he decided to mask his real feelings by outwardly appearing friendly towards him. "I continued as was my wont, to smile in his face." This grim irony of situation results in harsh 'black humor' with Montresor remarking sarcastically, this helps us have a more clear understanding of the story as well of making it more interesting, as, even though we have been told from the beginning that he’s going to kill Fortunato, there is a constant feeling of mystery and doubt that
How does the author want the reader to feel while reading "The Cask of Amontillado”? Poe wants to feel the unreliableness of Montresor and wants to create the gothic and spooky thrill of stories like his. What techniques does the author use to help you visualize the place, the people, and the events that are taking place within the story? Imagery was used throughout the story to describe the catacombs so that you can picture how dreary and a terrifying place it must be. As well as when Montresor describes Fortunato especially with “the wine twinkling in his eyes”.
Hamlet makes sure his uncle is guilty of murder before enacting his revenge. Hamlet is not insane because; He tells people that he will pretend to be, He makes a lot of sense even when he is supposedly crazy, and He acts insane at highly convenient times. Hamlet tells his friends that he will pretend to be crazy. He says to Horatio and Marcellus: Here as before, never, so help you mercy, How strange or odd soe’er I bear myself, As I perchance shall think meet To put an antic disposition on, (I, V, 171-173). In this quote Hamlet tells them that no matter how strange he is acting, they should not be alarmed because he is going to feign insanity.
Overall, the word blood has a lot of significance behind it because it means a lot of things. It represents things that are the complete opposite of each other like hate or happiness, or life and death. The main character, Macbeth, was a murderer and was the cause of the lost lives in the play. The front cover of the play portrays a picture of Macbeth holding a bloody dagger. That shows the audience how Macbeth is a
The Cask of Amontillado vs. A Rose for Emily Revenge is a very intricate action. It suggests that someone has been deeply wronged. It also asks a question: What is it that drives a person to vengeance? When comparing “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe and “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner, an interesting theme is shared by the two stories. Both authors use enticing writing styles and literary devices to unfold tales of premeditated murder.
An example of irony is in the final paragraph of the passage concerns what will happen in the future, and the reference to ‘brides and youthful lovers’ points forward to the monster’s murder of Elizabeth, which will take place quite soon afterwards. This in turn leads to the final irony of the passage. Victor speaks despairingly of the dead as ‘prey for worms and the decay of the tomb’, but it is his use of dead bodies and of the way in which decomposing matter may be reanimated that has led him into his present situation. And when he goes on to cry ‘of what materials was I made?’, he asks the same question that the monster might ask about his own origins, suggesting to the reader an increasing identification of Victor with his
Savannah Porter 3/2/2014 English 1302 Cask Of Amontillado “The Cask of Amontillado” is a story written by Edgar Allen Poe based on a person who has been wronged by another person who may have been a close friend. It is not thoroughly discussed what has happened between the two characters, but is stressed that the victim is very angry and seeking justice. Everyone can relate to being back stabbed by someone at some point in time, and the feeling is not a good one. Of course revenge would be the most pleasing way to get back at them, but would you be willing to kill? In the beginning of the "The Cask of Amontillado," it appears that Fortunato has insulted the narrator of the story, who is Montresor, who does not reveal his identity until the end of the story.
One of the main messages he is trying to deliver to us is to always weigh what you achieve to what the consequences will be. This especially holds true for Macbeth, as when first contemplating if he should kill Duncan, not once did he think of how he could be punished. Also, when Macbeth first hears the witch’s prophecy of him being a king, he jumps directly to the idea of murder. This kind of thinking is exhibited in Macbeth’s monologue in scene 5 act 5, where he discus’s the uselessness of living, and this attitude towards life made him go mad. This also points to how unintelligent Macbeth really was.
Murder is one of the seven deadly sins and a crime that most try to avoid. Murder taints the criminal with the victims’ blood forever. Macbeth is a man that understands what it is like to steal the life of another man, yet continues to butcher one victim to the next. In the play Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, Banquo’s murder plagues Macbeth’s innermost soul more profoundly in comparison to the murder of Duncan because of the relationship he has with him, his motive behind the murder and the immensity of the remorse following the murder. Banquo’s murder affected Macbeth more deeply than that of Duncan because the relationship Macbeth has with Banquo is that of a friend.
The Cask of Amontillado There are many different occasions where readers see that Poe used foreshadowing to show that Fortunato will ultimately die within the catacombs. Edgar Allan Poe also uses irony throughout the whole story as well to show that Fortunato will perish. Poe has a very unique and dark style of writing and it is shown greatly throughout this story. In "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe, the author shows foreshadowing and irony of Fortunato’s death through the actions, dialog, and setting of the story. Edgar Allan Poe, who was born in 1809 has works of art that have influenced many other writers throughout time (Kirszner and Mandell).