There, relaxed, they began to dine lavishly and in high spirits. Belimicus, having seen Salvius laughed and relaxed by the wine, began to speak boldly. “My Salvius, you have taken many and great acts of kindness from me. After Quintus and Dumnorix escaped, I alone helped you; having pursued them for many days following I said many lies to the Agricola to condemn Cogidubnus for after his death, I forced the British to hand over their good money. For these great acts of kindness, I ask for a well-deserved reward.
The king was always concerned the idea of madness and often said things like Oh, dear God, don’t let me go mad! In the end it seemed that his decisions beginning with the splitting of the kingdom showed a growing madness within. During that storm he finally cracked. I was extremely grateful although horrified when Lear split the kingdom. It was a great honour to be receiving this gift but I don’t believe it was in the kingdom’s best interest.
Just as the novel mentions, “he spoke as if Daisy’s reaction was the only thing that mattered.” (Fitzgerald, 2001: 192) Gatsby is nimble and ambitious in making money, which shows the “sagacity” of modern people, but towards love he gives us the impression of “a naive young man.” The reader may wonder what makes Gatsby great? Gatsby is great because of his loyalty to love. He has the desire to repeat the past, and the desire for money. For Gatsby, Daisy is the soul of his dreams. He believes he can regain Daisy.
And maybe the the thing I liked most about it was the effect it had on Lee. He was determined to do it. He lifted his head more and more as we talked; he became outspoken, he started smiling and laughing. He'd been depressed a lot of the time since he copped the bullet, but now he actually said to me, 'If we do this, if we succeed, I'll be able to feel pride again'. I hadn't realised how ashamed he'd been of not being able to help his
Having savored the heady wine of knowledge, I could not now alter my course” (156). The irony here is no one would have thought someone like him would turn out like he did, and continue to better himself to later become a teacher. His use of dialogue allows you to see what he saw and see what he felt. So for example, if I say, “Shut up! You don’t know what you talking about.” From this statement you can tell that my tone is angered and frustrated.
Fortunado having already been drinking readily agreed to follow who he assumed was a friend but little did he know that he was following a man with a plan. The final thing that shows that Montressor had a plan is how well he orchestrated it. All of the utensils he would need to put Fortunado in a tomb of death were already placed along the way of the catacombs. The wines that Montressor more than willingly accepted from Montressor had been placed, as well as the chains, stones, and mortar. Montressor also willingly displays the foreshadowing item that would be the tool that would forever entrap Fortunado, a trowel.
At the beginning Pumblechook was cruel to pip but as soon as Pips status rose, he called him 'dear friend' and repeatedly asked 'may I?' to shake Pips hand. Not only does he try to befriend Pip because of his new found money but he also tells everyone that he was the benefactor because he wants the attention and popularity, he says 'I have been the humble instrument leading up to this', making him an imposter. After Pips downfall, Pumblechooks behaviour changes again towards him and accuses Pip of not having 'common human gratitoode'. So Dickens portrays Pumblechook as a man who changes his behaviour towards someone according to their status just for his own benefit.
Pidgeon explains why Gatsby pretends to be having a great life. “Fitgerald makes it clear that Gatsby does not enjoy these things for himself. They are merely being used to realize his dream...the acquisition of Daisy” (181). As Nick gets to know Gatsby more closely we as the readers begin to think that, despite Gatsby’s enriching stories, things don’t add up. Gatsby did it all for Daisy.
Fortunato was drunk and Montresor led him to his catacombs claiming that he thinks he has a cask of Amontillado, but needs an expert to taste it. To get Fortunato to go, he says “I’m on my way to Luchesi. If anyone has a critical turn, it is he.” Fortunato convinced Montresor not to get Luchesi by saying “Luchesi cannot tell Amontillado from Sherry.” Montresor also treats Fortunato like his friend by worrying about his cough in the catacombs, and he keeps him drunk so that he doesn’t think straight. Montresor is very smart and tricky. Lastly, Montressor is evil.
While reading The Cask of Amontillado i noticed that the story posses a theme that insanity that leads to destruction. As Amontillado gets Fortunado to go into the vaults by giving him alcohol, we notice that something seems to be unusual. The walls are covered in bone, which then again is not a normal sight. Amontillado keep offering Fortunado alcoholic beverages so he then can take advantage of Fortunado while he is not in a correct state of mind. When Fortunado finally falls through with Amontillados plan they both enter and Amontillado locks up Fortunado so he is unable to escape.