The irony enhances the brutality of the murder as the reader knows throughout Montresor is planning some revenge while Fortunato believes he is going to sample his friends wine. Secondly Poe weaves verbal irony, a statement in which the meaning that a speaker employs is sharply different from the meaning that is ostensibly expressed, throughout to add humor to the story. The story is filled with verbal irony as Montresor is planning on killing Fortunato so almost every word he speaks is ironic as he convinces Forunato continue into his catacombs to his eventual death. This is seen when Montresor tricks Fortunato into testing his Amontillado by telling him he is bringing it to Luchesi to which Fortunanto replies “Luchesi cannot tell Amontillado from Sherry” and Montresor replies “[a]nd yet some fools will have it that
As Delia states, “whatever goes over the Devil’s back, is got to come under his belly.” Maybe if Sykes were a faithful man and not so abusive, he would not be in the mess he is in now. Ironically Sykes having brought the snake home to kill Delia leads to his own demise. Therefore, the snake is not only Sykes but also Delia Jones’ protector in Zora Neale Hurston’s “Sweat”. “Sweat” is a perfect example of the sins that are committed will sooner or later be the death of those committing them. Sykes calls out to God in the end; however it is the Devil who seems to have a hold on
The Coward Oedipus Is “A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit”. This quote by Thomas Jefferson portrays Oedipus because throughout ‘Oedipus Rex’ he quarrels with everybody about he truth and becomes blind to it. By blinding himself Oedipus becomes a coward because he doesn’t want to face his crimes. It all started when Oedipus hears a dreadful prophecy that he will murder his father and sleep with his mother. He leaves Corinth and travels to Thebes, and on the way he unknowingly kills his father during a quarrel.
In Jack’s case he first seems paranoid when Wendy hears him screaming and comes to his aid only to find that he had a nightmare about killing his family. In Macbeth you can first tell that he is paranoid when he is in his chambers pacing, scared that he will lose his crown. Although Macbeth turns to murder a lot quicker than Jack, they both resort to murder in the end. With Macbeth murdering King Duncan and Jack trying to kill his family, it is clear that they both are mentally unstable. Another strong connection between the two, are the hallucinations that they suffer.
Since Lady Macbeth set him up to this by insulting his manhood, Macbeth took a turn for the worst when he started experiencing fear and guilt. You’d think he’d put an end to all of this negativity by this point, yet it actually drags out and he continues with doing malicious, unlawful acts. Eventually this leads to more trouble for Macbeth; He begins to struggle with hallucinations and sleeplessness, causing him to become extremely paranoid. He began to lose his human qualities during this process of regaining his ‘so-called’ manhood, as his killing spree was pretty much a joke on his actual manliness. Macbeth’s decadence then led to his marriage to slowly fall apart.
On the hand, there lies Claudius. The reader has just learned that he was willing to kill his own brother to become king. Murder is a horrible thing, but killing your own brother for your own selfish needs is far beyond horrible. When learning this, in combination with feel bad for Hamlet, the reader is left hating Claudius for what he has done. Additionally, this is a very important scene in the play.
Both Grendel and Emily were lonely, Grendel was angry at the humans because of the way they were reacting towards him, he was jealous of their lifestyle, their parties and singing. Grendel had it in his mind that the reason he was created was to make people’s life miserable. In “A Rose for Emily” Faulkner portrayed Emily as an insane woman. In my opinion I think Emily decided to kill homer was because, homer was thinking about moving up north and leaving her just like Emily’s previous boyfriend she was afraid to be all alone and lonely again So she decided to buy “rat poison” and mixed it with a drink and gave it to homer. In “Grendel”, if the humans would have judged Grendel not just by his looks but by his character, the 12 year war between Grendel and the humans had a very slim if any chance to take place.
The story is within pages seven thirty-seven to seven forty-two. The story is about a man Montresor, who has a personal grudge against Fortunato for something that no one figures out in the story. Montresor seeks revenge upon Fortunato, he explains to the reader how he must complete his revenge in order to be successful. Montresor meets with Fortunato at carnival and uses wine as a way of getting them alone. Montresor does ends up trapping and killing Fortunato, but it is left to the reader to figure out rather if his revenge was successful or unsuccessful.
We know that as, when there is the rat incident, with everybody being scared, Bigger reacts by killing the beast brutally with a skillet. Also, he reacts with violence against White society as he’s scared of them. But, instead of keeping quiet and minding his own business, he feels the need to rob Blum’s, a white mans, store. However, in the end he doesn’t do it as he is in fear of being caught. Again, though he reacts to it by beating Gus, his friend, up using the excuse of Gus being late to get out of their 4mission.
It is evident when he states, “Every night I was oppressed by a slow fever, and I became nervous to a most painful degree; the fall of a leaf startled me, and I shunned my fellow creatures as if I had been quality of a crime” (Frankenstein 34). Victor had become obsessed because he was growing apart from the world and put all his energy into his monster. In the same manner, Macbeth’s ambition also became obsessive. In the beginning Macbeth had no plan to betray King Duncan and to take over the throne. However, all this changed when the three witches planted the seed of betrayal in him and when Lady Macbeth encouraged him to kill King Duncan and become king.