He presents himself with only limited information about his motivations, and his ambition to finish off his master piece and careful manipulation of Fortunato indicates the care with which he has planned his execution. However, we again have a classic case of Poe's unreliable narrator, whose guilt and occasional irrationality prevents him from presenting himself truthfully to the reader. However, we can see that Montresor shows a particularly black sense of humor, with which he amuses both himself and the horrified reader as he leads Fortunato into his trap. He informs the audience of his intentions before he begins the story of his encounter with Fortunato, and Poe employs both verbal and dramatic irony to convey the darkness of the story. 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.
It does all of this while still having all the elements a well-written book needs. Capote understood how to make his point in a way that would ‘get’ to readers. It is hard to understand how Bryson would come to a conclusion that the story is nothing but a true story. It is much more than that, and will not only inform readers about the infamous murders, but also give a little insight into the human mind. Whether you agree or not, is up to you, but there is no denying the hostility behind the murders and how two human minds thought it was worth
When most casual readers first skimmed over this article, they might be impressive because they browsed Jeff Jacoby’s essay without thinking and with no doubt. The careless readers might also unconsciously agree with his opinions since his argument seems strong and logical. However, if they read the article again and again with second thought carefully, they will find out that his claim is doubtful since Jacoby uses too much pathos, does not give proper statistics, and lack of giving contrary contend. Although Jeff Jacoby shows many disadvantages and flaws of imprisonment to convince readers of his side, he presents some statements based on his emotion without thinking objective. So, I should argue that Jacoby uses too many his own feelings about the dissatisfaction of imprisonment, which makes his claim weak and not credible.
False assumptions and lack of proof have led to horrific death of the innocent. The craving for revenge has always been a strong motive. In the short story “Cask of Amontillado” Edgar Allan Poe exposes the reader to the dark emotions of revenge through his use of diction, imagery, and plot in the story. Edgar Allan Poe used diction to present the reader with a broader view of revenge and clues on why Montresor wanted his revenge against Fortunato. Poe uses a grand choice of diction throughout the entire story, but there are some main points that need to be observed with a closer perspective to perhaps reveal and understand a deeper meaning.
Poe presents a narrator who is vile and brutal. He is a murderer who is open to admitting this and he believes that he is right in performing this task. Poe is trying to show that when in first person perspective, there may not always be trust or preference of the narrator. Poe has written this story in a form so that the audience feels more sympathy for Fortunato rather than the narrator. He does not give the reason why Montresor wants revenge on this poor man, leaving the option open that the narrator may be simply mad.
Jennings use of foreshadowing helps readers unveil a deep understanding of Robin’s dark thoughts through literary techniques, “My high spirits dissolve like salt in water,” The use of red herrings throughout the novel help represent the use of significant and powerful themes through the use of the thriller conventions. Throughout this novel Paul Jennings use of short stories through the first person narration of Robin, reveals to readers the dark thoughts that continuously surface into Robins mind. Each story reflects upon the problems and obsessions that Robin is experiencing, showing the need to confront the darkness within him, before it completely dominates his mind. "I
Therefore, I try to dig out every clue that causes his motives to kill people and every detail that built up his personalities so that it would help me understand why a genius becomes a villain. “Understanding the mindset of a psychopath is very important in order to understand why a criminal would not feel the need to justify his or her transgressions; psychopaths do not believe that they are doing anything abnormal or morally inept” (Siler 3). In this research paper, Freudian psychoanalysis will be applied to explore the protagonist’s mental journey and explain the motives of his crimes. Tom Ripley is a fictional character in a series of novels composed by Patricia Highsmith, including The Talented Mr. Ripley, Ripley Under Ground, Ripley's Game, The Boy Who Followed Ripley, Ripley Under Water. This research paper is expected to focus on Highsmith’s first book about Tom Ripley and try to dig out any Freudian imagery of Ripley’s personalities.
In my opinion, I got the idea that this book was written more for the workings of the mind but at the same time Steinbeck wanted to make you feel something as you read this. I think it was written for the workings of the mind because he wanted to get his point across about the constant internal battle of good vs. bad. What I enjoyed most about this book was the way he used characters to portray actions or ideas. For example, he used Cathy to represent evil and Aron to represent the internal battle of good vs.
This characteristic causes the story to lose the element of mystery, of which character was in the right. The narrator must have a unique perspective, where he can decipher the motives of characters in such a way that will open the reader’s eyes. For each story there is a certain narrator would be the best possible one; he will be fulfilling the all the qualities of an ideal narrator. In The Great Gatsby, there are some characters with questionable behavior regarding their morality. Judging the characters would be no feat, it takes great skill to find something admirable in someone whom at first glance appears morally indecent.
“The Birthmark” is told in a strong, subjective voice that draws attention to the narrator and makes him a key player in the story. At nearly every moment, we know what the narrator is thinking and how he views the characters’ behavior. It is clear from the beginning that the narrator dislikes Aylmer and his quest to eliminate the birthmark and that he sympathizes with Georgiana. The narrator might be characterized as a chatty, intelligent friend sharing a particularly juicy piece of gossip. At several points in the story, he all but addresses us directly, imploring us, for example, to notice how bad Aylmer looks in comparison even to an animal like Aminadab.