Oedipus slowly advances blindly to his destruction and the “bitterness of the doom was intensified”(A.E. Haigh). It is only until he realizes that the prophecy was correct, that conscious irony will take place. Oedipus is reluctant to reveal the truth and speaks cryptic lines, which are purposefully meant to be ironic. There is also the big irony of
Analysis of “The cask of Amontillado” Could you ever imagine killing someone and in that case: what would be the motive behind it? Maybe you would answer that you would not, but what if your supressed feelings were strong enough to drive you so insane that you wanted someone dead? After all we are just human with sense of justice, who can only take just so much. This is dealt with in the horror short story “Cask of Amontillado” written by Edgar Allan Poe's and first published in 1846, where the main character, Montresor, builds Fortunato into a wall in order to to take revenge on him, because he feels insulted by him. The first person narrator, Montresor, is very unreliable, because he tries to make us perceive Fortunato and the killing of him in a certain way, as he does not want us the sympathize with him.
The Tale Within the Tale: An analysis of the Cask of Amontillado When a man is pushed to his limits, or goes to extremes in the sake of pride, disaster can ensure. Edgar Allen Poe explores these dilemmas in his short story “The Cask of Amontillado”. Poe, who is known for the dark and murderous short stories and poems he had produced in his lifetime, starts the story off by introducing the reader to Montresor, a man who is more than fed up with his “friend’s” disrespect. The leader never learns how Fortunato, Montresor’s target, offended him in such a way that drove him to the point of murder, but it isn’t necessarily relevant to the story considering that the biased narrator is telling the story 50 years after the event’s occurrence. What is relevant is the way Poe tells the story, bombarding readers with literary elements that are well hidden but bring forth a larger meaning.
”Oh what a rogue and peasant slave I am” Act 2, scene 2 4. The “To be or not to be” soliloquy; Act 3, scene 1 5. The play within the play – The Murder of Gonzago 6. King Claudius’s prayer (Act 3, scene 3) TOPICS OF REFLECTION: One way of looking at Hamlet is to study the theme of revenge. This will mean concentrating on Hamlet's battle of wits with Claudius.
This man who sticks his neck out for nobody is very well interpreted by Humphrey Bogart, he worries for only himself and when a friend of his is taken away it is shown how cruel his character could be. This character is soon to be shown with a soft side when his ex-lover llsa (Ingrid Bergman) appears at his club with Victor Laszlo. Victor is Czech Resistance leader and not a friend of Ricks. They have come to Casa Blanca in efforts of attaining papers. I really enjoyed the character of Rick Blaine.
Evaluation of “The Cask of Amontillado” Edger Allen Poe is one of America’s greatest writers. “The Cask of Amontillado” is a short horror story about a guy named Montresor seeking revenge against Fortunato. Montresor is a crafty and sneaky person. Fortunato is someone who was unknowingly walking to his death by Montresor who he feels is his friend. Fortunato believes that Montresor is his friend but he ends up in chains in a catacomb.
The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson – A puzzling tale with a puzzling title An appropriate novel for this seminar? A tragedy? Mark Twain’s tale Pudd’nhead Wilson, first published as The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson, is a puzzling story that gives rise to many questions: Why did Twain call the story The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson, when the story ends happily for him and he is a minor character? Which literary genre does the novel belong to? Is it really a tragedy, as Twain calls it, or rather a comedy?
Hidden Betrayal “The Cask of Amontillado” a short story written by Edgar Allan Poe. This short story is written in revenge for something Fortunato did to Montresor before. After what Fortunato seeks his revenge on Montresor he planned a great devious plan. Montresor acts like a friend of his, lures him to the catic culms by providing wine, and for his plan to go with ease asking him questions of his health. .As Montresor plan his plan it doesn’t turn out great for one of them.
The Foreshadowing in the Cask “The Cask of Amontillado” is a dark and sinister tale of revenge and murder. In this story, the author Edgar Allen Poe uses foreshadowing to give the reader clues to what is going to happen before it actually does. Throughout the story there are clues that help to foreshadow Fortunato’s untimely demise. However, by the time Fortunato realizes his fate he is all but dead. Everything form what these men are wearing to the things they speak about are foreshadowing the unfolding events.
Browning uses that to throw the readers off from the suspecting romantic love poem or love story to a romantic tragedy that ends up leaving the reader wondering why did the man kill the woman he loved so dearly? What did Porphyria do that made him kill her? Browning captializes on this and also tries to use the irony in the poem to show that there is beauty in death. Browing uses a euphonious iambic tetrameter to display his control of the disconnection between the order and chaos by the way the line have the same structual pattern throughout the poem. It in turn gives the poem a sense of rhythm that makes it seem like a story with a song in the background.