Macbeth refers to the dagger as a fatal vision (line 36) because it foreshadows his deadly intent to kill King Duncan. Macbeth is obviously under great mental torment, which is the cause of his hallucinations for the imaginary dagger. He imagines the dagger covered with gouts of blood (line 46), leading him to Duncan’s room. This image shows Macbeth’s fatal ambition as he follows his desire to kill King Duncan with a dagger which will eventually be covered with Kind Duncan’s own blood. A dagger of the mind (line 38) suggests that the dagger is simply a figment of Macbeth’s imaginiation.
Montresor is a dangerous and evil person in The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe. In this short story, Montresor is sensitive, trickey, and evil. Montresor is sensitive because he is going to kill Fortunato because he insulted him. In the story, Poe also shows us through the indirect characterization methods of Montresor’s own actions, words, and looks. When Montresor is ready to go to the catacomb with Fortunato, he puts “on a mask of black silk” and wraps himself up in “a roquelaire.” He wears the mask and the roquelaire because it hides his identity.
Montresor is a man that has wicked mind and with his wicked mind he successfully murder Fortunato. Montresor’s cruel mind allows him to carry out a repulsive thing. He tells us why he has this twisted mind when he says: “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.”(528) If we only knew why he carried out this terrible thing is true about the insult that Fortunato made calls for a murder. Montresor does not use fair methods to resolve his issue with Fortunato. He kills the man with his own wariness.
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 thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.” (Poe 1). The insult that hurt Montresor’s pride and drove him to revenge was not stated. His yearning for revenge was directly linked to his family motto, “Nemo me impune lacessit.”(Poe 5). which means no one attacks me with impunity. The motto made it obvious that Montresor’s ancestors had just as much pride as he does, therefore they would react to an attack in the same fashion.
Montresor seeks the destruction of his rival due to Fortunato's insult. The need for revenge, in these stories, is shown to hurt other people emotionally and physically. Both these stories exemplify the dark side of human nature. Revenge can overwhelm a person, and become the single most important objective in their life. Throughout the short story "A Cask of Amontillado" Edgar Allan Poe, develops the feelings of revenge, held by the central character Montresor.
The theme of the story is revenge. Montresor wanted to seek revenge for the “thousands” of “injuries” Fortunato gave him. The begin lines show why Montresor wanted revenge. In an unspecific way Fortunato has given Montresor “thousands of injuries” and even “insult”. Montresor had figured out a weak spot for Fortunato.
If that [has] not avenged me, I can do no more!" (Hawthorne 122). Chillingworth is obsessed with taking personal revenge on Dimmesdale, but lets the community revenge itself on Hester. Puritan society persuades Chillingworth into evil, making him do anything to punish the couple who have sinned. Nonetheless, the revenge takes over Chillingworth’s life describing, "…That old man's revenge [is] blacker than my sin.
Through the actions of these two men, Poe illustrates that a man’s pride leads to his own demise. Fortunato’s pride leads him into the trap that Montresor had laid out for him. Montresor sees Fortunato’s pride as a weakness and uses this against him. Montresor makes up a cask of Amontillado, knowing that Fortunato will go to all lengths to taste it. To make sure that Fortunato stays, Montresor plays with his pride even more by saying that he plans to have Luchesi taste the wine because “if anyone has a critical turn, it is he” (211).
Nonetheless, the main plot following is Prince Hamlet’s attempt to avenge his father’s murder. Revenge is easily able to blind one of what their actions may impose, especially during one’s quest for vengeance. As it is illustrated in William Shakespeare’s, Hamlet, the unintentional consequences of Prince Hamlet’s seek for revenge, consequently costs many characters their lives. How one handles the information of one’s father being murdered is different for everyone. A reaction to news like that could consist of almost anything.