His plan of action was almost complete if he was able to murder Cassio. Iago’s motives are told throughout the entire play such as, seeking revenge due to the fact that Othello was given the title of lieutenant, throwing out accusations of him sleeping with his wife. In the end he is handed over to the torturers where he finally is quiet and stops giving reasons. Critic Robert Heilman (1956) states “lago’s case is too good; as a hunter of motives has bagged more than the legal limit” (pg.33). Othello is susceptible to lago’s evil.
Throughout the story, Montresor tries to convince the reader that Fortunato is a cruel drunk, and his own plans for murder are just. The tale begins with Montresor saying, "The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge…” (157). Montresor is basically plotting his revenge and already trying to convince the reader of the gravity of Fotrunato’s many wrong doings, through a blatant exaggeration. The reader can assume that Montresor’s
At the climax of the story, Montresor chains a drunken Fortunato to a wall and seals him in a catacomb. From outside of the newly made crypt “...came forth in return only the jingling of the bells. My heart grew sick...” (pg. 822) After his plan goes through without a hitch and he has gotten his vengeance, Montressor feels great remorse and guilt for the horrible act he has just committed. The story of Montresor’s quest for revenge shows that revenge, even if justified, can leave one with eternal
Similarly, the attempt by the narrator to arrest M. Ernest Valdemar at the point of death in "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" only causes the consumptive patient to die and have his body gruesomely dissolve into a putrid puddle. However, the main character development of the narrator of "MS. Found in a Bottle" is that he learns to accept his impending death and replace his fear with anticipation. Insanity versus rationality In many of Poe's short stories, such as "The Tell-Tale Heart," the narrators are madmen and murderers who fail to disguise their lack of rationality with a discussion of their thought processes. However, their stories inevitably reveal gaps in their chains of thought that speak to their descent into immorality and selfishness. In many cases, insanity is interlocked with the narrators' emotional egotism; they are incapable of empathizing with others and think only of their own desire to satisfy their honor or their need to end the disruptions to their lives.
Revenge in Hamlet Hamlet is a play written by William Shakespeare and is based on revenge and how the act of certain individuals can lead to tragedy and affect everyone. Hamlet’s father has just died, and as a ghost, visits Hamlet and secretly tells him the truth of what had happened. He tells Hamlet that he did not die of natural causes, but was poisoned by Claudius, Hamlet’s uncle and now stepfather. This encounter begins a challenge and obligation to seek revenge for his father. Hamlet is speaking to the mysterious ghost, whose message is if Hamlet ever loved his father he will “Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder” (1.5.25).
This aroused people to think Poe was a sociopath and strange as a person in real life. The title, “The Cask of Amontillado” has a meaning of its own. The word “cask” is the root word for “casket” which symbolizes Fortunato casket and Amontillado which is the wine he was lured into Montresor’s trap. In this story, Poe is telling the story in first person point of view. He is Montresor, the protagonist of the story who will take revenge on Fortunato, the antagonist.
Montressor, the stingy and the shady My impression on Montressor is that he is a very stingy and shady person throughout the entire story. He is offended by Fortunato’s insult, and Montressor suddenly has the urge to murder Fortunato for making such insult. Montressor is shady because he used wine to trick Fortunato to go into the wine cellars of the latter’s palazzo, where they wander in the catacombs, which is deep below the ground. Then Montressor used reversed-psychology to lure Fortunato to proceed further down to the catacombs of the palazzo to reach the pipe of Amontillado, which happens to be a rare and valuable wine. Montressor is stingy because he purposely showed Fortunato his family’s coat of arms, “a golden foot crushing a snake whose fangs are embedded in the foot’s heel,” this imply that though the person attacking him and his family may be venomous and dangerous, but they will not get away without being punished severely.
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.
However the main factor driving and building the plot is the element of madness. The term madness is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as either a disorder of the mind or a behaviour whereby a person flouts societal norms and may become a danger to him and others. One day, Hamlet returns to his home, Denmark’s palace to find his father, King Hamlet, dead. Still mourning and recovering from the death of his father, his mother, Gertrude marries Claudius, Hamlet’s uncle. Soon after, the young prince is visited by a ghost that resembled the appearance of his dead past father.