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.
He commits murder and puts his entire kingdom in danger. Still, many of his evil acts are committed while he is under the influence of the Weird Sisters and Lady Macbeth, who are often considered to be the true villains of the play. At the end of the play, Macbeth realizes the evil he has committed and seems to feel sorrow for such. Because of this realization Macbeth is often viewed as a tragic hero, for tragic heroes almost always recognize the errors they have committed by the end of their stories and seek, in some manner, to atone for them. Macbeth is indeed a bit too complex to be categorised as a villain or a hero.
Compare and Contrast Essay The element of revenge is found in many storylines; in most the reason for the need of revenge is normally known. The theme of revenge is prominent in several ways in the “Cask of Amontillado” and “One of These Days.” Although the two have a single driven purpose for revenge it is never truly revealed to the readers. With this being said the two may have that in common they truly differ in several noticeable ways. In “The Cask of Amontillado” the main character, Montressor, has carefully planned out his revenge he seeks on Fortunado. Montressor having planned his revenge carefully sent his servants away for the evening, telling them that he would not be home until the morning time.
Several modern rulers (from everyday fathers to leaders of the country) have begun as ‘brave soldiers’ and ended as crazy destroyers because of their poor choices and the consequences. Psychologists have shown us that, behind seemingly straightforward human motives (good or bad), there are often extremely complicated emotions and intentions. From Macbeth killing practically everyone in his life for his own gain, to the armed robberies and riots happening all over the world, we see greed, violence and people struggling with the concept of right and wrong in our everyday lives, no matter how far we think we’ve come from Macbeth. Lately we’ve been hit by a tidal wave of armed robberies. From general stores to petrol stations and even a train station in Perth has come under attack from guns and knives.
A major difference between the two are the motives. The characters motive in the Tell Tale Heart is that the old mans "hideous" eye had agrivated and disgusted him and it got to him so much that he felt he had to kill him. It was nothing against the old man though. In the Cask of Amontillado his motive is that of revenge. Montressor is getting Fortunato back for the many embarrassments and insults he has imposed on him.
Such violence is really only the cause of Roy’s pain, his emotions controlling his actions conflicts with our prejudice. Frankenstein's Monster's anguish comes from the rejection he feels from society “Am I to be thought the only criminal, when all human kind sinned against me?”. Posing this Rhetorical question highlights the Irony of how the monster while innocent has been judged just as the reader has. Influenced by her father Mary Shelley's story of a monster portrays the idea that to be human goes beyond that of the body. The Monsters vulgarity and the Replicants perfection does not define them their reaction and action and the ability to think morally and ethically makes them human.
Savannah Porter 3/2/2014 English 1302 Cask Of Amontillado “The Cask of Amontillado” is a story written by Edgar Allen Poe based on a person who has been wronged by another person who may have been a close friend. It is not thoroughly discussed what has happened between the two characters, but is stressed that the victim is very angry and seeking justice. Everyone can relate to being back stabbed by someone at some point in time, and the feeling is not a good one. Of course revenge would be the most pleasing way to get back at them, but would you be willing to kill? In the beginning of the "The Cask of Amontillado," it appears that Fortunato has insulted the narrator of the story, who is Montresor, who does not reveal his identity until the end of the story.
This caused the monster to feel hatred: “if I cannot inspire love I will cause fear, and chiefly towards you my archenemy, because my creator, do I swear inextinguishable hatred.” There is a use of contrast in this quote: love vs. fear, bringing out the message that the monster has experienced discrimination and all the love in him was taken away, and to be replaced by hatred. This again is because of the creator’s lack of ability; he
Now Macbeth has fear of losing his power so he must act by sending out to murder Banquo and his sons. By this time he has already begun to lose his guilt induced conscious as if killing had just become second nature. Thus is the case when he murders all of Macduff’s family, creating one of his largest flaws thus far. It is not illustrated on how the murders were done, rather Macduff’s reaction is shown which creates a hatred towards
Which means, to think and dwell on your questionable deeds can make a man go crazy. In the play Macbeth, this is a recurring theme throughout one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies. Many motifs contributed to the theme but none was more frequent than blood. Throughout the play, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s guilt is exposed through images of blood. This guilty conscience causes serious mistakes, such as killing Banquo and MacDuff’s family, which eventually leads to Macbeth going mad and eventually to his death