The narrator tries to prove how sane he really is before the reader has read enough to make any kind of judgment about him. The narrator is so scared of the old man's evil eye that he has decided to kill him just to get rid of the evil eye. The narrator admits to committing a senseless crime. The old man was never mean to him or treated him wrong. The old man had nothing of value that the narrator wanted.
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.
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.
But in this story the bad guy is the one you pity and want to help out at the end. The story makes you believe that Tub would be the one everyone pity and he was in the beginning, but when he defended himself and shot Kenny it was definitely not like any normal fiction story. 6. What other elements of the story suggest that this is a serious, literary work rather than merely an entertaining yarn about three hapless hunters? One key element that suggest that “Hunters in the show” is a more serious literary work is the plot twist in the end.
Due to the fact that the language of the Angelo-Saxons did not have rhymes, it made it harder to memorize, but these phrases helped people make it easier. “That Sheppard of evil, guardian of crime/Knew at once that nowhere on earth/Had he met a man whose hands were harder.”(pg. 32 lines 432-434)This is a kenning used to describe how horrible Grendel was. These are used to make the imagination run more vividly. Imagery was used to place an idea in someone’s head about what was going on in the poem.
Chillingworth is a doctor but who is he helping? In the novel, The Scarlett Letter written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the vengeful Chillingworth skillfully and quietly tortures Reverend Dimmesdale and Hester Prynne for their passionate affair. Just as the book states “The intellect of Roger Chillingworth had now a sufficient plain path before it. It was not indeed precisely that which he had laid out for himself to tread.” If this is so, how and why does he end up inflicting the psychological trauma that he does? It appears that Hawthorne infers Chillingworth initially had another plan, a plan that would not ruin Arthur Dimmesdale’s life.
Williams has read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and where Julius Lester does not understand the novel, Williams does. He begins bye recapping the book’s long, history of censorship. “The earliest censors… believed the novel would corrupt the young” (Williams 98). In the story, Huck would spit and do rude things that were believed to be unsuitable for young readers at the time. These opinions have, however, changed.
The struggles he had faced as a child, shaped his grim stories and poems. Although many have successfully written horror stories or tragedy poems, all agree that to create a piece of literature that completely encases the reader in an emotional and sympathetic bliss, is something only few others aside from Poe have managed to convey. The literary techniques of setting, diction, and personification, which Poe manipulates so well in “The Raven”, are put together to create a room exuding melancholy, despair, and fright for the reader. Poe’s passion and feeling expressed in his poems is truly unlike any other, which shows that Poe wrote poems not for the purpose of the literal meaning, but instead to conjure the true feelings within him, and express them to the reader using words of rhyme and
After Oedipus accused Teiresias of being a liar, but then he accused Creon, his brother- in- law, of bribing Teiresias into lying to him and making him think that he was the murder. He believed Creon was after his position as king. Human beings are also quick to say something without thinking about it and end up saying something wrong or offensive to others. But Oedipus remain stubborn and didn’t believe Creon either when he trie to tell Oedipus that he doesn’t want to be king, just like humans would if they really wanted to believe that they were right. Our conscience is developed in a complicated way that can only know and hold certain knowledge.
Hamlet makes sure his uncle is guilty of murder before enacting his revenge. Hamlet is not insane because; He tells people that he will pretend to be, He makes a lot of sense even when he is supposedly crazy, and He acts insane at highly convenient times. Hamlet tells his friends that he will pretend to be crazy. He says to Horatio and Marcellus: Here as before, never, so help you mercy, How strange or odd soe’er I bear myself, As I perchance shall think meet To put an antic disposition on, (I, V, 171-173). In this quote Hamlet tells them that no matter how strange he is acting, they should not be alarmed because he is going to feign insanity.