Instead, it was to free himself from the burden that Ralph brought upon him as a child. Doug did not need to kill him because he had already broken Ralph when he left him 36 years ago. Montresor, unlike Ralph, succeeds in what he had planned to do initially; to murder Fortunato. Once he has chained Fortunato up and built the wall, he “placed his hand upon the solid fabric of the catacombs, and felt satisfied”(Poe 282). Montresor sees the results of his hard work, and is satisfied by finally punishing Fortunato for what he did.
The narrator murders an old man who he is meant to be taking care of. He claims to have nothing against the man and says that he loves him. Regardless of this, he finds the mans filmy, vulture-like eye to be disturbing and thinks this is a valid enough reason to kill him. Montresor feels insulted by his colleague, Fortunado and believes that it is now his duty to end his life. Both claim to not have anything against his victim other than one small detail, being either and eye or an insult, and feel that they are justified in wanting them dead.They both meticulously plan out what they are going to do to their victim long before they carry out their actions.
The “supreme madness” see... ... middle of paper ... ...s a person who has a sagacious mind and his meticulousness leads to a successful murder. For example, the “vaults” where he chose to kill Fortanato, and that those ironic conversations that caused Fortanato fall into Montresor’s clutches. He also satirized Fortanato so much in this story, such as his favorite “Amontillado” and his dignity is his undoing. In contrast, Fortanato has a besotted mind, and his cockiness leads him to die. For example, he was not suspicious in the “vaults”, his envious of “Luchesi”, and his exorbitance in appreciating his connoisseurship, these all leads him to die at the end.
Equality explains that while being burned alive it seems that he suffers no pain because he discovers the meaning of individualism. This directly relates to the joy, and lack of pain Equality 7-2521 feels while being beaten because he had not revealed the secret of the light bulb. Pain did not matter to either character because their ideals were worth the pain. The Transgressor of the Unspeakable Word is an important detail and memory in his life because it foreshadows Equality 7-2521’s destiny to escape, his time in the Palace of Corrective Detention, and the value of “martyrdom,” the willingness to die or suffer for an ideal or belief. Like at the end of the book Ayn Rand portrays the importance of human EGO.
He is killing a well “respected and even feared” man. Now confessing, there is no way to change the past and his guilty conscience still remains. Through all the trouble Montresor goes through to kill the one person he truly despises, he benefits nothing. He thinks he will be happy. He even smiles at the sight of Fortunato in the beginning.
Revenge captures the hearts of both characters, but in different forms. Hamlet sees his fathers ghost and is told if he ever loved his father he is to ? [revenge his foul and most unnatural murder]?. The brutal slayer of Fowler?s son is out on bail and faces minimal jail time for the life of Frank Fowler, Matt?s youngest son. Matt decides to take the law into his own hands and with the help of a friend, plans and executes the murder of Richard Strout.
False rumors intentionally sprouted by good, trusty friend Iago bring about catastrophe as Othello jumps to conclusion and mistakenly murders his wife Desdemona. His estimation of Iago, blinding honor, and excessive jealousy, ultimately bring about his defeat and evident death. Undoubtedly Othello feels justification and sufficient evidence for his actions, thus not requiring further investigation. Trust and mutual affection are obvious and important qualities that exist between a leader and his loyal servants. Othello, a man of war is under the wrong idea that his servant Iago possesses these qualities, hailing him, “Iago is most honest (II, iii, 7).” Iago’s main focus is to betray and misinform his master in an attempt to bring about his downfall, while at the same time presenting a deceiving, innocent and reliable image, “I am not what I am (I, I, 66).”Othello’s central flaw is his belief in appearances, leading him to believe, and accept Iago’s accusations, “The Moor is of a free and open nature, / That thinks men honest that but seem to be so, / And will as tenderly be led by the nose / As asses are (I, iii, ... ... middle of paper ... ...ect such as a handkerchief, outraging both Othello’s personal sense of propriety and all his canons of probability (Levin Harry).
In the “The Cask of Amontillado,” Montresor believes Fortunado is his greatest enemy and in return for revenge he must kill him. He achieves his goal through a depraved plan, in which he manipulated Fortunado to drink until he lost his senses for the amontillado. In “Tell-Tale Heart,” Poe depicts the murderer has no valid reason to kill the old man. The murderer’s sanity comes into question many times when the story takes place. The first sentence in the story proves this statement: “TRUE!
His superego is telling him all the things that could go wrong, but his ego is telling Montresor to go through with getting revenge by murdering Fortunato. Kevin J. Hayes states in his book The Annotated Poe, that the motivation for Montresor to murder Fortunato was Poe’s own desire to get revenge on a former friend, Thomas Dunn English (Hayes 351). Montresor, like Edgar Allan Poe, felt like he has been wronged and needed to punish that person. Fortunato shows up wearing a motley, similar to a joker’s attire. Scott Peoples says in the book “Social and psychological Disorder in the Works of Edgar Allan Poe” that his belief is that Montresor is committing this murder out of an act of jealousy.
When Hamlet finds out his father was murdered by his own brother, who then stole his wife and crown, he immediately commits himself to avenging the murder; "Haste me to know't, that I, with wings as swift/As meditation or the thoughts of love/May sweep to my revenge." At this point, Hamlet is completely justified in his feelings, and most would agree that his revenge is morally right. Although the act of murder itself is wrong, an "eye for an eye" almost wholly justifies it. The gravity of Claudius' crime grows when one considers that all the deaths throughout the play would not have come if it were not the murder. The crime itself is, in a sense, worse because of the circumstances; not a simple murder, but the murder of one's brother wholly for personal gain, his crown and queen.