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.
Corruption in Hamlet William Shakespeare is recognized as the greatest of English writers. What set this story apart from others at the time was that the appearance of the ghost was used as a plot device but also as an untrustworthy character. This play is known as a “revenge-tragedy- a play in which the hero discovers that a close relative has been murdered, experiences considerable trouble in identifying the murderer, and, after overcoming numerous obstacles avenges the death by killing the murderer.”(Book). William Shakespeare uses the dramatic elements of plot, character, and dialogue to illustrate the theme of corruption in Hamlet. William Shakespeare uses the dramatic element of plot to illustrate the theme of corruption in Hamlet.
These characteristics are first seen when Montresor vows revenge on his rival, Fortunato for a simple insult. Of course, this revenge is the murder of his rival. However, before proceeding any further, an important note should be made, that is, the beginning of Montresor’s descent into insanity as a result of these uncontrollable emotions. This idea is apparent when Montresor goes about plotting the perfect revenge (murder). The narrator, Montresor wants to not only get away with killing his rival, but he wants to do so in a way that prevents the man from knowing of the narrator’s cruel ... ... middle of paper ... ...the points mentioned if one was to go back to the question is there a deeper, darker meaning to Poe’s fiction “The Cask of Amontillado”?
Edgar Allan Poe is a famous writer in writing detective stories and horror stories. One of his horror stories, “The Cask of Amontillado” was talking about how a man took his revenge to his friend. However, to look deeply in this story, I found that this story was not just simply a horror tale about how a man gets his revenge in the safest way. Instead, it also demonstrates much irony in several areas: the title, the event, the season, the costume, the environment, the characters’ personalities, a man’s dignity and cockiness and at the end, the public order. he are The first thing that I found ironic in Poe’s story is its title, “The Cask of Amontillado”.
When Hamlet finds out that his uncle murdered his father, who stole his wife and his crown, he has an instant urge to get revenge for the murderer who committed this foul act; “ Haste me to know’t, that meditation or the thoughts of love/ may sweep to my revenge” (1.5.30-32). This justified Hamlet’s feelings. One would agree that his revenge is morally right, although murder is wrong. The seriousness of Claudius’ crime grows when one contemplates that all deaths throughout the play would not have happened if Claudius did not kill his brother. Although the act of murdering someone is wrong; the seriousness of Claudius crime grows when one contemplates that all the deaths would not have happened if Claudius did not kill the king.
The narrator started the story by protesting his sanity, but in the end, it is evident that, he is truly insane through his actions. Only an insane person could do what the narrator did, killing an innocent man and even mutilating his body. Edgar Allan Poe uses the narrator to display the theme of insanity in his book, The Tell Tale Heart. Works Cited Poe, Edgar Allan. The Tell-Tale Heart.
The first scheme, is Prince Hamlet to King Claudius to revenge his father and to find out if Claudius is guilty of killing late King Hamlet and to prove it Hamlet uses a play to testify his theory. The second scheme, King Claudius is against Prince Hamlet. Claudius found out that Hamlet knew he was the cause of his father’s death and is plotting against him to avenge the late King Hamlet, so now Claudius is coming up with plans to end his life without having the people of Denmark questioning Hamlet’s death. These two schemes contain the same similarities with one another, because they both have the same motivation to kill each other and the same outcome, which is
Psycho Murderer “True!-nervous-very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad?” (Poe). On one gruesome night, an old man was brutally murdered. The murderer had planned out the act for several nights. In fact, the reason he killed the old man, he said, was because of his vulture eye. But, because he is a little insane, there is a debate out there on if he should be punished.
Madness in the Play Hamlet Madness is defined as “a mental delusion or the eccentric behavior arising from it.” In the play Hamlet, the tragic hero Hamlet went mad after his dead father’s ghost appeared and told him that his uncle, King Claudius, was responsible for his murder. Hamlet believed that if he became mad people would become comfortable and bold around him hoping that eventually King Claudius would reveal that he was the murderer of King Hamlet. By continually revealing Hamlet’s madness, Shakespeare proves that madness as a result of revenge for the family’s sake and the lust for revenge caused Hamlet’s madness to be indeed real and authentic. In Hamlet, Hamlet’s madness involved acting socially unstable when he fooled Ophelia
Finally, the reader is taken on a journey through the planning and execution of a murder at the hands of the narrator. Ultimately, the narrator’s obsession causes an unjust death which culminates into internal conflict due to his guilty conscience. The narrator is a perverse example of how one’s guilty conscience ultimately causes a destructive, self-fulfilling prophecy. Poe chronicles the narrator’s guilt by describing obsessions of the tortured mind, eye, and heart. The tale begins with a dramatic declaration of a tortured mind: “very dreadful nervous I had been and am” (Poe 922).