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”?
Kevin J. Hayes stated 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 (351). Fortunato shows up wearing a motley, similar to a joker’s attire. Scott Peoples said in the book “Social and psychological Disorder in the Works of Edgar Allan Poe” that he believes that Montresor is committing this murder out of an act of jealousy. Also that Montresor has created an enemy to place all of his disappointments and failures upon (40). According to Montresor it’s accurate because the joke is on Fortunato.
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).
Polonius catches onto Hamlets feign for the madness that puts Hamlets “antic disposition” on risk. The exposure of Hamlets act of madness petrifies his plan therefore Hamlet had no other choice but to reinforce his madness by killing “Polonius by thrusting a rapier” (Shakespeare 3.4 28). The theme of madness is portrayed through the motif of poison as Hamlet feigns his madness only to enact revenge on King Claudius for poisoning his father, and once his madness is to be exposed by Polonius, Hamlet was forced to conserve his plot for revenge by murdering Polonius. Thus the poison acts as the root cause of the madness
Revenge is a major theme throughout William Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet. This theme provides motivation for characters to murder each other throughout the play, whether or not characters seek revenge for themselves. Because Laertes and Hamlet are so absorbed with wanting to exact revenge upon certain people, they ultimately cause the deaths of all of the main characters in the play. Revenge is the main root of evil in this play. Laertes is greatly influenced by revenge for his actions especially when he is seeking revenge for his sister.
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.
Nevertheless, Hamlet was obsessed with killing Claudius because Claudius had killed his father and Hamlet wanted to seek his father's revenge. Keep your nose out of other people's buisness and find another solution to making your fatther proud. The bottom line is that Claudius craved power fortune and lust therefore leading to corruption, greed, jeallousy, and death.
Fortunato expected this all to be a joke, but he soon realizes that it is not. This also shows the final example of poetic justice. Montresor commits murder for the love and the name of his family which Fortunato has disgraced. Edgar Allen Poe uses irony and poetic justice all throughout “The Cask of the Amontillado”. The places where irony and poetic justice hold the most significance are the scenes where, Montresor speaks of the wronging done to him by Fortunato, where Montresor and fortunato speak of the coat of arms, and where at the very end when Montresor traps Fortunato in the catacombs and leaves him to die.
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.
From witches to apparitions, supernatural elements are the constituents of the play, Macbeth. The supernatural occurrences served as role as a manifestation of evil temptations that seduced Macbeth into murdering, even his own comrades. Macbeth’s first meet with the supernatural was the ignition of his ambition to kill for his own success; the second encounter of the supernatural allowed his sanity and judgment to wander off to a murderer’s mind with the basis of his before gained ambition. Supernatural’s third fated meeting with Macbeth had left him the unbearable token of guilt and insecurity in which compelled him to act in a petrified way during his banquet. The last meeting ultimately left Macbeth with the evading thought of killing his once close friend and his close friend’s family.