This proves his vaulting ambition and how it had taken over Macbeth. Macbeth continues to murder Banquo and does so out of fear of losing the throne. This is evident in (III, i, 47 – 50) where Macbeth says “…To be thus is nothing, but to be safely thus. – Our fears in Banquo stick deep, and in his royalty of nature reigns that which would be fear’d…” this demonstrates Macbeths fear and the threat he faces. Macbeth says that Banquo’s royalty of nature should be feared, through this we are able to understand that Macbeth is evidently lost his grasp on his moral conscience and begins to take down any threat he sees, even if that threat is his best friend.
One who is full of wrath towards a “friend” and is seeking revenge, another who is prideful and has gluttony over wine. Fortunato knows his wine as far as the year, the fragrance it has and the different qualities of the wine. He is always insulting Montresor saying he knew nothing about wine like he does. Montresor wants to plan revenge against Fortunato for every insult he has said to him and it being carnival time he sees it’s the perfect time to do so. He must be smart and have a well thought out plan.
Have you ever foolishly led yourself into a dangerous situation that could have easily been avoided? This is exactly what happens to Fortunato in Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Cask of Amontillado." The story begins with a narrator named Montresor explaining to the reader that he feels insulted by a man named Fortunato, and that he vows his revenge. Montresor lures Fortunato in by challenging his pride in his connoisseurship in fine wine. He tells Fortunato that he bought a cask of Amontillado and that he needs Fortunato's help to determine if the wine is indeed real.
They are encrusted with nitre” (Poe 393). The reader knows that it would not make sense for Montresor to actually be concerned about Fortunato’s health when his end goal is to kill him. Montresor is playing to Fortunato’s ego, and he knows that Fortunato will think that he is the only one who will be able to identify the wine. Montresor uses this tactic all throughout their journey down the catacombs. “We will go back; your health is precious.
Fortunato, a respected and feared man, is a proud connoisseur of fine wine, and, at least on the night of the story, he clouds his senses and judgment by drinking too much of it. What ever Fortunato had done to Montresor or his family must have been so unforgivable to make Montresor do such an evil deed. I believe that Poe is using the old saying keep your friends close but your enemies closer My conclusion to the story “the cask of amontillado” is that Poe creates a story that makes you want to read on find out if Montressor will succeed in his crime and will he get away with it?. The writer uses very good atmosphere to captivate the reader and make the scene feel chilling and scary. Poe creates a nightmare, guaranteed to give the reader a sleepless night.
One of them was a virtuoso in wine, who was named Fortunato. Fortunato often jested and mocked Montresor in ways that were dismissible. But when Fortunato turned to insult Montresor, he followed his family motto. “Nemo me impune lacessit. (No one can harm me unpunished)” Montresor’s family motto suggests vengeance is a common and acceptable way to serve vengeance.
However, he does let jealousy take over and he murders Desdemona. When Othello discovers the truth, he does not want people to remember him as easily jealous and wants them to “speak of [him] as [he is]. Nothing extenuate,/Nor set down aught in malice.”(5.2.347-348). Othello realizes his jealousy is obvious and he tries to hide it. A.C. Bradley, an Othello critic, states that Othello’s “whole nature was indisposed to jealousy, and [acts] with little reflection [...] in most deceivable manner” (238).
Fortunato is boastful for knowledge about wine. Montresor says “in the matter of wine he was sincere” (Poe). So, Montresor creates a trap by pretending that he had bought the Amontillado, a rare and expensive wine, and invites him to drink to identify the wine. The poor Fortunato immediately fall in the trap as he was ready to go with Montresor to distinguish whether it was really amontillado or not. Montresor even states, “As you are engaged.
However, the worst decision made by the Friar was to give Juliet the illegal potion. His plan would require perfection on everyone’s part and inevitably it fails. It could be argued that he concocted this awful plan, “lest in this marriage he should be dishonoured.” I don’t think this is the case as, in spite of his arrogance, he does care for Romeo. I think it is more down to him not thinking it through, an attribute he has passed on to Romeo.
A simple rose should not detour them, their love should instead be unconditional. Browning discusses this by repeating, I love thee, throughout the poem. She is professing all her love to someone. Instead of critiquing love she talks about how she loves her love. She loves with all she has even a love she thought she lost.