The Cask Of Amontillado By Edgar Allan Poe

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Throughout “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe, the character Montresor is on a quest to getting revenge on a man called Fortunato, who he claims has done wrong to him. Here we see a characteristic of human beings, to take an eye for an eye thinking that it resolves the problem at hand. Montresor never tells Fortunato of his fate and Fortunato never suspects it because he’s impaired, as it was a time of the year many became drunken. Furthermore, in “The Chrysanthemum” the issue of women oppression is seen in every element that’s present in the story. We see a woman who does not have a chance of being the things she wishes to be. In both stories, the authors incorporate the use of symbols, and dialogues to create thematic connotations and tell readers about the characters dilemma. However, in “The Cask of Amontillado” the dialogues play a bigger role in giving the insights on the mentality of the main character while in “The Chrysanthemum” symbols are a major aspect by way of explaining the emotions of the main character and the way which she sees herself. Poe’s use of dialogue in “The Cask of Amontillado” shows just how deceiving people can be, and we also learn of Montresor’s reason for wanting revenge. Montresor, the main character, finds Fortunato at one of the carnival celebrations. In order to lure him away he mentions that he has received a bottle of Amontillado but he wasn’t quite sure if it was in fact that. Montresor says “I have my doubts; and I was silly enough to pay the full Amontillado price without consulting you in the matter. You were not to be found, and I was fearful of losing a bargain” (p. 4). Montresor here is boosting up Fortunato by making him believe he’s the best wine connoisseur there is. Ofte... ... middle of paper ... ... they play a vital role in the development of the community. There are measures being set to include women in roles once thought to men exclusively like men. And while that is being done, there are changes being places on the sexuality of women. Many in the past felt sexually suppressed in their lives. This includes the relationship in their marriages. A find explains one possibility why women’s sexuality is met with a heavy hand. It could “be simply that men do not want women to be autonomous creatures who make their own decisions and seek their own fulfilments” (Baumeister). As the conditions of human behaviors are openly viewed and accepted, more and more women are able to be open about their sexuality. In knowing that sexuality, revenge, and specific gender roles are a part of what it means to be humans, one must know how to regulate and control those aspects.
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