Even though Prospero deceives the shipwrecked captives, it is never for his own personal enjoyment. Instead, he specifically aims to achieve his goals by putting pressure on Alonso and restricting Caliban's scheming. As if this were not enough, he further surrenders his powers and even begs the readers' help to assure his safety! It becomes obvious that Prospero has no desire to rule or lust for power to corrupt him, but only wishes a return to his previous status. Because he avoids death, torture and unnecessary deception, there is nothing to stain Prospero's long trek to return to civilization.
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. Also, Montresor has created an enemy to place all of his disappointments and failures upon (40). According to Montresor it is accurate because the joke is on Fortunato. Fortunato does not have a clue what is about to happen to him in the catacombs. He thinks he is just showing Montresor the difference between Spanish sherry and Amontillado; he is too drunk to even consider that this is a death trap.
As remorseful as he is he still won't come forward and give up the thrown for redemsion. He is not a true or born evil man but seems to hide his true self to avoid judgment from others. He is guilty but won't come forward because of his greed. When Hamlet comes up behind Claudius he doesn't kill him. At this point he remembers his father and how he was killed without ever revealing his own sins and gaining redemption.
Montresor is unsuccessful in punishing Fortunato with impunity. The obsession to confess is a killer. Montresor starts the evil revenge plot with a smile on his face. “It must be understood that neither by word nor deed had I given Fortunato cause to doubt my good will. I continued, as was my wont, to smile in his face, and he did not perceive that my smile now was at the thought of his immolation.” Montresor believes that he will feel free and better about himself, for he will be completing his mission of impunity.
Enraged by this and another later said insult, Montresor seeks revenge upon Fortunato, and intends to achieve this by taking Fortunato’s life. In Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado”, the reader develops an understanding that revenge can become an unrelenting force by examining the symbolism, irony, and settings within the story. To begin, the symbolism in Poe’s “The Cask of
Montresor tells Fortunato that his health is precious, and they should turn back so Fortunato does not become ill. Fortunato responds saying, "The cough is a mere nothing; it will not kill me." Because Montresor knows how Fortunato will die he responds, "True, True." Not only is this an irony because Montresor could care less about Fortunato's health; just Montresor's advantage of carrying out his plan of revenge, but his statement, "true, true", could also be used as foreshadowing. Montresor does no... ... middle of paper ... ...for the setting of the story, but more importantly serves as a symbol of Fortunato's foolishness. He is the only one who does not know of Montresor's plans, and for that reason Montresor is able to make a fool out of him.
Now maybe Iago didn’t necessarily want the death of Desdemona or even the death of Cassio. All the reader knows Iago’s true intention was to take Cassio’s position. That’s not to say Iago isn’t responsible for their death. Because all of his actions up to this point have ultimately caused their fate and misfortune. Iago didn’t even try to kill Cassio himself he convinced Roderigo to do it.
The circumstances were perfect when he arrived at the festival and was greeted by a drunken Fortunato; who was, I believe, purposely was dressed as a fool. As they headed down into the cellar to taste this rare wine, well at least that’s what Fortunato thought, Montresor started to put together the last pieces he needed to end it. In the end, Montresor traps Fortunato and his anger in brick wall for good. Throughout the story, you see that Montresor character isn’t always the most reliable or trustful person and that his character can be very manipulating. Montresor must trick and manipulate Fortunato to accomplish his goal of revenge.
It is not told in the story what Fortunato said to insult Montressor in order for him to justify his revenge against Fortunato. Instead of Montressor simply forgiving Fortunato for what he said he decided to take the easier route and sought out his revenge. As Author Ellis Cose said, “[Revenge] is so... ... middle of paper ... ...ford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. Print. Booth, Alison, and Kelly J. Mays.
Also, he smiles at him, hiding his anger inside. Montresor has his plan already to kill Fortunato but he does not find an opportunity. Finally Montresor finds this opportunity in a carnival where everybody in the city is partying and Fortunato sways while he is drunk. Montresor uses a really smart way to lure Fortunato to come with him to his house underground store which is like catacombs where he keeps his wine and where... ... middle of paper ... ...tunato is drunk and nobody is going to miss him because everybody is busy partying. Additionally, Montresor enjoys his revenge by giving Fortunato more than one chance do go back while they were walking down to the catacombs by telling him that the mold will affect your cough and they should go back.