This mistaken fantasy fuels the narrator’s madness, giving him more evidence that mu... ... middle of paper ... ...d the rational explanation is that the narrator wanted to kill the old man for his own indulgence. The liberation the narrator describes after the murder of the old man shows that violence was truly the key motive for his crime. Throughout both stories Poe shows that both narrators in “The Black Cat” and “The Tell Tale Hart” long for violence. He does not give clear motives for their crime; instead he leaves the detective work to the readers. After careful analysis of both stories, the reader understands that the narrators’ psychotic perceptions of reality, their domestic lifestyles, and their craving for violence, is the only reason these men commit such heinous acts without reason.
Edgar Allen Poe's 'The Black Cat,' 'The Tell-Tale Heart' and 'The Cask of Amontillado' In each of Edgar Allen Poe's stories of murder and madness, he takes us inside the mind of the murderer from the time he begins until after the deed has been done. Poe gives us a point of view not common in works of horror and suspense: the killers. We read the thoughts and follow the actions of the killer as he plots and follows through with his victim?s demise. All three of his stories are alike, especially 'The Black Cat' and 'The Tell-Tale Heart.' However, I found that 'The Cask of Amontillado' differ more than any of the other two from each other.
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.
Poe strips the story of a river of detail as a way to intensify the murderer’s obsession with the old man’s eye, the heartbeat, and his own claim to sanity. Allan Edgar Poe, wrote a strong story, with an unusual point of view. Following, the criminal in his long way down to madness, and his resistance towards the truth. He’s the one with a problem, not the eye. But the reader is supposed to be convince at the end of his speech that he’s not mad, but they finally, think he isn’t “just nervous” as he says, but mad.
Edgar Allan Poe is known for his murderous stories, but this specific story “The Cask of Amontillado,” starts off with the murderer telling the story with satisfaction. The murderer’s name is Montresor, and he has a brilliant, devious plan to murder Fortunato. He tells his plan step by step of how he commits this dexterous murder. Edgar Allan Poe did not have a Peaceful life, he had the quite the opposite. He was orphaned when he was only two.
Within these different districts, he was given different names depending on the stories that were told about the killings some of these other names that the serial killer “Jack the Ripper” was given were Whitechapel Murderer, which was an extremely creative and original name, and “Leather Apron,” which is presumed to reference the... ... middle of paper ... ...se “search parties” one can find on the internet is board-line obsessive and insane. What people need to learn to accept is that their questions and puzzles they stubble upon in life will not always be answered. They need to realize that this was some lonely, crazed man that enjoyed killing defenseless individuals, but even so he was bright enough to get away with the crimes. It is a very sick and sadistic cycle of being deranged enough to plan out a murder so that no one will be able to catch that person, but at the same time being smart enough to be able to do all this. So basically, “Jack the Ripper” was a crazy, smart guy that enjoyed killing young and attractive women.
I believe the most obvious similarity between both texts is both of the murderers conscience. From reading both texts I would have no doubts in arguing that both killers consciences are a form of insanity. As we watch this insane bearing mind player eat at the malefactors, its after affects leave both of them in a state of 'obsession'. I say this because the murderer from 'The Tale-Tale Heart' is a man, who becomes obsessed with the sound of his victim's still-beating heart. Edgar Allan Poe uses this obsession for the main build up at the end, when the murderers insanity gets more and more intense.
Ending in death most foul, “The Cask of Amontillado” and “The Tell-Tale Heart” feature revenge and a painstaking cruelty. Pushed to the point of insanity and retribution sought over trivialities, the narrators tell each story by their own personal account. The delivery of their confessions gives a chilling depth to the crimes they have committed and to the men themselves. Both men are motivated by their egos and their obsessions with their offenders. Prompted by their own delusions, each man seeks a violent vengeance against his opposition in the form of precise, premeditated homicide.
This is the second most disliked kind of serial killer. A Hedonistic Killer kills purely for either thrill, lust, or comfort. The thrill seekers murder people for the sake of remaining uncaught and eluding the police. These murderers tend to leave clues or letters to make the hunt more interesting. Lust serial killers, as is implied by the name, kills in seek of pleasure.
In the sick minds of those who murder, pain and death are twisted into a passion to kill. Unlike a “normal” individual, serial killers rely on murdering to fulfill their craving of their gruesome thrills and addiction. Most of society incorrectly views serial killers because of how they are portrayed on television. For example, Dexter is a handsome serial killer who does lead a normal life but, he takes it upon himself to rid all of the “bad guys” in the world in order to accomplish his need to kill. Then there’s Freddy Krueger, he gets revenge and kills people in their dreams, causing their death in the real world as well.