A Friend Who Wants Revenge Essay

776 words - 3 pages

A Friend Who Wants Revenge The Cask of Amontillado is a story of revenge. Fortunato and Montresor are very close friends, but something breaks them apart. This something was far-more worse than any joke or trick. It was insult that Fortunato made towards Montresor. The relationship that Fortunato and Montresor have is unique because both men are different from each other, but yet very similar.Fortunato means to be favored by fortune. This definition is very true because Fortunato has been blessed with an abundance of wealth. Fortunato has a lot of family and many friends. He also seems to be sick. Fortunato has a very terrible cough which he disregards and says," It is nothing" (749). Fortunato is very subconscious. His ego sounds like it runs his life. Fortunato is the type of person that is and always has to be better then anyone else. For example," Luchresi cannot tell Amontillado from Sherry" (748). Fortunato says this because he believes that if Luchresi tells the difference between the two liquors then Fortunato will have failed. The one quote that explains Fortunato fully is," Come we will go back; your health is precious. You are rich, respected, admired, beloved; you are happy, as once I was. You are a man to be missed?Besides there is Luchresi" (749).Unlike Fortunato Montresor is not loved, respected, or will be missed. Montresor at one point in time seemed to be similar to that of Fortunato. Montresor had lots of family and just as many friends as Fortunato. Unfortunately something happened. "The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as best I could, but when he ventured insult I vowed revenge" (747). Fortunato seems to have hurt Montresor in many different ways. Montresor has disregarded all other things that Fortunato has done except for the one and only insult that Fortunato has made towards Montresor. For this reason alone, is why Montresor seeks vengeance. Montresor does in fact get revenge. Montresor guides Fortunato through the long, dark hallways of his wine cellar. When these two gentlemen reach the end, Montresor locks Fortunato up in chains and builds a wall around Fortunato. When Montresor finishes building the wall, he says," In pace requiescat" (752)! This phrase means, may he rest in peace.Fortunato and Montresor have numerous similarities. These two men can be seen as...

Find Another Essay On A Friend who wants Revenge

Montresor and the expression “my friend”

534 words - 2 pages friend to obtain Fortunatos and the readers trust. At the beginning of the story Montresor tells us that he is planning a cruel revenge on Fortunato because he insulted him. But when Montresor meets Fortunato during the carnival season he introduces Fortunato as his "friend" to the reader. Montresor only pretends to be Fortunatos friend because he knows that Fortunato had been drinking too much and wouldn't notice the trap. But it seems as

Montresor: Mad, But intelligent Essay

621 words - 3 pages Montresor's family crest states their motto: "Nemo me impune lacessit", meaning no one attacks me with inpunity. When Fortunato, a "friend" of his, "ventures on insult," Montresor vows revenge. He does get his revenge: by walling in and suffocating Fortunato in the catacombs. Although Montresor is mad, he is intelligent, carefully plans out his actions, and does not think of the remorse from his actions, which is a deadly combination

Montresor

899 words - 4 pages The story begins with Montresor’s monologue, explaining why he wants to take revenge on Fortunado, actually a friend of him. “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge”. Although the writer doesn’t give the detail explanation of what, on earth, Fortunato did by the “thousand injuries”, we can still feel the anger of Montresor, burning in his mind. He wants to revenge, using

PRICE OF REVENGE

691 words - 3 pages The Price of Revenge Revenge is an emotion that everyone feels. Edgar Allan Poe¡¯s story, ¡°The Cask of Amontillado¡± shows how revenge can become a very destructive emotion. The main character of this story, Montresor, believes that he will enjoy getting revenge against his enemy, Fortunato. Yet, the main theme of the story is that revenge sometimes destroys the person who wants revenge. Montresor does not get

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

1683 words - 7 pages beauty of the play lies in Shakespeare's art of characterization, the powerful dialogues of Hamlet, and the creative twist on a tragic revenge play. Shakespeare’s Hamlet follows very closely to the dramatic conventions of revenge in the Elizabethan theater ("Introduction to Elizabethan Revenge Tragedy and Hamlet ). All revenge tragedies originally stemmed from the Greeks, who wrote and performed the first plays. Aristotle, a Greek philosopher

Grave

659 words - 3 pages Montresor has with revenge. Montresors need to revenge is so strong that he is willing to end the life of someone who he calls “dear Fortunato” and “friend”. Revenge may also play a big role in the Montresors family. We are able to make that assumption by reading the family motto “No one provokes me with impunity” and also “the foot crushes a serpent whose fangs are imbedded in the heel”. The previous quotes demonstrate that the Montresor family will

"Wuthering Heights", by Emily Bronte.

1234 words - 5 pages Revenge: action(s) taken in return for an injury or offense. Revenge is often times the epitome of one's humiliation, fear, or even demise. Revenge goes beyond hate; it is a far more powerful word than that. It is going out of your way - doing whatever it takes - to pay back the persons who have dealt you deeds and actions you did not enjoy being on the receiving end of. Revenge is the underlying theme in Emily Bronte's novel, Wuthering

Revenge in Shakespeare's Hamlet

1426 words - 6 pages Revenge in Shakespeare's Hamlet In Hamlet, Shakespeare uses revenge as a major theme present throughout the work. Revenge plays a crucial role in the development of Fortinbras, Prince of Norway, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, and Laertes, son of Polonius. All three men seek revenge for the murder of their fathers. Revenge can be interpreted as a separate character in Hamlet. Revenge is set to overcome anyone who seeks it. Initially, after each

This essay is about how in Shakespeare's Hamlet, Hamlet's revenge wasn't an act on himself

1408 words - 6 pages In Hamlet, Shakespeare uses revenge as a major theme present throughout the work. Revenge plays a crucial role in the development of Fortinbras, Prince of Norway, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, and Laertes, son of Polonius. All three men seek revenge for the murder of their fathers. Revenge can be interpreted as a separate character in Hamlet. Revenge is set to overcome anyone who seeks it. Initially, after each of the murders, every son had a

Atrocious Revenge

946 words - 4 pages following stories. Horrible things happen to those who are a part of revenge or seek it. Bacon’s idea that revenge is only self harming would include The Interlopers by Saki, Shakespeare’s play, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, and biography of Takashi “Thomas” Tanemori. In the short story of The Interlopers revenge is the reason the two enemies, Ulrich Von Gradwitz and Georg Znaeym, is killed. Revenge is present in this story because of past feuds

frankenstein

1342 words - 6 pages is that a need for vengeance will destroy the person who gets revenge more than the person receiving revenge. As Frankenstein dies his monster says to Walton “you hate me, but your abhorrence cannot equal that with which I regard myself,” (Shelley 868). The monster realizes that his need to hurt Victor ruined himself, more than it ever ruined Victor; while, Victor's need to get revenge on the monster hurt Victor more than the monster. As the

Similar Essays

Blind Date Vs Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.

1395 words - 6 pages COMPARE THE OPENING SEQUENCES OF 'WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE' AND 'BLIND DATE'Game shows in today's society are becoming increasingly popular with the likes of 'Big Brother' taking the spotlight. Two of the most popular game shows today are 'Who wants to be a millionaire?' and 'Blind Date'. 'Who wants to be a millionaire' is a quiz show shown on ITV at 8. 00 p.m. weekends. The object is to try to win £1000000, hence the name 'who wants

Similarities And Differences Between Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? And The Weakest Link

1894 words - 8 pages Similarities and Differences Between Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? And The Weakest Link There are both similarities and differences between the two quiz shoes, they both have the basic format of a quiz show, the entertain, excite and amuse us which is a very basic formula for any good television program, however, they are dissimilar in many other ways. The similarities between 'Millionaire' and 'Weakest Link' could be

Killer Revenge Essay

871 words - 4 pages ,”(Saki 305). This revenge between Georg and Ulrich can only make things slowly worse when they meet; because disaster struck, pinning the enemies down under a tree where they were harming themselves physically and emotionally. The enemies try to get along, but it is too late “‘who are they?’ asked Georg quickly, straining his eyes to see what the other would gladly not have seen. ‘Wolves,’” (Saki 310). As a punishment for the revenge they seek, both

Revenge, Is It Morally Justified? Refers To The Count Of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas

1023 words - 4 pages treasure he becomes rich and famous and is known as The Count Of Monte Cristo. During all of this period he didn't stop thinking about revenging his enemy. He just waited for the perfect time and now it came. His mission is to revenge the people who imprisoned him and help the people who helped him.The Count Of Monte Cristo's opinion about revenge and death is that people who made other people suffer for a long long time should not die quick, in