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The Cask Of Amontillado By Edgar Allan Poe

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In the story ‘The Cask of Amontillado” three different themes could be found easily. One of the most important themes is revenge. During the process of revenge, betrayal nature of the narrator and pride nature of Fortunato was seen. The writer is trying to explain what revenge might lead to. Revenge is the act of hurting or putting someone in trouble because they have done something wrong to a man before. Nowadays, revenge is taken as negative impact on the society. Many peoples are killed due to the revenge taken by others who have been hurt by them in past which means people are committing crime driven by revenge. In the story, Fortunato insults the narrator which hurts the narrator’s ego leading to take revenge from Fortunato. To take revenge, narrator makes a plan against Fortunato.
In the given story, narrator uses Fortunato biggest strength as his weakness for revenge. As he planned narrator, dressed up in mask of black silk, meets Fortunato at a ceremony called carnival. ...view middle of the document...

However, Fortunato was very pride of his skill to test wines and he was full of ego that he can figure out the Amontillado that narrator was talking about is real or not. As they are continuing walking through the vault, which was full of dead bodies, Fortunato’s curiosity increased about testing wine more than before. After walking for long time, they were end up in a man-sized hole, cleverly narrator tied him up with chains and started building a wall in order to seal him inside the wall. As he was making wall, he had planned to torture Fortunato as much as he could. Later once he completed the wall, he left Fortunato to die in lack of air.
Shooter is one of the movies that I have watched which has similar theme as in the story, “The Cask of Amontillado”. This movie was released in 2007. This movie is about a retired US military sniper. In the movie, he was enjoying his retired life in a quiet place in the jungle. When he was at army, he was one of the best snipers throughout the whole military group. During a war, he had lost one of his best partners which lead him to leave army force. Later somebody ask him to involve in national security matter that can protect the country from bad people. He was hired by some government authority in order to find assassinate who is planning to kill the President within 3 weeks. However, in an event president was almost shot by similar gun as he had. After the event, they blamed him as assassinate and try to arrest him. During the chase he was injured badly, some of his old friends helped him to hide him from the law enforcement agencies. Later on, he discovered that he had been used and betrayed by the same person who hired him in order to protect president. To take the revenge from that person, he used his skill that he had learnt during military life and finally killed him.
Finally, by the above story and the lesson that we have learnt from the story of the movie we can conclude that insulting and betraying a normal person can lead to unwanted results. As we have seen in the story, Fortunato was killed by narrator because Fortunato insulted narrator badly which caused narrator to take revenge. Before insulting or betraying other people, one should always consider the long term consequences which might lead them and their family to suffer.

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