Compare And Contrast The Cask Of Amontillado And Othello

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Brent Weeks stated, " I think that fiction is an excellent place for us to struggle with question of good and evil and humanity and inhumanity." Throughout time the words good vs. evil always have an affect on history. Why do humans battle good and evil? In fiction we read of some of the most famous battles with good vs. evil. Two of the most classic stories that we read in this course are The Cask of the Amontillado, and Othello. Edgar Allan Poe, William Shakespeare’s are two of most descriptive writers and both share the interest of good vs., evil.

Introduction

Humanity is the quality of compassion and being kind, showing mercy and sympathy. This topic is very ironic because now we 're living in an inhumane world. Where is the compassion?
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In fiction authors are allowed to present the good and evil, it balances out a great story if it is told that way. In Othello and Cask of Amontillado the two main characters that share the same characteristics are Iago, and Fortunato. The authors as cruel people describe these two stronger characters. They have no compassion.
Inhumanity: Othello
The Othello was story of tragedy; it was a constant battle of good vs. evil. In this story characteristics change, and a hero fall. William Shakespeare was a write that knew have to reveal human character. It was his close connection to real human characters that drawn reader to his plays on stories. In this particular story of Othello the questions of humanity and inhumanity were told in the entire story.
To beginning, Othello was the odd man out in this story. A well-respected black man who is a general of the army of Venice. One of the first cruel acts that Shakespeare bares is through Iago when he told Brabantio “I am one sir, that comes to tell you your daughter and the Moor are making the beast with two backs (Diyanni)”. Othello darkness or blackness was mention many time in the story. Iago uses racism as a strategy to spark Desdemona father Brabantio to hate
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Shakespeare makes Iago the only character that does not have conflict with his action; he is just clear evil. Iago does not struggle with making bad decisions like Othello did. His 's one and only goal was to ruin Othello marriage to Desdemona. Iago is truly passionate; however passion in Iago case means suffer. His words are his sword. Iago can convince anyone to see what his wants them to see, he did that with Desdemona father, Roderigo, and Othello. Roderigo especially follows Iago orders; "That Thou, Iago, who hast had my purse As if the strings were thine, shouldst know of this (Diyanni)”. Iago also broken the bond of Roderigo and Cassio. He set up Cassio fight between Montano, in which Cassio lost his position as

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