Revenge In The Cask Of Amontillado Essay

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Back in the day families competed for their social status If one family went against another family they would have to pay for it. Revenge is a dangerous game that can end up very tragic. It could lead to massive destruction. In most cases of revenge an innocent party ends up dead. In the “The Cask of Amontillado”by edgar allan poe, the appetite for revenge continues to grow and needs to be fed. The uses of conflict, irony and characterization help create the overall theme of vengeance throughout the film.
In the film, “The Cask of Amontillado” the conflict is man vs man. The major problem is between the protagonist,Fortunato and the antagonist, Montresor. Montresor felt betrayed by Fortandano for reasons that are not revealed. Instead,
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Montresor is a manipulative and vengeful person. These characteristics traits help contribute to the death Fortunato. Fortunato, being the innocent party is also very gulibale.
While the two are still in the catacombs Montresor is wearing a black silk mask and heavy knee-length coat Montresor’s clothes show us that he is not only trying to hide his face but he is most likely up to something sinful. Fortunato is dressed in a tight dress and a hat with bells. His clothing appears silly. The way that both characters are dressed illustrates the type of people these two characters are. Fortunato is silly whereas Montresor is serious.
Montresor shows us that he is a man who does anything to seek revenge from the beginning of the film. Montresor is also manipulative. The psychological mind tricks come into play here. He had told Fortunato that he will have someone else taste the Amontillado, knowing Fortunato would want to try it himself. Montresor chains him to the wall, constructs a tomb around him using bricks, and just lets him
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Throughout the film, Fortunato was generous and considerate towards Montresor. Fortunato obviously has trust in Montresor. He follows him into the catacombs. Even when Montresor is building the wall Fortunato still believes that it is just a cruel joke. When Fortunato realizes what is going he begs for his life by saying "have mercy". He was calling out for god hoping that something or someone would save his life. When Montresor called out to him, there was no response back his plan had been completely successfully. Montresor got a sick enjoyment out of what he has

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