Theme Of Blood In The Cask Of Amontillado

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Revenge or vengeance is what the theme blood will have blood means. In the story “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe, Montresor craves for revenge and decides to kill Fortunato. Ulrich and Georg from “The Interlopers” by Saki vows to kill each other over a piece of land that their ancestors had been fighting over. The theme blood will have blood develops within both stories through plot development. In “The Cask of Amontillado,” blood will have blood develops through Montresor as he plans and acts out his revenge on Fortunato. After Fortunato wrongs him, Montresor says, “...I would be avenged; this was a point definitely settled...I must not only punish but punish with impunity” (Poe 7). Montresor longs for revenge and has his mind …show more content…
Both Ulrich’s and Georg’s family go to court over a strip of land, and it was proclaimed Ulrich’s and “...A long series of poaching affrays and similar scandals had embittered the relationship between the families for three generations...as boys they had thirsted for one another’s blood, as men they had prayed that misfortune might fall on the other...” (Saki 305). Both of them demonstrate the theme through their thirst for blood and revenge. They wish for each other to die in a horrible way and if not, bleed. The theme changes as Ulrich and Georg meet in the forest. A tree falls on both men trapping them and “In the pain and languor that Ulrich himself was feeling the old fierce hatred seemed to be dying down...‘I’ve changed my mind...Neighbor, if you will help me to bury the old quarrel I-I will ask you to be my friend’” (Saki 307-308). Ulrich suddenly changes his mind and decides to make up with Georg. They would put aside their revenge for friendship. The theme is no longer present as the end of the story draws near. As both Ulrich and Georg face death, they change their point of view and decides to become friends. If both men were to die, they would want someone who cared about them to die next to rather than someone who hated …show more content…
This impact portrays Montresor’s thirst for revenge and his twisted way of thinking. The added unexpected elements to “The Interlopers” were created with the theme. The audience was not anticipating for both men to forgive each other and make amends towards the end of the story. Each theme impact from both stories were different and influenced the story in contrasting ways. The theme impact in “The Cask of Amontillado” developed the character whereas the theme impact in “The Interlopers” created a different alternative ending for the

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