In literature, the characters are used to develop the plot of the story and outline the specific thematic attributes that are developed by the author. The author uses individual character traits to compound the main attributes that are being highlighted in the stories. The Cask of Amontillado is a short story by Edgar Poe that gives the tragic story of one of the characters in the story. The narrator Montresor takes the audience through the events of his revenge on Furtunato who was a fellow nobleman. The narrator Montresor gives a recount of the events that led to the death of Fortunato and compounds the narcissistic nature of the narrator in the story.
He is a vengeful villain who stops at nothing to take his revenge and takes the murderer’s perspective that has been highlighted within the systems that have been identified. The villain in the story has different characteristics that are critical and outlined and developed by the author to compound the main attributes of the story. The character trait of Montresor has been critically developed and outlined in the story thereby mapping the main elements of a villain and the murderous attributes that are created within the story. This paper makes an analysis of the story and compares it to other similar villains and how they have been developed by the authors in these stories. The narrator in the story gives a recount of the vengeful act that he took against a fellow nobleman Fortunato (Poe 2).
Motresor gives an angry recount of the injuries that were led to the revenge and the unspecified insults that led to the difference in character and models that have been used in the story. Montresor decided to take the individual attributes of Fortunato as a drunk and took him from the carnival where he was drinking into a ruse promising him to a rare vintage of Amontillado. Fortunato moved by the promise of the rare blend followed Montresor into the catacombs unaware of the plot that Montresor had planned for him. Drunk and with no form of reflex and thought, Montresor narrates how he tied him with chains and led to the problems that were present under the set systems (Poe 29).
Montresor barricades Fortunato into the catacombs and although Fortunato thinks that it is a joke he finds it difficult in the end when the models are developed. Montresor faces the problems that are identified in the story and as the people face problems it is critical towards augmenting the best revengeful models identified. Montresor is the villain in the story and has a narcissistic character that has been developed in the attributes critical towards identifying the main aspects of the story.
Montresor is a villain who is moved and fascinated by his model that is identified and aspects that have been critically developed. Montresor is a villain who is happy about his ruse and does not have any form of remorse for his murderous behavior (Poe 37). Montresor faces a major problem through identifying the main models that have been faced in the story. Poe critically develops the specific attributes that are mapped through the villain and attributes that have been identified. There is a critical measure that has been outlined and created through the specific methods that have been created.
The character traits of Montreso have been particularly developed towards understanding and underlining the main traits created. Montreso gives the main attributes and the literal analysis and systems that have been developed. The villain in the story outlines and creates the main identical models of change that has been developed and created in the story. The villain is also an unreliable narrator and creates the main attributes that have been identified. The narrator does not give a proper recounting of the story. Montreso does not give a proper account of the reasons why he had to murder Fortunato (Poe 44).
Montreso is a vengeful and outright villain in the story who is murderous and develops the main models needed within the individual attributes that have been defined. The villain does not give a proper model towards understanding the main attributes created in the story and compounded in the tools functionally developed. The narrator in the story also faces problems through the specific tools identified in the story. The character reveals the plan and the murderous trail that were identified within the main attributes identified.
The Tell-Tale Heart is also a similar story where the narrator is a murderous character who gives an account of his murder and models that he used to kill. The Tell-Tale Heart fives an individual attribute that was critically developed within the systems outlined. The narrator gives an account of the different methods that he used to kill and hide the body of the victim in the floor in his house. It is an account that has been made and outlines the main models that are critical towards developing the heartbeat and aspects of the old man that have been identified. The narrator starts hearing voices of the old man that he had killed and ends up leading to problems within the societal models identified. The narrator hears a dull pounding that causes him to call the police and starts unmasking the events of the models that were identified in the attributes outlined.
The stability of the narrator is also questionable since he does not appear to have clarity in thoughts and there are problems in the systems that have been applied (Poe 59). The author uses the different mental states to develop the story line and indicates a differentiated character process that is not mapped under the specific tools developed in the story. The narrator is also sadistic and only reveals his actions once he finds it unbearable to live in a house while being well aware of the murderous trail that is present. It is the individual attributes that have been identified through the set processes that map the individual traits needed thereby creating and overcoming the main tools and processes needed within the system as outlined.
The villain is similar to Montresor since they are both fascinated by their kills and their wits that led to the death of their victims. The tone and pride in their methods depicts their sadistic nature and cold-hearted killing. In Macbeth by William Shakespeare, the play is a tragedy that gives a murderous trail that leaves a heap of terror in its wake as Macbeth looks for power. Through the help of Lady Macbeth his accomplice they kill all the people whom they deem to be a threat to their kingship which is a major problem since it comes back to haunt them in future (Shakespeare 24).
It is a murderous trail that culminates with the death of Macbeth and he pays for his actions in the end. The villain (Macbeth) however, is different from Montresor since he is remorseful and unsure of his actions. He does not want to participate in the murderous trail and killing to gain power and has a massive problem since he cannot gain from the individual attributes that are identified. Macbeth starts experiencing nightmares and is unsure of the actions that he took critically leading to problems that are identified in the play.
It is his lack of confidence and hiding for his actions that indicates a pattern that although he is a villain, he does not believe in the methods that he uses to take power. The villain as developed by Shakespeare is haunted by his actions and does not take pride in what he has done but is frightened by these thoughts. The methods applied are not sadistic and he is not narcissistic in nature but he takes the lives of others to push for power and it gets out of hand in the process. Although Macbeth leaves a huge trail of bodies in his wake, they do not indicate that he takes any pleasure killing like is the case for the other villains discussed above.
In conclusion, Montresor was a sadistic character developed by Poe who lacked any form of remorse or regret for his actions. It is intriguing to note that Montresor prided himself in killing another nobleman and was equally proud for not being discovered fifty years down the line. The murderous traits and villains have a similar psychological imbalance unless one has different reasons for killing as was the case with Macbeth.
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