Character Analysis of Montresor Montresor, from A Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe, is a man who lives a strange yet horrific life. Montresor was hurt by his friend Fortunato, so he got him drunk and chained and bricked him into the catacombs under the city. Montresor lived the rest of his life with the burden of Fortunato's death on his hands. Montresor is a vengeful man who lost his head. Montresor is a very well kept man. Montresor kept the secret of the murder of Fortunato a secret until his death. In order to keep a secret to that degree, it couldn't have been his first big secret. Any man in his right mind could not keep secrets like that to himself. Montresor had to have been somewhat mad. Any normal person would be torn apart emotionally. Montresor had a very big burden cast upon him and he was somehow able to keep his secret to himself his entire life. This ability to keep secrets could have caused Montresor to live a very grief filled life. The ability to keep secrets as well as he could might have brought a dark side to Montresor's life. Montresor could have simply been a coward who was to afraid of being caught and punished for his crimes. This proves that Montresor is a very well kept man. Because Montresor can keep a secret I believe it caused him to go mad. Montresor let himself become blinded by his anger. Although, the story never truly says what Fortunato did to set off Montresor, he upset Montresor enough for him to want to kill him. Montresor could not let go of his anger for years; he simply let his anger build up over the years. Montresor is the kind of man who never let anything go they let their anger boil like a cauldron over an open flame. Montresor let his anger get the best of him. Montresor’s hatred for Fortunato made him very unforgiving. Montresor sat and listened to Fortunato’s screams of horror (Poe 5). This shows that Montresor has no remorse. Montresor is a man who could also be considered very emotionally weak. Montresor's anger came out to be his biggest flaw. His anger guided him into doing something irrational. Although he did something irrational he was changed throughout the course of his life, he became someone who felt sorry for what he did. Montresor knew he had forsaken his friend and was forced to live with himself for the rest of his life. Montresor has a guilty conscious. Although Montresor had the ability to kill someone, he could not avoid the major power of guilt. Guilt began eating Montresor apart as a vulture would pick apart a dead body. Thus Montresor changed. Montresor was after all human. All humans have the ability to feel guilty or regretful. Montresor's conscience caused him to change who he was. The guilt ate him
The Seven Categories of Questions for Reading / Viewing
a.) What is the author’s purpose in writing?
b.) What emotions or ideas are present in the text?
c.) What sort of atmosphere, mood, or tone of voice is resonating in the text?
d.) What is the author’s world-view? Is it discernible?
2. POINT OF VIEW
a.) What kind of narrator / voice / speaker / persona / mask has the author created? First person (a participant, a voice using I and perhaps we)? Second…
Where the Red Fern Grows Essay explanation and Prompt
Throughout the novel, Billy exhibits many positive and admirable characteristics. He would be considered a dynamic character because he has grown and learned so much by the end of the story. Any character who has many sides to his/her personality is a dynamic character; authors create and develop these kinds of character because they are more interesting to read about and more like real people. A dynamic character is not completely wonderful…
Odysseus/Ali Essay Overview
These are two possible outlines for the essay about the Odyssey. Here they are. You may deviate from these outlines; however, you must get approval first.
Outline 1 (Passage Analysis)
1 - Introduction - Heroes then and now with quoted Odyssey passage
2 - Summary/Character Analysis of Odysseus based on passage
3 - How does this tie to heroics?
4 - How does it relate to today (specifically Ali)
5 - Conclusion
Outline 2 (Character Analysis of Odysseus or…
Tremendous Influence in Othello
In literature, various authors use characters in plays to exemplify dramatic literary devices. Some of the dramatic literary devices demonstrated throughout plays are foreshadowing, suspense, irony and pathetic fallacy. William Shakespeare, who is considered as the greatest writer in English language uses characters to convey messages through dramatic literary devices. Shakespeare effectively uses characters to express dramatic literary devices that construct the plot of…
FIRST ESSAY ASSIGNMENT
English 285: American Ethnic Literature
Prof. Cameron Leader-Picone
In this essay, you will closely analyze one of the literary sources that we have read so far in order to argue what the author represents as the meaning and structure of racial identity, race as a concept and racism. This essay builds off of the techniques practiced in our first close reading assignment. Your essay must make a clear and explicit argument, contained in a thesis, about what the text you…
Your Own Of Mice and Men Essay Topic
After reading Of Mice and Men, consider which aspect of the novel you would be most interested in exploring in a paper.
1. Discuss how and why Steinbeck uses animal imagery.
2. Discuss how loneliness influences the characters in the novel.
3. Discuss the outsiders in this community. What role does each play in the story?
4. Compare the novel to the Robert Burns poem, “To a Mouse.”
5. Discuss the dreams of the characters, focusing on the American…
The essay, The Enduring Appeal of Agatha Christie was very well written, and used a clear essay structure; following the order of writing. The introduction starts with the question “Who does not enjoy a good mystery?” which is a good method to grasp the readers’ attention. The paragraph guides from general to specific ideas, such as stating different authors to effectively influence a diverse group of readers, and creates an organized path to the thesis that is very eye-catching and prominent in…
Assessment Task Notification
Subject: English Year Level: 8 Task Number: 3 Due Date of Task: Week 5, 2012 Marks: 20 marks Task: Essay on Tomorrow When the War Began – John Marsden Weighting: 30% Areas of Assessment: Reading Writing Stage 4 - Syllabus Outcomes
A student: 2. Uses a range of processes for responding to and composing texts 4. Uses and describes language forms and features, and structures of texts appropriate to different purposes, audiences and contexts 5. A student makes informed…
Talk about the author of your novel and show that you have done focused research and can clearly organize the information.
Death Date/Place of Death - If Applicable,
Major Accomplishments (awards, etc.)
Connections Between Life Experiences/Beliefs and Fiction Writing
Enhance this section with visual and/or media resources that connect (e.g. pictures, art, interview video clip, etc. just try and be creative). For example…
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
By Frederick Douglass
Date due: Wednesday, April 25, at 2:00 p.m.
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass details the experiences of one escaped slave. Your task is to create a carefully written essay of 750-1,500 words (three to five pages) according to the following prompt. You must do both halves of this prompt.
Part 1. Based on our study of the condition of the United States…