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Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Cask Of Amontillado'

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The Yellow Wallpaper Many women experience a feeling of a complete lack of control within their own life. They feel small and helpless. They want to fight back but something stops them. I also am very aware that women in those times were thought be nothing more than figure heads without an ounce of intelligence. They were thought to be stupid and insignificant. My opinion of the world didn’t change but my eyes were reopened to the truth of the lack of value placed on women. As for my opinion of myself…I am grateful that the world has changed so much. Women have a place in this world, a place of value. Many women are highly valued for their intelligence. I am personally able to control my piece of the world. There is no one in my life that…show more content…
The narrator never lists the “thousand injuries”, yet the impression is made that this is the last straw. Fortunato is a man prone to drinking; “He prided himself on his connoisseurship in win”. Our narrator also states that “He accosted me with excessive warmth, for he had been drinking much”. The pattern of drinking and losing control seems to be a frequent occurrence. Drinking prohibits inhibition; Fortunato could not control his mouth when he was drunk. The narrator is not reliable; he us unjustly angry at Fortunato for insulting him. Fortunato has taken his supposed friend for granted and his friend, the narrator is angry. This is the last straw and he now vows revenge; “but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge”. “A wrong is unrepressed when retribution overtakes its redresser. It is equally unrepressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong”. Here it can be seen that the narrator believes that Fortunato has done so much wrong that he deserves to be punished. His punishment, his death will essentially forgive any and all wrongdoing. This mindset erases any credibility that the narrator has; his inability to think rationally and his avenging spirit erase rational
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