The Barrel of Amontillado as well as A Rose for Emily
I picked to use the short stories “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe, as well as “A Rose for Emily,” by William Faulkner. The two are comparable because in both of these tales the major characters get away with premeditated murder. Emily, in “A Rose for Emily”, murders her friend, Homer Barron. In “The Barrel of Amontillado”, Montressor felt that his pal, Fortunado, had insulted him, and so he picked to seek revenge. The difference in these two killers is their motivations, with Emily dedicating murder to maintain someone whom she liked with her permanently, and Montressor killing totally for retribution.
Although Montresor and also Emily are extremely different personalities, they do have something alike in that they dedicate conscious murder. In “The Cask of Amontillado” Montresor has actually made sure your home is empty before Fortunato’s arrival. We are informed that, “there are no assistants at home … I had actually told them that I need to not return up until the early morning, and also had actually provided specific orders not to mix from your home” (Poe). Additionally, we are also aware that he took the trowel with him while the mortar was currently in the catacombs. In comparison, Emily likewise plans for her murder by buying the arsenic made use of in the poisoning of her spouse Homer Barron. Emily does not seem to reveal remorse for activities. In fact, she copulates Homer’s corpse in an area enhanced as a wedding collection. Both Montresor and Emily select to maintain their homicidal acts to themselves as well as they did not seem to care if their sufferer was really familiar with why they were being penalized. Emily keeps her murder a secret from the whole town for years. We discover this when Homer, or “what was left of him” was “deteriorated under what was left of the nightshirt.” We need to question if Homer ever understood what was coming. At the end of “The Barrel of Amontillado,” Fortunato knows what is taking place to him as well as that is doing it, although he probably did not understand why.
When Emily was a youngster she was under the very unyielding control of her daddy. He restricted her to go out with boys and also had very harsh as well as strict regulations. Emily had actually always intended to be totally free, as well as to have a spouse. So when Emily lastly discovered herself a husband, the idea of ever before shedding him terrified her. Her daddy’s limitations on her might have impacted her as a lady. She thought she was doing the appropriate thing by poisoning Homer so that he could never ever leave. Montressor, on the other hand, really felt dishonored by Fortunado, so he made a prepare for vengeance, and also in eliminating him he felt no mercy. Montressor fooled Fortunado right into thinking that there was Amontillado in the storage, as well as when he arrived to obtain it, deep in the catacombs, he chained him to a wall surface and also built a wall surface around him, leaving him there to die.
The distinctions in between both murders are the intentions, and also the personalities responses. “I desire arsenic,” Emily said as she looked for a poison to kill Homer Barron. She wanted a tidy and much less agonizing death for Homer, as merciful as feasible is would appear, as she prepared to continue her life as if nothing ever before took place. Montressor used trickery and preparing to get Fortunado down in the catacombs, ultimately chaining him to the wall as well as constructing a wall by hand.Emily kept her secret to herself however inside felt it was the only way to maintain him. Emily came to be a homebody soon after Homer’s fatality, as if she heading out in public might expose her key. Montressor chose a fatality that was painful, long, and lonely, a simply return for the perceived insult. Montressor did not really feel any kind of sorrow concerning leaving Fortunado in the catacombs to pass away, which reveals none of the very same grace that Emily really felt for Homer.
In conclusion, “The Cask of Amontillado” as well as “A Rose for Emily” have similar themes in a primary personality outlining deliberate murder, however they differ in the personalities motivations to do so. Emily in “A Rose for Emily” committed her premeditated murder by poisoning her husband for concern that he would leave her. Montressor in “The Cask of Amontillado” committed his conscious murder by chaining his friend Fortunado, that betrayed him, in the catacombs as well as bricking him up within. Emily poisoned her other half Homer out of love and worry of solitude. Montressor eliminated Fortunado as a means of revenge, and felt no sorrow.