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Sweet Revenge Pursued in "The Gilded Six-Bits" and "A Cask of Amontillado"

Summary: A comparison of the two main characters from the stories "The Gilded Six-Bits" by Zora Neale Hurston and from the story "A Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe. The comparison demonstrates how revenge affected these two characters and what they did to regain their pride.
Sweet Revenge

Revenge is an action that people choose to vow when they are betrayed, offended, or for any other wrongdoing committed towards them. Usually a person has a reasonable motive to attain vengeance. Zora Neale Hurston's story "The Gilded Six-Bits" and Edgar Allan Poe's story "A Cask of Amontillado" present revenge as a method to counterattack someone for a transgression. The more the person is damaged, the more damage they wish to inflict. These short stories serve to demonstrate that revenge is a satisfying act. The revenge in "The Gilded Six-Bits" symbolizes the anger Joe has for the adultery that Missie May committed with Mr. Slemmons. After catching his wife fooling around with another man, Joe is forced to avenge this offense. In "A Cask of Amontillado" Fortunato insulted Montresor and by doing so, he also insulted...

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