Murder, the rage of the greediest of all people. The motion picture “Amadeus,” a drama, and the short story “The Cask of Amontillado”, Edgar Allan Poe’s horror share many elements that can be compared and contrasted. Amadeus the story of sincnado whose dream to become a musical legend is thwarted by a lunatic, Mozart, same as is in Poe’s The Cast of Amontillado a man has hurt to the point of where he plots to kill fortunato. In both stories they trick their enemies to their death. The three most important elements to these two stories are theme, plot, and characterization
Some of the themes that are presented in both stories are revenge, irony, and false friendship. As Salieri throws the cross into the fire he says, “From now on we are enemies, you and I.”(Amadeus) Salieri’s one wish was to be gifted with musical talent and when God gave that talent to an immature and arrogant boy named Mozart, Salieri wanted revenge. This theme of revenge is also reflected in “The Cask of Amontillado” when Montresor seeks revenge for being insulted. “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as best I could but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.”(Poe 233) Another theme that is found in both stories is irony. It is ironic that fools such as Fortunato and Mozart are the skilled and fortunate ones. Although Fortunato was a skilled in wine he was not smart. He is stupid enough to go down into the tombs. He was sick, and he doesn’t notice that the “medicine” isn’t working. Fortunato’s jester outfit, Montresor says that you could hear the bells ringing, is used to help portray his stupidity just as Mozart’s giggle is used to show his immaturity. Salieri said that god was laughing at him through that obscene giggle. The last theme in the two stories is false friendship, Salieri says that he will go and talk to the emperor but he never really dose. Even though he never talks to the emperor he comes to the play and it works out in Salieri’s...