• Submitted By: Corey
  • Date Submitted: 02/07/2009 4:41 PM
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-False Friendship

Revenge is similar in both these stories because of the quotes:
- “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as best I could but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.”, and also “From now on we are enemies, You and I. Because You chose for Your instrument a boastful, lustful, smutty, infantile boy and give me only the ability to recognize the incarnation.”
THE thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could ; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge. You, who so well know the nature of my soul, will not suppose, however, that I gave utterance to a threat. At length I would be avenged ; this was a point definitively settled - but the very definitiveness with which it was resolved, precluded the idea of risk. I must not only punish, but punish with impunity. A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser. It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong.

Forgive your assassin!

I confess, I killed you!

Si, I killed you, Mozart.

Mozart, pietà!
Forgive your assassin!

Forgive me, Mozart!

Signore Salieri,
open the door, be good now!

Signore, we have something special for you.

There were no attendants at home ; they had absconded to make merry in honor of the time. I had told them that I should not return until the morning, and had given them explicit orders not to stir from the house. These orders were sufficient, I well knew, to insure their immediate disappearance, one and all, as soon as my back was turned.