The stories by Poe and Hawthorn prove that Evil is widely accepted in the fact that humans are corruptible and sinful creatures, that even the most faithful and humble people have a capability to lie, cheat, criticize, and murder without passion. The two stories summarize man 's scope for evil as being boundless and display that evil is present inside all, no matter how good or righteous they may appear to be. Montresor and Brown are motivated to see the evil in everyone because they, themselves, are corruptible and capable of evil. Evil is a force that rules and threatens our world. Evil is a personified power that deceives humans both internally and externally.
Hungry red-eyed soldiers devouring his sister.The traumatic memories of childhood left a permanent pain on Hannibal 's mind, which resulting in mental disorders and torturing his life. Although afterwards he received the care and attention of his aunt, feeling a touch of warmth, but which could not unable to make up for his deep bone marrow, Hannibal 's heart was incomplete from the moment his sister was eaten. Hannibal 's experience made him desperate for humanity and kindness, which is why he rejected the constitution and order and thus accepted the bestiality as the root cause of killing. As a tragic victim of his fate, Hannibal, unlike most of the victims, was not only highly intelligent and courageous, but also skilled in fighting and cold weapons, turning grief into hatred and anger. Also because of the love of sister and aunt, Hannibal 's personality gradually distorted to a deeper darkness.
Without coming clean” (Wiesenthal 53). It indicates that Karl really sought for redemption before his final breathe. Simon became his last chance to make everything back into right track and requested a peaceful death. Another instance demonstrated Karl’s repentance was that he remembered he shot the family to death when they jumping out from the window of the burning house. That image remained in his mind and tortured him mentally until his very last second of life.
Here both Johnny and Ponyboy go back in to save the children. Johnny is very badly injured in the process and breaks his back. Both characters are considered heroes by the people who used to look down on them. Johnny dies in the hospital from his wounds after Ponyboy tells him about the battle between the Socs and the greasers. After Dally hears that Johnny dies he gets himself killed by the police.
The murders that Macbeth committed not only showed his brutality and ruthlessness but it also showed how twisted is soul is. These murders indicate the darkness of Macbeth because he not only kills the king, but he kills those who love and respect him. It could also be because of how selfish and corrupt Macbeth became from the thirst of power that could never be quenched. Once becoming the Thane of Cawdor, Macbeth enjoyed having a title to his name. Sadly, this title was not enough for him so Macbeth’s imagination had the “witches” prophecy be that Macbeth would become the Thane of Cawdor (which he already knew) and a king.
The humanization of the Demon done by the author creates an atmosphere in which something so terrible and tyrannical is used as a symbol of isolation, emotion, and rebellion that we as humans experience regularly. In our physical world we are bound by time, space, social constraints, and emotion just as the Demon is in his fictional world. By portraying the Demon’s dilemmas in a human way, Lermontov simply tells a beautifully tragic and elaborate story in which evil projects human qualities allowing us to feel empathy and connection with others, whether they are fictional or
In Poe’s The Tell Tale Heart, Poe writes about how his characters are driven to commit murder and how their guilt eats them alive. The dark plots used is his writings exemplify the threshold of the unknown through the way that individuals are viewed as evil. All of his writings have some sort of violence that is driven by supernatural occurrences. The man in The Tell-Tale Heart has an eye that is scary and seen as potential evil that drives the narrator crazy and eventually causes murder. Poe uses romantic characteristics in his texts by having dark plots that include murder, funerals, and mental and physical torture that regards humanity by showing how people react to even the smallest situations.
The novella Jekyll and Hyde tells the tragic story of a battle between good and evil, a battle for total control over the mind and soul. The clash between the pure and impure sides of man: a fight to the finish. It explores the aspect of a person’s good and bad side; holy and unholy, the one who bathes himself in God’s light and the one whom plays with The Devil’s fire. The battle between the good-willed Dr. Jekyll, and his evil persona: the murderous Mr. Hyde. The author, Stevenson, presents this in numerous ways and describes the two conflicting sides well.
It seems to me, that the “battle between good and evil”, is now a bit of a grey zone. In, “Beowulf”, you can easily point out the evil in the good, for example: “Till the monster stirred, that demon, that fiend/Grendel who haunted the moors, the wild/Marshes, and made his home in a hell./Not hell but hell
Macbeth is a tragedy that plays out a savage dichotomy between the head and the heart. Throughout the course of the play, Macbeth the dichotomy within Macbeth’s character by falling from the lofty hearts of a pure and loyal warrior to a murderous savage determined to fulfil the prophecy delivered to him by supernatural powers. The witches influence on how Macbeth made his decisions played a crucial part in contributing to his eventual destruction. They planted the seed of evil in Macbeth’s head that grew to dominate his mind. “Glamis, and Thane of Cawdor: The greatest is behind.” Due to the outside influence from the witches, he thinks that it is his destiny and that he must do everything to fulfil it; Lady Macbeth’s constant harassment pushed Macbeth to commit all evil.
An indefinite number of men became numb to the deaths of their comrades, and yet secretly desired to die and bring a conclusion to their misery. Over all, this story allows us to observe changes within the mentalities of army officers. First, the trauma of living in a war zone can add a significant amount of intangible weight into someone’s life. In “The Things They Carried,” we discover that Cross’s men “carried all the emotional baggage of men who might die (443).” Given that the majority of humans have experienced some form of trauma, we can understand how some men were driven to suicide and others into
To this scene, Elizabeth Griffith offers her view of the situation by saying: “Here our detestation and abhorrence … serves to heighten our reinforcement of the injury.”2 Indeed, the reader is pulled into this realm, like Titus, of wanting more blood, more hewn body parts to be added to the protagonist’s belt. It is interesting that, while he was so determined when killing his earlier son and causing the death the beloved son of a vulnerable and helpless, he is so desperate to save his sons from possible death. The answer is obvious: his sons are not dying by his command. Thus, it exposes the hidden desires of control and power within Titus’s heart despite his apparent submission to the tradition of the emperor in Act I. In truth, Titus’s sadistic and controlling attitude is deeply rooted in his unconscious, much more deeply that his supposed persona of
The Creatures’ need for revenge stems from being abandoned and being isolated. The Creature has grown to resent humanity and wants nothing but a companion to ease the pain of being alone. The Creature quench for revenge progresses quickly after he is forced to leave the cottagers whom he grew to love as a family but the feeling is not mutual. He tries to be kind by saving a young girl from drowning just to be attacked by what can be assumed to be her father. The man injures the Creature which angers him, and finally he comes to a conclusion about humanity: This was then the reward of my benevolence!