Introductory paragraph: General statement: Macbeth… husband of Lady Macbeth, Scottish general, later on being king of Scotland looked to be like a tragic hero, but really he was weak male controlled by his ambitions and thirst for power. Commits crime to climb the food chain, but is never comfortable in each crime he does. Not being able to bear the psychological consequences of his atrocities, he continues to them until he is at the top of the food chain with nothing in his way. claim1: Believes he is a great leader and gives into his tragic flaw: ambition. Which leads him to commit a series of crime.
Jack is the polar opposite of how Ralph lead. Jack is a tyrannical dictator who assumes control not by vote but by taking control. Jack gives them a taste of what it is like to cats aside your humanity and to become a savage. He is what lies beneath civility and the supposed goodness in people. Jack can take control because every boy on the island including Ralph and Piggy have evil inside themselves.
All Huck needs is to believe in himself and not worry about any family. Pap is a terrible father to Huck “he is a monster, a vicious child abuser Mark Twain and Manhood 101 nouncing how the law could stand between him and "a man 's own son, which he has had all the trouble and all the anxiety and all the expense of raising," but actually bemoaning his inability to grab Huck 's money. Pap 's only sense of worth comes from asserting his meager white supremacy” (Obenzinger 101). Huck would rather act as though he was dead than live a life with a man like Pap as his father. After Pap finally comes back to see Huck and decides that he wants to live with him Huck starts to get uneasy.
The lord was so boastful and self centered that he couldn't stand ugly things, even if they were pretty before, so he demoted people and hide possessions that were no longer magnificent. The beautiful, magnificent drake the lord had captured became dull and “ he refused to to release the drake, ordering that the cage be put out of sight so he would be no longer be annoyed by the birds sad appearance”. (10). His overwhelming desire for more beautiful items rule by his decisions in the empire. The lord's greed brought loneliness, anger, and the thought he has the power to rule over
Zaroff is the villain and main antagonist in Richard Connell’s short story The Most Dangerous Game. Zaroff enjoys sadistically hunting and killing people that wash up on his island’s shores, and if the people refuse to be hunted by Zaroff; they are tortured by Ivan, his faithful lackey. Zaroff is not a saint by any standard but he would be found not guilty in a modern day court and the best option would be to tell sailors to stay away from the island. Zaroff is not a threat to society at large as he only hunts the people that are unfortunate enough to get stranded on his island. Admittedly, he does capsize ships but his methods are not hurting society at large and his island is his own society.
Heart of Darkness portrays the fearsome and psychologically sophisticated story of the struggle between civilization and the wild untamed nature. The captain of the vessel is named Charlie Marlow, initially his aim is to take ivory out of Africa and with it an ill agent named Mr. Kurtz because of who Marlow’s reality starts to change. Kurtz is one of the key character in the novel. He was called the “universal genius”, who is extremely intelligent but unfortunately falls under the influence of human instincts like greed. Nobody from the people who surround him can help him, in fact the opposite, he is considered to be godlike, for instance, because of his origin: “On my asking who Mr. Kurtz was, he said he was a first-class agent;
For Riddick to say this is a crack in the hard and un moving man that is described as a monster that feels nothing and cant be killed. As the movie comes to a close, Riddick Is faced with a choice fight or flight. He had the option to run and hide on some far off planet but, he choses to save his friend and stop the main villains. This is why I think Riddick is a hero. However, in most scenes in the movie he has proven that he is not a hero.
10)Victor’s dismay for the monster doesn’t mean he shouldn’t take responsibility and take care of his creation. 11) Victor spent plenty of time on the creature and the monster, larger and stronger than Victor petrified Victor which caused him to enter a state of illness caused by fear. 12) A person who lacks an identity such as Victor attempted to create a life which resulted in a hurried project and a scary creature. 13) Since Victor played God in the creation of the monster the monster had the right to despise Victor. (Shelley) 14) Since Victor denies the monster social acceptance, the monster is left to self educate himself which leads to isolation issues which cause violence.
Lennie’s strength and his childish mind is his biggest struggle that affects many people on the ranch and himself. Lennie is overprotective of George and about being with him he would do anything for the guy, so when Crooks tells him, “S’pose he gets killed or hurt so he can’t come back.”(71) Lennie then contradicts his opinion”This ain’t true. George ain’t got hurt.”(72) he can’t believe that something like that would happen to George that will leave him alone. After George had scolded him had replies ”If you don 't want me I can go off an’ find a cave. I can go away any time”(13).
The classic tale The Beauty and the Beast conveys an excellent lesson on how one should never judge a book by its cover. In the story the Beast is an outcast who is judged solely on his physical appearance and unjustly declared to be a menacing monster by society. Due to the way he looks, people automatically assume that he is dangerous and a threat to society. Similar to the Beast, the Green Knight from Gawain and the Green Knight by the Pearl Poet is thought to be a dangerous, supernatural being on the basis of his outward appearance and intimidating persona; nonetheless, In spite of his threatening appearance and other seemingly antagonizing characteristics, the Green Knight is a respectable character with a numerous amount of redeeming qualities that are portrayed throughout the story. On the surface, the Green Knight is an ostensibly dangerous being.
In the novel "Lord of the Flies", the boys attempted to create a working society with hunters, a chief, where everyone could be safe, and more importantly feel safe. This society though didn 't work out; there were too many outlying problems, like Jack wanting desperately to best Ralph, or Roger being a secret sociopath, or the fact that throughout the entire book they were terrified of some beast, which was really just them all along. In "Lord of the Flies" the boys are so blinded by terror and excitement that they don 't take any time to clear their heads, think, and realize that what they have been doing is completely wrong. In the book one character, Simon, realized that the beast that they had been scared of the whole time had really been them, and when he tries to tell the others what he has discovered, they beat him to death with spears before anyone can hear or understand what he was trying so hard to tell them. In the book one of the characters, Ralph, says "Things are breaking up.
"He 's an incipient monster, thought Pete, and. . . we 've seen in the world how monsters can come to the top and just what horrors they can achieve” (Knowles PAGE). Pete was afraid that NAME would grow up to become a powerful manipulator but admitted that it would be nearly impossible to prevent it from happening so he calmly did not reveal NAME’s true intentions.
Most people believe that corporate corruption is one of the worst things about the United States. Eric Schlosser, a famous author and journalist, can be considered to be one of these people. In Schlosser’s nonfiction novel, Fast Food Nation, he shows the extent of the corruption within the fast food industry. He claims that the executives at the top are some of the most powerful and greedy people that walk this Earth. They can get away with basically anything, even bribing government bureaucracies to lie about their data to make the processing plants seem safe.