Because this causes hate inside of Ahab, Ahab is determined to take out this hatred on the whale. This is further proof that Ahab is unsettled by the unexplainable reason for Moby Dick’s evil. Because this troubles Ahab so much, he internalizes these emotions which in turn cause the “mask” or “wall.” So although much of Ahab’s troubles are self-induced, he blames Moby Dick. And because he sees the whale as the sole infliction of all his pain and sorrow, Ahab views Moby Dick as the embodiment of all evil. This is what creates his strong feelings for
Ever since that terrifying moment he has seen the whale as an obstacle or a wall that needs to de eliminate. Herman was inspired by many things, but in the story the captain inspires the crew with money and convinces them to help him get vengeance. In fact, there was this one particular character called Starbuck that said that “Vengeance on a dumb brute, that simply smote you from blindest instinct.” “Pure madness to be angry at a dumb thing”. With this being said, he does not like the idea of vengeance. In addition, because of Ahab’s stubbornness and selfish reasons to take vengeance, he put the crew in harm’s way.
Ahab’s revenge-driven mission to kill Moby Dick eventually gets him, and the rest of his crew, killed. The fact that Ahab let not only himself but his entire crew to perish only for a grudge held by an insane captain over a white whale shows his evil carelessness for his crew’s
MOBY DICK AND SHAKESPEAREAN TRAGEDY Moby Dick is a revenge tale about the revengeful quest of a wounded man for the powerful force of nature; Moby Dick; and the perishing memories of the questors and the wounded questor into the deep perils of the sea, who engulfs all; leaving one as the sole survivor and witness to unveil and unfold the awful revenge tragedy of stubbornness that outlived the American imagination. Richard Chase in his book describes Moby dick as “the most startling and characteristic products of American imagination. ( Gayatri N 2014 :244) Herman Melville felt that American literature could acquire new depth and dimension by achieving a Shakespearean quality in their literature. Shakespeare’s tragic heroes are often the
His pride here is shown by his overreaction to the suitors’ attempts at, what they thought was, a widowed woman by slaughtering them all, even those who spoke for Odysseus and tried to support him. Through the course of his journey, from beginning to end, Odysseus showcases his pride, once by shouting his name at a mad Cyclops, and once more by killing the innocent and guilty alike in the massacre at his home hall. This violates the monomyth by its absence of a character change and the hero’s continued
In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies Jack transforms from a boy who 's determined to hunt and find food for the group of boys, to a power hungry savage who disagrees with Ralph. As Jacks chaotic actions increases, the reader will notice how fear and chaos will drive people to extreme behaviors. Jack is assigned to be one of the hunters on the island and he becomes obsessed with killing the pig. Golding sets the scene by writing “the madness came to his eyes again”... “I thought I might kill” (53). The sentence “The madness came to his eyes again” shows how obsessed Jack is and how determined he is to kill the pig.
“Round she spun, reeling under the impact, filled with reeking brimstone, shipmates pitching out her, bobbing around like Seahawks swept along by the whitecaps past the trim black hull and the god cut short their journey home forever” (Odyssey 12. 448-452). The harsh punishment describes the ship as a she who’s shipmates dive out of the burning ship like Seahawks as the Zeus again hinders Odysseus and his men from going home. The theme of disobedience is very prominent in this episode. The poor choices Odysseus makes as well as his foolish men.
While moving along the bank of the river of boiling blood, Dante notes “... the shrieking wraiths were boiled and dyed. Some stood up to their lashes in that torrent, and as we passed them the huge centaur said ‘Here they pay for their ferocity. Here is Alexander’” (Alighieri XII.103-107). Dante writes that Alexander the Great—a man adored throughout Italy—suffers greatly; this allusion to the Lord of Asia puts emphasis on the fact that anyone can go to Hell and even great people must pay for their sins. This allusion to a great historical figure aids the reader in understanding the purpose of the allegory.
Based on his actions we can tell that Montresor is full of revenge because he plots to kill his own friend. Fortunato has done many things against Montresor that slowly get to him. "The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge" (p.1 1-3). Montresor got tired of Fortunato doing him wrong, so he decides that he was going to get back at him. Montresor would make sure that Fortunato never does him wrong again, proving that he is a man full of revenge.
Iago’s jealousy is essentially what creates the whole play of Othello. His jealousy is what motivates him to start manipulating everyone in order to get revenge. His actions done in jealousy cause multiple deaths and make a great man turn into an insecure and irrational one. He creates a domino effect in which every action has a consequence that benefits him but slowly ruins everyone around him. Iago tells Othello to beware of jealousy because “..it is the green-eyed monster…” (Shakespeare.