In the comparison of the maze runner and lord of the flies, there are numerous themes that are similar to each other. Therefore, from the evaluation of the two works of art, the similar main themes include: Civilization vs. Savagery From the analysis of the Maze Runner, Glader exudes inhumanity in regards to treatment of Ben. Admittedly, Glader treats Ben and his punishment that results in bringing about feelings of heightened guilt in
Ivan 's lapses from the unconscious to the conscious rises questions to whether the Devil is real or imaginary. If the Devil operates in the subconscious, he is a threat on the psychological level rather than on the spiritual level. There is a psychological confusion, which poses as an initiator of the Devil 's string of mental torments. Although I believe the Devil is doubt personified, I do admit that the Devil is simultaneously a symbol for wickedness and torture. Infiltrating the unconscious plants seeds of doubt that will grow and germinate to the point of mental deterioration, exemplified by Ivan 's "brain fever.
The Allegory of The Devil and Tom Walker In the story, “The Devil and Tom Walker”, the author, Washington Irving, uses symbolic devices, and farfetched stories in order to convey to the audience a hidden meaning. Irving claims the story was just a, “legend”, but from further examination in the text the audience can conclude that this story is an allegory. The main character, Tom Walker is portrayed as an epitome for greed, and is shown how this theme can corrupt someone's life. Throughout the story there are many symbolic clues Irving includes to hint to this story being an allegory.
Obsession, an idea or thought that constantly keeps invading one’s mind, sometimes leading them to do terribly foolish things. This is proficiently depicted in the short stories “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe and “The Possibility of Evil” by Shirley Jackson. In “The Tale-Tale Heart”, the protagonist was so strongly obsessed with the old man’s vulture-like eye and hated it with such a great passion, that he decided to take the old man’s life. Similarly, in “The Possibility of Evil”, Adela Strangeworth was so excessively addicted to helping stop spread “evil” in her town that she did not realize that she was being intrusive and invading peoples personal lives. Even though in these two stories tackle different things the main character is obsessed over, the main idea of harming other peoples lives because of their strange obsession remains the same.
In fact, by using an inner and limited point of view, the writer analyses in depth the psychology of the perverse and contradictory protagonists of his stories and exposes a kind of madness that induces readers to think of them as unreliable narrators. For instance, in works such as “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Black Cat” , the narrators attempt to prove their sanity providing a rational explanation of their actions and portraying their crimes as excusable. However, their inability to question their own abnormal behaviour, as well as their irrational fixations, are signs of their lack of sanity.
The ease which comes with performing his plots is purely second nature and part of his identity because he is one with the devil. Part of Iago’s transfer of evil to cause disorder is when he fully intends to spark Othello’s jealousy in love. The telling of Iago to Othello that Desdemona laid “naked with her friend in bed” plants a devil inside Othello’s brain (4.1.5). The devil continues to haunt Othello and causes him to act without reason, like an animal with no conscience. Pointed out by Gonzales, by Iago doing the thinking for Othello, the “final result is a devil’s head guiding the body of a raging animal” (Gonzales 45).
Psychological suffering versus physical torture is one of the central themes in No Exit by French playwright Jean-Paul Sartre. Sartre’s famous quote that “hell is other people” (45) is illustrated through the interactions among Garcin, Inez and Estelle. Through psychological suffering the characters’ self-destructive flaws are revealed which ultimately emphasizes how each of them are responsible for their own fate. The characters have the freedom of will to help redeem each other but choose not to. To subtly reinforce this theme, Sartre uses the setting of a locked room and the furnishings that cannot be moved to symbolize eternal suffering and the stare of the characters to judge and torment each other.
Catherine’s marriage to Edgar Linton is a turning point. Normally, it must be a marriage of happy ending, however, it represents the repression of Heathcliff and makes him an embedded of revenge. He becomes an outcome of everything he has encountered. People which are not abondend by social conventions are always shown as monsters ,as for instance, In Marry Shelley’s Frankenstein, the inability of the monster to unite with his creator makes him a threaten to humanity.
In spite of the fact that Iago is the regular disturbance and accordingly the conspicuous awful person, his fate is to make the disaster that this play later moves toward becoming. A protracted thought notwithstanding a receptive outlook will demonstrate the reality of the situation. Othello is the real miscreant. Despite the fact that he at first does not have any vindictive considerations and thoughts, he in the long run becomes a murderer due to emotionally untrustworthy and jealousy.
The character Jack Merridew is a prefect example of what could result if the evil is released. Also the confrontation between Simon and the Lord of the Flies proves how menacing the evil that lies in a humans soul can be. However, the painted masks that are used, can be used to prove Golding’s point of the intrinsic evil of a human. Overall, has proved that without the humanity or the balance of one’s emotions, in can result in the catastrophic downfall of humans and all the is
In these stories, fear is shown a lot there is two stories, the first one is called “Sinner in the hand of a angry god” and the other one “The Crucible”. The fear is very different from one story to the other, but there must be some similarity’s. In “The Crucible” Abigail Williams was caught dancing naked in the woods which raises some question. Everyone is claiming it is witch craft and Abigail doesn’t want anything to come out so she threatens all the girls that were with her at the time of getting caught and tells them she will kill them if they say anything. There is fear in going both ways because even though Abby threaten to kill the girls Abby is also scared because of what could happen to her family because if there is witch craft in her family they could get
Christ gives us an eternal joy that nothing on earth can replace, however the demons are constantly trying to sway the patient away from this joy to earthly pleasures. They try to focus his attention on basic things such as reading the newspaper instead of reading his Bible and having a lot of average non-theological conversation (Lewis 22). None of this is technically a sin by itself, but the demons are crafty and distract him with this happiness that looks good. They do this so that they eventually replace the joy deep down in his heart with happiness that will eventually fade. Screwtape enlightens his nephew on the difference between happiness and joy and the uses stating, “Fun is closely related to Joy — a sort of emotional froth arising
(1) Read “God: The Villanelle”. Research the structure of a villanelle to understand how the poem works and post a comment on its structure. Next, consider the title and the message conveyed throughout the poem, as it pertains to God. Finally, listen to the reading of Marvin Klotz - "An Open Letter to the One True God, Whoever She, He, Or It May Be" and post a comment.
Although the description of Hypatia’s death captures the audience’s attention, the truth to it all is simply that Hypatia was just murdered shown by the evidence of the diction Zielsinki uses suggesting that Peter the Lector was dehumanizing her and had brutal nature. The diction used by Zielsinski’s shows how Peter the Lector didn’t think of Hypatia as a human but instead as an animal or just an object. Described in the article, it says how the Lector beat Hypatia with roofing tiles shows that he didn’t want to even touch her. Peter thought she was ‘unclean’ and didn’t want her filth to stain him. The “mob”, a crowd bent on or engaged in lawless violence, follows the action of their leader the Lector of treating her like the animal he thinks she is.
“Rafar stepped up behind Langstrat and sank his talons deep into her skull. She twitched and gagged for a moment and then slowly, hideously, her countenance took on the unmistakable expressions of the Prince of Babylon himself” (“Read” Ch.19). This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti is a Christian novel that deals with how demons and angels interact in our daily lives. Set in a small town named Ashton, demons plan to take over the town for their personal use. They do this by controlling the minds of several different people, and then making them do what they say.