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. A famous critic wrote about this allegory, “Irving certainly never intended “The Devil and Tom Walker” to be taken as a folktale.
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. This aspect is evident in “The Tell-Tale Heart”, the story of a man who murders an old man he lives with and hides the dismembered pieces of his corpse under his bedroom’s floor. However, when the police question him about the scream heard by a neighbour, he is pervaded by such a sense
Not only is this for the audience to understand that his words are kept to himself, but for him to be alone on stage parallels the devil’s solidarity in Hell. 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.
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. Moreover, the protagonists, Heathcliff and Catherine, are happy when they do not follow the conventions of the society ,however, they were oppressed when they follow them.
The specialty of investigation all alone rejects the basic simple clarifications yet rather bargains in the mind boggling actualities. 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