The ineffective crucifixion and attempt at martyrdom are evidence of his great failure. Simon's act of cutting the parachutist free leads to the corpse resembling the beast in flight. The body then travels deep into the ocean while simultaneously driving the idea of the “beast” deeper into the mind of the boys. Simon also brings out the most primitive side of the boys while they commit murder for the first time. The boys will kill a human on the island again, and will continue to show how Simon was unsuccessful at being a Christ figure on the
For instance, after the Mariners crew was taken from him because of his decision to kill the albatross he was forced to “look upon the rotting deck,” where all of his “dead men lay” (Coleridge 7). The Mariner is tortured by his isolation whenever he looks back at his mistakes. His choice to kill the albatross forced him into isolation which slowly eroded his will to live. Similar to the way the Mariner was tortured by his mistake, Victor is led to his demise after he “swears...to pursue the demon who caused this misery” (Frankenstein 193). Victors isolation corrupted his mind into thinking that the only path left to take was to hunt down his creation until it ended in his own or the creature’s death.
Revenge is a big theme in the story. After Odysseus blinds Polyphemus, the son of Poseidon, Poseidon is out to get Odysseus. When he is leaving Calypso’s island, Poseidon sends a storm while Odysseus is sailing in hopes to get revenge for what he did to his son. When Odysseus finally returns home after being gone for 20 years, he kills all the suitors who ate his food and invaded his house while he was gone. He was angry and looking to get revenge on them for what they had done and put his wife through.
Homer’s The Odyssey follows Odysseus and his journey home from the Trojan War. Although he anticipates a short journey, Odysseus is cursed by Poseidon to suffer ten additional years at sea. On the way home, Odysseus and his crew stop at the Cyclops’s island and encounter Polyphemus, Poseidon’s son, who kills crew members by tempting them with food, and then crushing them. Odysseus tricks the Cyclops by using the pseudonym of Nobody and stabs him in the eye; however he reveals his true name at the last second, thus giving Poseidon someone to blame. The remaining crew then stumbles upon the island of the Circe, where they are taken in by the sorceress’s beautiful women and abundant food.
After Katherine had found Sam they took a boat, having no choice but leaving Mary Lou behind.As Sam rowed the boat,Trout Walker followed them in his high speed motor-boat and his boat crashed into Sam’s boat.Sam was shot and killed in the water and as Katherine was returned against her wishes,she saw Mary Lou’s dead body laying on the ground.Three days later Katherine shot the sheriff as a revenge.And with red lips she kissed the dead sheriff to present him with what he had previously asked for.For the next 20 years she was known as the most feared famous outlaw Kissin’ Kate
The Scarlet Letter, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is a novel that tells the story of Hester Prynne, who commits adultery on her husband, Roger Chillingworth, with the reverend of the town, Arthur Dimmesdale. This causes Chillingworth to allow evil to grow within him. Likewise, in another American gothic novel, Moby-Dick, by Herman Melville, the captain of the whaling ship, The Pequod, becomes evil after the whale named Moby Dick bites his leg off. Roger Chillingworth and Captain Ahab are both evil characters with many similarities in the way they allow evil to manifest within them. What starts this evil within these two characters is the fact that both of them have a feeling of absence in their manliness after suffering these unfortunate
In Beowulf, he swims out to open sea with a friend stating, “I swam in the blackness of the night, hunting monsters of the ocean, and killing them one by one; death was my errand and the fate they had earned” (251). Swimming out to sea to hunt monsters is undeniably considered moving out of conventional safety to undertake a journey. Beowulf’s achievement comes from, “I drove five great monsters into chains, chased all of the race from earth” (250). This is an accomplishment because Beowulf has taken away their capability to sabotage the earth, possibly saving many human lives. Beowulf proves through his entire life that he has all of the characteristics of a hero.
Odysseus men end up eating some of the cattle. Since Odysseus played no part in the eating of the sacred cattle, the gods rage by killing all of his men, sparing only Odysseus. Another example of this is when Odysseus and his men were traveling and they met Scylla and Charybdis. Zeus orders a big storm to Odysseus men. The storm kills his men and destroys their ship.
Orcas with different backgrounds and dialects are placed together without much thought about how this could affect them. A killer whale named Tilikum was placed in Sealand and he was expected to perform tricks that he had never done, and if he performed them incorrectly all of the whales were withheld food. “This annoyed the others, so they would rake him with their teeth, causing him to bleed” (Lewis). In the wild, when a dominant orca begins showing aggression the other orca has thousands of miles to swim away and flee the scene. However, these animals are in pools where they do not have that option.