When Captain Ahab finally appears, he makes the harpooners take a blood promise to find and kill Moby Dick. Throughout the story, Captain Ahab directs the ship into harsher conditions and away from the whale oil profits to instead follow the path of Moby Dick in hopes of getting his kill. Even when the ship’s supplies get low and whale oil depletes, Captain Ahab continues to move forward in finding Moby Dick. The captain’s resentment toward the gargantuan white whale eventually gets him and almost all of his crew killed. His actions prove that revenge can blind one’s sane thoughts and instead make rash decisions that lead to be harmful to
When Ahab decides to only kill Moby Dick, it cuts down all of the crew members paychecks. Also, when Ahab is on the trail to kill Moby Dick he almost destroys the ship in the process. The effect of the evil doing can help show the end result and who it will
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
The Roman kills Jesus as he said to be kind for the people. And for Simon, he found out the truth of the beast was the parachute that is waving on the rock. When he knows the truth he wanted to talk to other kids that is on the Island. But unexpectedly is being killed by Jack and his followers, but can also say that the indirect murderer is Lord of The Flies. This example is a direct reference to the death of Christ.
It is likely that he is not willing to accept that Moby Dick attacked him for reason. He wants to kill Moby Dick because that will cause the unknown to go away, and he feels that that is the one thing that can finally make him feel at peace with himself. However, his reason for vengeance deepens when he continues to say, “He tasks me; he heaps me; I see in him outrageous strength, with an inscrutable malice sinewing it. That inscrutable thing is chiefly what I hate; and be the white whale agent, or be the white whale principal, I will wreak that hate upon him.” Ahab is saying that Moby Dick is a constant burden, and that the whale possesses an evil strength that is unexplainable. Because this causes hate inside of Ahab, Ahab is determined to take out this hatred on the whale.
In Shakespeare's play Macbeth, the main protagonist Macbeth seeks a kingly title, but does so in such a way that suggests his fatal and seemingly cruel ambition derives from inherent evilness shown through his callousness despite his reputation. Comparatively, the modern day example of ambition gone wrong resides in the infamous Aaron Hernandez. Corruption is shown through Hernandez’s failure to adhere to law despite his tumultously strict upbringing, with his apparent evilness exemplified through his apathy, turn to addiction, and attraction to the likes of murder. The instinctual evilness shown in both Macbeth in William Shakespeare's Macbeth and Hernandez in Paul Solotaroff “Gangster in the Huddle” shows that despite glory, the downfall of man comes from the
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
Roger Chillingworth from The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is a prime example of evil. Another character from the American classic Moby Dick by Herman Melville- Captain Ahab- can be contrasted, as he is an example of evil that does not exactly appear in the same ways. Roger Chillingworth and Captain Ahab are both evil characters with many differences such as their motives, degrees of harm done, and views on religion. A prominent difference in the two characters is the difference in motive. In The Scarlet Letter, Chillingworth is attempting to avenge his wife by slowly poisoning the man whom she committed adultery with.
In Candide, irony occurs as the clergy, the Inquisitor, executes citizens for opposing philosophical views. "Moral" and trusted religious leaders engage in sinful acts with mistresses, thieves, and homosexual activities. In addition, The Pope, a renowned religious leader, has a daughter despite his religious vows of celibacy. Voltaire uses this irony to ridicule the hypocrisy and corruption he viewed in the church. Bray's also uses irony in which Taylor added a superficial statement during prayer for safety.
She only does this because her husband tells her to so it didn’t cause her pain or guilt. However, Iago planted this item on Cassio, which caused Othello to become infuriated with Desdemona once he found out that it was not in her possession. Iago’s plans on making Othello jealous were working. He progressively gets angrier with Desdemona and he eventually ended up killing her due to his intense jealousy. After the word gets out that Iago made the whole thing up, Othello’s heart sank and he was filled with guilt for the loss of his beloved