Through this, it is evident that corruptive influences and desires exist in every individual. Stevenson also warns readers of the all-consuming nature of evil. This is indisputably epitomised in the character os Dr. Jekyll as he succumbs to his “other self”, Hyde, and is unable to escape from the insidious nature of Hyde. Only death was able to relieve Dr. Jekyll of his immoral and “wicked” side (Stevenson 1689). Therefore, the text could be viewed as a 19th century social novel that allegorises the evils and immoral vices of
McCarthy represents the cannibals as bad people through the application of creating terror, climaxed by moments of horror throughout the novel. I will take into consideration two different varieties of cannibals as a social group: the desperate and the
A condemnation of unfettered industrialism and the abandonment of human morality, Mary Shelley 's Frankenstein illustrates the Victor is the real monster. Constructing a marginalised and cruel childhood for the invention, Shelley builds her predominant argument crystallising the monstrous qualities of humanity. The subsequent condemnation of the unaccountable nature of Victor builds on her authorial intent that victor’s actions and intentions are in inhumane. Additionally, Shelley is realistic in acknowledging that absolute good and evil do not exist, and in pointing to moments where her cast deviate from their previous moral values, Shelley suggests that the creature and Victor both exhibit monstrous and empathetic qualities. Ultimately Shelley
While he knows that his actions are immoral, he embraces it fully by calling for evil forces to help in his plans to destroy Othello’s life. This imagery shows Iago’s true nature to the audience, one that wishes for the corruption of people’s lives and actively acting it out. Moreover, Iago refers to himself as a devil in a soliloquy after Cassio drunkenly --------, saying "When devils will the blackest sins put on, / They do suggest at first with heavenly shows, / As I do now" (2.3.351-353). He reveals his intentions to harm Othello to the audience, showing that he does not have empathy for Othello or those his actions would affect, showing his ------------------------------------------------------------------------. Iago is also called a devil by other characters in the play after he is found out to be the one who orchestrated Othello’s undoing.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde are very different individuals Jekyll is handsome and “good” in the eyes of the community, whereas Hyde is ugly, “evil” and describes as “like a money” when viewed through society’s glasses. Hyde is illustrated as animalistic and deformed mainly to evoke an evil character. When the murder of Sin Danvers Crew happens, Hyde showed the symbol of evil, by beating up Mr. Crew so hard with the cane that his bones are “audibly shattered”. Dr. Jekyll tells the power of evil Mr. Hyde through a letter he wrote to Mr. Utterson, “I began to be aware of a change in the temper of my though, a greater boldness, a contempt of danger, a solution of the bonds of obligation.
I heard many things in hell.” (1). Perhaps, if he could things from hell, he could have heard bad things about the old man. He proceeded to tell the reader, “He had the eye of a vulture --a pale blue eye, with a film over it. Whenever it fell upon me, my blood ran cold; and so by degrees --very gradually --I made up my mind to take the life of the old man, and thus rid myself of the eye forever” (Poe 2) Since his reasoning is completely illogical, the reader can infer that he is mentally unstable. The narrator’s motive and style of execution for the murder is rather strange.
While Hyde 's morality is apparent in his appearance, Dr. Jekyll is not as morally superior as his looks may suggest. Opposed to Mr. Hyde 's abhorrent appearance, Dr. Jekyll has a "large handsome face" and an established, well-regarded reputation (Stevenson 19). The impression of Dr. Jekyll is one of good nature and respectability, but the doctor is a morally suspect character with his main flaw being selfishness. After the murder of Carew, Dr. Jekyll 's main concern is his reputation, which shocks Utterson (19). Mr. Utterson 's surprise at this comment reflects this idea of the time: a well-groomed man must be in good moral standing; therefore, this unashamed selfishness is surprising.
In his short life, he often wrote detective and horror stories in an abstractive and contradictive way, such as The Tell Tale Heart and The Raven. In this story, the main character felt guilty because he got mad and killed the old man. Moreover, the author emphasizes the theme, which is that the human heart cannot tolerant the duty of guilt, through out the use of characterization, mood and symbolism. The narrator emphasized the theme of guilt by adding up an interesting characteristic to the main character as an insane “madman”, “ I think it was his eye! Yes, it was this!
At the end of a novel, it claims: "When I run over the frightful catalogue of my sins, I cannot believe that I am the same creature whose thoughts were filled with sublime and transcendent visions of the beauty and the majesty of goodness. But it is even so; the fallen angel becomes a malignant devil"(p.223.) Because of its appearance creature treated by humans as a villain so, he became isolated from an outer world. However, monster understood that he did not look
Yet again the use of present tense of ‘it is’ tells us that he has made his mind up about the murder. The words ‘bloody business’ contain a sinister undertone due to the alliteration of plosive sounds, additionally the use of ‘bloody’ creates allusions about death which shows that his mind is already corrupted with wicked thoughts. This quote is followed by “Nature seems dead, and wicked dreams abuse curtained sleep”, illustrating Macbeth’s paranoia and rather haunted thoughts. ‘Nature seems dead’ represents how ‘nature’ is disagreeing with Macbeth’s plans of throwing the chain of being into chaos, there may also be a ‘double entendre’ here, Shakespeare may be suggesting that human nature even seems dead, that even the idea of killing for greed of power is against human nature. Business.