In this time, the dragon was attempting to convince Grendel to terrorize the humans, since they are already scared of him. However, Grendel can’t even comprehend what the dragon is saying because he’s so scared of how he looks. Shmoop.com says, “In short, Grendel's dragon is elemental, massive, invincible—totally scary. In an ironic twist, Grendel can hardly pay attention to the "wisdom" that the creature wants to give him, because he's so entranced by sight of the dragon's body. It's another way in which Gardner is trying to play with the idea of the monstrous: Grendel is too afraid of the dragon to listen to anything he has to say, just as the humans are too afraid of Grendel to listen to anything he has to say.” (Shmoop) To be fair, this dragon is terrifying.
Moreover, negative aspects of totalitarianism can be seen through the encouragement of hatred throughout the people. The most iconic symbol of hatred that the people demonstrate throughout this novel is the two minutes of hate. The entire process of it, shows just how much control the party has over the people. Winston details of that, “[t]he horrible thing about the two minutes of hate was not that one was obliged to act apart, but that it was impossible to avoid joining in … At those moments, [Winston’s] secret loathing of Big Brother changed into adoration” (Orwell 14-15). This in total shows how the people under the government 's control can unconsciously turn into puppets of hate for the rulers to use.
Even if they are younger boys they still did bad things to survive. Which leads me to believe humans are not all that nice of people. I believe that humans are bad because they kill and are selfish. William Golding’s novel Lord of the flies shows that humans are violent through survival situations. An example of this is Jack who was ready to kill or hurt or destroy anyone or anything at any given moment.
He is no longer seen as the “falcon” by anyone, as his true intention and weaknesses are revealed through the use of this comparison. Those who gave him high honors before are no longer seeing the greatness that was once there before, but the greatness that he is failing to revive. He is now seen clearly as the snake under his own mask. Equally, the imagery of crows and darkness replicates the emptiness Macbeth is trying so hard to fulfill. As Macbeth is surrendered to the evil that has succumb him, Macbeth sees that “Light thickens, and the crow/Makes wing to th' rooky wood.” (3.2.52-53) Openly, Macbeth has gone so deeply into his own paranoia about the damages he has caused to himself and the country around him that everything that
The flaws that lead him to the inevitable was his wrath and righteousness. Firstly, Oedipus’s wrath is the main reason why the oracle’s prophecy became true which causes his downfall in the end of the play. When Oedipus was fleeing from Corinth, he became enraged when he got pushed aside. The fury he had within triggered the start of the prophecy. In the play, it stated, “ On the way, he brawls with an old man in a carriage… and in a fit of temper kills him.” ( Sophocles 3) This shows that Oedipus’s anger controlled him and caused him to kill the old man whom, little did he know, was his biological father.
As page 165 says, “He was spit on and pelted with Cokes, ice, and coins”, he was very hated. Of course, with hate comes violence, and that is exactly what happened to Perry Wallace. Even though he did nothing wrong but want to play a game that he liked. Another way he was hurt was simply by names. Being called very inappropriate names that really tore him down.
Victor’s actions resulted in the Creature killing others because Victor made the Creature miserable. When Victor first created the Creature, he observed it with horror and disgust. When the Creature found out what Victor thought of him he stated “I am solitary and abhorred” (111). Finding out that even his creator hated him filled the Creature with agony and rage. These emotions that Victor brought upon the Creature compelled him to kill Victor’s loved ones.
These people are tottering on the edge of sin as Jonathan Edwards tell us in the writing entitled Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. Edwards tells us that “God that holds you over the pit of hell, much as one holds a spider, or some loathsome insect, over the fire, abhors you; he looks upon you as worthy of nothing else”. He tells preaches that those supporting the old ways, “have offended him infinitely more than ever a stubborn rebel did his prince: and yet ‘tis nothing but his hand that holds you from falling into the fire every
In contrast, the creature receives hate from mankind and is taught to hate humans back as they judge him by his appearance as they attack or run away from him. The monster begins to feel he will never be accepted into human society even if he does good deeds. Demonstrated by the quote, “I had saved a human being from destruction, and as a recompense I now writhed under the miserable pain ... I vowed eternal hatred and vengeance to all mankind,” (Shelley 155). The creature is influenced by all of those around is taught to hate against humans and take drastic actions.
Tybalt illustrates passionate hate which makes him very impatient with the Montagues and leads to his own death and causes emotional distress to the Capulet family. Accordingly this can be seen when Romeo goes to the fest at the Capulets and Tybalt wants to kill him solely because he was present at the fest. This, by his voice, should be a Montague.— (to his PAGE) Fetch me my rapier, boy.— What, dares the slave Come hither, cover’d with an antic face, To fleer and scorn at our solemnity? Now by the stock and honor of my kin, To strike him dead I hold it not a sin. Tybalt believes that Romeo attended the fest to mock and show disgrace to the Capulet and therefore wanted to kill Romeo.
Since Grendel was born from evil he could never be happy which angered him when he heard all the people in Herot having a good time. Grendel was always sinning by murdering every night. In lines 1-2 it backs up my stating of Grendel being evil it says “A powerful monster, living down in the darkness, impatient.” Grendel was smart in many ways. One way Grendel was smart was because he knew when to strike. Grendel killed many of people undetected.
When Ralph screamed at Jack that he’s chief, Meridew in response, charged at the original leader as if he was bloodlusted. “Viciously, with full intention, he hurled his spear at Ralph..tore the skin and flesh…”(pg181). This quote not only defines the brute force of Merridew, it would also explain why the other children are afraid of Jack, Looking at this in a perspective of a hunter, if anyone were to resist him( he already shown that he has the guts to kill), Jack will just punish you mentality and physically to convert you to his side, or even murder you if you don’t. With that being said, that’s why Jack is never suited of becoming an effective leader, because he doesn’t use democracy, but rather dictatorship(just like Kim Jong
Similarly, after the De Laceys beat the monster, he feels there are “none…men that existed who would pity or assist” him, causing him to “declare everlasting war against the species” (122, Shelley). Because the monster experiences violence rather than nurture, he turns violent against mankind. The violence from the De Lacy family causes the creature to “feel anger, then a desire for revenge, and finally a violent severing from all that is human” (Mellor). This exhibits violent recurrence that arises as nurture is replaced by violence. This violence leads to murderous actions.
Additionally, Bob Ewell’s hatred towards Atticus grew, as the book went on. He got so sick and tired of him and wanted revenge. Atticus explains that, “So if spitting at my face and threatening me saved Mayella Ewell one extra beating, that’s something I’ll gladly take.” Harper Lee describes that Bob Ewell was so full of hatred that he would beat up anyone he disliked. Towards the end of the novel. Bob couldn’t control his hatred any longer so, in revenge he tries to kill Atticus’ children.
On the whole, envy changes people in ways they never thought would exist. Even though all envious entities start off ordinary people they can be corrupted and taken hostage by this emotion. Envy is an ever growing vine that keeps getting bigger and stronger as it feeds on your terrible thoughts and actions. Envy changed men like Jack and Minh Nguyen as both of them took it to the extreme by committing terrible acts of violence. Jack tried to murder Ralph because he had power in the beginning of the story and Jack’s envy of Ralph had grown ever so greatly.