In the poem Beowulf, there is a contrast between good and evil. This distinction is presented through the monsters Grendel and his mother, in parallel to the hero Beowulf. The themes of evil and monstrosity are therefore used in the story, as a way to create the notion of Grendel and his mother as monsters. Beowulf therefore appears as a character representing good. Although Beowulf shows traits of abnormal power, like Grendel and his mother, his motifs are interpreted differently.
This deteriorates an individual's emotional well being and will to live which leads to an unjustified faith. Elie’s identity has been reshaped by the sensation of feeling meaningless because his name is accustomed around his personality which defines one’s identity. Thus without a name, Eliezer has no individual personality or identity. Auschwitz is eminent for their impeccable lifestyle and cold-blooded soldiers. The barbarous SS men are domineering towards the Jewish captives throughout their eerie threats and actions, as demonstrated in the following quotation, “From time to time, a shot exploded in the darkness.
The devil is known as the most deceptive creature of all. He is able to bring evil and tempt others into doing wrong just to see the lack of order and reason. Iago, throughout the whole play, tricks Roderigo, Othello, and Cassio into believing his tales and acting on them, but does not leave any question to the audience whether or not he is aware what he is doing is wrong. Whenever Iago creates a new scheme he says aloud his entire plan only after people have left the stage. 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.
“When the monster bends over the dead Frankenstein in grief and remorse… one realizes how much they’ve been part of one another” (Hennessy). Therefore, the monsters superego may be trivial, but it is there and he does have some conscience in order to feel contrite about his creator’s
Guerin establishes that good and evil are one, not two separate entities that are the driving forces behind a personality, but he is also warning the reader to be careful trusting people for “you won’t know who’s who” (Guerin 11). Revealing this important message, also relates to readers of The Devil in the White City because Holmes “could feel that he was a God in disguise,” due to the fact he could easily trick people into trusting him while he planned their murder (Larson 388). Much like the person described in the poem, Holmes also had many sides to him which he hid with ease. For example Holmes courted, seduced, and engaged many women all of whom reciprocated his “feelings”. While many claimed he adored children, Julia Conner, one of Holmes first victims, became pregnant and in return for their creation of life Holmes
In the novel, Frankenstein, written by Mary Shelley, Victor and the Creature are the main references when it comes to the issues of morality. Several themes such as good versus evil, prejudice, and ambition & fallibility, the importance of friendship along with references to other famous texts like the Christian bible are manifested through the use of Victor and the Creature as they interact with each other allowing readers to construe examples of morality. Many debaters may argue the Creature is “evil” since a majority of his actions harm others while Victor is good because he was the victim and seeks to destroy his creation. However, one may counter this argument if they accentuate Victor is evil since he was the Creature’s creator,
In times of hate and paranoia in Nazi Germany, ones who live morally are rare. The need to survive takes over most of the people, leading them to act cruelly. Even in desperation, there are those who rise above chaos to fight in countering the harshness of society. Zusak suggests that when man understands that they must carry out kindness in the midst of cruelty they are empowered as individuals to fight for the survival of humanity. Zusak’s use of symbols highlight the shining kindness in the darkness cruelty, which in turn gives man the strength to fight for the existence of humanity.
One is by that he hangs up all over his house images of David and Bathsheba which reminds him of his sin. Also he punishes himself by beating himself. Both Arthur and Hester want God to judge them instead of man. C. Roger Chillingworth is a very evil man. It pleases him so much to find out a mans deepest and darkest secrets even if he has to torture him to find out about it.
Molly Childree Fleischbein EH 102.147 Draft February 5,2018 Our world is full of monsters, some imaginary, but most are legitimate and terrifying. In his text “Monster Culture (Seven Theses)”, Jeffery Jerome Cohen examines the use of monsters in literate and cinema. Cohen makes the claim that the use of monsters, historically and presently, in forms of entertainment symbolizes more than just the fear they instill in audiences. A monster is no longer just a monster. Cohen suggests that every monster, villain, antagonist, or scary thing in a piece of writing, represents some major cultural issue that the world is facing at that time.
Well today in society, the line between hero and monster is blurred. It isn’t as clear as we would think it should be or that it ever was. Throughout history is has always been filled with Monsters disguised as heroes and Heroes that look like monsters. There are monsters that are flawed, but in some ways redeemable, and there are heroes who are flawed and broken. Well to me, what separates a hero from a monster would have to be their intentions.
In part, “monsters” are products of their own environment. What makes the creature in Frankenstein a monster is that he is both a scientific creation and his physical features and his actions of murder deviate from society’s expectations. Throughout the novel Frankenstein’s creation is never given a real name. Instead, society names the creature by his physical features. In the novel he is called; a “demoniacal corpse, wretch, daemon, devil, monster, ogre, the being and creature” (36, 68, 102, 164, 165).