Beowulf: A New Translation for Oral Delivery, translated by Dick Ringler, utilized the dark and the ominous to foreshadow or to portray the impending savagery of mankind. Darkness could be defined either by the absence of light or by the lack of intellectual enlightenment. The monstrous creatures are shrouded within the darkness or associate with the ominous. Throughout Beowulf the theme of violence and darkness are intertwined, which is manifest by correlating the darkness with the unknown through Grendel. The unknown generate fear among the mass through their inability to control and understand the existence of inhuman beings.
Victor, his creator, “turned from [the Creature] in disgust. Satan had his companions… but [the Creature is] solitary and abhorred” (110). Consequently, his perpetual isolation from companionship distorts his genuinely innocent nature into violent loneliness. He is alone with nothing other than thoughts of his lack of companionship, his monstrous appearance, and how he may never gain friendship because of his appearance. These dark thoughts breed into deadly cruelty.
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
Man suffers from a very pathetic condition due to his failures in society. This theory shows that alienation is the results of living in an exceeding cluster in any community. According to this theory, low category loses the flexibility to manage or accomplish their goals in life because of the suppression of socio-economic class. In this novel, alienation is found in his protagonist Griffin. He 's a pissed off man, who feels boredom about his relations.
This play is a cautionary tale about finger pointing and its potentially fatal consequences. When people allow hysteria to take over their mind and warp their logic, they harm not only themselves, but their entire society. Communities enraptured with this chaos suffer. Some people, however,
The terrible brutality of war emphasizes the vulnerability that all the soldiers experience during war. "to Paul, the battles on the front are mad, meaningless, and frightening...it is as if he has been plunged into a waking nightmare" (Firda). Remarque wanted to portray how the repercussion of war was on its way to causing total destruction of the soldier's sanity. To develop this theme further, the thoughts of the soldiers led to neglectful actions. Paul finds himself in a French territory, fear consumes him and his knife is his only source of comfort.
In Regeneration, Yealland is an arrogant character, who has a god-like image among his patients. He refuses to accept that there could be any method better than his. He believes that those who suffer from mental breakdown in the war, are bound to break down in civil life too. He makes his patients feel even more victimized by his powerful and superior attitude. He refuses to answer patient’s questions too, which is made clear when a frightened patient asks before the electric shock treatment if it will hurt.
The dead paratrooper has allowed the boys to think that evil arises from external forces rather than themselves in total contradiction to Piggy’s theory. It solidifies the boys’ irrational fears and reinforces their belief in the beast—they’re afraid. This contributes to the barbarity they display later on in the novel through the use of savage tactics in order to combat their intensified fears. It simultaneously is a true indication of the boys’ evil nature, revealing the worst of their
He finds himself alone, and increasingly growing frustrated. His creator, Victor has also abandoned him, and the monster soon is able to read notes he found about his creation written by Victor, detailing how Victor himself is horrified of the monster’s existence. “I sickened as I read. `Hateful day when I received life!' I exclaimed in agony.