Savagery is the cause of the word choice the author used in this chapter. The effect of the boys killing Simon caused William Golding to use sad words. In Chapter nine of the “Lord of the Flies”, William Golding utilize animal imagery, natural image, and diction to represent the theme of when you fear an object or a person it can regulate great savagery. Throughout chapter nine it describes the boys in the novel as being afraid of the beast. This causes them to kill one of their own.
Spitz is an example of who is wants to remain the best and persevere to not let his enemy, Buck, to get in his paths. He uses violence to overcome his obstacles and takes every chance. “This was Spitz’s opportunity. He sprang upon Buck, and twice his teeth sank into his unresisting foe and ripped and tore the flesh to the bone” (London 34). Another dog, Billee, has a different personality.
Passion and Destruction As W. Somerset Maugham once said, “Passion doesn’t count the cost...Passion is destructive.” In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein leaves Geneva, his home town in the pursuit of knowledge, ding so he created a creature. Frankenstein gets frightened after the created the creature, so he leaves the creature in fear, only when he returns the creature is no longer there. The creature goes off on his own and get revenge on Victor by murder the people he is close to. Victor wants the creature dead and the creature wants Victor dead, in the end they both get what they wanted. The theme that passion can be destructive is shown through the creature, Victor's self destruction, and Victor and the creature’s passion to get revenge on each other.
Working Title In her novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee exemplifies the theme of racism and how it impaired and blemished the citizens of Maycomb County. One figure that Lee uses to represent racism is the “mad dog,” Tim Johnson. When Tim went out of control and became absurd and perilous to Maycomb County, every character in the novel knew that something had to be done about it. Like Tim, racism can and will eventually get out of control. When Atticus shot and killed Tim, this portrays as if Atticus is killing racism as a whole.
The experiences with is brother Death and his experiences aboard the Ghost has shaped Wolf and made him the man that the readers know in the book. From the beginning, Wolf is introduced as a dangerous and cruel man who only seems to enjoy hurting others, this can be shown in the early chapters where it states, “They struck him with their fist, kicked him with their heavy shoes, knocked him...” (75). This describes a scene where Wolf and his first mate attack a defensive man over and over. This gave the readers a quick look at his personality as it can be inferred that Wolf Larsen is a cruel man. As the book goes on and Wolf starts to interact more with other characters, he changes more and more.
Sherlock Holmes represented the intelligent 's confidence in rationale, and on inspecting realities to discover the answers. The story tackles the gothic custom, a brand of narrating that highlights the strange and unexplained. Doyle 's puzzling dog, an old family condemnation, even the inauspicious Baskerville corridor all set up gothic-style riddle that, at last, will succumb to Holmes effective rationale. Indeed before the obscure passing of Sir Charles, the neighborhood individuals were some way or another enormously impacted by the apparently powerful dog that drifted in the field. Be it an insightful man or unshakable laborers, all were of the conclusion that the dog was the apparition that related to the hellfire dog of the legend.
“The Most Dangerous Game,” a short story by Richard Connell, dives into the discussion over whether animals have feelings, and if it is fine for them to be hunted for a human’s own entertainment. The main protagonist, Sanger Rainsford, an American author and hunter, and the antagonist, General Zaroff, a hunter as-well, have similar views in the concept of dominance and killing animals for their own pleasure. Throughout the events of the story, both characters, ironically, switch between being the ‘hunter’ and ‘huntee’ through the development of the story, and it explores the different strategies, thoughts, and feelings they experience in their situations. The theme of “The Most Dangerous Game” concentrates on the human tendency for superiority and power under any circumstance, no matter how inhumane. The theme is demonstrated through the beliefs and actions of the characters, along with the conception of the game.
From the blazing, scorching feathers of the mythical Phoenix to the disturbing, terrifying image of a mechanical horror, Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 is littered with symbols that told other stories in their short meanings. Throughout the story, they represented the world and life that the main protagonist Guy Montag lived in. The Mechanical Hound represented death and darkness, the Sieve and the Sand symbolised the knowledge sought for by Montag and his mind trying to grasp it, and the mighty Phoenix represented the human race rising out of the ashes of failure and starting over again. Though there are numerous examples of symbols from the story, these three are the most meaningful of them all. The mechanical nightmare known as the Hound was clearly shown throughout Fahrenheit 451 as the physical image of death and darkness.
You knew, didn’t you? I’m part of you?” The Lord of the Flies identifies itself as the beast and conveys to Simon that the beast is inside human beings. Frightened by Lord of the Flies’ remark, Simon tries to tell the boys this news. Yet, evil and savagery overtook the boys, as they mistake Simon as the beast, and kill him. Simon’s death is the ultimate result of the effect the beast has on the
An eye for an eye or the law of retaliation is the principle most people live their lives by. For the characters in Frankenstein, this concept is apparent as the main character, Victor, creates a monster and instantly abandons him which sets off the chain of events revolving around revenge. However, as Gandhi once stated, “an eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind” (Gandhi). Throughout the novel, the creature and Victor engage in a recurring cycle of vengeance, but these acts of revenge are bittersweet as in the end it destroys both of them. In the novel Frankenstein, Mary Shelley reveals how revenge consumes and destroys those who surrender to it.