Shadow Stalker, God-cursed Grendel, The Captain of Evil, and Monster are all nicknames of one creature. This one creature was named Grendel who brilliantly said “Balance is everything”. For Grendel to figure out that balance, or in other words the yin and yang, is integral to living says a lot about a “murderer.” Grendel cannot live without a hero and a hero cannot live without a challenge. The humans symbolize the hero withstanding the forces of Grendel, while Grendel symbolizes the villain trying to hurt and dismantle the hero. This constant fighting creates a balance between the two forces of good and evil, until one succumbs to the other.
The character Jack Merridew is a prefect example of what could result if the evil is released. Also the confrontation between Simon and the Lord of the Flies proves how menacing the evil that lies in a humans soul can be. However, the painted masks that are used, can be used to prove Golding’s point of the intrinsic evil of a human. Overall, has proved that without the humanity or the balance of one’s emotions, in can result in the catastrophic downfall of humans and all the is
He was the killer!’ Just changing a few words can make all the difference here, and Shelley hits the mood right on the nose. The theme that Shelley designs is the moral question, ‘is it right for man to play God?’ No more does she emphasize this than at the moment Victor considers the magnitude of his actions in this passage on page 64; “I considered the being whom I had cast among mankind and endowed with the will and power to effect purposes of horror…” (Shelley 64) She utilizes Victor’s bubbling cauldron of raw emotion to give this description of how nothing man creates is good by nature, but can easily turn to evil without conscious guilt on the
So if everyone has the potential to do evil, what is it that keeps them in check? It can be argued that empathy keeps evil in check. Empathy is defined as, “The ability to share someone else’s feelings or experiences by imagining what it would be like to be in that person’s situation” (dictionary.cambridge.org). The capacity for tremendous evil is inherent in everyone, however empathy keeps them in check, not allowing them to give into their impulses. An evildoer from
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde has one main real life issue. Obviously not all aspects are real but Good versus Evil is a real life issue now, like it was then. Dr. Jekyll represents the good and Mr. Hyde clearly represents the bad. Especially towards the end, it seems to be a tug of war between good and evil. There is a lot of good in the world, but also a lot of evil.
Thomas Putnam is accusing people so he can buy their land. With these people being accused of witchcraft, they are using revenge in a negative way to accuse many innocent people. Thomas Putnam accuses the citizens of Salem for putting spells on his daughter, Ruth Putnam. He does this to people he wants revenge on, once they are accused, their land goes up for sale and he buys their land. “Thomas
Nature revolves around an innate balance. Everything has a respective place in the natural order, therein contributing to universal harmony. However, in Shakespeare’s Macbeth, this idea is corrupted to suit a different theme: “fair is foul, and foul is fair.” In essence, everything that is thought of as good is actually evil, and vice versa. This theme is evident through the switched roles of the protagonist, Macbeth, and his wife, Lady Macbeth, and their respective levels of responsibility for the murder of King Duncan. Whereas the actual murderer commonly retains the characteristics needed to commit murder in cold blood, in Macbeth, that idea is twisted.
Humans lie and steal without hesitation to survive. That is how man is. However, human nature does not allow for cruelty to exist without the other end of the spectrum - kindness. In his novel, The Book Thief, Markus Zusak reveals the extreme malice possible in humans, along with the tenderness that stems from it. In times of hate and paranoia in Nazi Germany, ones who live morally are rare.
‘Iago is such a disturbing villain because he seems to have no real motives for his evil.’ How far and in what ways do you agree with this view? Iago is nothing more than a devious mastermind and Machiavellian of the Shakespearean tragedy, Othello. Whilst Iago does try to communicate multiple reasons for his motives in wanting to destroy Cassio and Othello these are mere rationalisations and excuses to provide justification for his evil actions and can only be accepted when analysing Othello on a surface level. Looking into Othello further we can see that Iago is a power thirsty character that dwells in his corruption and evil which makes him such a disturbing villain. Iago gives a sheer numbers of excuses to try and prove his ulterior motives, conveniently adding new reasons for his hate every time he needs to encourage Roderigo to do something for him.
He even had hallucination of the Dragger. Lady Macbeth was behind him for all those crimes. Macbeth easily tempted into murder to fulfill his ambitions to the throne, and once he commits his first crime and is crowned king of Scotland, he had to kill other people to keep his secret safe and to secure his throne and the moment of awful guilt when Banquo’s ghost appears and also his lady’s death seems to give away the misery. These reflect the tragic tension to Macbeth. Macbeth cannot maintain his power because his increasingly brutal actions make him hated as a
Dalrymple’s states that the origins of evil are found in all of us, he describes this type of evil as “the evil that is found in the everyday actions of men.” Dalrymple goes on to explain, “There is obviously something flawed in the heart of man that he should wish to behave in this depraved fashion “According to Dalrymple it is a legacy of original sin, it is inherent. Man’s inherent self-interest will eventually end up hurting others. Therefore, as a whole, we require some form of regulation to make sure we do not destroy one another. The need for government oversight contradicts the other half of Dr Dalrymple’s reasoning that this toxic environment is a side effect of Great Britain turning in to a welfare state. A welfare state insures social, educational, and economical equality among all Regardless of the cost to society.
Death is a cruel and unusual punishment, and is a violative of the Eighth and Fourteenth amendments. The Constitutional statement on the punishment of death states that it treats ‘members of the human race as nonhumans, as objects to be toyed with and discarded. [It is] thus inconsistent with the fundamental premise of the Clause that even the vilest criminal remains a human being possessed of common human dignity’. It states as well, no one can deprive any person of life, liberty, or property. Additionally, the death penalty is institutionalized revenge, emotional disclosure, and monetary cost.
David Fincher does not shy away from depicting grotesque and horrifying scenes to present a message; furthermore, Fincher’s portrayal of “planned” violence, use of lighting, and choice of music, and close attention to sound evokes a sense of fear and disgust towards each of the individually portrayed “sins”. In Se7en, Fincher conceptualizes John Doe, a sadistic and self-glorified serial killer; moreover, he presents Doe as a deeply evil character that truly believes that he is “opening the world’s eyes” to the sins that they face but cannot see. This evil that radiates from John Doe is clearly seen through the horrific crimes he commits and the messages he is trying to proclaim for all the world to hear. David Fincher’s characterization of John Doe’s evil and sensitivity to light, music,
Hyde and ended up uniting with the bad side. Then me personally I would feel that in some form of way Dr. Jekyll had to have some type of evil thoughts in the mist of his creation of the evil side. Some comparisons i could say about both Dr. Jekyll and Mr.Hyde was? Both refuse to be responsible for innocent people. They also are very ambitious .