One of the interesting parts in this story is that he excessively cares about how he is viewed by people: “And now a new anxiety seized me – the sound would be heard by a neighbor!” (1188), and he murders the old man to prove his sanity, which is very ironic. Moreover, the narrator does not share any information about him. He tells the story focusing on what he did, but he does not say things about who he is. I think that this is
In “The Most Dangerous Game” Richard Connell is trying to show that human beings are civilized it is just not all of them are. He shows that not all people are civilized in how Zaroff was in killing other men for the fun of it. He shows how people are civilized in how Rainsford did not see what Zaroff was doing right like Zaroff does. It was very ironic when Rainsford turns into the one being hunted when he doesn’t care about how the jaguar feels. Richard Connell is trying to show that everyone is going to be different and show how civilized they are in different
Jack, the antagonist, undoubtedly represents savagery in Lord of the Flies. He wants to use power to enforce others to follow him and lead his team. He tries to choose himself as leader or chief of the boys, although he does not succeed as Ralph gains that title. Instead of doing the smart thing by keeping the signal fire going and making shelters, he prefers hunting and killing as a result of his instinct being savage. He uses the excuse that they “want meat!”(Golding 68) to hide this inner savagery.
Further, his rank in society corrupts his thoughts and he refuses to listen to others, even when he is at fault. Creon’s title as ruler undoubtedly has impacted his pride. Creon displays a contemptuous belief that his way is the only way. Teiresias the phrophet yet again forwarns Creon on his fateful mistake to punish Antigone. “Think: all men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repaired the evil”(5.77).
Piggy is trying to satisfy and calm Ralph since he is able to see that Ralph is losing his leadership skills. Fear is setting into Ralph because he is neglecting the fire and is beginning to accept the island as somewhere he will stay. Through Ralph the pull and instinct to lean into destruction becomes more noticeable in the story. The final scene is the biggest tell of how far humans, even at a young age, can go. The hunters turned against Ralph and immediately their savage instinct took over.
As they say, “A man has got to do what a man has got to do.” Considering how poorly fed and malnourished the soldiers are, Kat and Paul had to resort to stealing to receive the nutrients they required to endure the tiresome war. Some may argue that this was out of pure greed and selfishness, but one has to consider that the soldiers endure Hell and back, if they make it back, and all they ask is for is a decent meal. Is that still selfish? So yes, if I were in Paul’s position, I would think about my well being, and myself understanding the pain and suffering I experience on a daily
Everyone else is just as hungry, but they have the morality to not steal and cozen their friends. Even though hunger is a strong impetus to steal, the others control themselves. Only a fiend would steal food from starving people and children. Therefore, since Mr. Van Daan is willing to purloin the others' food, he is a terrible person, who also happens to be
(2.2.55-56).What Claudio didn't knew was that Don John had a plan already to destroy him and make him think bad of Hero and not marry her.Don John made up his mind and he wasn’t going to back up. ”Let us to the great supper.Their cheer is the greater that I am subdued.we’re my mind shall we go prove what’s to be done”. (1.3.69-71)this means that Don John has so much hate against Claudio and he is willing to destroy him for loving the person that wants for him. Don John plain is to tell Prince that he is concerned about something so that way Claudio says that he is free to talk in front of him,As Don John speaks bad about Hero Claudio doesn't believes what is coming out of Don john.Claudio wants prove of what Don John is talking about ,they
He has separated himself from the other people to keep his anger and hatred intact. In the end, he understands the true meaning of what people wanted to express but failed to convey in its true meaning. When Bigger gets a death penalty, he then realizes and understands how wrong he was and how cruel he was to not get the love which wanted to give. This also connects it with the norm of lost generation that how people were treated and how they felt lost like in The Sun Also Rises, where people were enjoying party and merry making and here also Bigger was busy in enjoying his life with friends blaming whites for the ruining his
Pi can be quoted as saying “I will confess that I caught one of his arms with the gaff and used his flesh as bait. I will further confess, driven by the extremity of my need and the madness to which it pushed me, I ate some of his flesh”(Martel, 284), while most would consider cannibalism extremely unethical, it is especially immoral given that Pi is highly religious and the religions which he practised do not stand by cannibalism and Pi would be punished severely if said actions were brought to light. This point illustrates that survival will almost always overcome morals as in no other situation, would Pi be observed as doing such an action as cannibalism. Furthermore, he fully understood the risks involved with consuming human flesh but again, given the situation, if he had not taken that risk, he more than likely would have succumbed to
Some have argued that powerful leaders, even without a beneficial goal, can maintain order. Between the two, Jack, who seeks entertainment, and Ralph, who seeks logic, the reader can interpret Jack’s influence over the littluns to have fun and forget the situation. Jack does not have a beneficial plan, yet his power radiates in the following: “Jack stood up and waved his spear. ‘Take them some meat’” (Golding 149). Though being true, the readers must overlook his power as “chief” and take note of the consequences when applying it in an ineffective way--especially when Simon had been shredded to bits just after their feast.