In the words of David Gemmell, “there is evil is all of us, and it is the mark of a man how he defies the evil within.” The beast in the novel starts as a symbol of fear and something that was ignored but ends up creating chaos and representing evil. In William Golding 's, Lord of the Flies, the boys making fun of the little boy for being scared of the beastie and the boys doubting Sam and Eric, Simons hallucination, and Simon 's death are evidence that show the evil and ignorance in the boys. There are many signs of ignorance towards the beast in the novel. One example of ignorance towards the beast is when the boys made fun of the little boy for being scared of the beast. When the little boy brought up the beast the first time, the older boys, “laughed and cheered,” (Golding.
Süskind utilizes the motif of scent as a parallel to how public leaders in today’s society abuse their power and how dehumanizing it can be. Because of Grenouille’s superior olfactory senses, he’s dehumanized from birth to death. Even shortly after birth, he’s already considered “possessed by the devil” (10) and that he was a “strange, cold creature … a hostile animal…” (17) by people who should care for a
Gatsby was so in love with Daisy that he would do just about anything to get her to be with him. He not only wants to repeat the past but he also wanted to erase the past so that it could make things better with him and Daisy. In The Great Gatsby and Winter Dreams there is a similar relationship with how Gatsby and Dexter are with the women they want. In The Great Gatsby, Gatsby spent his life trying to win over Daisy and would try everything he could to get her but in the end he just got hurt by her. Altogether the men trying so hard to get a girl just wasted their life and made them get
It is clear that the monster wasn’t born to be a murderous, deceptive, villain. Instead, it was his surroundings that slowly molded him into such a wicked being. “Cursed, cursed creator! Why did I live? Why in that instant, did I not extinguish the spark of existence which you so wantonly bestowed upon me; my feelings were those of rage and revenge.” (Chapter 16, page 146) This outburst occurs right after being rejected by the beloved De Lacey’s.
Ideally, it would be perfect if the two creatures fall in love with each other. But, it is completely realistic for the female creature to be attracted to elegant men rather than the hideous creature. Victor makes this point in the twentieth chapter; “They might even hate each other...she also might turn with disgust from him to the superior beauty of man; she might quit him, and he be again alone, exasperated by the fresh provocation of being deserted by one of his own species.” (179) If the female companion regards the creature with distaste, this would cause more anguish for the creature as he would be shunned by his own kind. In turn, this would cause the creature to seek vengeance and may murder more innocent humans. Victor’s concern of the female creature turning away from the male creature is the second reason as to why I believe that Victor was correct in not creating a companion for the
This proves Grendel's view of the world is horrid and he has nothing in his life meaningful to him. Grendel believes he has no role in this world and he's always on the outside of everything, and he doesn't really know why he exists. Gardener wants to portray Grendel as an angry, lonely monster at the beginning to give the readers a good understanding of the main character. As Grendel continues his
Holden is unaware of his problem. When people try to help him he tells them there is nothing wrong with him. Holden wonders why he cannot connect with others. He blames it on other people when the source of his problems is himself. Holden’s past holds him back from connecting with others, but his fear of letting go of his past has him limited and scarred from making new relationships and connections.
Odysseus is not a hero because he was stubborn, self absorbed, and ignorant towards other people's needs. This is demonstrated numerous times in the novel. For example he never listens to anyone who tries to tell him he is wrong, like Circe, he was very disloyal, and his temper always leads him to do unimaginable things to people. To be a hero you certainly have to care about the
Desolate and desperate for the affections of another, it led the creature to make irrational decisions from rage. I am not stating or arguing that the creature was innocent in the crimes he committed, or that he was not aware of what was occurring as he gripped to his victims’ throats and ceased their breathing. I am simply voicing that he is not the only being with guilt. Near the end, he no longer desired for all of society’s acceptance, but merely one person’s. His entire tale, as it is now told, could have been wholly different and avoidable if he would have received what he longed