Dr. Jekyll is viewed as a smart man with a lot of knowledge, however, due to Jekyll not being satisfied with his life, he is determined to get more out of his live and is willing to do anything to fulfill his determination. Dr. Jekyll expresses this when he states, “[A] grinding in the bones, deadly nausea, and a horror of the spirit that cannot be exceeded at the hour of birth or death. Then these agonies began swiftly to subside… [t]here was something strange in my sensations, something indescribably new and, from its very novelty, incredibly sweet. I felt younger, lighter, happier in body within I was conscious of a heady recklessness, a current of disordered sensual images running like a millrace in my fancy, a solution of the bonds of obligation, an unknown but not an innocent freedom of the soul.” (Stevenson 57). Dr. Jekyll is in a state of happiness at this point of the text.
George is the somewhat unlikeable protagonist, who’s sharp in every way (physically and mentally.) Despite his character flaws, due to the fact that he is a dynamic character, meaning his thoughts and actions develop throughout the course of the story, he eventually inhabits a place in the reader’s heart. He also often foresees possible complications and
One example is, “ True!-nervous-very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am.” This shows that he uses connotative diction because he states that he is feeling nervous. Another quote would be, “The disease had sharpened my senses-not destroyed-not dulled them.” This proves that he felt as if the disease had sharpen him and not destroy or dull him. Lastly, a supporting detail would be, “ How then am I mad?Hearken! And observe how healthily-how calmly I can tell you the whole story.” This reveals that by using words like, “healthily” and “calmly” he shows how he is feeling and uses connotative diction. Overall, he uses connotative diction to produce a horrifying mood to the reader.
The “The Most Dangerous Game” is a story that has a lot of key strong characters. Known to be the most renowned and outstanding is General Zaroff. Being extraordinarily different from most individuals is what makes General Zaroff a perfect character to analyze. Characteristics, roles, and the actions of General Zaroff tend to play a drastic part in how his character is formed. Known to be very welcoming to Rainsford is how General Zaroff first seemed in the reading.
Furthermore, Victor is not able to physically compete with the creature and he fails to act in that moment when both the violent elements of the storm and the crippling rage he feels for his brother’s murderer affect him, making him the more human of the two - the more susceptible to emotion and weakness. I would argue that the creature’s lack of weaknesses as well as his unaccountable strength leads to his inevitable condemnation as the monster of the story, because he is the least relatable, and the most
One who is hostile, and is represented as one with a high degree of anxiety. This is indeed proven in the story, as the narrator gets heavily anxious from thinking he is hearing
(pg. 197) The book talks about several events that occur that describe betrayal and shifting from light to darkness and more so misunderstanding among the characters. There are several quotes used to describe the happenings in this book. “Remarkable” Kurtz is said to be a remarkable man. This is due to his ability to cut through ambiguity and create something that is definite.