Despite all of General Zaroff’s success, fortune and his appeared attitude, Zaroff is in many ways not civilized. Civilized means being polite, well-mannered or treating others with respect. Well Zaroff treats Rainsford good at first evident by giving him a cocktail, treating him to a meal, and hoping to hunt with him until he says “I wish to leave this island at once”. This quote hit Zaroff in his heart.
People lack the understanding of how one conflict affects everything, have a difficult time deciphering right from wrong, and have the ability to transform into their opposite. Through his use of irony, Connell reveals how a person can become what he or she looks down upon. Connell exhibits how people ignore problems that don’t affect them, like how Rainsford pushed aside the fact that he was killing living animals. As Rainsford and his friend, Whitney, are discussing about hunting, Rainsford
Steve believes that he is a monster. He dislikes being on trial and does not want to be in jail anymore. The book Monster was written by Walter Dean Myers. He wrote about a boy named Steve Harmon. Steve has been put in jail for felony murder, later on he gets put on trial.
It wasn 't until later, when I was full-grown and Hrothgar was an old, old man, that I settled my soul on destroying him—slowly and cruelly” (Gardner 30). This quote is justifying that fact that Grendel is not such a monster and his actions were mere foolishness. So to elaborate even though Grendel maybe destructive he doesn 't do the things he doesn 't do these things for fun or to be devious he is just foolish. He really doesn 't want to actually hurt anyone. Another example that Grendel is not a monster is that he states in the novel, “And so begins the twelfth year of my idiotic war.
The author proves this by showing the gradual decline of the boys in the forest when they are without strong leadership. Golding links human society found with the conch shell found on the beach. In the book, the conch shell is used as the symbol of Ralph’s power and jurisdiction over the island. However, Jack seeks to discredit the power of the conch by challenging Ralph at every turn.
Three reasons “Lord of the Flies” and “The Most Dangerous Game” can be understood as an example of human nature are as follows: “Lord of the Flies” demonstrates how quickly people can lose social order when their lives are put at risk. At first, when the boys are on the Island, they establish a government so they can stay organized. This quickly fails when Jack doesn’t agree with who should be leader and he starts a separatist movement with his “hunters.” Order fails, and the evil within the boys starts to come out in a very primitive manner. This is similar to “The Most Dangerous Game” where Rainsford refuses to hunt another person, and is forced to fight for his life against the General.
Cruel punishments were acted out by any government official. Police brutality in America has been an occurance of the misuse of authority. Police officers abuse their power by assaulting and harassing individuals because they can. The novel 1984 relates to this because in the result of convicting crimes the Party would torture a victim in order to get them to confess or commit suicide. The ministry of love was where most of the police brutality occurred along with making arrests.
Three correction officers created a sadistic secret society on a Rikers Island cellblock, ordering prisoners to extort and beat other inmates. Officers Michael McKie, Khalid Nelson and Denise Albright called their fight club “The Program,” and the teens they recruited as enforcers were called “The Team” (Rayman, 2009). Team members were allowed to extort commissary money, clothing and phone privileges from other city jail inmates. Those who didn’t cooperate when they were asked “are you with it” were beaten and Mr. McKie and Mr. Nelson set the time, place and punishment (Rayman, 2009). I believe that the purpose of this program is for the correctional officers to extort money from other inmates for their own personal gains.
Lord of the Flies is a book based around boys that have been marooned on a small island. Eventually, these children resort to drastic measures to ensure their survival. The Stanford prison experiment was based on men getting sent to prison, and it highly resembled the events that took place in the novel Lord of the Flies. The basic premises of the two are to show the effects of savagery and dehumanization. Lord of the Flies and the prison experiment both offer a surplus of symbolism and characterization.
Once Eddie realizes the extent to which Courtland’s wickedness goes, he regrets ever interacting with Courtland. He realizes he needs to choose his friends more wisely, and he should never let a bully jeopardize his values. To further complicate their relationship, Courtland leaves Eddie to die by locking him in a storeroom and abandoning him teaching Eddie not to trust too easily and to be especially cautious of those who are not reliable. Strangely enough, even though Courtland has proven his immorality repeatedly, Eddie still has compassion upon him: “I didn 't even like Courtland, he had tried to kill me 一and still I felt tears running down my cheeks” (358).
Another way the corruption of power is exemplified, is in books. In William Golding’s “Lord of the Flies”, the character Jack is proven to show corruption of power. In the beginning of the story, Jack is innocent young boy who gradually becomes power hungry. When Ralph was elected as chief and it was clear that Jack wasn’t happy because he thought he was a better leader. Jack said, “I ought to be chief, because I’m chapter chorister and head boy.
Jealous, immature, aggressive, hostile, emotionless. Are these things you would look for in a leader? The majority would say no, but it worked on the island for one reason. In the novel The Lord of the Flies by William Golding, Jack led by intimidation and controlled by fear. He was corrupted by his own need for power.