In addition, Fatima Anjum’s article "Loss of Civilization and Innocence in Lord of the Flies," states that, Ralph is not bad at the core he still has a sense of his original innocence, but as bad things happen he falls deeper and deeper into the madness. At points when engulfed by madness, he wants to revert to his innocence rather than face the evil that he has become. Anjum relates his points to the quote stating that ralph“wept for innocence” (Golding 202). Ralph is at a point where he does not even recognize himself, he is so far into evil he does not even know how he got there. Ralph may be falling into evil but overall he is still a kid, and he still has innocence even if it does not amount to the innocence he had upon arriving to the island.
This creates a rather unique point of view for the reader, to make the outlook of the character appear more sane at the time. Words such as “precious” almost further creates an underset tone. In The Tell-Tale Heart, the sanity of the narrator is questioned through the entire length of the story; however, the irony aids in showing the mindset of this character toward the end. " Villains!" I shrieked, "dissemble no more!
Proctor also admits to elizabeth “ My honesty is broke, Elizabeth; I am no good man.” (Miller 136) In saying this, proctor takes responsibility for what he did, thus proving that he knows his actions are what caused him to be where he is at. In the end proctor says “ let rebecca nurse go like a saint; for me it is fraud” and “it is evil and I do it.”
Othello is telling desdemona it 's too late to apologize for her cheating, no amount of tears will fix what she did. Othello has no evidence for believing desdemona slept with cassio. Iago 's acts of lying and murder manutplated othello 's thoughts into thinking the love of his life turned into a monster. Becausiago had a clean reputation no one expected him to lie, making his word seem like the truth. Iago 's words tricked othello into his downfall which involved killing his love and then himself.
We all like to think that evil is not born within us, but rather nurtured into to us; while this may be true for some, others have evil born directly into them. When man toys with the powers reserved for only God, God strikes back with a wicked evil to show many the power that they really lack. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein contains a prime example of a being born of unnatural causes and thus having these evil urges that they cannot control. Frankenstein’s monster is a highly intelligent being, and hence he is very manipulative.
His actions caused evil results. The results could have been better had the maker not been so selfish and superficial. The monster could be considered evil because he kills many people, he wasn't created evil. He was a victim of the behavior of others toward him. Therefore, he was made evil by the way he was treated.
In the story of Macbeth, the actuality of there being witches has been a debated question. Although Macbeth “sees” these evil beings he is just seeing them due to his state of mental health. It is due to his poor mental state of being that Macbeth conjures up these witches in his own mind. This is significant because these witches symbolize the dark and demented side of Macbeth’s being. Macbeth was an incredible warrior with multiple achievements belonging to his name.
She refused that her father died and became mad. She isolated herself from the rest of the town causing them to wonder if she’ll ever leave home again. Like the story “A Worn Path” Phoenix too had her own issues which people have seen as mad. She believes that her grandson is still alive. Although the difference between the two would be the type of character they are.
his mother made it seem like she abandoned the family and was careless towards her son. In conclusion Christopher’s mother left her family, cheated, wasn’t there for Chris, and seemed disinterested in him and his
The best villain that I know of is the Shadow man or as some know him Dr. Facilier. The shadow man is from the movie “The Princess In The Frog”. The shadow man turned prince Navine into a frog so that the shadows could rule New Orleans. The fake Navine, who was his non loyal servant, took his place to marry Lottie. The shadow man also messes with people's fate like prince Navine.
Gregory Maguire’s Wicked is a new perspective on the classic story of Dorothy Gale, the Wizard of Oz and the Wicked Witch of the West. The book introduces Elphaba, the Wicked Witch from the original tale and shows her life before the classic story, which paints her in a different and far more sympathetic light. Elphaba has an unfortunate childhood, born with unusual physical features, her unique appearance is used by her father to help encourage conversion to his religion. Additionally her mother was very distant, if not neglectful, and both parents doted on her sister instead. In the story Elphaba pushes people away, transforms from a well meaning activist to vengeful extremist and attacks and kidnaps Dorothy in a series of events that lead
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a book written by Ken Kesey. He portrays the leading character Randall P. McMurphy to be the typical anti-hero alike much of the other main characters in other storylines. Numerous issues arise as an antihero, including seeking redemption for the good of others. In the other storylines Harry Potter and Breaking Bad, characteristics can be taken from other anti-heroes in which assist in proving that McMurphy is in fact an anti-hero. Things such as courage and doing things for moral purposes are not apparent in anti-heroes, and they usually carry an unidealistic flaw which raises an issue throughout the storyline.
The consequences of one’s actions are dictated by the reactions and perceptions of his/her surrounding society. Whether these consequences are positive or negative is based on their balance of moral and immoral deeds. Samuel Johnson’s belief of morality in literature, summarized by Daryl Adrian, is that literature is to “teach society principles of reason and justice and demonstrate the repression of evil” (Adrian). These two concepts are showcased in the short stories, “The Possibility of Evil” by Shirley Jackson, and “A Bolt of White Cloth” by Leon Rooke. In these stories, the protagonists are rewarded or punished by society based on their prior actions.