How Savagery Takes Over George R.R. Martin once said, “There is a savage beast in every man, and when you hand that man a sword or spear and send him forth to war, the beast stirs.” William Golding demonstrates that every person has savagery inside of him in his novel, Lord of the Flies. In this novel, Golding shows us that civilization is lost and savagery begins when the urge to kill takes hold of us. William Golding’s character development of Jack and motif of weapons help develop his point. As Jack’s moral character deteriorates, it brings his savagery to the surface, allowing the remnants of civilization to be forgotten.
He decides to stab Polyphemus, the cyclops, in the eye with a wooden stake. Since Odysseus had told Polyphemus earlier that “Nobody---that’s my name,”(Homer 223.410) none of Polyphemus’ brothers came to help him when he started screaming that “Nobody” was attacking him. Another time when Odysseus was very skillful was when he goes back to his home, and he disguises himself as a beggar. When he pulls back the rags, he is described as “Odysseus master of craft and battle.” (Homer 439. 1) He then fights and kills all the suitors in his home in Ithaca with some help from his son.
Grendel was known to have attacked innocent soldiers, however; Beowulf attacks, and kills Grendel whereas, his mother will soon take out revenge on his killer. Grendel who is the monster, hated to see the men celebrate their joy after winning victories. In Return, it made Grendel Upset in the movie and textbook when he discovered the men celebrating he goes into the hall once they all were asleep and attacked him. It upsets the Danes that he had killed their men. Beowulf then heard the news and gathered his strongest men to attack Grendel.
Waldrip in comparison to Odysseus’s handling with the suitors. Accordingly, in Homer’s great poem you can find this passage; “So they mocked, but Odysseus, mastermind in action… scanned every inch… horror swept through the suitors…” Odysseus hid in plain sight to analyze the loyalties of the suitors, found who was worthy, then connivingly served his justice with the suitors. On the flip side, Everett saw Vernon and without hesitation attempted to physically challenge him, and lost. McGill did no planning to get Vernon out of his family’s lives, the situation ended up that way out of luck. Everett could have tried much harder to fight for his family and wife from the suitors like unto
His pride here is shown by his overreaction to the suitors’ attempts at, what they thought was, a widowed woman by slaughtering them all, even those who spoke for Odysseus and tried to support him. Through the course of his journey, from beginning to end, Odysseus showcases his pride, once by shouting his name at a mad Cyclops, and once more by killing the innocent and guilty alike in the massacre at his home hall. This violates the monomyth by its absence of a character change and the hero’s continued
Some people may think that the cyclops is the greatest villain for many reasons, he is loud, strong and angry. To begin, the cyclopes is loud. According to the text, the cyclopes was stabbed by a huge stick in the eye, and “he woke with a hideous scream and the greeks immediately scattered out of his reach (Homer 27).” This shows that the cyclopes is really loud because he woke with a hideous scream, it is true that the cyclops is loud. Additionally, the cyclopes is strong. In the text, when the cyclopes and his friend had gone he groped this
Montag rebels against everything he knows to gain knowledge that he is not able to gain by the law. Montag also has ideas on how to overthrow the firemen. The largest act of Montag being an anti hero is killing his boss to stop the burning of books. He switched the safety catch on the flamethrower. Bradbury states, “.”Beatty glanced instantly at Montag's fingers and his eyes widened the faintest bit.” Montag is extremely curious about books, and the idea of freedom that it drives him crazy.
Beowulf is a true hero showing no fear and selflessly volunteering himself to fight Grendel for killing men in Herot with his, “Hell-forged hands,” and accomplished victory, “A prince of the Geats, had killed Grendel. Ended the grief, the sorrow, the suffering forced on helpless people by a bloodthirsty fiend. No Dance doubted the Victory,” (404-408). Continuously, Beowulf puts himself into more danger, risking his life. Struggling he fights Grendel’s mother for killing Aeschere, “Angry; the steel-edged blade lay where he 'd dropped it.
Then he gets the cyclops drunk by giving him a lot of wine. After doing so he goes through with his plan, Odysseus stabs Polyphemus’ eye with a hot iron rod. Once he is blinded, Odysseus escapes under the belly of a thick haired lamb. This plan was unique and well thought out, it comes to show how smart he is in the art of combat. This quality would come back to help once he is at home and has to fight the 100 suitors when he only has four men on his side and wins.
In the beginning of the tragedy Othello tells Brabantio to “Keep up your bright swords signior, for the dew will rust them” (1.2.72-73). This statement gives the reader insight to Othello’s level-head and smart decisions, before he allowed jealousy to cloud his vision. Othello becomes convinced that Desdemona has cheated on him with Cassio; therefore, he is angered and beings to seek revenge for a crime that was never committed. Iago tells Othello “O, beware, my lord, of jealousy! It is the green-eyed monster, which doth mock the meat it feeds on” (3.3.187-189).
The witch gave the other witch the eye. Then suddenly Perseus quickly grabbed the eye "well go on then"said the witch"pass me it" " Who has it" the witch demanded. "I have" said Perseus and i will only give you the eye if you give me your helmet, sandals and a silver bag". The witches gave him the things and away Perseus flew. When he got to Medusa 's cave he drew his sword and charged .