He appears to be the main character to disrupt Ralph’s order and the one who displays the most signs of savagery. In chapter 4 we see that the title is called “Painted Faces and Long Hair” (60). This refers to how Jack and his hunters are embracing the more primitive and violent side of their nature, since they are continuously becoming savages. The long hair also refers to Ralph’s distaste for his bad hygiene and dirty clothes. It also shows how he is against savagery and has an urge to keep what little there is of savagery.
These evil acts are caused by their ambition and thirst for power. These stories prove that when people gain power they aren’t satisfied and feel the need to acquire more. Consequently, their personalities drastically change along the way. Jack remains sane, however he becomes a bloodthirsty, savage tyrant while Macbeth becomes an insane, delusional tyrant. Both of these characters become drastically more evil throughout their stories.
Lear is the one who cannot control people and other people are being very ratical with him. They are enjoying insulting him. There is a strong tension going about how things are getting paid back, and are also stripping away. There is a lot of power that connects to his self image, a king. Before he goes out on a new sense of reality, the scene opens with Kent and Oswald by screaming and running.
In Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s, Notes from Underground, we are presented with a complicated character named The Underground Man. He is exceedingly egocentric and believes that he is more intelligent than those in his surroundings. Despite all this, he is also a man who hates himself and often times feels humiliated. As a person who has isolated himself from society, he consistently analyzes and critiques every interaction with another person. For example, when an officer casually shoves the Underground Man In order to deescalate the situation in the tavern, the Underground Man takes offence to this and plots a long term solution to a meniscal problem.
Ambition can drive almost anyone to do things that their consciences normally would not let them do. For this tragic hero, ambition is his folly. Macbeth’s ambition causes him to be susceptible to outsides influences, overrides his conscience and ultimately brings his destruction. Macbeth’s actions have a profound effect on his character for the rest of the play. At first, he is described as a valiant hero of the land, bravely fighting for King Duncan, but his overreaching ambition causes him to do vile acts, completely overriding his conscience.
In the book, Lord of the Flies, Golding exhibits how absolute power corrupts absolutely. Ralph confronts Jack, in a fight for authority, claiming that Jack is a, “beast and a swine and a bloody, bloody thief” (Golding 177). The desire for power breaks the boys’ fragile civilization and causes strife between both leaders. The fight for power between leaders displays, not only, a loss of moral but also an inverse relationship. Another way that Golding proves the contention “absolute power corrupts absolutely” right, is the way he shows the corrupt tactics people and leaders use as a sly way to gain followers.
Through this heated exchange, it is evident that Capulet’s rage-fueled mindset severely damages his relationship with Juliet, as following their dispute, she departs for Friar Lawrence’s cell in despair (3.5.241-242). Likewise, the gradual deterioration of Ralph’s relationship with Jack in Lord of the Flies only further exemplifies this concept, where much of his resentment for Ralph derives from his intense bloodlust. From the onset of the novel, the two leaders reflect similar ideologies, with both prioritizing the establishment of order on the island (Golding, 33). However, as Jack gradually descends into savagery, he is overcome by the emotion of bloodlust, which
Ralph and Jack most clearly represent Golding’s use of Juxtapositioning in the novel. Both individuals embody polar opposite character traits that are prevalent in all people. Evil, corruption, and satanic morals swirl around in the mind of Jack while the use of the thought process, the presence of a right and wrong moral compass, and the use of reason are traits allotted to Ralph. Ralph is the man that we all show but Jack is the true beast that lies in the hearts of us all. Ralph, in correlation with his insistence on being found and building shelter, decides to build a signal fire and places some of the boys to attend to it.
Some see the beast as primitivity or savagery, while others see the beast as power. Many of the issues on the island arise from power struggle. Ralph is very clear to state his leadership qualifications, “’I ought to be chief,’ said Jack with simple arrogance, ‘because I'm chapter chorister and head boy. I can sing C sharp.’” But, Jack disapproves and believes that he is more qualified. This struggle is the spark that ignites the cruelty in Jack and the demise of Ralphs leadership.
Thesis: Iago, from Shakespeare's Othello, is one of the most memorable villains in all of literature. Iago deceives, steals, and kills to get everything that he wants. The play is centered on Iago's dislike for Othello, however, it is not that Iago pushes aside his conscience to commit these acts, but that he lacks a conscience to begin with. Iago's amorality can be seen throughout the play and is demonstrated by his actions against not only Othello, but Desmona and Emilia. Iago is able to manipulate the other characters of the play because he is a villain who doesn't understand the morals of society.
The deadly rivalry was on both sides after all” (54). Gene begins to take all of Finny’s actions as deliberate sabotages because his envy was controlling him. Gene seemed like a weak character because of his jealousy. It made him seem like he wasn’t as good as Finny or that he was lacking personality or talent. Once the realization came to Gene that Finny indeed did not feel anything but love for him, everything changed.
I am going to break his fucking back,” (Klein). Many of the candidates feel the same way about the others and wouldn’t hesitate to attack Stanton. This is seen with Charlie Martin when he states in a debate that Jack Stanton is not moral enough to be president. Rather than focusing on who has the best solutions for the country, they try to drag each other through the dirt. Henry Burton and Olivia Holden refuse to let the Stantons use incriminating information about Picker because it would be immoral and Picker seemed to be not in the race for the fame.