Many were unsupportive of war, especially the Civil War, and when it erupted writers attacked the ideology and logic of the violence. An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce, follows the imagination of a Confederate citizen who is executed for attempting to burn a bridge. The story captures his final thoughts and outlines his plan for escape, though it is never enacted. Bierce advises his readers to stay out of dangerous situations which do not affect their personal lives, in particular, events that only serve to boost their ego. In An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Bierce uses figurative language to highlight his disapproval of military and war, meanwhile critiquing the main character’s decision to be involved with violence.
First, Grendel is a “devil spawn” so is predetermined to be evil. In the novel, Grendel realizes that he has to be evil, but he doesn’t think he is. He describes himself as “The terrible race God cursed” (Gardner 51). If Grendel is truly a descendant of the cursed Cain, then it is certainly possible that Grendel could be suffering from an action that he had no knowledge of. Grendel has no control over his fate; he wants to break his fate, but the dragon tells him to embrace it.
“To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day”, the repetition and personification used shows the significance is to show Macbeth 's discontent with life. Life no longer has meaning, now that the love of his life is dead. This also shows he doesn’t realize the contribution she made into making him a heartless killer and that now he is possibly oblivious to it all. Macbeth at the beginning was valued and was genuinely a noble man, where as to this point he has let himself be misguided to become a man of destruction now called a “tyrant, bloodier villain, dead butcher”. Macbeth refuses to take responsibility for all the pain he has caused and he doesn’t want to die without a fight, although this is the finish to all of Macbeths destruction he does not want to kill Macduff “Of all men else I have avoided thee; my soul is too much charged with blood of thine already” this metaphor used is showing how he already has so much blood on his hands, he doesn’t need any more, this can be seen as slight integrity but he still goes on to fight even though its already known of his deeds, “They have tied me to a stake; I cannot fly, but bear like I must fight the course”.
No matter how good or kind a person acts, there is evil in all. Every day we have a choice whether to be good or to be bad, and every day it is shown that humans have an instinctual urge of selfishness. Humans are manipulative towards the environment for their own needs and disregard those who live around them. In this novel, people only truly defend themselves and they do not care about one
His rage for park services is not necessary but because of this he withdraws himself
The greater part of the creature’s anger generate from the revulsion he obtain from everybody that stagger upon his vision. The book makes it apparent that the world isolated the creature, changing him into the malevolent monster that quite a lot of recognize so well. In his piece of writing, The Monster’s Human Nature, Gould squabble that Victor botched because he chased a temperament of human nature- intuitive disgust at the creature’s appearance- and did not take on the responsibility of any maker or parent that educate others in suitability (Gould 61).” Victor’s mistake was not interfering with technology and efforting to follow God, he discarded his creation and denied to take blame for his actions.
Hawthorne 's story of Young Goodman Brown represents the path of life and how everyone that travels down the path meets evil along the way. By turning away from his community and viewing the world as wicked, Goodman Brown unknowingly embraces the evils of insensitivity and selfishness. Goodman Brown 's own lack of faith in the world has made him unforgiving because he believes only in evil and there is nothing that can be done to change it. Rather than seeing the good in people and their actions or forgiving their sins, Goodman Brown only frowns upon them and believes that all people are hypocrites. Falling for the evil temptations led to the conclusion that Young Goodman Brown is easy to trick and that he was not as faithful in the first place.
Antonius Block returns home from crusades only to find masses of people dying (Block 1). There is a lot of persecution of innocent people, the universe does not seem to care about life. Antonius Block has seen enough madness, mayhem, and murder, life is meaningless and only death awaits him in his Swedish homeland (Block 1). In the film No Country for Old Men a lot of murder, mayhem, and madness also features.
Augustine has many diffenrt definitions of what is evil but “evil must always be understood as a defect, a corruption, or a perversion of what was created good”(Lawhead 132). One of Augustine’s problems of evil is that of moral evil. Moral evil is “human perversity” or “genuine evil”(Lawhead 132) because all other evil is apparently evil but “moral evil is the product of the human will”(Lawhead 132). The Monster has been deprived true goodness and love ever since his creation because his creator hated him from the moment he saw him. The Monster according to Augustine would be part of moral evil.
It is also important to see how “Paradise Lost” and the biblical allusion of Satan relates to the monster. The monster tells Victor that he should be his “Adam”, but soon realizes that Victor hates his creation. He now resembles Satan, the banished and horrifying creature. When readers see the monster as Satan, it brings the theme of isolation and how the monster scares Victor, which makes him feel more alone than ever. The monster is trying to impress Victor the whole story, so by him still receiving Victor’s disapproval devastated him.
Kingsolver’s first goal of the Poisonwood Bible is proposing how an individual could make peace with the aftermath of their worst mistakes and flaws, as shown through the voices of the Price girls. Kingsolver’s decision to leave Nathan Price voiceless represents the seemingly untouchable arrogance and offensiveness of large powers that drag peaceful innocents into conflict for their own gain. Nathan has no voice because Kingsolver wanted him to be viewed from the outside. Nathan is the uncontrollable darkness that festers in humanity; he is the crimes of a previous generation that are inherited by a new, unsympathetic one that is helpless to change its past and must come to terms with it. Therefore Kingsolver’s main goal of the Poisonwood Bible was for different generations and their individuals to question their preexisting beliefs and spark moral conversations and debates amongst each
This is reinforced by the rhetorical question that serves to convince Walton that the Monster hated having to turn to violence. In both situations, a friendly and accepting hand could have led both monsters to happiness and kindness, but the lack thereof sparked the violence. Grendel and the Monster from their respective works, Gardner’s Grendel and Shelley’s Frankenstein, find themselves with no companionship, nobody to share in their joys or sorrows, which leads to violence being taken out on those who rejected them; if those victims had initially accepted and loved Grendel and the Monster, this would not have
On of Beowulf’s other attributes were the bravery that he displayed. In Grendel, only recollections of Beowulf's missions are seen. Resulting in the reader not being able to actually read about beowulf’s mission, leading to not giving the reader a actual idea of how strongly he would be able to destroy his opponents. On the other hand, Beowulf's ego is demonstrated well in his poem named after himself, and the very detailed description made by the author when describing the horrific battle between beowulf and grendels mother. He is made out to be this strong brave man who can not be harmed in order to boost his appearance and ego.
In the story Beowulf, you see many comparisons being made without even realizing it. For instance the fact that it shows Beowulf and Grendel in battle fighting each other. Grendel being the big nasty monster that hasn't been defeated before and Beowulf being this normal noble man who is willing to face the challenge and fight this monster. This story is one giant use of irony. This is shown in various ways, one being the simple fact that many immortal or great heroes have tried defeating Grendel but none have succeeded but this man "Beowulf" who is a mortal is able to beat Grendel at his own game by ripping his arm off.
Prepared to spill the blood of unsuspecting, intoxicated warriors in their slumber, Grendel fleetly removed the strengthened door to the Herot with monstrous strength and cruelty. Grendel's strides were expansive. With every step, the beast's huge, thickened feet much flew, one once the opposite. the ground gave the impression to be instantly displaced owing to his spectacular lightness. " His eyes gleamed within the darkness, burned with a grotesque light".