Bierce subtly hints throughout the story about the folly of war and its destructions rather than its ability to solve disputes. Bierce believes that war is glorified by those who never fought, but it is truly deadly and destructive to the
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”.
Are we as humans inherently evil? 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
In documentary Grizzly man, Timothy curses at the park services thinking there his enemy, he will fights civilization. He only has mockery and contempt. 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. “Shelley’s monster is not evil by
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. Anton Chigurh, who puts Bell 's life into uncertainty, acts from the beginning as a model of efficiency and ruthlessness.
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.
Which leaves him with no friend or somebody to turn to once again. 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.
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