It is important to note that this supernatural being is one of Cain’s clan who was banished by the Creator for killing Abel. “Cain got no good from committing that murder/Because the Almighty made him anathema/And out of the curse of this exile there sprang /Ogres and elves and evil phantoms” (Heaney 109-12). In other words, monsters are created and ostracized on behalf of Cain’s action. Grendel is destined to be an atrocious demon, similar to the caste system where people are unable to move up a caste. Furthermore, the creature can be related to the character, Ralph, from the movie Wreck-It Ralph, where they both are rejected and mistreated only for being what they are.
DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS The role of victor is subverting the mythical norms in Frankenstein. Usually the creator is considered superior and perfect in his qualities however, in this novelette, the creator himself is flawed he fails to own his own creation. On the complete contrast, Mary Shelley portrays the Creature to be an isolated figure that spends his life desiring a companion and friendship. The Creature is so rejected by society, so abandoned by Victor and the people he come across, that he becomes filled with hatred towards everyone, particularly for the one who placed him into this terrible state in the first place – Victor.
Nearly everyone in the village fights against these dragons, including the leader, Hiccups father, Stoick the vast, who is well respected and brave. Unlike Hiccups father, Hiccup is considered weak, and clumsy. These steps reflect modern culture because Hiccup didn’t really make good decisions and didn’t listen to his father a lot. In ‘The call’ Hiccup didn’t make a good decision by going and hunting dragons by himself and he didn’t listen to his dad because his dad warned him not to go by himself but he refused to listen. Also, he shouldn’t have gone close to Toothless because those kinds of dragons are very dangerous, but he got lucky with
The tale of the Land of the Cyclopes is a very prominent feature in Odysseus’ story. Here we really see our hero show his skills in a multitude of ways. Not only does Ody trick a demigod but he also blinds him. The crew of men our protagonist brought to the island believes that they should off Polyphemus in his sleep, but in that moment Odysseus shows a higher understanding of the world.
Abigail goes to any length without regards of the possible repercussions of her decisions. Abigail’s narcissistic character makes the reader wonder at what length will a person go to indulge their cravings. She terrorizes the town and forces the Puritans to both turn against each other as well as to burn themselves. Whether it is an obsessive love for another person or an intense hatred for a group of people, narcissism, grandiosity, and intolerance still plague our society. Whether it is in the late 1600s with the Salem Witch Trials, 1950s with the Red Scare, or just this month with ISIS attacks in Paris, they have gone, and will most likely keep going, to extremes to get what they want, much like what Abigail Williams did in Salem to get Proctor’s love.
Victor said that the creature was “more hideous than belongs to humanity” and called him a “filthy demon” (Shelley 60). The creation’s creator felt that the creature was too ugly to exist in the presence of human kind. When a creator criticizes his creation in such a way, it afflicts the creature and pesters at his soul. By neglecting and shunning people with socially unacceptable appearances of behaviors, mass murders are created.
Power razes all of its enemies to the ground, and its enemies are ignorant of its presence. Power negatively affects others by turning someone with power on their allies, making the owner paranoid, and diminishing common sense. In Antigone, King Creon turned on his own niece in order to preserve his self-serving law. Power turns the holder onto their allies. Creon created fear in the hearts of his own sentries who selflessly worked hours keeping him safe.
He fights to the best of his abilities against many monsters such as Polyphemus, Circe, and the sea monster Scylla. There has been many claims that Odysseus isn’t hero because he lets his crew die. Just because his crew didn’t survive, it certainly does not mean he isn’t a hero. He tries his very best and even test his limits in order to get him and his crew back home. An example of this is in Homer’s
Firstly, the stereotype that people who do bad things are supposedly evil and scary is shown through the characters, Tom Robinson and Boo Radley. Tom Robinson is seen as an evil and scary person because he is accused for raping and assaulting Mayella Ewell. Tom Robinson is hated by a majority of the white people in Maycomb except for a white lawyer who is ready to stand up for someone who is innocent. Later on in the novel, Tom Robinson ends up committing suicide himself because he did not want to be put in prison for something he did not do.
“Fortunate is the man who has never tasted God’s vengeance!” (Sophocles, pg. 215) this statement is about fate, where it is trying to pity Creon as the God’s will curse him because of his unjust law. Although the quote implies “men” Antigone, who is the daughter and sister of Oedipus, is also pitted because the gods have cursed the family. Both Creon and Antigone are unfortunate human beings because the gods are punishing them.
As a matter of fact, this is blatantly stated in the novel. “Here is what to do if you want to get a lift from a Vogon: forget it. They are one of the most unpleasant races in the Galaxy—not actually evil, but bad tempered, bureaucratic, officious and callous. They wouldn 't even lift a finger to save their own grandmothers from the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal without orders signed in triplicate, sent in, sent back, queried, lost, found, subjected to public inquiry, lost again, and finally buried in soft peat and recycled as firelighters” (Adams Page 35). It is not even up to interpretation that Vogons are bureaucratic, as the quote deliberately says it.
In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the storytellers use the Orphan archetype to convey how we as humans often try and put barriers between people they don't like or know because when we see something in a person that we do not like, we are extremely judgmental toward that person. In other words, people tend to solely judge others off of a personality trait that they have, where they came from, and how they act. This is simply a human trait that we have developed over time, but does not help us achieve relationships with other people. In the beginning of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry is seen in his locked room, in a feeble attempt to keep Harry’s magic away from the rest of the family, afraid it would “corrupt them”.
Prejudice is the basis of the story “The Glass Roses” as the protagonist's dad and the rest of the logging camp has a predetermined notion of who Leka is. They have a prejudice towards Leka, they call him a Polack which is a derogatory name, it is also believed that he is gay. The story also deceives the reader, as it leads the reader astray trying to get us to believe in the prejudice. This can be seen in the tone used and especially when they say Leka cuddled up to Stephen, but it is quite the contrary as they share beds because they are in a logging camp. Due to this, the protagonist Stephen conflicts with his father about being his friend.
To Kill a Mockingbird Definition Essay Prejudice Prejudice is mostly defined as being impolite and unfair to someone who is a different race or religion. But, not all religions face prejudice, some speedily advance, where others start falling behind because of the way they look and what their ancestors have done. Not everyone will come bomb your country. Not everyone is bad because of their appearance. People need to learn to control these feelings while just looking at everyone as a human.
To Kill A Mockingbird Theme Essay E.B. White once said, “Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get to the facts.” Prejudice blinds good people from the truth making them look like cowards.