Why was the First Emperor so obsessed with immortality and defense in death? What do you suppose lies in his tomb and why do you think the Chinese have not opened it yet? Although we have learned from archaeologists that it is far too dangerous to excavate due to the inlaid death trap which surrounds the tomb. Many people still believe there is a bigger reason for why the tomb has yet to be unearthed. Along with one final question; what effect did the creation of the First Emperor’s terracotta army have on burial customs after his dynasty?
The last thing that made the creature have full control over Victor was that he killed his newly wed wife. Victor and his wife just got married and on the night of their marriage the creature killed her. The creature gains full power over Victor by affecting his family and friends, the monster knows that if he hurts them he hurts Victor. The thing that the creature did that hurt Victor the most was killing Victor's new wife, this drove Victor into an intense amount of dread and self hatred. The thing that he created killed all of his family, and Victor himself runs from the creature to save himself.
After the experiment that ending up giving Victor his powers was successful, he accidently killed his friend and Eli’s girlfriend, Angie, but in the process he had managed to make a scientific breakthrough that could give people the power to do extraordinary things that would have been impossible otherwise. To Victor and Eli, at that point in time, his successful experiment was more important. In the text, its says, “‘Angie’s dead…..I had an idea and it worked and--.’ Eli clearly understood, because he stayed quiet….Eli seemed more interested in his experiment than in Angie...Victor looked down at the body then, expecting to feel some shade of guilt, but there was nothing….” (Schwab 119) This demonstrates how Victor had good intentions when he began experimenting, but clearly crossed the fuzzy moral line of that situation, resulting in his temporary death and an innocent woman’s permanent one. Yet, Victor felt no guilt. His actions were about himself, his success, and his safety only.
With the execution of the flier, the emperor ensures that no one will have the power to destroy the Great Wall of China, and (by turn) threaten his empire. In “The Flying Machine” the emperor sees no reason for equality. Equality is a potential danger to his empire, a possibility for someone to gain more power than the emperor himself. Punishment in “The Flying Machine” is used in literally the opposite way of “Harrison Bergeron”. While those in “Harrison Bergeron” believe that chaos must be prevented by equality, “The Flying Machine” argues that a strong regime is needed, in order to prevent
Oedipus wanted to find out why he his city and to solved that riddle he had to find out who murdered Laius. Oedipus was told that a stranger killed Laius but he had doubt because a part of him believe that he was the reason for the tragic death of Laius. He accepted the stranger story because Lauis dying at his hands would have major consequences. To save his city from ruin, Oedipus learned that he must exiled the man who killed Laius. One of the prophets tell Oedipus that the killer is brother and father to his own children.
Victor’s actions show us that he despised his creation. What he didn’t realize was that his actions in trying to carry out his plan, were actually killing him slowly, because he was not capable of fulfilling this knowledge correctly. Towards the end of the novel, the only thing Victor cared about was getting revenge on his creation for killing his loved ones. Victor stated, “I was hurried away by fury; revenge alone endowed me with strength and composure; it molded my feeling… otherwise delirium or death would have been my portion.” The only thing keeping Victor from dying was getting revenge. It controlled him, and that’s what made him a monster.
Scientists in this time period were so fascinated with the idea of bringing the dead back to life, and Victor has done such thing. Victor thought abandoning the monster was best, without realizing what the monster is capable of. By abandoning the monster, many consequences came along with it. The monster seeks revenge by causing the death of everyone Victor loves, including William, Justine, Henry, Alphonse and Elizabeth. The monster didn’t kill them all directly, but still caused the death.
In the twenty-first century, risk can be depicted as calculating uncertainties of which the probability may be known or unknown. It can also be characterised as establishing control over the future (Beck 2002). Everybody at some stage has encountered risk in their lives; “Everyone is a true risk ‘expert’ in the original sense of the word” (Adams 1995, p.1). In our surroundings, we confront an extensive amount of risks everywhere and, within everything each day. It is also viable to note that we are all risks to each other whether it is a car accident, terrorist attack or the spreading of a malignant infection that takes place (Massumi 1993 cited by Deborah Lupton).
So this was one version of interpreting the story, from Annelie’s point of view. What about Hendriks? How would the story have looked like from his perspective? Would we pity him or would he still be the cruel guy as he is depicted in this version? The narrative is a very important factor in a story, and how the structure decides to form it, is crucial for the story’s level of satisfaction among the readers.