In those who are themselves human, compassionate and thoughtful, Hyde raises some red flags. Even Jekyll fairly quickly recognizes the nature of Hyde: “Instantly the spirit of hell awoke in me [Jekyll] and raged… My devil [Hyde]… came out roaring” (Stevenson 84). However unlike Utterson and Enfield, Jekyll is taken by the “lust for evil.” Even a man as good as Jekyll can be swayed by the dark side.
In “Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne the old man is a symbol for the Devil. The old man appears as soon as Goodman Brown mentions the Devil, carries a staff that resembles a serpent, and the way the old woman reacts to the old man. By creating a physical embodiment of satan in the work, the author demonstrates how even the spiritually strongest can fall into temptation and sin. Straightaway, as soon as Goodman Brown enters the forest he imagines seeing the Devil and the old man appears.
Though Victor does nothing wrong to Frankenstein, he too is cast down in a way to his own internal “Hell.” He has to force himself into isolation from any human contact due to people being afraid of him. The Monster tries numerous times to befriend humans, just as Satan tries to befriend Adam and Eve. God attempts to isolate Satan from human contact because he initially wants to cause harm to mankind. Satan and the Monster soon escape their cages and come in contact with humans.
This clearly shows the question, ‘What are the universal aspects of good and evil in all men?’ because of the quote’s representation of the “good” in man. In other words, Golding is answering a part of his question through the creation of scenes in the plot that represent the “good” in man. A piece of evidence that shows the evil in man in the Lord of the Flies is, “At once the crowd surged after it, poured down the rock, leapt onto the beast, screamed, struck, bit, tore. There were no words, and no movements but the tearing of teeth and claws.”
The supernatural journey of Young Goodman Brown was purposely constructed to be a questionable event. Hawthorne cleverly breathes elements of uncertainty, to emphasize the importance of the effect and the insignificance of the sole event. Real or not, the Devil managed to sprout gloom inside Goodman’s heart. His loss of innocence was inevitable, this figment shattered his beliefs and turned him cold.
Both selections symbolize the characters as defying Gods will and way, and gave into “The Devil” and “The Tempted.” There greediness came over them and ended up committing unforgivable sins. In Hawthorns imagery in symbolizes how in New England the religious conflict that bestowed Salem people. The
I have seen too many frightful proofs in court - the Devil is alive in Salem, and we dare not quail to follow wherever the accusing finger points!” (Hale, Act 2) Hale proves the mindset of the characters affected by hysteria and fear. In his arguments it's more hysteria than
William Apess (1) Preaching on behalf of the Indians, who he believed had unjust laws made for them and only longed for justice and Christian fellowship, William Apess would have been _____ with the phrases “Establish justice” and “Secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity” which serve to ensure that all American citizens would experience fairness, moral rightness, lawfulness under the Constitution as well as ensure sure freedom and fairness continues for ourselves and every generation to come. (2) Apess’ spoke about a searing indictment of racial prejudice against people of color, particularly Native Americans, so he would respond positively to the phrase “We the People” which would unite all the citizens of the United States of America, and guarantee them the rights given under the document, regardless of ethnicity, nationality or skin color and therefore address the very strong disapproval of the way the Euro-American treated the Native people. Henry David Thoreau (1) Believing that if the government required people to participate in injustice by obeying
Analysis of Young Goodman Brown and The Most Dangerous Game Patrick V. Porterfield Liberty University Online Spring 2016 ENGL 102-D48 LUO Richard Connell and Nathaniel Hawthorne portray both of their protagonists as intelligent and capable members of their societies of their times with the adept ability of discernment in the tactical sense. With high morals, they believe in fair play and honesty. The antagonist portrayals in both stories depict the silent and deep hidden evil that lurk in all societies. If one seeks the evils, they will find it.
Young people in the 21st Century need to reevaluate their ethics; David McCullough is helping them understand that by explaining that they need to be honest with themselves and their reality. His scathing criticism of them and their culture, philosophies, and ideologies, is justified and insightful; teens in the United States allows special to become a meaningless term, prefers to win instead of achieving, and cares too much about superficial accomplishments instead of internal growth. McCullough makes a point throughout his speech to say that being special is not just given to you; teenagers are not special by default. In the speech, while he is explaining why young people should look forward to more than just being special or different, in