Even for most soldiers they would be quite uncomfortable killing a human, but Elijah does not even think twice about what he has just done. He even tries to justify that his actions were right and it had to be done. Guilt is no longer a part of Elijah and it is seen when he feels no remorse for killing an innocent child. Elijah possessing no guilt adds on to his ineffective way of coping with his adversities. Elijah disregards human lives by treating humans as a motivation for his own satisfaction which results in mental instability.
It always seems that Bonzo won’t leave Ender alone. It’s most likely because, Ender doesn't fear him so that scares him, it shows weakness. “He can’t allow himself to show weakness” (pg.109). All Round, Bonzo is a terrible man, but Ender can outsmart him any day.
“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools,” Martin Luther King Jr. The Outsiders has lots of violence and love in it, making it a shaky, twisty and turny experience for the reader. Violence and love are a vital element of the plot in The Outsiders; the book relies on violence to further the plot, and love to solve problems. Violence is never the answer between the Socs and Greasers, yet they like fighting.
In the same way that Victor changes his mind to suit his convenience, he can believe at once that a person has wronged him, at least when it is a person he detests, such as his creation. Such are the qualities of a man who, though monstrous, is not a monster in nature, unlike his
Clearly, obsession can really make one think so irrationally that they forget the basic principles of humanity and they end up doing ridiculous things without usually realizing until after they have taken the wrong action. The lead character in “The Tell-Tale Heart”, had gone so crazy because of his obsession over his eyes, that he decided to take the old man’s life in a very cruel way. The old man had never harmed, insulted, or wronged him in any way, and rather they both cared about each other but “it wasn’t the man who vexed me [him], but the evil eye” . Gradually, he made up his mind to take the life of the old
Individuals can make their own interpretation of the themes of the short story, but without the grotesque violence and psychopathic nature of the characters, a theme would never surface. The purpose of the violent scenes and nature of the story is to provide a theme for the audience that a good man is not just hard to find but impossible to find because everyone is an imperfect human by human
In A Separate Peace by John Knowles, Gene initiates and defeats his own personal war with Finny, while Leper involuntarily alters his once observant persona for the worse in the midst of the war, demonstrating that those who create their own battles are more likely to succeed rather than others who blindly fall into conflicts without direction. From the start, Gene’s jealousy towards Finny manifests itself repeatedly through Gene’s routine lifestyle, instigating a personal war between the boys due to Gene’s envious actions, foreshadowing his success. This is due to Finny’s lack of knowledge about the situation. Gene’s adoration for Finny’s ability to “get away with anything”, leaves Gene “envying him” since he thought it “was perfectly normal” to adore a best friend, marking
Bilbo steals a golden cup, to prove to Thorin his treasure is there. This makes Smaug very angry, and in his rage, plans to burn down the Lake Town. But Bard, an experienced archer, with knowledge of Smaug’s weak spot, pierces Smaug’s heart with an arrow - killing Smaug. However Smaug destroys Lake Town.
In the writer 's opinion Macbeth is a good guy and is not capable of the bad things he is doing. He is just getting pressured into doing wrong. For most of the time villains are always evil and are doing wrong without other people making them do it. Macbeth is being convinced to do all of these things and he is not coming up with the ideas on his own. He is a puppet in his own life.
‘Iago is such a disturbing villain because he seems to have no real motives for his evil.’ How far and in what ways do you agree with this view? Iago is nothing more than a devious mastermind and Machiavellian of the Shakespearean tragedy, Othello. Whilst Iago does try to communicate multiple reasons for his motives in wanting to destroy Cassio and Othello these are mere rationalisations and excuses to provide justification for his evil actions and can only be accepted when analysing Othello on a surface level.
In the epic, Grendel attacks the mead hall of King Hrothgar and no weapon could hurt that ‘’beast’’ while many mighty warriors are killed by him until the hero, Beowulf comes to succor. He ‘’scorns’’ to kill him with a sword. Instead, they fight each other with bare hands and Grendel is defeated. When reading the text, the question why Grendel could not be killed by any weapon while Beowulf end his life with his bare hand, arises in readers’ mind.
Even after Bateman makes his confession, there is no repercussion for him. Society seems to see the devil inside him and eagerly accepts him for the familiarity he brings. Throughout the movie Bateman’s behavior was reinforced,even when he went out on a suicidal rampage he got off scot-free. Bateman might be a psychopath but in this world of greed and egotism there are many that are equally capable of what Bateman did, albeit in small scale. Bateman says, “There is an idea of Patrick Bateman, some kind of abstraction but there is no real me”.
“More weight,” stated by Giles Corey from, “The Crucible,” before he was pressed to death for witchcraft. Giles Corey was one of the oldest people to be killed during the Salem Witch Trials. The Salem Witch Trials was a series of events that took place in 1692, where innocent people were hung for apparently being witches. The people in the trials were tried in court and the girls who accused them would act like the person or people were sending spirits towards them to make the judges believe them. Giles Corey reminds me of myself by his sarcasm during conversations, always acting ornery, and the comical remarks he makes.