In the mid-1800’s Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote the book The Scarlet Letter. A novel about an early American Puritan village. In the book the main character, Hester Prynne, committed a major sin, adultery. The novel focuses directly around this sin. Through writing The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne revealed his opinions of the nature of sin and the effects sin has on the sinner and those around them.
In the beginning when they killed a pig they never displayed the head, but do to the savagery that the beast has caused them to take on they are more cruel and deadly. Another example of how the beastie to represent primal savagery is the killing of Simon by Jack's tribe. After Simon has confirmed that the beast is not real he goes to the beach to tell the others but is met with violence and killed. "Surrounded by a fringe of inquisitive bright creatures, itself a silver shape beneath the steadfast constellations, Simon's dead body moved out toward the open sea. "(Golding 154) The killing of Simon provides evident that the boys are willing to kill and maim whatever they think is the beast.
In the very depths of Hell in the center of the earth the holy number is still present, in the bottomless pit of circle nine Satan locked up as a prisoner. Satan, as depicted by Dante, has three heads and in each mouth is forever tearing apart those that Dante presents as the worst to have lived. There is a sinner for each mouth, those that sinned against the things Dante holds most dear. Judas is the middle, for betraying Jesus, Brutus and Cassius on either side for plotting to kill Caesar; those that sinned against the pillars of Christianity and Rome. Circle Seven Round three, the desert is split into three parts.
How William Golding Expressed the Cruelty of People in Lord of the Flies In the words of William Golding, the author of the novel, Lord of the Flies, “The theme is an attempt to trace the defects of society back to the defects of human nature. The moral is that the shape of a society must depend on the ethical nature of the individual and not on any political system however apparently logical or respectable.” The novel conveys that despite the rules and regulations to keep a civilized society, there is a likelihood for it to fail, unless everyone is good in nature. However, there is potential for evil in each person and mere rules cannot certify that there is goodness in someone. Moreover, it shows how all people are capable of turning into
This shows he is willing to change and become a savage by changing the image of how he looks. He paints himself with red and black which portrays the devil in him. He also can use this tactic to lure the children away from Ralph. When the group accidently kills Simon, Jack and his group chanted, “Kill the beast! Cut his throat!
William Golding’s Lord of the flies: Human nature, conveying morals, being the ‘darkness of man’s heart’, the Golding’s insights are brought up by evil behavior and shameful morals. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wanted “World peace” Martin Luther King Jr. wanted world peace just like the rest of the six billion of us. Golding wanted us to realize the evil that lies inside all of us, not peace. William Golding wrote Lord of the flies to enable us with a an understanding of “human nature”. So we ask ourselves, what are we humans?
Both Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Christopher Marlowe’s Dr. Faustus display Mr. Hyde and Mephistophilis, respectively, as the devil archetype, as shown through Hyde’s selfish and wicked actions that lead to Jekyll’s death and Mephistophilis’s deceitful actions that lead to Faustus’s death. Hyde’s appearances as the devil figure emphasizes him as inhuman. When Utterson first meets Hyde, he describes him as “hardly human” with “Satan’s signature upon a face [Hyde]” (Stevenson 43). In this way Hyde’s physical appearance reflects the devil archetype as grotesque. Hyde then distinguishes himself from Jekyll through his hideous demeanor.
Sejour used biblical references to describe George’s snake like behavior. The word snake references to Satan. According to the bible, Satan means “beautiful and powerful angel, who do nothing more than lead people to rebellion.” It seems like Sejour is describing George as the fallen slave angel. His revenge toward his master will lead other slaves to rebellion as well. As George is waiting, Alfred looks at the box of jewelry he promised to his wife, is she gives him a son.
In Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”, the poem’s protagonist bears striking resemblance to Satan from John Milton’s Paradise Lost. Both the Mariner and Satan, mysterious figures forever cursed to walk the Earth; banished from their former lives due to defiance against a divine figure and influencing others to do so also causing demise for all, represent embodiments of the motifs defiance and pride. Coleridge provides an albatross, a large bird of good omen, as a guide for the Mariner’s ship, which the crew praises as a divine figure equating it to a god. However, with the aid of the Albatross, the Mariner, who usually would navigate the ship, is useless and unneeded by his crew members. Out of desperation to restore