I convey the impression that this hate is directed at his own mother, and yet Pentheus and his family are targeted with all of his anger. Pentheus was wise to not trust Dionysus. He messed with him over and over, tormenting a man who couldn’t see his near fate. Dionysus left Pentheus weak, confused, and gullible. He had him under
Today anything is allowed. Anything is possible, even these crematories.” This quote demonstrates how Elie’s humanity has begun to shatter, every right he once own has now been stripped from him. He is losing his sanity. Similarly, in the White Rose, when Sophie is going to be executed, the narrator says, “Sophie was then led to the guillotine. one observer described her as she walked to her death.” This quote also illustrates the theme of man’s inhumanity to man due to the fact that Sophie was about to be executed just for trying to reveal the truth to her brainwashed society.
One reason others feel differently is because of the unsightly part of humanity. For example, in the beginning of the Crucible, Miller explains how Parris “cut a villainous path” to become reverend and how “there is very little good to be said for him” (1100). People similar to Parris exist everywhere which roots the argument of inner conflict constantly tieing with humanity. However, one couldn’t openly act in such a way, it would ruin an important reputation in society. In fact, Joseph McCarthy himself suffered this consequence: “It was his clash with the Army that would lead to his downfall” (Robert 3).
Shakespeare’s ability to illustrate the battle between good and evil is arguably one of his best skills as a writer. Incorporating the art of the morality play, he shows the battle of these two forces for a man’s soul. But the beauty of his writing comes to light in how he shows this process. In both Macbeth and Othello, Shakespeare portrays evil as corrupting, while the source of evil differs. The religious preferences and philosophy of the English Renaissance affected Shakespeare’s writing.
One of the most important parts of his character is that he rebels against society and social norms of the time. Heathcliff defies Hindley and connects with Catherine, even tries to separate her from her husband. His sole desire was to be with Catherine and when he was denied this, he set out to destroy those who wronged him, using the same means that were used against him; position in society. Heathcliff isolates himself from society due to hopelessness and disappointment. This indifference towards everything and everyone but Catherine leads to his asocial behavior and rebellion.
She lost her job, her face was plastered all over the media as a racist, and she was receiving death threats. All of this because of one tweet. Hester Prynne made one mistake, and it would change her life forever. The Puritan society was a theocracy. They believed they had the right to judge and punish people as they saw fit, and so they did.
I will point to certain events in his life that might have caused him to believe he had the right to commit the altogether evil act of raping his own daughter. There is no escaping that rape is unimaginably evil, the most degrading and horrible thing a person can do and more so to their own child. However, it is hard to accept that some people are simply born evil. The more likely reason is that people are a mirror image of the society they live in. The experiences they have accumulated along the way, and the people who raised them.
Another pattern is the surge of abuse and the torture of women across the board. The lack of respect for God’s will for the family is being tested daily. Men are not standing in honor of the place that God has given them. They are called to be the head of the family and they are not taking on this responsibility. Women are being raped, enslaved, mistreated and cast aside in this world.
Hawthorne was a primary source in relation to the events that occured during puritan times such as the salem witch trials, which were so controversial. As a matter of fact, after getting a taste of a truly strict puritan society, he decided that for his family’s well being he would have to work hard to remove himself and his family from that setting because the people there were filled with deception both within themselves and among the community. This made them potentially threatening to his family.
The monster was treated horribly by the people in the story. He was abused, called out, and uncared for most people. The monster responds with that negativity of the people into chaos which drives the monster killing people because he was uncared. The monster only committed the actions due to people judge him by appearance and behavior. Also, the monster was uncared because the creator was disgusted and hated him right