Dante enters the first round of circle nine, Caina, here are the people who were treacherous against their family, their punishment is to have their necks and heads out of the ice. This is Dante’s symbolic of the final guilt.“If I had rhymes as harsh and horrible as the hard fact of that final dismal hole which bears the weight of all the steeps of Hell.” Dante and
He saw many men in the mansion, sleeping, a ranked company of kinsmen and warriors quartered together. And his glee was demonic, picturing the mayhem: before morning he would rip life from limb and devour them, feed on their flesh; but his fate that night was due to change, his days of ravening had come to an end.”(line 723-735). Everyone has committed murder. Grendel was going to kill all those men. And Grendel was going to be slain by
The first ring contains those who were violent against their neighbors. The punishment of those within the first ring is swimming in a boiling stream of blood. This boiling stream of blood symbolizes all the blood shed they caused during their lives. The second ring contains those violent against themselves, here their punishment is being encased in thorny trees and being eaten by harpies. Becoming a thorny tree represents how they were harmful to themselves and the harpies symbolize the violence they created towards themselves.
Together, Iago and Roderigo plotted to destroy Cassio’s image and reputation as well as Desdemona’s marriage. As Iago began setting Cassio up, he began to develop feelings of his own for Desdemona. Iago and Roderigo’s actions resulted in numerous deaths throughout the play. First Iago stabs and kills Roderigo. Then, Othello’s jealousy leads him to smother Desdemona because she was “false with Cassio” (Shakespeare 767).
An specific example of violence corrupting society is when the boys become hunters end up killing Simon because they want to think he is the beast. They are all dancing and chanting, "'Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood!'”(152). At this point in the book the inherent violence that has been building up through the whole story because of anger and fear takes over and they kill Simon.
Grendel, the ravaging monster who lies outside the borders of the Dane society, despises the cries of happiness and boastfulness. He is the “name of the grim demon,” who descended from the dangerous Cain (102). Representing the epitome of evil, Grendel attacks at night while all the villagers are feasting and drinking. Grendel's path of destruction lasted for 12 winters. His actions are motivated by real human emotions such as jealousy and wickedness.
A ghoul is a being of pure evil, one with no soul, a foul disgusting thing that desires to be the most horrific being it can be like Ivan the Terrible. Ivan the Terrible was the Tsar of Russia from 1533 to 1584. He was a ruthless, cunning evil being who killed and brutally murdered hundreds of thousands of people. The Tsar ordered people to be beheaded, strangled, hanged, blinded, burned, stabbed, boiled, disemboweled, buried alive, impaled, and fried. The Villain would often force parents to watch the execution of their children.
Satan (Lucifer), the chief of rebel angels to go against God, is the greatest villain with many tragic flaws of hubris. Satan is said to be the incarnation of evil as he is portrayed as subversion to christen believes of Felix Culpa. This believes says that whatever God does, does it for good. Whereas Satan goes against the Gods decision as a result of his revolution against God brings him to hell along with his other fallen angels. His revolution against God continues and provokes other rebel angels to fight against god with more determination and courage’s mind even if he is in hell.
An alliteration follows, “beaten in battle, bloodying”(844). This emphasizes how Beowulf brutally hurt Grendel leading him to his death. Grendel then drags himself to “his doom to the demons’ mere”(845). It is as if we hear Grendel falling because the word doom is heavy like a body falling. The slight consonance, “water wallowed”(846) displays an image of Grendel’s home filling with blood exposing his end.
These people are tottering on the edge of sin as Jonathan Edwards tell us in the writing entitled Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. Edwards tells us that “God that holds you over the pit of hell, much as one holds a spider, or some loathsome insect, over the fire, abhors you; he looks upon you as worthy of nothing else”. He tells preaches that those supporting the old ways, “have offended him infinitely more than ever a stubborn rebel did his prince: and yet ‘tis nothing but his hand that holds you from falling into the fire every