In Coleridge’s analysis of the work, he compares the yahoos to humans and states, “Understanding, he would be the most loathsome and hateful of all animals; that his understanding would manifest itself only as malignant cunning, his free will as obstinacy and unteachableness” (Coleridge
Moreover, both O’Brien and Coppola use the annihilation of animals and humans as a symbolic representation of characters’ loss of morality. In The Things They Carried, Rat Kiley mourns the death of his friend, and fellow soldier, Curt Lemon by torturing a baby water buffalo: “He stepped back and shot it through the right front knee. […] It went down hard, then got up again, and Rat took careful aim and shot off an ear. […] It wasn’t to kill; it was to hurt” (O’Brien 75). Rat Kiley’s grief for Curt Lemon drives him to direct his emotions onto the water buffalo.
Correspondingly, another example of personification being used in the myths is, “Everything spoke, their plates, their cooking pots, their dogs, their grinding stones, each and every thing crushed their faces” (The Wooden People 19). This quote shows how personification is conveyed in myths and how “The Wooden People” gets punished by non living things. Personification in both myths presents the ignorance of humans as it gives the non-livings human like
People put emphasis on animal’s general health and on the rate of stress, that they may feel because of it. However, it can not be said for sure, whether the animal is happy because of the absence of stress. As a result, the question that has to be answered is whether the animals that are kept in zoos are happier that those who are in the wild. For people, it is a difficult question to be answered, as it is unbelievable cruelty to be kept in conditions, where one does not have any choice of what to do, eat, even when one can have everything that is needed.
In Animal Farm, when Napoleon found out someone was in league with Snowball, a former leader allege to be treasonous, he had to take drastic measures leaving many animals to contemplate. “They were shaken and miserable. They did not know which was more shocking -- the treachery of the animals who had leagued themselves with Snowball, or the cruel retribution they had just witnessed.” (VII, 74). Petrified by the sight of animals killing other animals, the animals left cannot bring themselves to believe what they had just seen for they had been told that killing one another is considered immoral as dictated and written in their own commandments.
Boo Radley is perceived as this wild ugly horrible beast who is ugly and wouldn't fit in with their society. By saying he eats raw animals and squirrels the people of Maycomb are calling him a beast. They always have this negative thought of what Boo is like in their head even though it might not be true. As the book progresses the people then find out what Boo is really like and how he actually looks.
Papa John started feeling every part of his body for any signs of lumps and he didn’t find any thankfully but Papa John did say something was wrong with his coordination and he can’t have that going in the slaughter house so he said wait and see later on the year. “Ha, looks like Shaun or should I say Jaws didn’t get picked to go!” Cheyenne said while Papa John was checking her out. Papa John started yelling at Cheyenne for moving around so much when she was suppose to stand still. “Easy there Rarity don’t move so much around or I’ll bring out the cattle prod on you!”
The mind of a child would be expected to be composed of surplus imagination, filled with joy and fiction. But Antonio is a separate situation. “A putrid, rotting smell was everywhere. There was disease and filth throughout. In the end no one was left, and the she-goats and the he-goats returned from the hills whence they had fled, and they looked in innocence at the death camp of the people.”
During his safari to the past, Eckels made very incriminating decisions which ultimately led to his own demise. Firstly, he panicked when danger faced him, and this caused him to run away, directly disobeying orders, killing a very vital insect in a process. Next, Eckels angered his tour guide by disobeying, almost resulting in his entire group meeting an ill fate beneath a 10-ton reptile. Finally, the culmination of his decisions resulted in major shifts in history, causing a dictatorship and, potentially, a more severe fate for this world he had crafted. All these factors greatly angered his tour guide to a point where Eckels death was no longer avoidable.
Orwell exhibits this characteristic by having animals question each others’ loyalty and illustrates, ‘"Mollie! Look me in the face. Do you give me your word of honour that that man was not stroking your nose?"’ (Orwell 46). Clover is weary and suspicious that Mollie will not admit to conversing with a human.
Grendel remains in an inner conflict with his beliefs throughout the entire story. He is directed by two compelling desires in which play a role in introducing him to the divergences between good and evil. The Shaper convinces him with his meaningful music, whereas the dragon persuades him through his ideology of nihilism. Both the Shaper and the dragon play a part in influencing his views on the human society.
When shown that our world is but a loop, we choose to continue. When shown that everything we do is simply the same struggle, over and over, forever the same waste of time, we don’t break away. We still go down this path of the least resistance, because we believe that that’s the way the world is. No matter what we as human beings do in life, we seem to be forever trapped in cycles, whether it be a cycle of work, a cycle of love, or any other type. But why do we follow monotonous cycles in life and even conform to such cycles?
Grendel is a human-eating devious creature that seeks revenge on the Danes. Throughout the story Beowulf by Tom Shippey, Grendel is known as a very dangerous creature. Many people see him as a threat and they are very scared of him. Every night he seeks revenge on the Danes for the misery they have put him through his whole life. When Beowulf comes in to be a hero and save the day tells told Hrothgar “That I, alone and with the help of my men, May purge all evil from this hall” (165-167).
Beowulf the epic poem and Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde both have some sort of way of portraying evil in our english literature beowulf “the hero” was created some time in the 7th and 8th century by an unknown anglo saxon poet. Beowulf background info. States “comes from the OLD ENGLISH or ANGLO-SAXON Literary and Historical period of what was then ancient Britannia. This period of Old English extends from about 450 to 066, the year of the Norman-French conquest of England led by William of Normandy or known as William the Conqueror.” According to About Education “Beowulf may have been composed as an elegy for a king who died in the seventh century, but there is little evidence to indicate whom that king may have been.”
The Green Knight and Grendel are two characters that represent the face of evil and horror. Grendel is the typical monster. He is massive and malicious. On the other hand, the Green Knight is innovative and capable of living decapitated. Both being similar in the fact that they are meant to portray the same type of character (antagonist), they are different in the way they challenge the protagonists and how they grow as characters.