Marlow finds out how Kurtz had been instructed by the International Society for the Suppression of Savage Customs to write a seventeen pages report before his nerves “went wrong.” In one section, Kurtz had written “Exterminate all the brutes.” Confused by the contradicting images of Kurtz, Marlow thinks that ” His power to charm had influenced the natives, still Marlow is not sure if it was worth the helmsman’s death to reach
When Macbeth commits his betrayal, against Banquo, Macbeth hires other people to do his dirty work, similarly to how David commits his betrayal against Uriah. After Banquo and his son depart, Macbeth says, “Banquo, thy soul’s flight, if it find heaven, must find it out tonight” (Shakespeare 843). Not only does the statement confirm that Macbeth is infected with greed, but the quote affirms that his bond with Banquo has come to an end. In simple, modern terms, Macbeth is bidding farewell to Banquo. Heaven, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is a “place of the Deity and the blessed dead” (Merriam-Webster).
Whenever the demon feels despair he remembered his deviser " an in the bitterness of my heart, I curse[s] him"(177). He senses that there is nobody who care about him and his inventor will never welcome him. Because of loneliness he begins to resentful toward Frankenstein. At the end when then Frankenstein died, monster cried with sincerely and wholehearted. He says, " I shall die, and what I now feel be no longer felt"(Shelley 197).
.Following Victor’s description of his creation, he begins to describe the horribleness of the creature and his abhorrent emotions and feelings he must endure. Inevitably, Victor falls ill with some mysterious sickness due to his uncertainty of the creature he previously created. All of his mental suffering occurring in the month of November, the completion of fall. Further on, after William and Justine have been killed, Victor decides to leave, “It was the latter end of September that I again quitted my native country” (Shelley 166).
This is where the true Promethean punishment sets in and the line can be drawn with his seemingly never-ending chase through uninhabitable conditions and the eternal punishment of Prometheus. Victor, when he got his closest, became lost and became his sickest in the tundra where he meets Captain Walton and tells him of his story. At this point, he has suffered and has regretted everything he had done. In his final days alive his Prometheus and Zeus side lived in a strange cohesion. And after his own creation stole his final breath he had died a man who had made all the wrong moves and could only realize it in the
Comparison can be made between Ahab and the monster in Frankenstein on the basis of revenge that the monster wanted to take from Victor. Victor lost all the power over his creation when the monster killed William. Frankenstein immediately felt responsible for the crime because he never made his creation to go around and kill people. After destroying the work of second creature, the monster threaten Victor saying that, “Remember that I have power; you believe yourself miserable, but I can make you so wretched that the light of day will be hateful to you. You are my creator, but I am your master;—obey!”
Former president John F. Kennedy once said “ A man does what he must – in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures – and that is the basis of all human morality”. Kennedy spoke these words to explain how he sees morality within the world and these words hold extreme relevance within Frankenstein as the two main character’s grapple with their morality throughout the story. In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein constantly pursues the search for higher knowledge and that leads him to creating life. His decision to abandon the creature sets him on the path that leads to the creature killing everyone that Victor loved. We see how the Creature developed his own morality based on how society treated him, the cottagers he viewed, and the literature he viewed.
The recommendation in the report that Whites are gods in Congo. This is based on evidence that he was respected as the god. He made this just for the purpose of exploiting them for his own benefits. In (page 111), he explains that he intended to help people, but he seems to forget himself and the intended purpose. This report also reveals how Kurtz was a devil and it has coverage of all evil things.
The creature in Frankenstein once said “This death will carry despair to him, and a thousand other miseries shall torment him”. The creature started of trying to be friends with humans until all they did was try to kill him so now he seeks vengeance. this coincides with locke's theory by showing how he came in the world a blank slate, but the hatred from the humans turned him evil. The creature also said “My spirit will sleep in peace,or if it thinks, it will not surely think thus, Farewell”. the creature killed his creator and now he feels bad for taking away life from the one who gave him life, so he decides to kill himself.
Enlil, Humbaba’s master, believes that Enkidu should die for what he has done. He proceeds to curse Enkidu with a debilitating sickness. Enkidu’s death was the major turning point in Gilgamesh’s change in character. Up until this segment in the story, Gilgamesh had not experienced the pain of death of a loved one. It was a reminder that he, too, was a mortal.
Unfortunately, his life was immediately taken away by a fatal murder that raised Jones’ essence back to heaven. Giving this account to his son meant that Coates wanted him to understand that his own race is unjustly targeted as violent beings. The fact that one of his valued friends was murdered because one white individual claimed that he felt endangered in his presence was repulsive towards Coates. This memory scorned his perception of reality of society in that he repeatedly reasoned himself that they have a negative perception towards black
When the boat reached the Barbados, the white men examined them and told them they would be put to work. When it was time to sell the slaves, the buyers rushed and picked the ones they liked best. The slaves got separated making it the last time they may ever see each other
This quote from the last page of Lord of the Flies is probably one of the most memorable ones. I feel as though Ralph felt truly damaged by the horrors of humankind. “the darkness of a mans heart” is a metaphor for the savagery witnessed on that island. I think that the word ‘fall in the next line of that quote is figurative and literal because piggy literally fell to his death but it could also be a metaphor for his decline in power throughout the
The monster shows his sorrow after being rejected by the cottagers; “I continued for the remainder of the day in my hovel in a state of utter and stupid despair. My protectors had departed, and had broken the only link that held me to the world. For the first time the feelings of revenge and hatred filled my bosom” (Shelley 97). The creature leaves where he was abandoned to a cottage of the Delacey’s there he learns about humanity. After learning he accidentally drives the Delacey’s apart from him, causing great depression and anger (Frasait).
"If only I could get rid of this dead weight ... Immediately I felt ashamed of myself, ashamed forever. " In Night everything is reversed, every value destroyed. " Here there are no fathers, no brothers, no friends," a kapo tells him.