They were evacuating during the time shortly after World War II. Some of the younger boys claimed to see a “beastie” or a “snake-thing” at night. Many people are perplexed when it comes to the query: “What is the beast and what does it symbolize?” There are numerous definitions about what the ‘thing’ haunting the children signify and it evolves throughout the book. In the beginning, the beast represents the children’s fear. “The Terrors of the Unknown” says that the children “began to people the darkness of night and forest with spirits and demons”(Doc A).
The novel the ‘Lord of the Flies’, by William Golding has a main theme that touches on the human condition – ‘the struggle between civilisation and savagery’. Golding advances in his writing techniques, showing symbolism and characterisation throughout. Golding chose to create a ‘Beast’ that would soon cause an emotional ‘rip’ between the boys. This beast is a symbol for the evil and the malice that resides within the children. Characterisation is shown with Ralph displaying different concepts like leadership and order, Piggy, intelligence and reason, Simon kindness and Jack, savagery.
Emotional and physical abuse were the two main types of abuse mentioned throughout the novel. Through extreme amounts of brutality and torture to emotional devastation and agony, “Indian Horse” certainly shows readers that living through abuse can have life long consequences. Readers can imply that being repeatedly beaten and tortured at a very young age makes the child live in fear and agony. Also, certain incidents such as being taken away from your parents at such a young age can leave behind pain, sorrow, and will definitely affect the child’s life in the future. “Indian Horse” successfully proves to readers that abuse can mentally destroy a person’s future and leave behind brutal memories, which will never be
The main characters, Ralph, Piggy, Jack, and Simon often fight, and during their fights, the other children take sides. Each of the groups, instead of acting as separate people, act as one. People have called this mob mentality. Mob mentality brings out the evil in man, as shown when Jack and the choir boys left to make their society, when they killed “the beast” who turned out to be Simon, and when all the
For one thing, Grendel is born as a monster. Grendel could have been born as anything, but the fact that he was born as a monster explains that his fate was for him to live out as just that. By analyzing his mother’s actions, Grendel seems to do things that he was raised to do as. When she “ripped / and tore and clawed at him, and bit holes in his helmet” show the monster aspects of what Grendel up with and was taught (Beowulf 482). Furthermore, when Grendel asks why they live this way to his mother, his mother
When the Monster learns that people fear him and can’t seem to understand him, his attitude changes. The Monster becomes livid throughout the novel and unyieldingly seeking revenge on humans and most importantly Victor. "You must create a female for me with whom I can live in the interchange of those sympathies necessary for my being. This you alone can do, and I demand it of you as a right which you must not refuse to concede” (Shelley 174) he tells Victor to create another Monster, a female companion that he could identify himself with. When Victor breaks his deal with the Monster to create his female companion, the Monster continues to take away the things Victor cares about
The problem Victor tried to avoid was the reproduction of the two monsters. This would leave him responsible for an entire race of monsters, holding him accountable for all disasters and misery. Victor, also, is interested in creations by himself without the help of a woman. Victor’s destruction of the female monster can be viewed as an act of anti-feminism. Fearing the progression of a female monster, Victor destroys the almost finished female creature, leaving the first monster vowing vengeance on Victor because he has doomed his life of loneliness and despair.
However , sadly, like infants, the Creature must finish development to understand the world and his place in it. In the Symbolic stage, he discovers his authoritative figurehead¬¬— Frankenstein. Upon learning to read, The Creature, takes the papers he finds in his creator’s dress pocket. The papers explain to him his origin and that he is “a monster so hideous that even you [Frankenstein] turned from me in disgust” (Shelley 88). This discovery shocks the Creature, and reveals to him the disconnection he has from the world.
My companion must be of the same species and have the same defects. This being you must create.” Frankenstein’s creature is responsible for many malicious crimes. The monster is using Victor as his own puppet. Making Victor feel guilty and using it to trick Victor into creating a mate for the monster. Victor realizes what he is doing is out of arrogance and stops the creation of the monster.
The following summary explains how important acceptance can be on a grand scale and what effects it can have when one never received it. The monster had a strong thirst for it day in and day out. The ways that the monster tried to gain acceptance but rejected at every turn through was when Victor the mad scientist bolted from it, the cottages became frightened and chased him away, Victor destroying the female monster, wanting forgiveness from Walton an expedition captain, and lastly it understands it must die not a single trace left
The company is called Monster’s Inc. and this is where Mike works. At the very beginning, it shows a monster training on how to scare children. He messes up on the practice and leaves the door open. The boss, Henry, walks in and tells them that children can kill the monsters. This is something that every monster has heard
Fear has the power to control one’s life, a lot of decisions that people make are based off of this powerful emotion and the instinctive reaction we often have to it. In the book, the I.F. is scared the Buggers are going to come back and their first response is not to learn more about the buggers, but to continue to fear them and that the logical first response is to attack them and destroy every last Bugger.. They don’t know anything about these aliens, after one attack they decide they must be evil, and create a battle school to train extremely smart children to fight and ultimately demolish the Bugger race and save the earth. The kids in battle school are trained to respond to this fear of the unknown the past generations have created and instilled in them, trained from an extremely young age, to fight against their basic instincts and attack this enemy they’ve grown up hearing is evil and must be destroyed.
After creating it and completing the deal, he tears the new creation apart causing the monster to be forever alone. This also causes the monster to promise that he will be there on Victor’s wedding night. So, as the story presents, the monster’s intentions were mostly misunderstood. The monster never learned how to love or be loved. It is said that love is an equalizer for the darkest of places of the human consciousness, which includes the most monstrous; this is
In conclusion, Stephen King has become one of the masters of the horror genre, along with H.P. Lovecraft. King has managed to scare generations of people through the words that he has typed out on paper, and continues to do so since 1974. He is known for creating massive worlds that contain so much detail that it is as if the world is real, along with the horrors in it. These horrors that King creates, along with other horror stories that various authors’ have written, are possibly just a way to make people feel better about the problems in their personal lives; in King’s book, Danse Macabre, King suggests just that by saying, "we make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
Similarly, after the De Laceys beat the monster, he feels there are “none…men that existed who would pity or assist” him, causing him to “declare everlasting war against the species” (122, Shelley). Because the monster experiences violence rather than nurture, he turns violent against mankind. The violence from the De Lacy family causes the creature to “feel anger, then a desire for revenge, and finally a violent severing from all that is human” (Mellor). This exhibits violent recurrence that arises as nurture is replaced by violence. This violence leads to murderous actions.