He displays far more humane qualities than those of his creator and desperately yearns for inclusion among society. His longing to feel accepted only results in another brutal assault, leaving the monster vulnerable and despondent. It is humanities inhumanity to man that turned the creation into a monster. Shelley has characterized the creation this way to comment on the harsh treatment of those who are different within society whilst conveying the values which humanity should be upholding. Like Frankenstein, the replicants in ... ... middle of paper ... ...er supporting the environmentalist movement of that time.
Comparatively Roy is the ‘meteor from heaven, metaphorically aligning him to Milton’s Satan and thus developing a similar prem... ... middle of paper ... ...lley’s ideology that neglecting nature due to man’s desires is destructive. Yet Scott presents nature as a status symbol, Zhora’s snake that ‘once corrupted man’ holding biblical allusions to man’s expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Scott thus develops Shelley’s principle further as the ‘City of Angels’ ironic entitlement reflects our pessimistic future, premising the capitalist degeneration of our world due to man’s desires since the Romantic enlightenment in Shelley’s period. Conclusively, Shelley’s Gothic piece accentuates a cautionary tale of man’s destructive desires of conquering science and the secrets of life. Scott extends Shelley’s premise as he presents our possible future, utterly devoid of nature due to man’s destructive pursuits.
Gal... ... middle of paper ... ...s word to label the procreation of successful couples and create a science out of it. Although the obsessive behaviors of humans caused this to become an unhealthy science without any control and boundaries causing violation of humans rights to be a norm. The altruistic aspects of this movement diminished as efforts to artificially improve the human genetic pool resulted in the obstruction of rights for those determined unfit. Eugenics turned into a tool to legally exercise racism, hatred and bigotry against those in lower economical brackets. The negative aspects of the word eugenics, Hitler’s genocide and Americas Action T4 program will forever haunt society as long as technology is around.
Over the duration of the play, there is a strong sense of contamination towards the state, because it is facing a time of plague, and towards the leader Oedipus, because he is unknowingly in a relationship with his own mother. The cleansing of the state can only occur if the ruler, Oedipus, and his ignorant ways are put to rest. The state and the household are directly linked to Oedipus. His incestuous ways are the outcome of anger from the gods for being intelligent and because the leader of the state is plagued with such a flaw the state must suffer for the wronging of the leader. This sense of contamination ultimately leads the gods to cleanse the state, household, and Oedipus by revealing the flaw to everyone and Oedipus at the same time.
According to SparkNotes, “Rousseau believed modern man’s enslavement to his own needs was responsible for all sorts of societal ills, from exploitation and domination of others to poor self-esteem and depression” (“The Necessity of Freedom”). The philosopher’s intuitive thoughts can be summarized in his quote, “Civilization is a hopeless race to discover remedies for the evils it produces” (“Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes.”) In contrast to Rosseau’s profound beliefs, William Golding suggests that people are brought into the world with darkness lurking deep inside their souls. Humans are wicked by nature, and the powerful regulations of civilization create the strong foundations necessary to contain the gruesome monsters living inside each and every human being. As... ... middle of paper ... ...tays calm and collected while trying to embrace the ideas of civility. Additionally, Simon does not seem to be motivated by violence and killing pigs.
He tricked Zeus into getting the bad side of the bargain. This bargain was to give the better parts of the sacrificed animals to Prometheus’ humans and to give the paltry parts to the gods. Prometheus also stole a piece of Zeus’ sun, giving fire to his human race. Zeus became furious by these events and chained Prometheus to a rock on top of a mountain. Zeus condemned Prometheus by dictating that an eagle would come every day for eternity and eat his liver, only to have it grow back over night.
Once humans surpass this limit, chaos occurs because of the corruption of earthly equilibrium. Hawthorne finds the relationship between pleasure and power is inherently evil because man cannot perceive themselves to be greater than one another or greater than nature; each man is equal and one with nature. Self-empowerment will only generate malevolence.
However, both Mr. Dalton and Victor Frankenstein can at least partially be blamed for Bigger’s and the creature’s aggressive attitude. The mistreatment of Bigger and the creature is proof of the ignorance and harshness of society. Through the use of similar characters, both Native Son and Frankenstein relay the theme that society’s opinions and objections destroy the innocence of people and can cause serious problems, including aggression and pain, as we see in the situations of Bigger Thomas and the creature. Instead, people should value a person based on their personality and spirit.
The lie is what degrades Grendel as a person and he interprets as evil. These antithetical opposites of nature are connected because of their strong ef... ... middle of paper ... ... by murdering Grendel, this action is expressed as moral. This idea is reconfirmed when the Dragon explains to Grendel how he is “the brute existent by which they learn to define themselves” in reference to men (Gardner 73). This further suggests that society requires evil to present them an explanation for their life and actions. Through the analysis of characters and their actions, the novel Grendel suggests society has adopted good and evil’s unequal relationship for meaningfulness in life.
For example, in romantic literature, there is value of nature while the industrial revolution only destroyed nature. There is also value of human feelings, emotions and behaviour in romantic novels-the enlightenment valued logic and science, being totally opposite from each other. Imagination and individual freedom are other concept shown in romantic novels while the enlightenment valued science and a place in society. Using these characteristics, Mary Shelly makes Frankenstein a piece of Romantic literature.Specifically, she uses the ideals of nature, emotions and feelings and knowledge being harmful to express the values of the romanticism in this novel, Frankenstein. One of the values of romanticism she uses to contribute to Frankenstein, is nature.