Teague Teague is the leader of a band of Home Guard. He is a violent and ruthless sadist who is mentioned by Swangers with fright and hatred, his execution of Pangle and other outliers in the novel show this. The war had let him do these terrible things without vengeance from the community as most of the men were out fighting the war. Teague may have joined the Home Guard as he was too scared to join in the actual war in case he had been injured or killed. His crimes do come back to get him though as when he confronts Inman, Inman kills him.
These masks also let the boys hide f... ... middle of paper ... ...s when Ralph points out, “There’s going to be a storm.” This slowly builds us up to Simon’s death. We Can see that even Ralph and Piggy have a savage side as they, “found themselves eager to take place in this demented but partly safe society.” This demonstrates Goldings view that everyone has a savage side to them. At Simon’s murder the boys, “Leapt on to the beast, screamed, struck, bit and tore.” This clearly shows us that the boys are completely barbaric and have no self-conciseness. The reason why Golding did not inform us straight away that Simon was the beast was because he wanted us to try and see things from the boys’ perspective. As Simon was trying to tell the boys that the beast did not exist, his death symbolises that mankind can’t face the truth about their inner desires.
Jack has started solving his problems the only way a bloodthirsty savage does, by violence. As demonstrated, Jack, throughout the course of the novel succumbs to his own personal desires away from civilisation and becomes a primitive savage. Th... ... middle of paper ... ...his weight on the lever” killing Piggy (200). Roger shows that he is indeed a wild savage hungry for blood. He shows that he enjoys releasing the rock that killed Piggy showing that indeed he had developed into an evil monster under the chaotic environment.
While they are beating Simon to death they are also chanting "Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood!" (Golding 168) and dancing around him, similarly to a tribe of savages. The killing of a fellow human being is the biggest sign that evil has enveloped the hearts of the
It got louder and louder until finally he thought they(the officers)were just driving him insane and they heard the heart to and they must have heard it until he just jumped up, ripped off the floorboards and said "I did it, I killed him," pointing at the pieces of the man. Characterization is the biggest part of the total effect of horror. The man seemed normal enough, except for the fact that the old man's "vulture eye" made a little crazy. He was very normal, until the "eye" drove him to stalking the man while he was asleep, and then finally killed him. At the beginning of the story, or the end, whichever you would like to call it, it was the beginning, and the end, he kept saying "I'M NOT MAD," it was sort of, well, a psycho thing to say after chopping someone into little pieces and hiding them in the floorboards, that kind of told
They beat up an old man who asked for change, they fought another group of people, they broke into a house and beat up the old man who lived there, then beat up his wife, killing her, but only after they raped her. As a group they were to be feared, but when two of them tried to stand up to Alex, who was the leader, things seemed amusing to me. Of the two who tried to stand up to Alex, there was one obvious leader, while the other was a follower, again. Alex started beating them up, and while this was happening, the fourth of the group got scared and ran. He didn’t have a mind of his own to take sides either way, he just did what he was told.
In the end of Lord of the Flies Jack is broken down to tears as he realizes the mistakes he has made. At the end of "The Lottery" the Townspeople have once again saved the harvest from some unknown force by slaughtering a member of the community. In the end of "The White Circle" Tucker doesn’t kill Anvil but learns an important lesson about perspective. Finally in the last scene of "The Vigilante" Mike realizes just how much he liked killing the black man. The theme of mans inherent evil is carried out throughout society today where people commit acts such as the lynching of blacks due to a deep hate or the killing of a loved one, where at the time seems to be the only answer.
When crusts of bread entered the seething mass of starving people, chaos ensued. Elie watched “these emancipated creatures, ready to kill for a crust of bread” (101) A son even murdered his own father, just for 2 crusts of the remarkable substance. This moment in time reminds me of the book, The Hunger Games, where children no more than 18 years of age kill each other for money and a better life. And for no reason other than that! The complete abandonment of morals by the people in the concentration camps is most perfectly stated by one of Elie’s Blockäteste, “In this place it is every man for himself” (110) in regard to the re... ... middle of paper ... ...oup has had to endure.
Beowulf faces physical evil. In the Denmark, an evil monster, who is a descendant of Cain, portrays a terrifying image of physical evil. Grendel torments king Hrothgar. He halts into the castle and eats as many of king Hrothgar’s men as he can each and every night, overpowering their efforts to fight back. The Dane’s grieve many years of terrors, vulnerability and
Although the monster is justified in showing anger towards Victor, his killings of Victor’s friends and family is overly brutal. Years of neglect by Victor, which leave the monster fatherless as he grows up, drive him into a vindictive rage, or according to the monster, an "uncontrollable passion". Instead of going after Victor directly and immediately, however, the monster acts to complete what he calls a "demoniacal design". He carries out this plan by methodically killing Victor’s friends and family. This he... ... middle of paper ... ...tradictory ways to them, the monster certainly is deserved of his title as "monster".