King Lear 's eldest daughters take on the role as being "the ideal villains" ("Role of Women") who strives to embrace the power of the stronger "sex" from being to end. The deviant siblings only had an appetite for greed and were willing to crush anyone who steps in their way. Goneril is a ‘monster ' through the eyes of her own husband Albany( Lind ) because of her actions towards her father, while her own father compares her to an animal by stating she is nothing more than a "Detested kite" (Shakespeare 1.4.253 ), a vulture who preys on its victims. Her evil behavior and actions speak volume to her role and certainly reinforces Lear 's idea that greed turns people into animals. Lear sees Goneril as being nothing more than an ungratefully child with a beastly attitude (Lind).
They became savage hunters as evil took over; they killed almost as if it were a sexual performance for them. As this adventure began, Jack was the leader of the choir. He was a bully who always wanted to be the leader and be looked upon with the utmost resopect. When Ralph came along as a mild and sensible boy, and was chosen ahaed of Jack as the leader, Jack was furious. Jack wanted more than anything to become leader and he began an amoral reign as he let the evil within take control.
The Role of Wiglaf in Beowulf Seemingly minor character Wiglaf plays a central role in the conclusion of Beowulf. A young knight who has never before seen battle, Wiglaf steps forward to help his lord, hero, and cousin Beowulf in a time of peril. With his failure in battle and resulting death, the narrator shows that Beowulf is, after all, a prideful and mortal being; thus begins the transfer of heroic status from the old king to the young knight. The narrator argues that Wiglaf is worthy of his abruptly acquired status even though his intentions may seem questionable. The end of the poem devotes a significant amount of lines to dialogue spoken by Wiglaf, signifying his newly crucial role in his kingdom and in the story.
She then talks about how she yearns for adv... ... middle of paper ... ...he full scope of what a character can do. Every story needs a villain, and Beauty and the Beast’s is Gaston. Gaston is a handsome, strong, and powerful member of the community. He's also, in Belle's words, "rude and conceited" and is shown frequently injuring his sidekick due to negligence, checking his reflection in the mirror and talking about how wonderful he is. Interestingly, unlike other Disney villains who are evil due to a thirst for power or violent behavior, Gaston is considered a villain because of his poor treatment of women.
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.
Knowing the princess would not resist flashy gifts, she cursed the dress and crown. Knowing the king’s love for his daughter would cause him to rush to her aid, Medea formulated the curse to spread to those who touched the daughter as well. As each facet of her plan had to be executed perfectly to succeed, Medea demonstrated the full potential of her capabilities. She proves that when a society completely scorns and devalues women, everyone will pay as women are incredibly strong. Euripides shows his views on female power through Medea.
"Higlac is my cousin and my king…(142)" says Beowulf in his preparation to do battle with the threatening monster, Grendel. Loyalty to the Anglo-Saxons was heroic; however, the tale of Beowulf has lived on so many years for a greater reason than Beowulf being a loyal individual. Heroes today, as well as heroes of yesterday, such as Beowulf, all share the characteristic of their willingness to die in their attempt to accomplish their heroic act, thus making the act in itself heroic. Beowulf knows that there is a chance that he may die in his great battle against Grendel when he says, "No, I expect no Danes will fret about sewing our shrouds, if he wins. And if death does take me, send the hammered mail of my armor to Higlac…"; yet he is still willing to attempt to conquer Grendel.
Finally, Wiglaf is presented at the very end as Beowulf’s sole aid in the fight against the dragon. The fame each hero accumulates as a result of the life that they lead, justifies their claim to the title of hero. While in the beginning the differences between the three men seem vast, with each battle the similarities between the heroes grow and their bonds as heroes. The heroes for the majority of the story do not appear to be similar in anyway except that they are nobles; in the beginning they seem to be opposites. Hrothgar is the King of the Danes; he resides in the most magnificent mead-hall ever created Herot, full of trophies and treasures from his plunders.
Although those two examples seem as though it is people who abuse power it goes beyond that; as if the evil within everyone is awaken by power and that evil is what succumbs them to abuse the power. In Lord of the Flies the readers first truly see the abuse of power when the boys pretend that one of the boys, Robert, is prey and stab at him as if he was some kind of animal they were hunting. “Ralph, carried away by a sudden excitement, grabbed Eric’s spear and jabbed at Robert with it”(Golding 114), now not only does this quote show that the satisfaction from power can transform even one of the most humane people; furthermore proving that evil is in everyone and the force of power is what makes it even more noticeable causing one to abuse the power. Like in Lord of the Flies, Marquez uses the statement made about Herculina, “…two inmates have been strangled to death by her…the first case had been by accident…the second proved less clear…”(Marquez 75), to show how they overlook the abuse of power ... ... middle of paper ... ... pretending that Robert was prey; from both of these we could infer even more the corruption that was to come. Both authors showed the idea that there was corruption among every authority figure in their book because Garcia showed how Herculina strangled the inmates without any speculation, but the night matron was also doing obscure things to Maria; and Golding showed this by having even one of the most humane and civilized boys at that point in the book, Ralph, give into the power of killing not only animals, but also pretending Robert was prey as well.
Undeniably the women feel used after a certain point and want their revenge. Annie Stone was one of his victims and she, at the end of the story, with the help of some fellow victims, seeks revenge against John Rayner. Lawrence focuses on revenge from an angle not often used by a lot of authors, which is that of playing a game. In 'Tickets Please,' Lawrence makes the story a game of revenge between the only male character, John Rayner,... ... middle of paper ... ...y for the men all the way. It was a victory that makes Annie cry in the end and makes John Rayner leave the room limping, but still a victor.