The creature tells Victor, “I [was] terrified when I viewed myself in a transparent pool! At first I stared back, unable to believe that it was indeed I who was reflected in the mirror; and when I became fully convinced that I was in reality the monster that I am, I was filled with the bitterest sensations of despondence and mortification” (108). Despite their similarities, Victor and his creation differ greatly. Only after rejection does the creature turn to evil; while Victor acts out of greed. Victor’s self-centered behavior effects everyone in the novel; he hurts his family’s feelings, he lets those that he loves die, and abandons his own creation.
He plays with the lives of his men and he is punished for it. Odysseus is not a hero because, he is foolish, lacks faithfulness and is consumed by his Hubris and selfishness. First, Odysseus is not a hero because he is a foolish leader who makes many mistakes on his journey back home to Ithaka. His first mistake is his decision to let his men raid and pillage the kikones, this thoughtless decision gets thirty of his men killed and countless others wounded, it also angers the Gods because he caused the deaths of many kikones and also many of his own soldiers. Another foolish decision Odysseus makes is his decision to explore the island of the Kyklops.
And has become a master in distinguishing the thoughts and words of people. Although Lord Henry isn’t necessarily an evil person, he is a bad influence. When Dorian asked if he was as bad an influence as Basil Hallward claimed, he replies “there is no such thing as a good influence Mr. Gray. All influence is immoral” (19). Regardless of this warning, as Lord Henry Wotton’s witty dialogue blinded Dorian Gray and ultimately caused his demise.
The Lord of the Flies by William Golding is a novel portraying the wickedness of all human beings. It follows a group of boys on a transformation from civilization to savagery and the ultimate fight for survival. It raises astonishing questions about human nature through the use of characters and their actions. Ralph and Jack, go head to head against each other on many occasions, but sometimes your enemies are those who closely resemble you and only a few decisions make them turn out so differently. The use of Jack and Ralph as foils to each other shows the evilness of the human race and the conflicts we have with our own kind.
Upon reading Beowulf, the reader discovers Grendel as seen through the eyes of his terrified victims. King Hrothgar, leader of the Danes, fears his visits: “The renowned ruler, the prince of long famous, sat empty of joy; strong in might, he suffered, sorrowed for his men when they saw the track of the hateful monster, the evil spirit.” Hrothgar would dread the fatal nights when Grendel would dine on human flesh. The ruler understands that Grendel attacks his men out of spite and jealousy (The Two Faces of Grendel, 1). In reading Grendel and Beowulf, one can find many similarities in the way the events occur in the books, however because of contrasting points of view, the reader gets insight on the entire picture from two different sides. This allows the reader to better understand each book and its contents, such as their beliefs and the concept of good and evil, and acknowledge the ways the character Grendel can be described.
Iago is miserable with his life, so he is going to make everyone else around him feel his misery. Just like the saying goes “Misery loves company”, meaning unhappy people want other people to be unhappy as well. “Iago is (this is true) the Demon who moves everything, but Othello is the one who acts: He loves, is jealous, kills and kills himself (Rosenthal).” Iago’s scornful attitude towards Othello is fueled by the fact that he was overlooked for a promotion to be Othello’s lieutenant. The promotion was given to a highly educated man by the name of Michael Cassio. “As Iago, the man of resentment par excellence, who represents the levelling jealousy of all superior attainment, says of Cassio: "he hath a daily beauty in his life that makes me ugly" ( Othello, 5.2) (Bonetto I).” Since he was elected to be Othello’s lieutenant, Iago has a motive to be bitter and jealous towards Cassio.
Then, when Billy spilled his soup infront of Claggart, Claggart was ready to dismiss it as carelessness until he saw it was Billy that spilled it. It became obvious that Claggart was planning Billy's demise, but Billy couldn't understand it yet. After the chase of the French ship, when Billy was confronted and accused for mutinous actions, Claggart put such pressure on him that he lost his composure and killed him. Claggart's jealously became the demise of himself and Billy. Melville's second point in Billy Bud is about the necessary evil of humans acting as part of the government machine.
She is so dejected that she faints, and everyone assumes she is dead. Eventually Borrachio is overheard talking about Don John’s plan, and Don John is arrested. Later Claudio learns that Hero is not actually dead, and they are finally married. “Othello”’... ... middle of paper ... ...io merely humiliated Hero. Iago seeks revenge on Othello for two reasons: he suspects Othello slept with Emilia, and he also despises Othello for choosing Cassio as lieutenant instead of him.
As Montag struggles to understand why his society is the way it is, his consequent search for the comprehension/ knowledge he gains from books shatters the unquestioning ignorance he used to share with everyone else and ul... ... middle of paper ... ...when he ordered Montag to burn his house because of the book inside, he represented the society as an entirety which has ordered Montag to do so in the past to oppress others. In turn, Montag turns his flamethrower on Beatty and burns him to a crisp. Montag then runs off and escapes. Montag realizes that books are palpable expressions of knowledge and of the truth as he is no longer ignorant like the rest of his society. He desires a greater verisimilitude hidden beneath his society’s hierarchy of nothingness, suppressive lies and temporary, insipid pleasures, and books exemplify this truth.
Consequently, after hearing of Sibyl’s death, Dorian is grief-stricken, but quickly recovers and becomes an insensitive Lord Henry clone again: “You [Dorian] were the most unspoiled creature in the whole word. Now, I [Basil] don’t know what has come over you. You talk as if you had no heart, no pity in you. It is all Harry’s influence” (104). Instead of truly acce... ... middle of paper ... ... murder Basil to “kill the past” and to be free.