Conrad uses Marlow as a narrator in order to enter the story himself and tell it out of his own philosophical mind. When Marlow arrives at the station he is shocked and disgusted by the sight of wasted human life and ruined supplies . The manager's senseless cruelty and foolishness overwhelm him with anger and disgust. He longs to see Kurtz- a fabulously successful ivory agent and hated by the company manager. More and more, Marlow turns away from the white people
Creon as well realizes his fault at the end of the book, where he has his anagnorisis. He understands that making this law, and entombing Antigone lead to the death of all his loved ones. The two together rule by fear and don’t like showing weakness. They are oblivious to the desires of those around them, and don’t take into account that the view of the people and their families may be quite different.
Society affected the creature by punishing and... ... middle of paper ... ...ple you to dust!’”(86). Victor did not only just leave the creature, yet he also hates him as well. He is part of the reason that the creature took out all his anger on humans. When no one, not even his creator loved him, he began building up many different emotions inside him that turned into anger. Society saw him as a repulsive monster that had no other intention that to harm people.
With no friends or even a true father, the creature can be said to be a product of society and its negative views and constant rejections of him. Although this popular view serves to lessen the severity of his crimes in most people’s eyes, the fact remains that the creature is in fact a cold-hearted wretch whose vindictive nature is brought through the killings which take place throughout the story. Regardless of his unfortunate upbringing and life, however, the creature is a being determined to ruin the life of Victor, through being the master of Victor’s life and every day existence, almost in a slave and master scenario, who feels remorse but continues to kill anyway and is therefore deserving of the title, "monster". Throughout the story, Victor’s life is in peril due to the monster’s extreme vindictiveness. Although the monster is justified in showing anger towards Victor, his killings of Victor’s friends and family is overly brutal.
His refusal to accept who he is and trying to be part of the white community causes him to face fear, anger, humiliation, and alienation. Throughout the story, Peter talks about his hatred of his ethnicity. He displayed this when he said, “I hated my mother for living there. I hated all the people in my neighborhood. They went
"He was conscious at the time that he had forgotten something that he ought not forget, and he tortured himself." (107) After he carelessly kills both women, and allows for the evidence to be found, Raskolnikov realizes he did not commit the perfect crime. This devastates his ego, so he tries to cling to his previous self perception. He is also plagued with feelings of guilt. His guilt, combined with the mistakes he made during the crime, shatter his self perception of perfection.
The truth is that he longs to be evil and to do this he makes himself a different persona, named Mr. Hyde. As Mr. Hyde, he commits crimes such murdering Sir Danvers Carew and trampling a young girl. Stevenson’s tone throughout the novel is shocking and even melodramatic at parts, but it serves to show the reader a sense of disapproval at what is occurring. It is very hard to understand how such a nice person could do such bad things, but it makes the most sense in the end. His conscience makes him feel so bad that he wants to try to make up for his mistakes, but in the end he is still too tempted by the bad to abandon his altern... ... middle of paper ... ...is weakness to the evil because he can’t stop his acts, unless he goes that as far as to commit suicide.
He lives at the bottom of a nearby mere, where he grows to be an “evil” monster. Without having anyone to talk to or anyone to answer his questions, he grows up turned away from all humans where he grows up feeling lonely, “And I, Grendel was in the dark side, he said in effect” (51). Grendel’s life turns out to be the outcast of what he wished it had, that when he turns out to the humans they are scared of him. When Grendel attempts to conduct himself to the humans they show their ignorance and simple-mindedness by getting startled. Grendel’s appearance to the humans is evidence of what makes him evil only because they do not know what he is.
The monster composes of human body parts and has human emotions, but his appearance is not human due to society’s criticism of him. The monster is not the true cruel being; the people who harshly criticize the creature are the true devils. Works Cited Lesser, Wendy. “A Fable for All Times: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.” The Threepenny Review 49 (Spring 1992): 17-19. Shelley, Mary.
Although not commonly associated with Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, the devil is mentioned the classic American novel. Hawthorne describes Satan as a tall, black man who lives in the woods, interacting with humans and witches to corrupt their souls. Portrayals of Satan throughout history have given him many different associations, one of the most well-known displays of him being in Dante Alighieri’s epic poem, Inferno and Peter Cook’s comedic film, Bedazzled. In these two depictions, the devil is shown malicious yet tragic figure, although his reaction his punishments vary. Satan, as in most pieces of literature and media, is depicted as a root of evil in the Inferno and Bedazzled.