Through the use of irony, symbolism, and imagery in “The Tell-Tale Heart,” Poe illustrates a theme of destruction that guilt and madness can do to the human mind. In the beginning of the story, the irony present can be obviously seen. The young man is constantly reminding the reader that he is sane, saying, “You fancy me mad… You should have seen how wisely I was proceeding” (Poe p. 619). This is ironic, because his insanity is clearly present due to the fact that his only reason for wanting to kill the old man is the way the man’s eye stares at the narrator in the dark. His paranoia from the way the old man’s eye looks at him has started to drive him insane, causing him to have dark thoughts of murdering him.
A man of great duplicity, Beatty sets up Montag to ultimately have his home destroyed and to be expulsed from the city. On the other hand, Beatty is a much rounder character than initially apparent. Beatty himself was once an ardent reader, and he even uses literature to his advantage against Montag. Moreover, Beatty is a critical character in Fahrenheit 451 because of his morbid cruelty, obscene hypocrisy, and overall regret for his life. Beatty is the ideal antagonist for Fahrenheit 451 primarily because his great cruelty and abrasive personality starkly contrasts Montag’s more sensitive nature.
He knows that the religious and scientific communities would frown upon his experiment; this creates nervousne... ... middle of paper ... ... captain to “undertake my unfinished work, and I renew this request right now, when I am only induced by reason and virtue” (Shelley 207). Even on his deathbed he still wants to accomplish his goal of killing the creature. Some of his last words are used to pass on his mission to the ship captain. After the loss of almost all of his family he now feels the same bloodlust the monster has felt since the beginning. Victor Frankenstein is blinded to the consequences of his scientific experimentation because of his overly obsessive personality.
Norton did not go very smoothly, as he placed himself into a situation that left him vulnerable and blind. Invisible man received orders from Dr. Bledsoe to drive Mr. Norton around; doing so, invisible man brought himself into a predicament that would inevitably end with him being in suffering. Trueblood’s house was the first stop made by invisible man, the home of the man who impregnated his daughter. Mr. Norton became educated on the incest incident. Succeeding this event, Norton took a trip to the Golden Day, the worst bar in town.
The Internal Enemy A good novel’s theme is often proven by the character’s actions. A novel in which this occurs is Lord of the Flies by William Golding. In Lord of the Flies Golding uses various characters to portray that man is basically evil because of his violence and irresponsibility. One can see that Golding’s theme of the novel is that man is basically evil because of his violence when the savages steal Piggy’s glasses and when Roger kills Piggy. When the savages come to steal Piggy’s glasses they start a fight.
The main character, Griffin, goes mad with the power of being invisible. It gets to the point that he is not even trying to just stay hidden anymore, he is just trying to cause as much mayhem in the country as possible. One of the first instances of greed is when he starts to take advantage of Mrs. Hall, the woman who owns the Coach & Horses Inn. Mrs. Hall mainly feels bad for him at first because she thinks he is very hurt or injured in some sort of way due to him wrapping his head up. Griffin keeps her away from his room at times so he can conduct his experiments without anyone knowing.
Things that some of the people did made him angry to the point that at the end he was killing people for no apparent reason. In the beginning I wanted the people to leave the Invisible Man alone, but by the end he needed to be killed. Before he made himself invisible, he was an albino. His name was Griffen, and he was living in a rented place, where he would conduct his experiments. He kept getting pissed off at his landlord, who was constantly bothering Griffen.
It's particularly useful, therefore, in killing." He also acknowledges the shortcomings of his invisibility, such as making sound and being easily imprisoned once caught, vulnerable qualities which eventually lead to his downfall. The Invisible Man breaks into many people's homes, stealing money, and leading eventually to physical abuse and killing. When faced with power, such as invisibility, man becomes immoral and is willing to do anything for personal gain and enjoyment. The Invisible Man's nemesis, Kemp, brings up the immorality by saying, "But-!
This was an innocent family murdered by a psychopath on the prowl, adding more to his death toll. All of the quotations provide evidence showing that The Misfit is a very confused and disturbed individual. The majority of his thoughts are based on a fantasy point of view. He overlooks the reality of situations and because of these thoughts he becomes a threat to society. This fantasy life makes The Misfit stressed, angry and very agitated.
Shakespeare and Golding have much to say about man's sinful nature. Both of these writers have conveyed in their works, Macbeth and lord of the flies, a similar game of survival, power, corruption and pure evil. Furthermore in both pieces main characters die; their deaths come about as a result, consequently because of their sinful nature and the pure greed of others around them. Human beings thrive on competition, subsequently such factors can change the way we think, the way we act as humans and how we treat others. In edition these authors use characters, particularly Jack and Macbeth, as examples of man’s self-corruption by letting our natural greedy self-centred self’s come through.