Dispite Jack’s unpleasent personality, his lack of courage and his conscience preventing him from killing the first pig they encountered. "They knew very well why he hadn’t; because of the enormity of the knife decending and cutting into living flesh; because of the unbearable blood." (p.34) When Jack was chosen to keep the fire going, he decides to get meat instead of tending to the fire. His pursuit for killing a pig is symbollizing a sexual desire built into human nature. While he was out pursuing the pig, the fire went out.
He remembered to what excess, into what traps and nightmares, his loneliness had driven him; and he wondered where such a violent emptiness might drive an entire city. (60) Vivaldo, a close friend of Rufus, deals with his own form of isolation. A product of dysfunctional Brooklyn family, Vivaldo felt he was never loved; thus, he forces himself into loveless relationships. In these relationships he establishes a barrier between himself and his girlfriends. Vivaldo seems to be searching for love in all the wrong places--street corners and bars.
As a final decent into the evil that has consumed him the pray becomes one of the boys as Ralph is hunted with the intent to kill, sacrifice and possibly even eat in an act of cannibalism. Before the evil began to grow in strength within Jack, he was a boy much like the others and like the others he found the concept of killing another living thing was not something easy to digest, but Jack learned. How ever hard it was for Jack to first kill a pig, spilling its blood on his bare hands, once he had first killed another living thing his path towards evil and savagery was well one its way. Early on in the novel we find Ralph, Simon and Jack walking through the forest when they come across a small pig tangled and caught in the creepers. Although Jack does have a knife with him his hesitation combined with the overwhelming reality of the situation keeps Jack stunned in his place and the pig escapes untouched.
Without realizing it, Jack was swayed by a civilization that he was not a part of anymore. The good half of Jack knew there was a certain taboo associated with killing. He knew his actions would never have been acceptable in the previous world, but the malevolent part of Jack argued that no one could hinder him. He could experience the thrill of killing without being punished by the authoritative figures of his past. Later in the book, Jack left behind all his morals and triumphantly killed a sow.... ... middle of paper ... ...e him over so he could successfully hunt a pig.
The book states that Bob is “found on the ground…with a kitchen knife stuck up under his ribs.” (280) Having attacked the children, he fulfilled is threat that one day he would get back Atticus; not only that, but Bob tried to hurt him through his children; innocent, not full grown, and no match for Bob Ewell. That is truly evil. The second major theme in To Kill a Mockingbird is hypocrisy in society. In such a society where both evil and injustice are almost always present, hypocrisy must tag along. One example of hypocrisy in To Kill a Mockingbird is after Tom Robinson’s trial; quite soon after the trial, Bob Ewell “approached him [Atticus], cursed him, spat on him, and threatened to kill him.”(230) This is quite hypocritical because although Ewell portrayed himself as a good man during the trial, he is willing to disrespect, frighten, and threaten to kill a man who thinks otherwise.
Death allows this but no one will agree to go with Everyman because the journey will end badly. The only one who can accompany him is his friend Good Deeds, but Good Deeds is very weak because Everyman has not loved her enough in his life. When Everyman appears before God he repents of his sins and begs for forgiveness while punishing himself with a scourge. After this he gets absolved of his sins and he can continue on with his journey with Death. When the play ends it shows Everyman climbing into his grave with Good Deeds and the Doctor comes in and explains that in the end of every man's life he will only have the company of his Good Deeds to accompany him on his last
The isolation does not seem as apparent until Jerry begins his tirade of wanting to kill his landowner’s dog. The two can both be considered alone, but different forms. Jerry and Peter are actually caged animals wanting to find their place among the zoo. A subtle absurdity can be detected very early in the play, as evidenced when Jerry points out to Peter that he will most likely form mouth cancer from smoking his pipe, and that he will have to wear a prosthesis. In a normal situation, a person does not say something as graphic as this after meeting someone for the first time, especially mentioning that the device was installed on Freud after “they took one whole side of his jaw away” (Albee 13).
He goes back like he was living in that house every day and continues his old manner of life. Wakefield is a character who is in a quest to find his identity and who is self-determining. Firstly, it’s his profound desire to disappear from the life he was living, to be imperceptible, and to discover the world that surrounds him without the presence of others. He decided to be isolated from the world living his life independently. Secondly, Wakefield loses his identity, liquefying in the roads of the city.
The Zoo Story by Edward Albee In Edward Albee's play, The Zoo Story, Jerry tells Peter bizarre stories about people he has encountered that influence his shallow and lonely existence, to demonstrate Albee's view that society is unnecessarily consumed by indifference, unkindness, weakness, and emptiness. In an attempt to cause Peter to realize that his own life is filled with emptiness and shallowness, Jerry tells Peter about the lives of some of the people in his boarding house. He talks about the colored queen, the Puerto Rican family, the landlady, and the woman who cries all the time, in hopes of causing Peter to compare the meaninglessness of his life to their lives. In doing this, Jerry hopes Peter will realize that his life can have substance if he so chooses. Jerry is motivated to use his knowledge of the world around him to help Peter because he feels that it is important for him to use his observations to change the life of someone else for the better.
Like the other characters Candy's dream was stolen from him. Candy's character was lonely because he needed human contact but his only companion was his dog which was killed. Loneliness affected many characters in John Steinbecks novel, Of Mice and Men. Crooks, Curley's wife and Candy were affected the most by this loneliness because none of them had a real companion and all of them had dreams which were shattered.