“Hrothgar says nothing, hoarfrost-bearded, his features cracked and crazed” (13). But there is no stopping Grendel from teaching Hrothgar a lesson. The sonnet by Howard describes a horrible king who “lost his honor and his right” and should just kill himself (Howard). The king described most likely knows he lost his honor and so feels trapped because he ca... ... middle of paper ... ...pt fighting. He had hope that someday the torture would end and he was right, Beowulf released him from his invisible prison.
Through his compliance to Big Brother, Winston forms a hate for its manipulation of the past and society. As Winston slowly becomes aware to his lack of identity and how the Party is manipulating the past, he finds himself to be one of the monsters helping Big Brother. Orwell illuminates the oppressiveness of the city through the regime with a motif of isolation, from Winston wondering if anyone felt the way he did. The Party’s total control and ever watching eye creates a hopeless that Winston can ever find another person that feels that way he does toward the dictatorship. The motif of isolation connects with the metaphors of Winston being an unimaginable monster lost in a sea bottom forest because of the culture of fear the regime has created.
Furthermore, In 1984 Winston uses the Brotherhood book to learn how to destroy Big Brother and ultimately gains control. As Winston is learning about what Brotherhood is, he is showing contentment for the rebellious act that is taking place by him. “The blissful feeling of being alone with the forbidden book… had not worn off… The book reassured him…”(177). The information that he is reading in the book gives him trust, hope and motive to eradicate Big Brother. This shows the extent Winston goes to risk his life so he can overthrow Big Brother and live a life with books, individualism and not worry about doublethink and thoughtcrime.
Both Alex and John Proctor live in highly oppressive societies from which they feel alienated, and therefore decide to rebel against. The futuristic setting of A Clockwork Orange is one of a constructive, depersonalized society where the government has far too much control over people’s lives. They are forced to live in strictly regimented communities, and their daily life is dreary. “Alex’s England is a socialized nightmare. '; (De Vitis, 106) It is because of this meaningless life that Alex chooses to rebel against his society, committing so many brutal acts of violence that he soon becomes desensitized to the horror he is creating.
As he spends his days learning the ways o... ... middle of paper ... ...aving a life. People are destroyed when they have no companionship and someone to confine in as we can see it destroys both Frankenstein and the wretch. Nature should be left alone to work magic without man manipulating science and nature. As we can see the longing for friendship, acceptance, and companionship can leave a desire unfulfilled. As the wretch searched for these gratifications all he gained was death and revenge.
Winston knew that “every record ha[d] been destroyed or falsified, every book ha[d] been... ... middle of paper ... ...y hating Big Brother would be his greatest revenge; this would become another broken promise. Winston would also break the trust of Julia, to whom he had previously promised to never betray. Winston’s poor choice in relationships, weakening of will, and hypocritical view on history would be the greatest factors that would lead to his demise. He had initially seemed to be someone that a reader could cheer on, a person who would be brave enough to start a revolution, but he would turn out to be extraordinarily weak. Winston Smith portrays no qualities of a hero; he shows no strength to rise out of his journey from strength to weakness, never goes above and beyond what is expected of him, and never risks his life for the chance of helping others.
Following his many attempts to fit into the world, he realizes that he will never be accepted by humans, and vows to destroy all of mankind. Society and its mistreatment of the monster causes it to become barbaric. He states, “My protectors had departed, and had broken the only link that held me to the world” (Shelley 134). The creature speaks of how his protectors had essentially cut him off from society, which would lead him to act out against all of mankind. The incorporation of the three books also develop the creature, and may have provided him with false perceptions about human interaction and the world in general.
The Anglo-Saxon society rejected Grendel pushing him farther into a deep trouble spot in his life: terrorization without remorse, the worst act in this society.The rejection of morals, rules and regulation in this society ultimately lead to Grendels downfall, leading Beowulf to ultimately destroy Grendel. Further showing that Nihilism is the biggest aspect as to why Grendel was lead to his downfall.
Because of suffering, it turned the creature into a real monster and the revengeful murderer of little William. Nevertheless, the creature was not born a monster but the scorn of men made him one. Everyone he turned to hated him, and it hated him for no reason. In addition, when he turned to Frankenstein begging for a mate he heard the words that killed the last gains of hope in the depth of his heart “Devil…do you dare approach me? and do not you fear the fierce vengeance of my arm wreaked on your miserable head?
With constant surveillance of Party members, any sign of disloyalty could lead to an arrest; even a tiny facial twitch. As soon as he writes Down with BB' in his diary, Winston is positive that the Thought police will quickly capture him for committing thought crime. With this wisdom, he allows himself to take unnecessary risks, such as trusting O'Brien and renting the room in Mr. charington's shop to host his secret relationship with Julia. Because he has no doubt that he will be caught no matter what he does, he continues to rebel, and brings his own struggle to an end. The party controls every source of information, and doesn't allow people to keep records of their past, such as photographs and documents.