Evil Character Essays

  • The Evil Character Medea in Euripides' Medea

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    The Evil Character Medea in Euripides' Medea Euripides created a two-headed character in this classical tragedy. Medea begins her marriage as the ideal loving wife who sacrificed much for her husband's safety. At the peak of the reading, she becomes a murderous villain that demands respect and even some sympathy. By the end, the husband and wife are left devoid of love and purpose as the tragedy closes. In Medea, a woman betrays her homeland because of her love for a man. Jason is the husband

  • Analysis of Jafar and Iago Characters with Evil Trials

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    The word “evil” can be interpreted in many ways. However, most people use the term evil to describe deliberate wrong doing that causes harm to others. Within the foundation of any compelling story there is always the struggle of good vs evil. The person who possesses the evil characteristics in the story is often labeled the villain. In the play Othello by William Shakespeare, the character Iago possesses evil characteristics leading to destruction. In the Disney movie Aladdin, the villain Jafar

  • The Psychology Of Evil: Situated Character Transformation

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    The Psychology of Evil: Situated Character Transformations Evil is a much studied by psychologist as is the concept of goodness. One is often studied in contrast with the other. Some researchers believe we are born either good or evil. Others believe that the nature of good and evil can be changed. Three main understandings of the concept of good and evil come under the listings of Dispositional, Situational, and Systemic. Those characteristics of dispositions are that of genetic makeup, personality

  • Anomalous Characters: Understanding Good and Evil Shifts

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    Anomalous characters can cause spectators to ‘split’ their thoughts of that character based on the actions of that character. In narratives with anomalous characters, writers use a technique whereby they will show a good trait of an antagonist first, misleading the spectator into believing that the character is morally good before they show the character doing something wrong. This causes conflict in the viewer, a sort of splitting where the spectator will try to reason why the character they saw

  • Good And Evil In Lord Of The Flies Character Analysis

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    Good and evil can be defined in many different ways. I think that to be truly good means that you have the ability to keep out your inner savage. To be truly evil, is when you give in to the savage side inside of you. In this essay I will write about certain characters that posses these abilities. In the book "Lord of the Flies" there is a constant theme of Good vs Evil. The following will argue how Jack, Ralph and Roger represent this theme. Jack is an evil character. Jack stands

  • The Evil Character In Shakespeare's Hamlet And Othello

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    It is a common phenomenon that an evil character is put in a play to create a conflict. This has been done in many plays written by Shakespeare. In some of his plays it is very difficult to tell who the evil character is due to certain dynamics. This difficulty in deciphering who the good and bad people are also occurs in real life. On the other hand it can be very clear to see who is evil and who is not. In Shakespeare’s play King Lear Cornwall is undeniably evil but in Hamlet and Othello there seems

  • Evil vs. Good: A Representation into Important Characters of Narnia by C.S Lewis

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    S Lewis. The author of this novel uses literary elements to demonstrate the idea of good and evil, an example of which would be characterisation. Aslan and the White Witch embody the characteristics of the good and the evil, two of which are their physical and psychological descriptions and their actions in the novel. First of all, Aslan and the White Witch are the representation of the good and evil throughout their respective physical and physiological descriptions. Beginning with Aslan, his

  • Evil Character In Macbeth

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    The majority of the audience of “Macbeth” thinks that the most evil character in the play is either Macbeth or the witches, this is untrue. Lady Macbeth starts the play as the main evil character, but through character progression, we see she truly regrets her actions, she becomes one of the “good” characters. In the first two acts of “Macbeth” we see Lady Macbeth being the leading contributor in Duncan's murder, and convinces Macbeth to follow through with it. As the play progresses, there is evidence

  • A TAle of Two Cities

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    of good verses evil. Different authors portray this in different ways. Some use colors while others use seasons to show the contrast. Still others go for the obvious and use characters. But what makes them all so different is the authors point of view. In Charles Dicken's A Tale of Two Cities, he portrays good and evil in somewhat of a unique way. Dickens shows this difference by using characters, although we sometimes have to think about the difference between the good and the evil and wonder if

  • Free Essays - Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange

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    Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange, Burgess creates a gloomy future full of violence, rape and destruction. In this dystopian novel, Burgess does a fantastic job of constantly changing the readers’ allegiance toward the books narrator and main character, Alex. Writing in a foreign language, Burgess makes the reader feel like an outsider. As the novel begins, the reader has no emotional connection to Alex. This non-emotional state comes to a sudden halt when Alex and his droogs begin a series of

  • Essay on Fate in Oedipus Rex and The Seagull

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    which the actions of the characters contributed to and heightened their fate. I shall attempt to compare and contrast the way in which Oedipus and, to a lesser extent, Nina make their fates more unbearable by their own actions and choices. In each case the author uses characterisation to enhance and increase the sense of inevitability and hence the sense of tragedy in the respective plays. Sophocles has created his Oedipus not as innately evil but as a likeable character.  It is this that makes

  • Comparing Conrad's The Secret Sharer and Heart of Darkness

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    book.  This book was The Secret Sharer. Both of these books include the hero wanting to meet or developing a fascination for a truly evil character.  In Heart of Darkness, Marlow is very eager to meet Kurtz. Marlow is so eager, in fact, that he eventually starts to panic when he thinks he will never meet him.  Marlow realizes that Kurtz is a very evil person, but this does not stop him from wanting to meet this incredibly remarkable person.  In The Secret Sharer the Captain saves a murderer

  • Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown - Goody Cloyse and Catechetical Ministry

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    Brown” into a context of Puritan rigidity and self-doubt to allow his contemporary readers to see the consequences of such a system of belief. Hawthorne’s tale places the newly wed Puritan Brown in a situation, where he has agreed with an evil character to participate in a coven, a witch’s ceremony, a devil-worship liturgy. The experience he has at this liturgy easily translates into the dream allegory of Hawthorne’s work and allows the author to use Puritan doctrine and the history of Salem

  • Dame Ragnell: Searching for the Truth

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    noble, chivalrous and courtly Sir Gawain, that the true identity of the hag can be revealed. While Dame Ragnell is not an evil character, the hag is ultimately a character of question. One must wonder how trustworthy the hag truly is when magic is involved. From other Arthurian legends, such as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight we can see that the hag is a malevolent character who uses the hag image as a guise to fool others. In the end, the hag's real image is generally revealed along with her goal

  • Racism: Are We Better Off Colour Blind?

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    opponants.What went on in these camps was truely horrible: gruesome medical experiments, slave labour, discusting and brutal torture methods. Total Jewish deaths estimated at more than 6 million. It is disturbing to even think that an evil character such as Hitler was admired and respected by so many people, when his veiws were so obviously distorted and cruel. What could drive someone to do something as terrible as that is beyond me. But, sadly, even though Holocaust is over, many people

  • Central Conflict, Climax and Resolution in Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown

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    journey for Young Goodman Brown, a young Puritan resident of Salem, Massachusetts, in the 1600’s to say goodbye to Faith on that fateful night and to keep a prior commitment made with an evil character (the devil) in the woods.  As he travels through the forest to fulfill his personal desire: to experience evil, to indulge in devil-worship, to become a witch - whatever this strange nocturnal affair might involve, all the while he is repeatedly thinking about the “good” things he is leaving behind

  • Grapes of Wrath and It's a Wonderful Life

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    come to take their life-savings out of Baileys Building and Loans. However, not everyone was satisfied with George Bailey's explanation. They much preferred to have hard cash on them, which led some to turn to Mr. Potter (the stereotypical evil character who represents all that is bad), who offered fifty cents for every dollar. This of course allowed Potter to make huge profits out of other peoples loss. George's institution was unable to match Potter, not only because he believed it was unethical

  • Measure for Measure Essay: Angelo

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    Angelo in Measure for Measure Within Measure for Measure, the character of Angelo can be seen as a case study of will over moral nature. Angelo, a deputy, is given the Dukes authority to act in his behalf while the Duke is away. The story unfolds as Angelo uses the agency he's been given in ways that many men in authoritative positions have done. It is interesting to follow his line of thought and to realize that this is a man who is not unlike many others. The main conflict between Isabella

  • My Brilliant Career at Fuddruckers Restaurant

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    be exact -- cared about in any way. His sexual shortcomings were his own problem. My other boss was much the opposite his name was Mr. Metz and if you’ve ever seen the movie Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls he looks exactly like the seemingly evil character Burton Quinn (the one with the raven on his shoulder). He was the owner of the restaurant and was rarely there. When he did make an appearance he neither talked nor showed an interest in many of the employees. But Mr. Metz and Ken did have

  • Free Essay on Shakespeare's Macbeth - The Character of Lady Macbeth

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    The Evil Character of Lady Macbeth In Shakespeare's Macbeth, Lady Macbeth is made to act as a catalyst in Lord Macbeth's evildoings. Even though Lord Macbeth is generally the one to have the final say in the many killings that take place in the play, Lady Macbeth plays the role of a villain alongside him. She mocks her Lord if he frets over something she has instructed him to do, saying he would be less of a man if he does not follow through on their plan (I. vii. 56-57). She gives Lord Macbeth