It was given life and this in itself is already a major gift from Victor, but then going ahead and asking for a partner is absolutely arrogant and unethical. “My companion must be of the same species and have the same defects. This being you must create” (133) is what the creature said to Victor. The monster speaks to Victor as if it is entitled to have a partner; with arrogance. The monster acts with extreme selfishness and from that comes unethical behaviour and actions.
The state is corrupt and corrupting. Bakunin believed ‘there is nothing more dangerous for a man’s morality than the habit of commanding’. The state is also destructive. It encourages individuals to fight on their behalf, at the expense of others. As Randolph Bourne put it, ‘war is the health of the state’.
The novel proves that the desire for power can arouse unethical behavior. Firstly, the antagonists display selfishness because they allow jealousy and arrogance to dictate their behavior. In addition, Jack and Roger utilize the boys’ fear, hunger and stir up chaos as tools to manipulate the boys on the island. Lastly, the thirst for power triggers an inhumane behavior because the antagonists torment and dehumanize the children. In conclusion, as it can be observed through this essay, Jack and Roger develop immoral traits in order to gain power, which in return leads to the destruction of their own civilization.
These invisible crimes are used to serve malicious self-interest and to manipulate others to fear the law and to question themselves. This infests the god-fearing community with terror of the government and works people into a frenzy where the accused must confess or face punishment. It is uncompromising and doesn’t allow room to negotiate ones innocence, giving way to emphasizing fear further. “Miller’s play is a condemnation of an administration that uses religious intolerance as a way to wield control and repress its’ citizens.” Furthermore, the allegations the questions are leading. The phrase “The Devil can never overcome a minister” gives the ministers unearthly powers over the “invisible world”, further highlighting the status-quo and engendering awe and fear.
In their absence, the mind corrodes from a state of civility to a blood-thirsty hell. In conclusion, multiple characters in Lord of the Flies by William Golding prove that the satanic forces that compel the shocking events on the island come from within the human psyche rather than from a supernatural realm in mythology. Golding employs a religious reference ,the Id, the instinct that governs the individual's sense of survival, is by nature evil in its selfish pursuit of its own goals. Golding uses the novel to demonstrate the progression of the mind towards savagery once the order of society is
I humbly bow to your attempt to challenge man to think beyond their own beliefs by simply questioning just what their beliefs are. You have revealed the concept that when man truly believes in something, he should undoubtedly be able to support his ideals. Your arrest though, proves my thesis that man is inherently evil especially when they arrest people for simply going against the majority. Should we just lie down and accept this relentless oppression? No, we should rally the minority and oppose those whom first opposed
When Jack is not accepted by all of the boys as the new leader he becomes angry and violent against those who disagree with him. The creation of Victor Frankenstein is sensitive, very intelligent, and wishes to interact with the human race. However, because he is very hideous he becomes shunned by the humans because he represents the unusual and unknown. Because he is shunned and rejected by the world the monster seeks revenge on Victor Frankenstein "Cursed, cursed creator! Why did I live?
George Orwell uses metaphor, structure, and personification to show corruption of thought, establishing Winston's belief that society must resist the Party. Winston believes that he must take responsibility for his actions, illustrated through his metaphoric comparison of himself to a "monster" and belief that the world is "monstrous" (25). The monstrous world is the corrupt party, and
Hobbes sees natural law as a state of war in which every man is an enemy to every man. (Hobbs, T. 1991 p.94) Locke on the other hand, sees natural law as a state of equality and freedom. (Locke, J. 1967 p. 289). This difference of opinion flows through to their views on social contract and this essay will discuss this difference in theory as Locke is of the belief that government is necessary in order to preserve natural law, and on the contrary, Hobbes sees government as necessary in order to control natural law.
A Clockwork Orange THEMES Themes are the fundamental and often universal ideas explored in a literary work. The Inviolability of Free Will More than anything, Burgess believed that “the freedom to choose is the big human attribute,” meaning that the presence of moral choice ultimately distinguishes human beings from machines or lower animals. This belief provides the central argument of A Clockwork Orange, where Alex asserts his free will by choosing a course of wickedness, only to be subsequently robbed of his self-determination by the government. In making Alex—a criminal guilty of violence, rape, and theft—the hero of the novel, Burgess argues that humanity must, at all costs, insist that individuals be allowed to make their own moral choices, even if that freedom results in depravity. When the State removes Alex’s power to choose his own moral course of action, Alex becomes nothing more than a thing.