This ruthless pursuit of knowledge and glory proves hazardous as his attempt at being “God-like” and giving“life to an animal as complete and wonderful as a man” (shelley,pg.53) backfires. This is so as he is not only aware of the horror of his activities but that his “marvelous accomplishment” is only but a nuisance to society and would be frowned upon by fellow philosophers and humans. Robert Walton, like Victor also has a burning desire to “satiate his ardent curiosity” (3) and as such commits wholeheartedly to his studies from an early age, reading “nothing but Uncle Thomas’ books of voyages”(pg.8) in attempt tooutdo previous human explorations by endeavouring to discover a path to the north pole. Also, Walton’s pursuit of glory and honor eventually results in him finding himself in a fickle position as his ship becomes perilously trapped between pieces of ice. However, whereas Victor’s hatred for the monster and relentless will to kill it drives him to his death, Walton ultimately pulls back from his treacherous mission having learned from Victor’s example, how destructive the thirst for knowledge can be.
Later on in the chapter his conditions worsen upon Edmund awaiting his father's turn. Kipps singles himself out as one not to take part in the festivities and be a "old spoilsport". From here on Kipps is seen as a lone hero when wandering out into the outdoors, his senses being overdramatized heightens this. This lone heroic status recurs through the book, and even His desire to be alone sometimes is later contrasted when he thrives for the company to help him complete his business and is pleased of the company of Spider. This early isolation from his family prepares us for later on in the book when he will be truly alone.
In the World State, people are encouraged to take soma whenever they start to get sad. Soma is one of the key components that keeps the society stable by increasing the group identity. Soma also portrays the incompatibility between truth and happiness because by consuming soma, they avoid the truth whenever they are sad. It conceals their sadness and fills it with fake happiness. Mustapha Mond sees soma as a perfect tool to maintain the stability.
Later, however, the author uses the same description for his creator Victor as he soon becomes “so miserable a wretch”, demonstrating how they ultimately face the same fate. One may also recognise that both Frankenstein and the creature seem to share a strong need for the support and love of a family. Even though Victor often acts quite egoistical, he sincerely loves his family. Without them, he feels life is pointless, which is evident when he contemplates suicide, “I was tempted to plunge into the silent lake”, but he decides against it as it would cause too much pain for his loved ones, “But I was restrained, when I thought of the heroic and suffering Elizabeth”. There are also parallels and opposites in terms of the experiences
9) Frankenstein's creature explains his anger, saying, "There was non among the myriads of men that existed who would pity or assist me; and should I feel kindness towards my enemies?ï¿½ No: from that moment I declared everlasting war against the species, and, more than all, against him who had formed me and sent me forth to this insupportable misery." Important quotes - Monster “I ought to be thy Adam; but I am rather the fallen angel." Chapter 10 "I admired virtue and good feelings and loved the gentle manners and amiable qualities of my cottagers, but I was shut out from intercourse with them,
Ashton Nalley SOC 101 5/27/15 Idols of the mind In Francis Bacon’s Novum Organum, he explains why and what idols cloud our minds of getting to the real truth and understanding. An idol to Bacon is an image in the mind that someone adores and worships but has no real importance itself. He shows us this by breaking the idols into four groups; Idols of the Tribe, Idols of the Cave, Idols of the Market-place, and Idols of the Theatre. His purpose for creating these idols is to free our minds from them so that we can truly understand and not have prejudices toward scientific inquiry. It is important to consider these idols so that nothing clouds our thoughts and we have a clear understanding of how and why these idols do that to us (Bacon).
The author’s use of the verb “camouflage” to describe him hiding his “torment with smiles” further enhances this war imagery—an internal war (also echoed by his churning, muddled “Sea Lung”-like thoughts at the end) brought on by the rejection of his family and his resulting shattered self-image. The author also creates sympathy for this character in his determination to put on an optimistic front (his smiles) rather than lash out in bitterness and hatred. Good syntax comment: The brief enumeration of Quoyle’s jobs, without any real descriptors or conjunctions (asyndeton! ), emphasizes both their overall lack of meaning (“third rate newspaperman”) and his own simplicity. To highlight Quoyle’s sense of desperation for purpose, the author notes that his destination (presumably in the pages ahead) lies in Newfoundland (its name ironic as it echoes Quoyle’s hope to find a “new land” of his own, where he’s accepted), “A watery place.” The author then develops Quoyle’s fear of water, how it is merely an example of one of several longstanding consequences of his father’s abuse.
This example of nurture is perfect because Victor says that he is not born with these traits of patience, charity, and self- control. Through nurture from his parents he could be taught these rewarding skills and traits to better him as a human being. Another instance of nurture is, “I had gazed upon the fortifications and impediments that seemed to keep human beings from entering the citadel of nature, and rashly and ignorantly I had repined”, (Shelley 21). Right after this quote in the book Victor begins to talk about how rewarding it is to self- teach and have a good head on his shoulders because of his father and mother. The next example of
Irving states “Rip was ready to attend anybody’s business but his own; but as to doing family duty, and keeping his farm in order, he found it impossible” (406). Rip was laid back and not worried about his farm, because he thought “it was the most pestilent little piece of ground in the whole country; everything about it went wrong” (406). Rip is said to be “one of those happy mortals, of foolish, well-oiled dispositions, who take the world easy” (406). Rip did not want to work, and Irving makes that clear when he says that Rip “would have whistled life away in perfect contentment” and that he “would rather starve on a penny than work for a pound”
So don’t try it on, my poor misguided boy, or else…” (Goldman 131). The Lord of the Flies also tells Simon that the beast is real, because he is the beast. Simon does not fall for the trap or give in to temptation because it is against his moral values. “Pig’s head on a stick” (Goldman 130), Simon says to the Lord of the Flies. By not allowing his civilization to slip away, Simon is able to understand what the beast truly is: it is a savage instinct that is inside all of the boys that influences their every decision.