One of the most evident themes in the novel would be loss of innocence. It is constant throughout the book that the innocence of the boys is quickly being destroyed. The books obvious context of civilization versus savaging is essential to show where the innocence is lost. But because civilization is lacking, the boys become cruel and barbaric and even kill each other. The loss of innocence is evident in most characters of The Lord of The Flies.
This “monster” with grotesque features and actions ends up killing every one close to his maker out of hatred and vengeance. With extensive analysis of the novel I have encountered with sufficient evidence that led me into thinking otherwise. Such evidence will be presented throughout this essay. Victor Frankenstein, we may say that actually is the incarnation of all human evilness and misdeeds while the so-called "monster” is merely a victim of Victor's mad, selfish, and egocentric state of mind. First of all, I am going to state how Victor resembles more of a monster than the creation itself.
In this case, Gansberg gives a detailed chronological account of the inexcusable, unimaginable absence of action and/or assistance from several witnesses of this horrific murder of the young woman Kitty Genovese. Gansberg thoroughly reports in his article the negligence of the witnesses and one man told police he simply “didn’t want to get involved” [ (Gansberg) ] Comparatively, in a poem by Edwin Brock,” Five ways to Kill a Man”, Brock poetically rehearses the evolution homicide from barbaric and cruel in the middle ages, to virtually effortless in the twentieth century. By chronologically listing historical events, crucifying, Knightly slaying, to the objectivity of homicide in the game of war, to mass genocide and destruction, he demonstrates quite eloquently the regression of apparent thought and sincerity that was once taken to thought before killing a man. “There are many ways to kill a man [ (Brock) ]” rather nonchalantly recites in his poem, depicting the gradual yet obvious decrease of thought and general morality in regards to homicide. Edwin shows the gradual desensitization of man’s moral conscience, until the twentieth century, when as he puts it, one merely needs to be present
The character such as Grendel, the dragon, even Beowulf himself exhibit behavior and traits that are of Christian values. Grendel the evil villain of the story is very similar to Satan. In the poem Grendel is described as “This gruesome creature was called Grendel, notorious prowler of the borderland, ranger of the moors, the fen and the fastness; this cursed creature lived in a monster's lair for a time after the Creator had condemned him as one of the seed of Cain - the Everlasting Lord avenged Abel's murder. Cain had no satisfaction from that feud, but the Creator sent him into exile, far from mankind because of his crime. He could no longer approach the throne of grace, that precious place in God's presence,
Sleepy Hollow is an allegory that helps the audience understands how the characters and their ideas contribute to the elements of human perception. During story, person after person is murdered by an unknown creature that lives in the mysterious west woods. After several attempts of trying to discover who is responsible for mystery of the headless horseman, Constable Ichabod Crane, a scientist from New York, comes to revel all of the lies and secrets behind the matter .As the characters develop a phobia of the headless horseman, they come to fear the unknown and therefore suggest that the headless horseman is a mass murderer. Throughout the course of the story, the setting, characters, and plot are built on the perception of the unknown individual through fear, and speculation. Ichabod Crane lived in New York and took a wide interest in the field of science.
The author of Beowulf, who is unknown, makes the reader believe this by portraying each character in different ways. Throughout the story, Grendel is seen as a villain due to the various horrific things he does to the Danes and their land. Grendel is portrayed as a monster from the moment the poem starts when the author says, “A powerful monster, living down / In the darkness.” The first line of the poem shows Grendel as a monster living in the darkness, and in society it can often be seen that people or monsters, “living in darkness”, are bad or villainous. Later in the poem, when the author is explaining Grendel’s creation, the author explains, “He was spawned in that slime / Conceived by a pair of those monsters born / Of Cain, murderous creatures banished / By God”. This explains that from the minute Grendel was born, he was evil.
The soldiers in both stories have experienced traumatic events which lead them into a mentally unstable state. The way death plays a role in each story makes the story seem real. Wayne Karlin’s “Search and Destroy” talks about the death of the rats in such a cruel and brutal way that it makes the soldiers seem like savages. This is all war’s doing, war has turned the soldiers into savages, into animals that hunt their prey. At war the motto is “kill or be killed” and the choice you make can lead to your survival or your death.
These gases tortured its victims for anywhere from 48 hours to a full 5 weeks before killing them. The crazed victims that lived through these horrible infections would most likely end up in an insane asylum. To further disillusion the troops, the leadership of common soldiers was given to an officer about two miles away from the front line, resulting in extremely poor decisions; Even the commanding officers that were at the front line possessed very poor leadership, especially on the French side. For a good first hand example of the despair, we turn to the work of Wilfred Owen. In Owens’s poem Dulce Et Decorum Est the soldiers are pictured as "Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, knock-kneed, coughing like hags...".
Kirubakaran Amalraj Amalraj 1 Mr. McCarthy English IV 8 May 2008 Darfur: A genocide that we can stop Genocide is the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group. At least that is how it is defined in a dictionary. But what does it personally mean to a person .The people of Darfur, Sudan have been terrorized and murdered but the U.S. has done nothing major to respond . People however became furious at Michael Vick for abusing dogs, and they worked hard to put him in jail. Why is it that nothing even close has been done when thousands of people are killed.
This part of the epic is starting to describe the torment and badgering that Grendel receives from the Danes in Herot. *Grendel’s motive for killing a portion of the Danes is not what one would normally think. In addition, this is what is what Grendel hears everyday from Herot,“ As day after day the music rang / Loud in the hall, the harp’s rejoicing / Call and the poet’s clear songs, sung / Of the ancient beginnings of us all / … Conceived by a pair of those monsters born / Of Cain, murderous creatures banished / By God, punished forever by the crime / Of Abel’s death ” (Raffel 40). The songs of Herot in which they call him a felon, torments Grendel day after day, by calling him the most dangerous and disastrous monster there is. Grendel had never disrupted the Danes or done anything to make them hate him so much.