They’re going to hunt you tomorrow” (170). Jack kills Ralph last because Ralph is the last person Jack views as a threat to his goals. Jack is afraid Ralph might prevent him from taking complete control of the island, since initially Ralph was the leader. The darkness of humanity can destroy society since society gets in the way of the darkness of humanity. In the Lord of the Flies, Jack has been trying to destroy Ralph since chapter 1 because he wanted power.
Every person no matter how bland or how empty is a multi faceted human being and therefore focus on a singular topic, leads to the ignorance of all the other aspects in a person life. Take for example the story of Prince Hamlet, Hamlet a man destined for greatness, smart courageous and in a position of power, who decides to throw all his prospects and goals to the wind in exchange for the opportunity to revenge his father, murdered in cold blood. Such a single minded focus begins to quickly harm Hamlet mentally as it should, clouding Hamlets ability to do what is best for himself, and to think clearly, because then Hamlet could have realized the impossibility in murdering someone without being a murderer. A man should live before all for himself, "To thine own self be true And it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man." The world of Hamlet becomes a death ridden tragedy because no one lived for themselves, each character had an agenda a singular focus, that narrowed their view and opened them to an untimely death.
All of these characters have an ambition for intelligence, which they deal with in different ways. Victor wanted to make a creation of life from lifeless matter, and he sought to do so no matter what. Frankenstein then begins to study hard and becomes a victim of desolation, leaving him detached from his family and friends to accomplish this outrageous goal of creating life. Through his curiosity he creates a creature, who at first was a beautiful thought, but turned into his very own nightmare. For Victor, his creation, the creature, was his dangerous knowledge, leading to a series of haunting events for him.
The Coward Oedipus Is “A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit”. This quote by Thomas Jefferson portrays Oedipus because throughout ‘Oedipus Rex’ he quarrels with everybody about he truth and becomes blind to it. By blinding himself Oedipus becomes a coward because he doesn’t want to face his crimes. It all started when Oedipus hears a dreadful prophecy that he will murder his father and sleep with his mother. He leaves Corinth and travels to Thebes, and on the way he unknowingly kills his father during a quarrel.
Upon hearing this, the creature believes the solution to his misery is a mate. But Victor is cruel and in the midst of creating a mate for the creature he tears her to pieces and refuses this to his progeny. The creature becomes odious. Frankenstein is heartless and chooses to keep the monster
Section1 & 2 In the beginning, a furious and crazy dictating monster was heard growling impatiently. Everyday music was playing about “The ancient beginnings of us all” (Raffle, 21). Hrothgar’s men lived in a great friendly environment until the mean and Evil monster; Grendel came and haunted the warriors. He was conceiving by a pair of monsters, who were the blame for the death of Abel. The almighty kept the demons out, but soon split into different forms of evil.
The monster acts with extreme selfishness and from that comes unethical behaviour and actions. After not getting what he wanted, he promises to destroy Victor’s life and threatens him, by saying “I go; but remember, I shall be with you on your wedding-night" (137). The monster decides to unrightfully take revenge on Victor. The monster is so self-centred that it is incapable of acting ethical, and that its actions are solely to achieve its horrific goal. The above quote also ties in with one of the themes of the book, which is monstrosity.
As the deaths continued and the monster’s vengeance inclined, Victor became increasingly enthralled in his problems and seemingly ignored others’. He could have killed the creature after he found that he killed William and Justine.. Instead, Victor san and reduced to face his problems face to face, he escaped. To call Victor a “hero” would be ignorant. He did create life, however he never took flu responsibility, always took the easy way out and was the force that created the suffering of the novel.
In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the main character initially demonstrates qualities of being a tragic hero, but by conclusion of the play his deceitfulness and his overwhelming gullibility lead him to be portrayed as a criminal. Macbeth has serious issues with power, greed, and even his own self- esteem and self- conscious. He knows when he kills Duncan and Banquo that it is the wrong thing to do but he still does it anyways. He also becomes obsessed with idea of power and becomes more power hungry as each day passes. He has become an unstoppable killing machine who believes he is invincible once the three witches reveal their prophecies and their apparitions to Macbeth.
After reading Beowulf, it was very obvious that Grendel is an evil character and has nothing but bad in him. Throughout Beowulf Grendel is not accepted in society and not wanted on any terms, and this upsets him. Grendel is very different than those around him which make things in life difficult. He isn’t accepted because in the peoples eyes Grendel is a killer and kills out of anger and what he holds inside. An example of Grendel killing the innocent people around him is, when Beowulf’s warriors are sleeping Grendel sneaks into the room, attacks the men and tares them to pieces.