In chapter 10, the monster finally finds Victor and confronts him, Victor responds to this by saying:”begone, vile insect”. The imperative “begone” suggests to the reader that Victor is alarmed and frightening by the arrival of the monster as he abandoned him. The commanding word “begone” also suggests to the reader that Victor is the one in power as he is commanding the monster. Moreover, Victor is insulting the monster verbally as he refers to him as a “vile insect”. This could cause conflict between the creator and the created as Victor is repeatedly insulting the monster.
Golding uses allegory to show that the darkness of humanity destroys society. In the Lord of the Flies, Jack who represents the darkness of humanity and attempts to destroy Ralph who represents society. “They hate you, Ralph. They’re going to do you. They’re going to hunt you tomorrow” (170).
This monster was “A powerful demon, a prowler through the dark…a fiend out of hell, who began to work his evil in the world. Grendel was the name of this grim demon” (Heaney). This quote taken from the start of Beowulf brands the reader with a terrifying and nearly demonic view of Grendel right from the beginning. According to the Danes, Grendel is a monster. His pathetic existence is
DiPietro-2 Again, good is being shown, in this circumstance the kenning “mighty protector of men” portrays Beowulf as a supernatural being of good and that it is his obligation to fight for humanity. In addition, it shows the severity of this battle, because it will determine whether good or evil triumphs (“fiend was no use to anyone in Denmark”). In the end, “ A prince of the Geats, had killed Grendel, ended the grief, the sorrow, the suffering […] by a bloodthirsty fiend”(404-407). The expression of despair the monster forces unto the Danes is a representation of evil. Additionally, the fact Beowulf is successful shows that good is
The Victim and the Beast The Legendary Epic, “Beowulf” and the novel, “from Grendel” are very different in many ways. Beowulf tells the story of a legendary hero, and how he slays the evil monster Grendel. Grendel causes much death, destruction and grief, with his blood-thirsty rampages on the town of Herot and needs to be killed. The battle between Grendel and Beowulf represent the battle of good versus evil. Upon Grendels defeat, Beowulf is looked upon as a great hero.
What is going on? The monster may hate Victor, want to take vengeance on him, want to kill all his friends in gruesome and inhuman ways, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t love the guy. Of course, the other reason the monster turns on the water works is that Victor was his last connection to humanity. If you hadn’t noticed, the monster is one
Chaos and savagery come as a result of men trying to find pleasure without making sacrifices. Order are situations in which humans are forced to suppress their instincts and follow rules to attain their goals. 4D. The subject ive chosen is sort of a broad idea that can be grasped by looking deeper into the idea. By looking at the fact that Golding is trying to explain that all humans are evil can tie into the Chaos on the island.
The narrator describes Claggart by stating, “his complexion…though it was not exactly displeasing, nevertheless seemed to hint something defective or abnormal in the constitution and blood” (qtd. in Smith). Smith helps explain that it’s not hard to tell that Claggart is evil because his appearance signals the other characters and reader about his evil nature. Typically, people relate outward appearance to inward characteristics, motives, and values, such as in Claggart’s case. Claggart’s evil-minded nature with “something defective or abnormal in the constitution and blood,” has always been present to destroy the plan of