The boys are lured (and later coerced) into becoming part of Jack's tribe. I understand this, too. Even Simon's death is not too much for me to understand. It is a dark, stormy night, and the boys are caught up in a kind of beast-hunting frenzy when they see a creature crawling toward them. I do not like it, but I kind of understand it.
One of the biggest themes that the author tries to get across to the reader is that every person has good and evil in them, but they are not equal. Throughout the book, there is a huge struggle between good and evil between Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. These two men are actually the same person, but Dr. Jekyll takes a potion to turn himself into Mr. Hyde so he can do evil deeds. He does this because everybody has urges to do evil things, but Dr. Jekyll could not risk losing his reputation as a “good” guy in the society that he lives in. The main question is if good and evil can be separated, or is everyone stuck between the fight of both.
He thinks that Candy’s dog should be shot because it is old and smelly, he persistently argues to shoot the dog, an example is when he says “Well, I can’t stand him in here” and “and he stinks to bear hell. Tell you what. I’ll shoot him for you. Then it won’t be you that does it.” He suggests that Candy could have one of Slim’s puppies instead, but he does not recognise that Candy has an emotional attachment to his dog. After he shoots the dog, he does not apologise to Candy and he even cleans his gun in full view of everyone, this shows that he is an insensitive character.
Jack becomes successful in gaining power because he rules by fear and with intimidation and brute force. Even the army of hunters fear Jack when he “beat Wilfred”(176) for no apparent reason. Although Jack’s irrational decisions appease the little ones, his actions hurt the boys’ chance of rescue. As time passes on the island, Jack’s own bloodlust prioritizes itself before the need to be rescued. In order to protect the little ones from the beast, he makes an offering “for the beast.”(151), creating the basis of a religion.
* When Zaroff says “Surely your experiences in the war—,” Rainsford does not even let him finish before saying “Did not make me condone cold-blooded murder.” * He continues to say “Thank you, I’m a hunter, not a murderer.” * Zaroff talks constantly about his hunts and how they bored him overtime. His ability to hunt humans turned him into the monster that he is. He is a lot like Rainsford in the beginning in having no remorse for the animals he hunts, including humans. Which is exactly why he is not like Rainsford in the end. Zaroff never had the chance to be the hunted and therefore does not know the definition of fear.
“Human nature is not of itself vicious.” When Thomas Paine said this, he was correct. It is not human nature in its entirety that is vicious; it is the individual people that act that way. In the story “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, general Zaroff is initially introduced as a highly decorated military man with wealth, refinement, and a taste for high end goods, but below the surface the General is a savage who devalues human life. Zaroff seems like a civilized human being but when we learn that he hunts people on his island for entertainment, we see that he is really nothing less than a monster. He is portrayed as vicious to readers by the way he looks, what he says, and what Rainsford says to him.
First, in various stories Odysseus is very contradicting to himself because he is only hero-like some of the time. When he and his men were raiding the Cyclops’ cave they could have left before the Cyclops got there and they could have avoided a lot of trouble. But Odysseus wanted to be a hero and wanted to stay and fight the Cyclops. This was a very selfish move of him and ended up being the wrong decision because it cost him a few of his best men. Later when he redeems himself he tells the Cyclops his name is nobody and gets him drunk.
We can see that he has gained power through this as he uses the ability to get others to do what you want them to do. Jack is a dictator type of leadership, he values his respect from everyone.The dictator in Jack becomes leading in his personality, during when the boys have seen the beast in sight. The boys panic when they tell everyone, but Jack uses his rhetoric words to blame it on Raplh. He argues back that ‘ he’d never got us meat’ which emphasises that his hunting skills could make for an effective leader.If jack was becoming a dictator leader, it would mean that the people would follow his orders without a question meaning that there are less arguments. His importance has lead to him ordering his hunters to forget about the beast so that they wouldn’t have any nightmares.
Prince Humperdinck tries to make himself seem like a brave hunter, but as the story goes on the reader begins to question the validity of this statement. He is deceiving, greedy, and dishonest. He is extremely afraid of being called a coward. Even though he is a talented hunter, he uses his training for his own good. He hunts in his zoo of death, and tries to murder his wife just so he can start a war.
The McGill’s goal for doing this was to collect one thousand souls. The reasons for the one thousand souls were so that he could win his life back like the fortune cookie said. The McGill is an evil villain but like any other villain there is a reason for all of there anger. In the McGill’s case he is a monster and he is a jerk to everyone so he is very angry person. He takes his anger out on other people but by the end of this book he will learn to be good.