The Subject of Order vs Chaos is somewhat of a cliche topic found in everything. It can be compared to good vs evil. Ralph represents the good in the world and Jack represents evil. With this topic, Golding describes the idea that all humans are inherently evil, by portraying evil actions done by Jack and his followers. Chaos and savagery come as a result of men trying to find pleasure without making sacrifices.
Creon refuses to give Polyneices a proper burial because he believes that he is a traitor, sentenced Antigone to death, and “[has] trampled on God’s right”(Ant. 1187). However, this has upset Zeus; Creon has “kept from the god’s below the child that is theirs”(Ant. 1194). There is no way to escape the curse; even the dogs have become infected.
Saying that he does not deserve this is as if almost to say he did not exist. Hitler deserves his reputation without a doubt, even though Hitler’s reputation is a horrible one, why can’t Alexander receive his, much more it is not a negative one, one that killed a mass of people. Now maybe Alexander did kill many people in his time of reign, but most of those kills were because of war. Hitler’s reason was for an evil hatred of the Jewish community. I think that the idea that he does not deserve his reputation is solely for argument, because some people love the feeling of making other people angry.
Iago is often classified as the embodiment of pure evil to the farthest extent capable of being reached by human. Both Claudius and Iago plot against, torture, and cause the downfall of other characters in their respective stories to create and upkeep a boastful reputation. Both characters know that what they are doing is considerably wrong, but only Claudius feels any remorse for his crimes. They both recognize in soliloquy what they are doing and even discuss with themselves further planning. Iago manipulates all the crucial components of his plot with ease, while Claudius on the other hand is discontent and unhappy with the events taking place.
He was very brutal: "Would to god my rage, my fury would drive me now / to hack your flesh away and eat you raw"(22.408-409). He was the mightiest of the Greeks and he had such a great deal of confidence in him that he decided to act on his own when his slave princess was taken away. Because of his self confidence; he failed to act like a common man. Achilles’ refusal to eat with other warriors suggests that he put his ego before everyone else. He fits the description of Aristotle's quote “the man who is incapable of working in common”.
Knock his guys out” (23). No one would see the individual him. Being blindfolded made all the other men invisible too. So it’s not only him as the invisible one. While blindfolded he could no longer control is motions, “I stumbled about like a baby or a drunken man” (22) and that shows that he really couldn’t see.
His first major flaw is exposed when he becomes ignorant as a creator and abandons the monster. The second mistake Victor makes is revealed when he does not aim to benefit his creation educationally. His many errors ultimately result in the monster’s critical decision to end his life. By contrasting Victor Frankenstein to Prometheus, Mary Shelley demonstrates, in Frankenstein, that humans are irresponsible and abysmal creatures who are incapable of being burdened with the responsibilities of God. One of the many flaws that Victor displays throughout the novel is revealed when he fails to express love and compassion towards the monster; instead, he demonstrates ignorance and recklessness as a creator the moment he abandons his creation.
In contrast, Hawthorne equated faith with happiness and loss of faith with despair. For example, Goodman Brown’s loss of faith had a traumatizing effect on him for he saw evil everywhere, and was no longer able to see the good in the people around him. Thus, Goodman Brown's encounter with evil changes him by making him bitter, cynical and suspicious. Therefore, he continues to live
Freud’s theory states that man is made of three parts: the Id, Ego and Superego. At the core, or the Id, man has nothing but instinctual desires to please himself. The other parts are merely layers to restrain the Id. Hobbes believed that human nature was tainted and that people would resort to immorality when left without order. In Lord of the Flies, William Golding represents society in a group of stranded boys with no authority.
The officer plays a crucial role in this story. When we are referring to the machine’s breakdown, it is actually the breakdown of the officer’s character. His character is barbaric which in turn leads him to become unaffected by the ruthlessness of the machine. How inhumane of the officer to even think about using such a machine that has so many needles to rummage into the flesh of another human. Though the prisoner has committed the crime of not saluting, he should not be executed and that too in such a punishable manner.