As they discussed the freak show Mrs. Fletcher would indicate that she is very disapproving of the freaks, obviously seeing herself as above them. Mrs. Fletcher also used her beliefs to discreetly show that she is above Leota since Leota didn’t have any qualms about going to look at the freaks. Since the freaks are so different from what Mrs. Fletcher considers normal society it is easy for her to look down on them and anyone who would be involved with them in any way. Mrs. Fletcher continues this behavior when Leota says “Well, these pygmies are a kind of a dark brown, Mrs. Fletcher. Not bad lookin’ for what they are, you know” by responding with “I wouldn’t care for them” (2151).
Lady Macbeth states that “The sleeping and the dead/ Are but as pictures” (2.2.56, 57). Lady Macbeth is emotionless because she feels that death and sleep are exactly the same. She tries to convince Macbeth that murder is not as great of a sin as he thinks it is. Lady Macbeth feels no remorse in her and Macbeth’s actions due to her greedy and cruel personality. In addition, Lady Macbeth proves that she is more rational than Macbeth.
Manheimer believes that although ‘standard rhetoric’ would render a motherless child vulnerable, “nineteenth century novels resound with the success of orphans” (533), and though this could be true for Emma Woodhouse it was certainly not beneficial to Anne Elliot. No excuse can be made for the Bennett’s, but they certainly provide the most amusing display of bad parenting within the Austen stable. Manheimer also asserts that “Terrible mothers are often inadvertently helpful to their daughters” which she strongly makes a case for in the realm of Mrs. Bennett (530). The Bennett’s Pride and Prejudice is universally accepted as a love story; the love story of Elizabeth Bennett and Fitzwilliam Darcy. It’s easy to make the assumption that these two characters, having had an antagonistic first encounter, must
Gothic horror was a common genre of use in the time Frankenstein was written. This was a time of great novels such as Dracula and Hound of the Baskervilles. Gothic horror is traditionally set in dark castles and countryside with eerie moaning music and bad weather Written in 1818 Frankenstein is the deeply disturbing tale of a monstrous unnamed creation that was created in the name of science. Huge and strong, the creature created by Victor Frankenstein kills and murders many throughout the tale, but considering his tragic beginnings I must ask, who is the real monster in this gothic tale of horror? Frankenstein is cleverly written in two parts.
Dracula stands for Satan, and that stands for whatever is evil and bad. He hates goodness and tries to perpetuate evil while at the same time keeping an almost charming since about himself. However despite the vampires charm and strangely enticing appearances their wickedness could not be hidden from the band of men. Even beautiful Lucy, when she becomes a vampire, is hated by this band of men, despite the fact they were in love with her before. This is clearly a battle between the two most significant supernatural beings in the Christian Faith.
Just you read it. I wouldn't take my children in any direction with a criminal like that aloose in it. I couldn't answer to my conscience if I did." The misfit is introduced and portrayed as an evil person because he was explained as “aloose from the Federal Pen…” The grandmother is portraying to the people around her that she is “good” because she wouldn’t put her children in any possible way of harm. When the “good” grandmother and the evil misfit meet up, he has no problem with killing her while she pleads for her life.
Film Connections: Unforgiven and Mercy among the Children Justice Although good or evil is not that clear in the movie Unforgiven, I believe that there’s no one has a “just” idea of what to do. First, Alice is the only one shows good comparing with Skinny and Little Bill. She clearly knows what she loves and what she hates. Although she collects money to hire killers to revenge Delilah on the cowboys (because of the strong sense of self-esteem), she definitely regrets doing that since she saw the dead body of the young cowboy. She never thinks about killing is really going to happen.
Through the Frankenstein family, Shelley is making a statement on blind acceptance of fate. She is implying that often when we believe fate is to blame, in reality, something we simply do not understand the true workings of (or are ignorant to) is the true cause of our happenings. In addition, because we stubbornly stick to the idea of fate and neglect any other source, we are unable and unfit to prevent further disasters. However, she also portrays the family as being almost perpetually joyful. It is only when “fate” strikes its blow that they become downtrodden.
Jamie Kisling Mr. J. L. Gargas AP Eng Lit, 5th Period 10 September 2012 The Self-made Monster Characters like Dracula and Frankenstein's Monster have earned the role of the super villain their infamous name. And even in Old English stories monsters were known as terror reeking beasts. Most of the time, that is exactly what they did. Grendel, the main villain of the epic Beowulf, has many of the qualities of a super villain. Although the reader is able to see the more curious and confused side of Grendel, his evilness is not chosen.
“How do you respond to the view that the monster is Frankenstein’s double, representing the evil side of his character?” In Gothic literature, the double is often used explore the dark and extreme sides of humanity, which often creates a sense of horror and fear of the unknown, which links to Freud’s theory of the uncanny and the darker side of humanity that we both recognise and fear. In Frankenstein, it can be argued that Victor and the creature represent two sides of the same character, not only through their actions and behaviour, but also from a psychoanalytical perspective. Contrastingly, we can also at times see that the monster is in fact good and moral and therefore cannot possibly be Victor’s evil double. Throughout the novel, they are inextricably linked by their isolation and terrible crimes against humanity and morality. However, they also appear to be linked psychologically.