One major comparison between two stories is that they both have characters that use violence in order to gain what they desire. In The Lord of the Flies the antagonist, Jack, can be compared parallel to the creation of Frankenstein. Jack is one of the older boys on the island who became leader of the hunters but wishes to have complete power over the group of boys. Jack is wild, cruel and represents human savagery. When Jack is not accepted by all of the boys as the new leader he becomes angry and violent against those who disagree with him.
Moral: Envy and greed lead to Jack’s devolution. Jack envies Ralph’s power and he wants that power and control over the boys (greed). To an extent, Ralph represents the good/civilization in people, while Jack represents the bad/savagery. Whenever Jack and Ralph are arguing, it shows how the bad and the good of a person are always fighting, always wanting to come out victorious. When Jack gains the support of the boys, this shows that everyone has evil inside of them, but it's usually held back unless something triggers it to come out.
In the epic poem, the great hero Beowulf sets out to kill the supposed demon Grendel, who everyone widely views as one of the most evil beings to walk the Earth. But why, exactly, is Grendel viewed as evil? Some people argue that it is because Grendel kills people. Although that does make sense, in this story, it doesn't. Almost everyone in this story kills people.
Jack’s tribe of boys has degenerated completely into savages by killing and hunting their companions. The boys’ uncivilized ways of life lead them into degeneration into savaged men. The lord of the flies shows us what life would be like without rules & regulations being enforced. Even though Ralph tried really hard to stay organized and civilized the savage in the young boys had taken over their civilized mentality. What is this story really trying to tell us, if all these symbols mean something for
They contrast each other making each more black or more white. In this paragraph Mr. Harvey and just how evil he is will be discussed. On page 26 we see that Mr. Harvey is so evil he has convinced himself he is innocent. “He wore his innocence like a comfortable old coat.” He has gotten away with murdering people so many times it has just become natural to him. Right from the very beginning it is apparent that Mr. Harvey is evil.
Moore uses words like hawk, “wisdom”, unsuspecting, gleefully. Hawk makes a negative annotation of a ruthless swindler who preys on unsuspecting victims, while; using unsuspecting turns citizens into victims of a crime. He uses quotations to imply a sarcastic tone to the word wisdom implying its not real wisdom. The word gleefully makes Fred look like he enjoys preying on unsuspecting citizens. Moore ends his statement “Grow up, get some books, and go to your room.” His word choice implies that Barnes has not grown up and Moore is grounding him for doing something bad as if Barnes is still a kid.
Atticus may be portrayed as good, but he has his doubtful moments. Then, there is Bob Ewell who is seen as a monster throughout the book through the reader’s eyes because of his violent ways. “Somehow, I could think of nothing but Mr. Bob Ewell saying he’d get Atticus if it took him the rest of his life” (Lee 262) This shows that Bob Ewell is violent in his ways and portrays the evilness of the themes when he tried to harm the Finch children when he had wanted to get back at Atticus. A man is lower than life when he tries to harm a child especially his own or those who had nothing to do with his
Hoan Truong Mrs. Masters CP English 11 October 28 2011 Purity from Within Good v. evil played as an extremely important theme in both the Beowulf and Grendel text. In Beowulf, Grendel, the mean bloodthirsty monster, obviously represents evil; killing innocent human lives because of his mechanical animalistic behaviors. Beowulf on the other hand was looked up to as a hero. In the human perspective; he was described as strong, courageous hero. In contrast Gardner portrayed Grendel and Beowulf completely different than how Orwell did.
Roger is in a wild and primal environment as he undertakes saying obscene things to other boys. No matter how old a child is and what he or she is going through, everybody should recognize murder is morally inappropriate and illegal. “Chaos is one thing, fear is another” (Golding, Why 1). Both fear and chaos are on the island as the dispute continues, but it’s no excuse to such reckless behavior. Roger could have indeed chosen to be alongside Ralph in the dilemma of the hunt.
When the children found the Lord of the Flies, not only did they use it in a harmful way, Jack, put the head on the stake in the forest as an offering to the beast where he says, “This head is for the beast. It’s a gift.” (137). Another event was when Roger killed Piggy. Roger was evidently mean from the beginning, and because of what had happened from their new “society”, Roger has changed dramatically form the cruelest kid to a murderer. Another character, Simon, also changes when he controls the pig’s head in the glade which shows that even good natured people also has an evil side to them.