The book is based on a hunting trip on a safari in Africa. It takes place with Francis Macomber the hunter and Margot as his wife along for the trip and Robert Wilson as the tour guide.in the beginning of the book Francis Macombers goal is to pouch animals. When they were on their expedition they happened upon a lion and Francis Macomber wanted to kill it but he got scared and didn’t have the grace under pressure in the first attempt to kill it even though he seems all confident. “If I get him where should I hit him” (hemmingway11). When he finally got the courage to shoot the lion he hit him once but the lion unfortunately ran into the tall grass in the safari.
He slowly climbs the ladder and later becomes Chief by convincing the boys that a “beast” exists on the island. He effectively manipulates the boys into thinking that there is a beast (even though he knows it probably does not exist) by using totalitarian methods so that they will join his tribe for protection. He demonstrates Lord Acton’s belief that “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” < http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/Lord_Acton > The only boy to realize that the beast is not real, but rather a representation of the evil that is inherent in human nature, is Simon. This is fully exposed when he confronts the Lord of the Flies, when it said to him through hallucination, “Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill! You knew, didn’t you?
Courage, strength, and bravery can always have different ways of being proved. In the story “Through the Tunnel” Jerry an 11 year old kid, that sets his self a task to go through, to know he is not scared, and is brave enough to actually do what the older kids did. His task was to swim through a very narrow tunnel, like the older kids did. At first to accomplish his goal before the summer vacation ends, he is going to practice to stay under the water, for about two minutes and thirty seconds. After all the practice he had, a day before his summer vacation ended, he decided to be brave, over come his fear and go through the tunnel.
We should have perished ourselves in that place, dead and done for; we could never have moved the great stone which he had planted in the doorway” (112). This quote explains how Odysseus considered killing the Cyclops. But he restrained himself from doing so for he and his men would not have been able to remove the giant stone. All of them would have been condemned to stay in the cave if he had not stopped himself from murdering the Cyclops. In the end it was his restraint that got them out of there alive.
In Order to preserve life, the trapper has to civilize the man-like beast and have nature reject him at the hand of a woman. To do this the trappers father sends him to Uruk to see Gilgamesh to "extol the strength of this wild man." (20) Gilgamesh and the trappers father felt they must tempt the beast with a "woman's power" (20) to "overpower this man" (20) to ensure their way of life. But in order for the trapper to do his job Enkidu has to become educated to the ways of this culture. "He fills in the pits which I dig and tears up my traps set for the game; he helps the beasts to escape and now they slip through my fingers".
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.
Their objective was to kill helots (Document C). This clearly shows they were sly because if the other helots knew of their actions then they would have rebelled a long time ago. Lycurgus was founder of formal Spartan education and made the rule. He provided the boys with such moderate amount of food so the boys would know how to carry on with their hunger unsatisfied. Due to the fact that Lycurgus did not provide enough food the boys were allowed to relieve their hunger by stealing their food (Document B).
Enkidu is introduced as a man raised by animals. He helps other animals by freeing them from traps Every hero must be brave and courageous in order to face obstacles. Gilgamesh does not hesitate when he insists to kill Humbaba, the guardian of the cedar forest. He has not experienced the tragedy of death yet, so he is shown to be apathetic towards death. Enkidu is terrified of Humbaba.
Towards the end of the novel, Lennie is also secretly shot in the same place with the same weapon by George out of mercy so his friend doesn’t experience a cruel painful death. Both the deaths followed the paradox “cruel to be kind” as it was only to prevent the dog and Lennie more pain and hurt in the future. However, George killed his friend himself to make sure he was
Byron Jackson Literary Essay #1 Outline Thesis: Although Rainsford, in “The Most Dangerous Game,” killed Zaroff in the end of the story, he will not become another human thirsty “Zaroff.” * In the beginning of the story Rainsford has a hardhearted attitude for the animals he hunts but this changes as he meets Zaroff and is no longer the predator but the prey. * No remorse from Rainsford is shown by the way he talks with his friend Whitney, on the ship, about hunting jaguar. (68) * Whitney did believe that jaguars could fear while Rainsfords argument was “Bah! They have no understanding.” * When Zaroff invites Rainsford in and tells him he hunts humans to fulfill his “addiction” to the hunt, Rainsford is bewildered and anguished. * 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.