Once the monster knows that Victor will not make his a friend, the creation says, "'from that moment [he] declared everlasting war against the species, and more than all, against [Frankenstein] who had formed [him] and sent [him] forth to this insupportable misery'" (121). Victor could have saved his loved ones but his fear caused the death of others. The Creation reaches a point where he has had enough of Victor and says, "'You can blast my other passions, but revenge remains -- revenge, henceforth dearer than light of food! I may die, but first you, my tyrant and tormentor, shall curse the sun that gazes on your misery'" (153). The Monster had done nothing to deserve what Victor has put him through, so the fact that the Creation turns on Victor was perfectly normal.
Jack is telling the boys that Ralph is a coward and doesn’t deserve being leader. Jack is trying to manipulate the boys into thinking that Ralph isn’t the proper leader and Jack is trying to overthrow Ralph because wants power. This expresses that the darkness of humanity will destroy society for power and will do anything to get it. These quotes show that the darkness of humanity can destroy societies proven by Golding in the Lord of the
It was Good vs. Evil for monsters who tormented the kingdom for years there time was done. King Beowulf was in another battle with the dragon Good vs. Evil where the evil dragon infuriated because some thieves tried to take some of his many treasures he ended there life and the good king Beowulf defeated the Evil dragon. It was Good vs.
Alex is a mix of the most vile trouble and irresistible appeal. He feels that in choosing to be evil, he is choosing to be human, and that evil is the natural state for all human beings. The State, however, disagrees with him. It tries to strip him of his choice to be himself, violent or not. His struggle against his totalitarian government represents the struggle of human nature against the automaton, the individual against the mass as a whole and freedom against necessitarianism.
This monster is by far the strongest of the three and shows attributes of a monster I face in my daily life, the fear of embarrassment. In the epic, the dragon is a creature who is angered by the fact that someone had stolen a treasure from the treasure trove it was guarding. If you want to get to the treasure the monster would have to be defeated. The two are similar in the sense that the fear of embarrassment keeps you away from getting what I want and the dragon was the obstacle in the way of the treasure and “fame” (Beowulf 610). This monster is ferocious and will leave you saying, “I wish I had”.
Throughout his adventures, Beowulf is fighting against evil, whether it is Grendel, Grendel’s Mother, or the dragon. Beowulf’s, journey to save a kingdom is threatened by evil. In the epic poem, there are many symbols of goodness. The epic hero, Beowulf is the essential source of goodness. Beowulf’s goodness is described in his battle against evil, symbolized by Grendel, one of the monsters defeated by him.
Thomas Hobbs -view on human nature -what kind of state should we have (government) - views on freedoms and liberties View on human nature Materialist view on the world Hobbes assumes that, without strong, centralised authority human beings will perpetually be at war with each other where “every man is Enemy to every man.” " The natural state of man's life is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short". The only reason we form a society (the "social contract") and agree not to harm the other person is to protect ourselves from being harmed by other people. Without government, Hobbes says, life would be "solitary, nasty, brutish, and short." From this, it follows that we are not essentially ethical or "good" people. For Hobbes, ethics is only something that comes with politics, and politics is rooted in selfishness and the desire for self-preservation.
This creates conflict between the monster and Victor as the monster soon begins to hate him for abandoning him. Furthermore, in chapter 16 we see conflict between the creator and the created again: “you belong to my enemy—to him I have sworn eternal revenge; you shall be my first victim”. The monster’s anger towards his creator is channelled into revenge as he kills his brother. Shelley uses the language device direct address to depict this. The pronoun “you” is repeated, this makes the reader
Tocqueville argues that the only thing which will keep Americans away from these dangers, which would undoubtedly lead to despotism is religion as source of moral education. He says that all decisions by man are a result of the values which man has received from god and without these values we would be left to a life full of disorder. Religion indirectly affects the state through mores which are described as “the whole moral and intellectual state of a people.”(287) These mores are what prevents democracies from being engulfed by the dangers which are products of tyranny and despotism. In a state without religion “each man gets into the way of having nothing but confused and changing notions about the matters of greatest importance to himself and his fellows”(444) and when combating materialism, the presence of religion “places the
After all, Satan stands for all that corrupts the human world, he is humanity’s adversary, the manifestation of evil. However, the portrayal of Satan’s actions and demeanour in the text makes comparison with the traditional epic heroes viable, at least from a technical perspective. What defines an epic hero? An epic hero could be a distinguished warrior or a leader but more importantly an eloquent speaker who can influence greatly by the means of his address. He undertakes a quest, embarks on a perilous journey which tests his endurance, courage and cunning.