He describes self justification as denigrating a person or group to justify maltreating them. Many people need reassurance that their actions are just and that the ends justify the means. For this reason people tend to look for flaws in their victims. Little things that make their victims seem inferior, a threat to others, and dissolute; by making this connection to their victims they in turn make their own actions of prejudice just, right and moral. This is how Parrillo specifies it: Some philosophers argue that we are not so much rational creatures as we are rationalizing creatures.
And, in the same way that to become a social human being one modifies and suppresses and, ultimately, without great courage, lies to oneself about all one’s interior, uncharted chaos, so have we, as a nation, modified or suppressed and lied about all the darker forces in our history. We know, in the case of the person, that whoever cannot tell himself the truth about his past is trapped in it, is immobilized in the prison of his undiscovered self. This is also true of nations. We know how a person, in such a paralysis, is unable to assess either his weaknesses or his strengths, and how frequently indeed he mistakes
Lord of the Flies is a terrifying novel. How far do you agree with this statement? What methods does Golding use? Lord of the Flies is considered a frightening novel, because of the message it conveys: there is darkness within all of us. Some people, like Simon, understand this concept and he says: ‘Maybe there is a beast... maybe it’s only us.’ Other people, like Ralph, do not want to believe that there is a dark side to humanity and in Chapter 2 he constantly shouts: ‘but there isn’t a beast!’ Golding successfully gets across his message that there’s ‘darkness in man’s heart’ by the frightening way he describes several events in the book.
Consequently, by removing man from the scene, the animals pave their own path towards evil. In the end, the pigs become the source of evil and prove that removing man from the farm does not remove the problems of the animals. The pigs show that animals are also capable of evil and show that Old Majors beliefs are wrong. In the end, the animal’s problems remain and by removing man, the animals make space for another evil to come in and bring them more suffering. Unfortunately, the animals do not realize that the real evil lies within their own ignorance and their failure to accept their problems.
Hidden in characters and a plot was an effective way to expose what was happening to them. Satire is a stronger way to let your thoughts be heard than to merely say what you mean. The dogs, which would kill an animal the moment Napoleon told them to, were a representation of Stalin’s soldiers. They frightened the people into compliance. However, the dogs were not a caricature.
However, they also appear to be linked psychologically. It can be interpreted from a Freudian perspective that the monster is Victor’s ‘Id,’ who represents and indulges in Victor’s darkest desires by transgressing moral boundaries and committing immoral acts. The creature can be seen to commit evil acts when he kills William, who is a “sweet” and “gentle” child. This destruction of innocence is an act of revenge against Victor, which arguably shows the extreme and monstrous capabilities of humans. However, the monster’s narrative allows us to see a different and perhaps more sympathetic side to the story, in which the monster attempts to “educate” William and encourage him to be his “companion and friend,” to which William “violently” rejects him for being an “ugly” “monster.” What is most startling about this prejudice is that William is just a young child and has still been corrupted by society and its discriminatory ways.
This is uncanny to the reader, because it presents the taboo idea of embracing the evil within oneself. Another reason this duality is uncanny is because of the uncontrollable aspect of the situation. After a while of repeatedly changing between Jekyll and Hyde, Jekyll starts to feel Hyde taking
Page 107) Gregor basically is beginning self-alienation, he believes he is something hideous physically but mentally still holds onto his human conformist mindset. But as Walter.H.Stokel wrote that Marx said “ self-alienation implies the individuals estrangement from humanity” This means that he finds work so unbearable that it serves no
The duty one owes to one self.” The use of repetition of ‘one’ in the quote highlights Harry’s egocentric nature and individual mentality of self-pleasing. This very attitude that Lord Henry conveys is the catalyst for Dorian’s descent into immorality. Dorian’s relationship with his love interest, Sybil Vane, is a clear representation of his decline into moral corruption. As an
Dangerous dogs should be analysed throughout the community as they are susceptible to negative behaviour. The definition of a dangerous dog must be made clearer in legislation. One often talks about pit bull terriers, and other dangerous breeds. However, it is ironic that as far as I am aware regardless of the breed, ‘’dogs’’ in general are descendants of the wolf and should not be considered a responsible candidate for their own wellbeing and a completely safe companion for humans. We must never misjudge where inevitably dogs are from and what they actually are [pause] ’’ Animals.’’ Without ability to use reason animals are potentially more dangerous than humans and do not have the capacity or ability to establish calculated decisions.