Christopher Metzger Period 1 Updated: 6/14/11 Dr. Diaz Is Evil Instilled Into Every Human at Birth? Many say human kind is inherently evil, that there is evil in all of us. William Golding strongly confirms this point in the book, The Lord of the Flies. The Lord of the Flies expresses what can happen to a man when there is not structure and little means of survival. The boys prove man to be inherently evil through control, mistreatment, and murder.
He is rejected by the De Laceys and Frankenstein and ponders the question: ‘Am I not alone, miserably alone?’. The monster is represented as the dark side of Frankenstein. Shelley depicts Frankenstein as the real monster of the novel. Frankenstein appears to look like a nice person but Shelley creates him as a blasphemous person whose arrogance and obsessions with science end up costing him dearly. In contrast, the monster appears to be a nasty, unapproachable beast but actually appears to be well-educated and is knowledgeable about the world around him.
In the last scene he tries to save Kevin, and does by pushing him away from the van but in the process cuts his face, everyone thinks that Edward is attacking Kevin and Jim beats him up. This is a great example of Edward trying to do good but is thought of been evil. Edward is essentially stuck in Limbo, he is the nicest person in the film, but is made out to be the most evil. Jim and Kim are a prime example of two opposite worlds, Jim been dark and Kim been light. Kim is the most innocent person stuck in-between Jim and Edward.
The monster starts to recount the story of his life once they are inside. In this chapter, it is shown that Frankenstein still feels guilty about the murder of his brother, and the execution of Justine. It is shown that he is deeply flawed, and feels isolated. The monster is shown to be more human in this chapter, as he engages in conversation with Victor, and portrays some form of emotion. He states that he was a virtuous and worthy creature until the disdain and ignorance of humans made
Both the novel Grendel and the Epic Beowulf share the same story with one major difference: the perspective of which it's told. Beowulf is told from the side of the hero, the humans. While Grendel is told from the perspective of the monster himself. The importance of the change in perspective is to, in laymans terms show the reader both sides of the story. By reading both Grendel and Beowulf you are able to perceive how Beowulf and the humans see Grendel against how Grendel sees himself.
He commits murder and puts his entire kingdom in danger. Still, many of his evil acts are committed while he is under the influence of the Weird Sisters and Lady Macbeth, who are often considered to be the true villains of the play. At the end of the play, Macbeth realizes the evil he has committed and seems to feel sorrow for such. Because of this realization Macbeth is often viewed as a tragic hero, for tragic heroes almost always recognize the errors they have committed by the end of their stories and seek, in some manner, to atone for them. Macbeth is indeed a bit too complex to be categorised as a villain or a hero.
The Victim and the Beast The Legendary Epic, “Beowulf” and the novel, “from Grendel” are very different in many ways. Beowulf tells the story of a legendary hero, and how he slays the evil monster Grendel. Grendel causes much death, destruction and grief, with his blood-thirsty rampages on the town of Herot and needs to be killed. The battle between Grendel and Beowulf represent the battle of good versus evil. Upon Grendels defeat, Beowulf is looked upon as a great hero.
Compare the ways in which Shakespeare and Stephenson presents the theme of evil through the characters of Macbeth and Jekyll and Hyde In ‘Macbeth’, to an Elizabethan audience the evil being explored is that of killing a king. Regicide to the Elizabethan’s was an act against God. In the Victorian novella ‘Jekyll and Hyde’, Stephenson is exploring the horror and evil of science used for personal gain. Shakespeare and Stephenson use these characters ‘Macbeth’ and ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ as vehicles to explore the themes of violence, ambition, evil, power, desire to have a better life and guilt. Essentially, they are both great mean who have a position in society but each has a fatal flaw.
The curious thing is that the protagonists in some of the works actually portray monster-like characteristics--a role reversal between the monster and the hero of the work: "We have found the enemy and he is us." The analogy of the monsters is actually depicted in each of the work's respective humans' thoughts and deeds. This also shows the authors' portrayal of the monster-like and thus human-like characteristics of the human unconscious and the conscious mind. The role-reversal of an antagonistic monster and the human hero is never more blatant than in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. In modern pop culture, the name of Frankenstein is often associated with the monster of the novel.
Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay and Lord of the Flies by William Golding have much to say about a man's sinful nature. Both of these novels contain scenes in which the main character(s) goes savage; their savagery comes about because of their sinful nature or the sinful nature of others around them. Man's sinful nature is revealed through the thoughts and actions of the characters in both novels. The authors show through their works their belief that if everyone revealed their true natures, the world would tear itself apart. In both novels, evil is revealed by the telling actions of the characters.