Various other themes include: love, pride and the oppression of women.! The ﬁrst of the Bloody Chamber stories, ‘The Bloody Chamber’ introduces us to a chamber of bodies, fresh with the “blue imprint of his strangler’s ﬁngers.” and therefore suggests a violent instinct. Indeed, this in itself unveils an extremely shocking projection of the violence taken towards women as the word “ﬁngers” echoes murder being a deﬁnite instinct of the Marquis, as he is able to do it with the brutality of his own hands. However, It could be argued that it is not Carter’s fascination with violence that is prevalent in her writing, but her criticism of the complicit and passive nature of women, accepting the dire consequences of curiosity. Thus, violence is not as “excessive” here, but plays as a stimulus to present Carter’s feminist view.
Madness and Mayhem are represented differently in most texts. This can be seen in both contexts Macbeth by William Shakespeare and Firestorm by Roger Vaughan Carr. Madness is having something wrong with the mind internally, uncontrolled rage or anger, insanity; characterized by wild frenzy, it is a mental state and is felt by only that person on the inside. Mayhem is the chaos, the violent confusion or damaging action that surrounds a person externally; it is seen by everyone on the outside. Madness and Mayhem are very much represented in Macbeth.
The two main forms of violence are preformed by Grendel, the main antagonist of the poem and by Beowulf - the hero of the story. Due to the fact that Anglo-Saxon culture is immersed in violence and vengeance, these acts are accepted without question. The motivation for each character’s violence varies immensely. Grendel was an “unhappy creature” and this was “after God condemned [him] as kin of Cain”, this led Grendel to become a vengeful and wicked creature. When he attacked Herot his attack was, “grim, and fierce, was quickly ready, savage and cruel, and [he] seized from their rest thirty thanes.” Grendel kills to fulfill a blood lust and a deep hatred because he is alone in his
How is the issue of violence represented in the lives of individuals in your core text and in one other related text? Violence is presented in Blackrock and Harry Brown through the issues of, the negative influence of peers, the influence of drugs, and powerlessness. These can be seen in various scenes in both texts where youths are creating harmful situations for themselves and others around them. These issues can be examined in the scene where Ricko and Jared fight which causes the relationship between them to melt. In Harry Brown, night raids turn into a large scale riot which is a powerful example of the negative influence of peers.
Okonkwo and Macbeth are both heavily influenced by other characters, fuelled by the expectations of their societies, and driven to act based on their tragic flaw. The reason behind all the actions Okonkwo takes can be traced back to one person; his father. Okonkwo grew up hating Unoka’s laziness and he “was ruled by one passion- to hate everything that his father Unoka had loved” (Achebe 13). This led him to rule “his household with a heavy hand” (Achebe 13), and treat his family poorly. He is afraid to show affection, as seen with Ezinma and Ikemefuna.
Bone doesn’t have family support. One of the reasons why Bone doesn’t have a family support is that His stepdad abuses him, as he says“the nights he’d sneaked into my room and made me touch his d*** and suck on it” (pg. 195). Abuse leads to some psychological problems. The problem with Bone is that he is scared of his stepdad.
IPV can range from one hit to severe battering or even death (IPV Definitions). There are four main types of intimate partner violence. These types include physical violence, sexual violence, threats of physical or sexual violence, and psychological/emotional violence. Physical violence is the intentional use of physical force to cause bodily harm to another. Abusers most always use physical violence to gain control over their partner.
The point of terrorism is to cause a wide and extreme sense of fear and also to prove a point or purpose, which mostly is another person or country. Terrorism is always carried out in a way that it draws an audience. Differences in terrorism involve to people who are being targeted and how terrorism is carried out. The next think you should be informed of is the term “justification”. What is justification?
Violence is everywhere in the world it can either be in wars, fights or even in homes. In the novel Across the Barricades by Joan Lingard violence is an important theme as the book relates to the Troubles in Ireland. In the novel violence portrays an important part and has many effects. For example violence, breaks friendships, causes many deaths and can split households apart. Firstly violence can break friendships.
Ted Hughes has been described as a “voyeur of violence” (Calvin Bedient, 1974). To what extent does your reading of his poetry encourage you to agree with this view? Hughes has frequently been described as a poet of blood and violence, and as quoted by Calvin Bedient, a “voyeur of violence”. The “voyeur of violence”, in his poetry shows that he enjoys describing violence and that in some of his poetry suggests that there is an element of pornographic depiction in his poetry. For example in some of his poetry he uses specticals of animals hurting each other, from which could be said that Hughes likes the compulsive element in watching the animals fight.