Comparing Vlad Dracula And Civilization In Dracula By Bram Stoker

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Similar to Jack, Roger also changes from a somewhat civilized to a bloodthirsty boy, arguably even worse than Jack. Unlike Jack, he has no intentions of actually being a leader, he simply enjoys hurting people. Roger can be compared to some of the most evil and terrifying people that ever walked on this earth. Even though he is only a child, he is the beginning of something evil, an evil that this world has not seen since Vlad Dracula was alive. Vlad just like Roger was living in an uncivilized society which made it possible for their evil to surface. The comparison with Vlad may be a little extreme, but they shared many characteristics. They both enjoyed killing, hurting and torturing. Vlad’s methods were crueler, but Roger was only a child …show more content…
The small space around Henry was the invisible force field created by his parents, school and the law which prevented him from hitting Henry. It was almost like these rule enforcers had restrained and shackled his true being and it would not let his arm actually through the stones at Henry. However, the longer he is away from pestering rules and civilization the more his inherent savagery breathes. Eventually, his savagery overtakes his civilization and he kills Piggy, “Roger with a sense of delirious abandonment, leaned all his weight on the lever…the rock struck Piggy…his head opened and stuff came out and turned red” (200-201). This unmistakably represents the darkness that is within man’s nature, because this time, the “taboo of the old life” could no longer prevent him from committing this heinous crime. Roger killing Piggy in such horrendous fashion (dropping a boulder), was the last line of true civilization, with Piggy gone, all of civilization is eradicated. Finally, one of the most important indication of the savagery inside humans is shown through …show more content…
Throughout the novel, there are countless examples of vicious and bloodthirsty acts that the boys indulge in. These horrendous deeds began as small things, but as time spent on the island increase, so did the severity of their crimes. The first instance of violence can be traced to Jack and his devotion to hunting pigs. Upon returning from the hunt the group of hunters are heard reciting an obscene chant, “Kill the pig. Cut her throat. Spill her blood” (72). This chant becomes a ritual for the boys and is repeated whenever the boys partake in the killing of pigs. In a controlled society and environment, it is highly unlikely that the boys would be able to recite this chant, because of the crudeness associated with it. In other words, because they are isolated on an island, far from civilization, violent behaviour is acceptable. Not only do the boys hurt animals, they constantly abuse the littluns and Piggy. The attacks on Piggy are largely led by Jack, he never lets him speak during assemblies and when Piggy does speak against him, he unleashes violence onto him “…this from Piggy…drove Jack to violence…he took a step…stuck his fist into Piggy’s stomach” (Golding 75). Jack begins to use aggression rather than words to assert his dominance. Jack is using violence to solve problems and get people to listen to him, now

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