What is the Sadist? A sadist receives gratification by causing pain to another. They enjoy being cruel. They are extremely violent and psychologically brutal. The sadist does not feel remorse.
Persephone and Hades The sadist character in this story is Hades. He kidnaps Persephone, daughter of Demeter, because he falls in love with her. He traps her in the Underworld with him, and she is only allowed to visit her mother a few months out of the year. He does not care that Persephone is miserable with him. Because of Hades’ cruelty and the fact that he does not care about the pain he inflicts on Persephone, is considered the sadist of the story.
Ares: Greek god of war Ares is another god found in various mythological stories who is a sadist He is extremely violent, and he is very destructive in battle Ares was dangerous and had savage-like qualities
Nero Nero was a very famous emperor who was known for the persecution of Christians He is classified as a sadist because he loved watching people suffer He showed no sympathy whatsoever, and he was genuinely evil
Gladiator The character Commodus in the movie, Gladiator, was a sadistic character He killed his own father and Maximus who was supposed to be the next emperor of Rome Commodus only cared about power, and that is why he killed so many innocent people
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Aladdin The character, Jafar, from the movie Aladdin is also considered a sadist He manipulated the king in order to gain power He did anything to anyone just to become more powerful
The Little Mermaid Ursula in The Little Mermaid is a sadistic character She tries to ruin Ariel’s hopes of becoming human Ursula becomes so obsessed with killing Ariel’s dreams that it is the only thing that matters
Lord of the Flies The sadist in Lord of the Flies is Jack He becomes so possessed with killing and power that he will murder two boys just to become chief He truly becomes a savage
Sweeney Todd In the play/movie, Sweeney Todd, Benjamin Barker is the sadist He kills so many men for no good reason His goal was to obtain his daughter from the cruel judge by murdering him He is a true sadist because of his enjoyment of his victims’ pain