Differences And Similarities Between Frankenstein And Grendel's Monster

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Tina Chen
Mrs. Lazar
British Literature- Period 8
The Truths Behind the Monstrous Figures
From traditional folktales to modern literature, monsters are often referred as daunting. Their existence meant disaster for the society. Their presence, in all of these literature pieces are neglected, feared, and abhorred by their civilization. Every monster that was created ought to have a loathsome and corpulent appearance. Their personality, usually described as melancholy when readers compares it to the protagonist, or unpardonably vicious from their actions toward the civilians. Their existences were unwanted in their society, yet is the society whom created them. Monsters such as Grendel and Frankenstein’s monster emphasize the aspects of living, though their presence seems to be redundant to their society.
In their respective societies, Grendel and Frankenstein’s monster had no one that is similar to them. Grendel had his mother, but he did not have the ability to communicate with the civilians. Grendel’s mother, who later revenges for her son. It is showing
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Frankenstein’s monster wanted a partner, so he can share his virtue and morality with her because he was so motivated by it. Frankenstein’s monster claimed “When I first sought it, it was the love of virtue, the feelings of happiness and affection with which my whole being overflowed, that I wished to be participated” (Shelley 154). The rejections from Frankenstein and the society, after all, led the monster to have an abnormal passion for his partner. He motivated Frankenstein by killing all Frankenstein’s beloved ones just to create a bride for him. In Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein’s monster recalled "…do you think that I was then dead to agony and remorse…A frightful selfishness hurried me on…" (Shelley 153), by saying it was desire and greed that drove him to
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