An eye for an eye or the law of retaliation is the principle most people live their lives by. For the characters in Frankenstein, this concept is apparent as the main character, Victor, creates a monster and instantly abandons him which sets off the chain of events revolving around revenge. However, as Gandhi once stated, “an eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind” (Gandhi). Throughout the novel, the creature and Victor engage in a recurring cycle of vengeance, but these acts of revenge are bittersweet as in the end it destroys both of them. In the novel Frankenstein, Mary Shelley reveals how revenge consumes and destroys those who surrender to it.
When death takes his godson, his godson was “unable to resist and was obligated to follow death” and no matter how the godson tried to escape/trick death “[he] fell forever into the hands of Death”. Because the godson could not control his fate with death, it shows that death is more forceful than all man, even his godson. The book ends with the lesson that death can not be resisted and if death decides to take a person, the person will have no option but to go with death and, pass away. Altogether, Godfather death, the theme of death is applied to teach the simple facts of death. This story is beneficial because it can be used as a tool to teach children about death.
The Seeds of Hatred “Nothing in life is promised, except death,” (Kanye West). This was the fate of the star-crossed made from the hatred between the households of Montagues and Capulets. The play is Romeo and Juliet, written by Shakespeare, tells a story of two lovers killed by hatred. Their love is planted in the soil of their kinsmen. This soil is blackened with a plague that doesn’t hesitate to kill and death shall follow.
“It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.”( Voltaire) This quote helps explain the main idea of The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe , a story about a narrator who is the caregiver of the old man who explains his reasons and his exact ways for killing the old man he was taking care of. Out of spite for the victims vulture-like cataract eye, he plots this plan to kill for weeks to rid of the eye. He finally succeeds until a nosy neighbor foils the scheme. These are 3 reasons why the narrator is guilty of murder. In The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe the narrator is guilty of murder because the narrator thinks the old man could never suspect that his caregiver would ever try to kill him, he claims he can recite the story calmly and healthily as he remembers every detail unlike an insane person , and he admits to killing the old man so he is aware he has committed murder.
We burn our soul to feed it,” Trey choked. Robert’s knife had already slit his cheek, about to tear it at any time. “But the man, the ghost-like monster, who stared through your window, it’s not me.” Trey's hand steadily moved to the Robert's forearm, “I may be a monster, and I’m always in doubt whether restraining the monster in me would ever bring me any good. But if I have to become your worthy nightmare, it’ll never be like the thing you've just whined
The method of suicide the monster choose to was a bit peculiar as well. There are a plethora of ways to off yourself that don’t involve this level torture. It may be thought of this being a way for him to wash, or burn, away his sins. “Do not think that I shall be slow to perform this sacrifice. [...] I shall collect my funeral pile and consume to ashes this miserable frame” (197).
The trauma from his assault haunted him, and played a major role in his murders. Despite of the tragedy Dahmer went through as a child, he is a monster, although childhood trauma is never a justified reason for killing innocent people. In the romantic novel Frankenstein written by Mary Shelley, the creature that Victor Frankenstein creates murders three innocent people. A person who is capable of executing such deeds is a monster. Monsters are created by the wrongs that have been committed against them.
However, in taking revenge, the creature ensures that he will never be accepted by society. Furthermore, revenge does not only consume the creature, it consumes Victor as well. While the creature is not considered a “monster” at first, the desire for revenge transforms him and Victor into true monsters who have no aspirations beyond destroying each other (“Frankenstein Themes: Revenge”). As stated previously, Victor ultimately finds himself dead because of his unavoidable loathing of the creature. Additionally, at the end of the novel, the creature implies that the flame motivated him to create havoc, but now that Victor is dead, he is slowly dying.
“A man will commit almost any wrong—he will heap up an immense pile of wickedness, as hard as granite, and which will weigh heavily upon his soul, to eternal ages—only to build a great, gloomy, dark-chambered mansion, for himself to die in, and for his posterity to be miserable in. He lays his own dead corpse beneath the underpinning, as one may say, and hangs his frowning picture on the wall, and, after thus converting himself into an Evil Destiny, expects his remotest great-grandchildren to be happy there!” (Hawthorne 226). Man’s greed is so inherently engrained in the being that man would be in charge of his own unhappiness. The fall of man is the original sin of greed. In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The House of the Seven Gables, the American sin of greed is personified in Colonel and Judge Pyncheon.
It is his act of blasphemy leads to the creation of The Wretch, as he commonly refers to him, a beast abandoned to live by itself alone and cold in an unknown world. As if creating life was not a horrible act in of itself, Frankenstein inadvertently creates a life of pain and solitude of which nothing should ever be forced to suffer in. The Wretch explains his story and in a fit of rage he howls at Frankenstein asking him “Why did you form a monster so hideous that even you turned from me in disgust?” (pg. 133). One has to remember, The Wretch never asked to be made, and he knows just how much of an abomination he is.
Jesus was believed to be the Messiah that the people of Israel wanted to free them from slavery. The textbook says, “This coming deliverer was referred to as the Messiah, which means "anointed one." Messiah is the Hebrew term that is the basis for the term Christ, as in Jesus Christ. In the Old Testament, kings were anointed. When the New Testament refers to Jesus as Christ, it is not referring to Jesus’ surname but to Jesus’ title as messiah, as king.” (Diffey, 2015)Jesus was believed to be the Son within the Holy Trinity: The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
We are insensible, dead men, who through some trick, some dreadful magic, are still able to run and to kill" (116). Then as the soldiers approach the retreating enemies, "We bayonet the others before they have time to get out their bombs. Then thirstily we drink the water they have for cooling the gun" (116/117). The fear of death and the idea of war, in a way, has sickened them. They do not care about hygiene or ethics.
Macduff: Look at me now; I’m here to punish your evil soul with death. Macbeth: You! The only men in the world that I have avoided, and which family found the end of their lives though my sword! Go fight the wind or the sunlight, it would be as the same thing as fighting me. Macduff: The evil shadows that gave you your powers
Both do not have very detailed descriptions of the creation of man, but they both describe that man was created to have dominion over all inhabitants of the world. Unlike Genesis one and the Book of Mormon, Genesis two does go into detail about the creation of humans. Genesis 2:18-23 tells the story of how God took the rib of man, while he was in a deep sleep, and created women. Like Previously stated, All three accounts use repetition to tell the story of creation. Genesis one, and the Book of Mormon use phrases like “And God said”, or “And He said that it was good.” Genesis two uses a different kind of repetition, any time that the Bible refers to God in this chapter it calls Him “ the Lord
Similarly, after the De Laceys beat the monster, he feels there are “none…men that existed who would pity or assist” him, causing him to “declare everlasting war against the species” (122, Shelley). Because the monster experiences violence rather than nurture, he turns violent against mankind. The violence from the De Lacy family causes the creature to “feel anger, then a desire for revenge, and finally a violent severing from all that is human” (Mellor). This exhibits violent recurrence that arises as nurture is replaced by violence. This violence leads to murderous actions.