In multiple parts, the creature is shown mistreatment by humans after he performs good deeds. For example, he saved a little girl “and dragged her to shore… the man saw [him] draw near, he aimed a gun, which he carried, at [his] body and fired,” (Shelley 61). The creature had done a good deed, out of the kindness of his heart and the actions taken by the old man had once again, shown the creature that he would never be accepted in society due to his figure and how terrifying he appears. Once again, the behavior of mankind led the creature to his only option left, revenge. The creature says, “I only wonder that at that moment, instead of venting my sensations in exclamations and agony… I left the spot where I had committed the murder,” (Shelley 62).
Although the story of the Minotaur is only a myth, there is much one can learn by thoughtfully considering each of the various characters and their behaviors or reactions. In the story, one can observe how Minos, the King of Crete and the stepfather of the Minotaur, was cruel, ruthless and selfish. As the story continues, one comes to understand that how one behaves impacts countless others not just him- or her- self. When Minos was selfish and did not sacrifice the white bull, not only were his wife and “son” affected, but also countless innocent Athenians. As time went on, the king became more cruel and ruthless, rather than learning from his selfishness and striving to repair the damage he had caused. Today, one can envision that egocentricity occurs countless times in this present society. Granted, there are several generous people who offer great empathy to several who might never receive kindness. Just so, there are those who are not generous with their resources and often become figuratively cruel and vicious. Most of today’s difficulties are results of one’s selfishness. Those often affected are the unborn, the elderly, and the neglected child. If one had altruism and compassion for others, our world would not be as it is today.
His first cooperation with people is rough: looking for nourishment, the animal enters a town and soon gets himself "horrifyingly wounded by stones and numerous different sorts of rocket weapons" (95). Moreover, the De Laceys, whom the beast appreciates for their "effortlessness, magnificence, and sensitive appearances" (102) ambush the animal when he is found in their home; Felix strikes him "viciously with a stick" (120). Quite, the beast does not counter against these activities. He concedes he could have torn Felix "appendage from appendage as the lion severs the impala" however his "heart sank . . . with unpleasant ailment and [he] abstained" (120).
An arched wave of projectiles issued forth, staggering the leading ranks of the approaching horde. Oncoming Nagun leaped and bounded over the bodies of their companions, driven by some unseen madness towards Gall and his men. More arrows sailed into the tribesmen, slowing but not stopping their irresistible rush. At the base of the
Do him in!” … The beast struggled forward, broke the ring and fell over the steep edge of the rock to the sand by the water. At once the crowd surged after it, poured down the rock, leapt on to the beast, screamed, struck, bit, tore. There were no words, and no movements but the tearing of teeth and claws.
Tales of a Shaman’s Apprentice by Mark J. Plotkin PhD Tales of a Shaman’s Apprentice chronicles the interesting journey of the Harvard graduate and ethnobiologist Mark J. Plotkin as he attempts to record what’s left of the slowly dying art of shamanism and traditional medicine, particularly in the northern part of South Africa. The book does an excellent job of relating important medicinal discoveries to their origins in nature and traditional medicine. In this way, the book cleverly mixes the subject of medicine and history in a way that I believe will be interesting for pharmacy students. Throughout my reading of the book, I enjoyed how it felt as though I as the reader got to go on this journey with him to all these interesting locations
(182). Rage and violence devours the creature to an excessive extent. His
The monster had wondered for seasons in the wilderness and discovered a cottage, where an old, blind man would live with his family. The old, blind man showed the creature no disrespect, however, his family did upon returning to the cottage. “Felix darted forward, and, with [such a] supernatural force [,] tore me [away] from his father, to whose knees I clung: in a transport of fury, he dashed me to the ground, and struck me violently with a stick” (Shelley 135). Upon the return of the old man’s child, Felix, the creature was violently beat, and, thus, he was forced to continue his journey. By the actions of Felix when he discovers his father with this creature, the monster was met with repulsion from the old man’s family.
(Ch.8) and without the acceptance he yearned for, he became bitter and resentful, acting out ruthlessly. The monster was completely misunderstood and at no stage a welcome guest. In spite of his benevolent and kind spirit, he was beaten up and even shot at. No one was willing to attempt to understand him except for Agathe who was blind, but even that was short lived as Felix was quick to attack the creature. Although labelled as a horrifying monster, nothing but his exterior fit this description, until he was discriminated by society.
To my good fortune, the door wasn’t locked, so I was able to push it open with my shoulder and continue running after him without missing a beat. Up on the roof, I finally caught up to him. I brought him down like a lion brings down a zebra in the great plains of Africa. He didn’t put up a struggle. He knew his battle was over.
The first event that angered the creature is when he was holding the girl in his arms, he is confronted by a man who grabs the girl out of his arms. This led to rage and he chases after the man who turns around and shot him. As you can image, the feeling of range and anger overtakes his thoughts saying “This was the reward for my benevolence! I saved a human being from destruction and as recompense I was now writhed under the miserable pain of a wound which shattered flesh and bone. The feelings of kindness and gentleness, which I had entertained but for a mere few moments before, gave place to hellish rage and gnashing of teeth.
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