After the birth of Victor’s creature, he realizes that his creation was abnormally strong and potentially dangerous. With this strength, Victor becomes scared and wants his creation dead. Victor’s creation, like all other beings, have feelings and emotions like that of an infant. He needs love and someone to teach him as one would a child. When Victor tries to kill his creature-like “Son”, the creature runs away where he is then sought after as a threat to society rather than someone looking for a companion.
The monster finds himself hideous and could not accept the way he looks when he first sees his own reflection. The monster’s appearance also made many people assume that the monster would behave ruthlessly and immorally. For example, when the monster saved the little girl from drowning he was treated as a villain because of its frightful appearance. Shelley brings up the idea of people judging each other by the first impression. During the time the book was written and today there has not been much change because we still judge each other based on looks.
Oedipus was destined by a terrible curse by Pelops because of the crime that incurred when Laius committed the crime of rapping the young Chrysippus, son of King Pelops. That curse was to persuade King Laius and to punish him and his lineage to the third child, and his first victim was supposed to be King Laius himself, and was destined to die from the hands of his own son. Tragic is hidden in every death in this play. Like
One of the most famous historical texts in literature is the tragic play, Oedipus Rex. The main character, Oedipus, ironically kills his own father without knowing it. He cursed the man who did the killing, without knowing it was himself. This curse lead to his downfall; showing how downfalls are caused by accidents. This goes with the three books, Grendel, Beowulf, and the novella, the Metamorphosis.
In the tragedy Oedipus Rex written by Sophocles, King Oedipus was destined to a tragic fate. He was prophesied to kill his father, King Laius and marry his mother Jocasta. Throughout the story, many symbols reveal hidden meanings related to the ignorance Oedipus displays towards his fate. Sophocles uses Oedipus Rex to convey that ignorance cannot alter fate. The symbols of light versus dark and sight versus blindness help to reinforce this theme.
This drives him to become a blind beggar when his wife/mother commits suicide. Throughout the play, one can see that Oedipus’s fate was determined by forces outside his control, as seen by his lack of agency over the events leading to his eventual fate. The intractable gods’ manipulation in Oedipus’s fate is clearly shown by the various prophecies delivered by various oracles and prophets in the play. The first word of god in Oedipus the King commands the citizens of the plague-infested city to “drive out, and not to leave uncured within this country, a pollution we have nourished in our land” (96-98).
/ It is a deathly thing, beyond cure; / We must not let it feed upon us longer.” - Oedipus hastily that the defilement, which is revealed to be the murderer of the former leader of Thebes Laios, must be removed. Little does he know, he is the the murderer that killed Laios and married his wife, and his murder “brought the plague-wind on the city,” a fact that is known to the audience but lost on Oedipus. An oracle revealed to him long ago when he went searching for the truth about his parents: “I went to the shrine at Delphi… The god dismissed my question without reply; /
Here you see the father murdering, the murdered son -- and all my civic wisdom! Haimon my son, so young, so young to die, I was the fool, not you; and you died for me,” (242 Sophocles). This shows that Creon’s pride was very strong that it led to the death of Haimon. As a character, Creon frequently changes throughout The Oedipus Cycle.
The monster believes that he is like Satan. He once was good, saving a young girl from drowning, but like Satan, he has fallen into the pits of hell. Where he consistently seeks revenge on Victor, his creator, who is seen as an allusion to God. This relationship between the monster and its creator, can be viewed as a parallel to God and Adam/Satan. Like Adam, he was created by God (Victor), and craves for a companion, just like the monster, who constantly implies that, “I am alone.
Bound by Fate, Pained by Free Will For centuries, many people have debated and grappled with the idea of fate versus free will. Is a person’s life controlled by fate or is a person entirely responsible for their actions and subsequent consequences? American Professor Randy Pausch describes the relationship between fate and free will well when he writes, “We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the game”. In the tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare, it appears as though Macbeth’s fate is predetermined from the beginning, however, it is his actions that determine how he reaches his destiny.
Oedipus had been informed by the Oracle at Delphi that he would kill his father and then “bed,” or have children, with his mother, all while Laius and Jocasta were being told by the Oracle that their son would grow up to kill Laius. Both were fulfilled in the end, of course, and the prophecy ended up being true because Laius was in fact murdered by his son, and Jocasta did have children with Oedipus. On page 31 it read, “I stand a wretch, in birth, in wedlock cursed, A parricide, incestuously, triply cursed!” This line describes how Oedipus was cursed three ways from the start, and that only such fate could be brought on by the
Both myths have to do with death. However, the book of Revelations in the Bible tells how the world will end, while the story of Persephone deals only with the death of summer. Revelations explains the stages of the death of the world. There are 7 seals to be broken, and halfway through the Tribulation the Antichrist will come as an incarnation of the devil, trying to win people away from the Lord. Those who go to the Lord even in this tough time will still go to heaven - the Christians before this time have experienced the rapture and will miss this time period.
Frankenstiens monster is most frequently seen, as of course, a monster. In fact he is, but he has the mind and spirit of a developing human child. This behavior exhibits itself through the creatures fear of being alone and seeking attention and love, being completely unbiased and unjudgemental at the dawn of his creation, and his lack of knowledge of the world around him. First, the creature tends to panic when alone and craves company as a child does.
He probably had more emotions than humans themselves. Frankenstein was just a clueless monster. All humans saw was a monster though, and this would lead frankenstein to actually become a monster. He was broken that his creator left him so he was confused on what he was.
Man by man, he becomes the beast they claim. He explain the reason why he become such a horrible giant. ‘’ I had become something as if born again. I had hung between possibilities before, between the cold truths I knew and the heart sucking conjuring tricks of the Shaper, now that was passed.