Revenge is a very strong and powerful theme found in stories across all ages and all cultures. During the course of this class two books have also held this theme, Shakespeare's Hamlet and Shelley's Frankenstein. Revenge seems to be such a large theme for both Hamlet and Frankenstein's monster because they both feel utterly betrayed by the people closest to them. In Hamlet, King Hamlet is murdered by his brother, his ghost reveals this to Prince Hamlet. This, along with how quickly his mother then married the murderous uncle, and at the request of his father's ghost sparks the thought of revenge in Prince Hamlet. Imagine the passionate feelings of betrayal associated with the loss of a father along with the lack of apparent mourning from everyone, including the widow. Despite these feelings, Prince Hamlet struggles with the thought of revenge, as evidenced by his inaction when he has the opportunity while Claudius appears to be praying and then again during his famous "to be or not to be" soliloquy. In the end revenge is served, doubly, as Prince Hamlet stabs Claudius with a poisoned sword and makes …show more content…
Neither story has a happy ending, despite the main characters getting the revenge desired. In both stories so many lives are lost, including the main characters of the stories. Even the creature, in Frankenstein, tells the body of Frankenstein that he will be dead soon and vows that he will never lay eyes on another human again. In conclusion, revenge is a passionate theme that many writers use in their stories. In both Hamlet and Frankenstein the thought of revenge is brought on by feelings of betrayal and both ultimately end in death, but not in the intended way. The result is death of innocent bystanders and loved ones, making revenge seem like a forest fire. One simple spark of the thought can destroy everything, the one who had the thought and everything around
This theme of revenge in "Frankenstein" highlights the destructive nature of vengeance. The characters' desire for revenge blinds them to the consequences of their actions, leading to a cycle of violence and tragedy. The novel suggests that revenge is a futile pursuit that only leads to further pain and suffering. The characters in the novel become so consumed by their desire for revenge that they lose sight of
One of the differences between Frankenstein and Edward Scissorhands is that in Edward Scissorhands Edward was accepted into the community, while in Frankenstein the monster was made to feel like a villain. It is shown in Edward Scissorhands when an Avon lady took him home to live with her family. The moment she arrives at her house with Edward everyone wants to know who he is and they all want to make friends with him. While in Frankenstein the monster is treated like he is an animal. This is shown when he is in the cabin with Agathe and Felix rocks up and threatens to shoot the monster.
In Shakespeare’s, Hamlet, revenge plays a major role in how the characters act. They base their actions off of getting revenge. Hamlet, Laertes, and Young Fortinbras all are trying to get revenge for their fathers. All three of the characters use different methods for getting revenge and they all get different results. Shakespeare uses these three characters to show that revenge can consume you and that is all that you want and he shows how harmful it can be.
Ewa Rychter Historia liteartury angielskiej 23.01.2016 Differences between movie Frankenstein 1931, and novel written by M.Shelley and what is the point of these changes. Frankenstein monster, creature known by every single person on the world. Giant, humanoid being, who terrorize villages, kill innocent people, destroy building and humans skulls, also creature who desire love, and desire being of accepted by society. That's images of Frankenstein's monster, when I asked about him, my closed friends. These people don't read book, but what they told me about him was somehow close to what Mary Shelley wrote, they create vision of Monster only
An eye for an eye or the law of retaliation is the principle most people live their lives by. As Gandhi once stated, “an eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind” (Gandhi). 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. 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.
In the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley there are many similar characteristics between Victor Frankenstein and the monster that he creates. Victor and his creation both let their emotions get in the way of their actions, act revengeful, are isolated from society, and are very intelligent. From the beginning, the lives of Victor and the monster are very similar. They both grow up without a strong role model figure, and are forced to quickly grow up. Since they both grew up in similar settings, they react similarly to different situations.
Comparison of the theme of revenge between John Marsden’s Hamlet and ‘Mean Girls’ by Mark Walters The theme of revenge as exemplified by John Marsden’s ‘Hamlet,' and ‘Mean Girls’ directed in 2004 by Mark Walters, provides both film and novel their backbone following the tales of both protagonists. Hamlet who schemes in order to carry out his father’s revenge against his treasonous uncle. And Cady Herron of Mean Girls who acts upon jealousy and displeasure. Although both scenarios do not form under the same circumstances one being based in medieval times and the other a familiar high school atmosphere. They indeed share a common goal, that being to carry out their pursuits of vengeance to no avail.
Contrasting Grendel and Frankenstein Grendel and the monster Frankenstein are contradictory in their individual philosophies and actions, although they are both isolated and lonesome, they come from different origins, think differently, and take significantly different actions, and their very fates were catastrophically no unique. Grendel is mortified with his purpose in life and driven by emotions which makes him plead for his purpose. “I had determined at the time that the memory of these evils should die with me; but you have won me to alter my determination” (14). He has to face the purpose he was told to behold since he was born and lived in Dane Kingdom. Ever since that he roamed around killing, “But deer, like rabbits and bears and even men, can make, concerning my race, no delicate distinctions.
Revenge can be a horrible emotion; it can sometimes lead people to do horrible things. By definition, Revenge means to get retribution for a wrongdoing done to you. In my opinion, revenge is mostly caused by fear and the overwhelming feeling of payback Throughout history, revenge, or vengeance, has been altered by several cultures and religions, and even the American culture. Though it often leads one to perform criminal acts, Howard argues that it is a necessary component in the functioning of society. He points out that revenge is a threat that acts as a disincentive to undeserved violence.
The monsters revenge on Frankenstein, drives him too to be full of hatred and need for vengeance because he destroyed everything good in his life. He feels as the death of his loved ones is his fault because he is the one that created the horrid creature in the first place (Brackett). “As time passed away I became more calm; misery had her dwelling in my heart, but I no longer talked in the same incoherent manner of my own crimes; sufficient for me was the consciousness of them” (Shelley 158). The monster wanted Victor to feel the same thing as him, lonely and sadness. The monsters revenge works, Victor becomes rejected by people and has nobody but himself.
After Frankenstein experiences the death of Elizabeth, he understands that he is the cause of all the deaths in his family and promises to seek revenge on his creation. All the guilt he has turns into anger and fuels his impulse for revenge on the monster. He very passionately and assuredly describes his anger when he says, “My revenge is of no moment to you... I confess that it is the devouring and only passion of my soul,” (217) and promises to seek justice for what he believes is rightfully his. Frankenstein travels to the ends of the world to enact the revenge he thinks he deserves.
Have you ever been wronged by someone so badly that you felt as though revenge was needed? Perhaps your best friend stole the woman you loved, so you felt that you needed to act and do something to get back at him. Maybe you destroy his life by starting a false rumor about him, or you get in a fight with him and humiliate him. This is just one common example of “revenge” in our everyday lives. In the play Hamlet, written by William Shakespeare, there are much more serious things going on, involving death, murder, and wars between nations.
Hamlet, also, could not get over the death of his father. He found out when his father’s ghost came back that his brother, and Hamlet’s uncle, murdered him. He then was willing to do anything possible to get revenge on Claudius, his uncle. Both of