Throughout the novel Grendel by John Gardner, Grendel comes across as a ruthless monster who takes pride in murdering others. His actions give the impression that he is an evil figure, but in hindsight he is not as evil as he appears to be. Gardner makes the readers feel sympathy for Grendel because Grendel lives a lonely life, is consistently treated poorly, and attempts to make peace. If Grendel was truly evil, readers would have difficulty having sympathy for him. Therefore, Grendel is not evil and is no different than the rest of humanity.
That theme is the art and science of creating human beings. Some of the similarities between the novels is that in both Frankenstein and Brave new world are desperate for having a perfect society where there are no issues. Another similarity between Brave New World and Frankenstein is that in brave new world the society was artificially created and were controlled by the drug soma. While the same thing occurred in Frankenstein but in this novel a monster was created in a way where he can control his emotions. Paradise lost is also similar to Frankenstein and Brave New World because in each book has a person who created a society.
The creature learned what "bitter indignation" was and how to be "cruel" based on the way the villagers and his own creator treated him. The Creature is human because he has all the same emotional traits as we do, he may not look like us, but the thing that makes us human is making mistakes, " My feeling hurt. My heart aches. I cry. I feel sorry for myself.
W.H. Auden once said, “The truly tragic kind of suffering is the kind produced and defiantly insisted upon by the hero himself so that, instead of making him better, it makes him worse.” This suffering is what makes a tragic hero, along with other criteria. As is common in all tragedies, Antigone by Sophocles contains a very obvious tragic hero. Of the many characters, two stand out with similar flaws, Antigone and Creon. They are both flawed in their excessive pride, or hubris.
Grendel, or Anxiety? In today’s society, we face many monsters that cause us to become fearful and weak when faced with a challenge. In the epic Beowulf translated by Burton Raffel, Grendel is a miserable monster who causes pain upon faultless people, and is motivated by their pain. Today’s monsters may not be actual creatures, but they do cause the same terrifying effects on people, symbolizing evil in our society.
The monster has felt the pain of rejection from human society. He understands what it is like to be hated because of his appearance. This is the start of the monsters downfall, he lets the rage he feels consumes him: “Cursed, cursed, creator! Why did I live?” (138).
He realized that this obsession has gotten to be his life and what he thinks about constantly. He looks at himself he sees his evilness, but he can’t back down, it’s not that easy. It’s not easy to leave it and get over the obsession because he still wants to see Dimmesdale suffer and that’s what satisfies and excites him; what a terrible person Chillingworth has
Everyone will face evil at some point in their lives, but the way the evil is embraced or deflected will differ among every man. In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, symbolism is used to communicate the theme of Understanding the Inhumanity/Inherent Evil of Man as represented through the double ended spear, the fire, and the Lord of the Flies. The spear represents the evil inside of humankind and the perception that killing and hurting each other out of anger is acceptable. Fire symbolizes the evil act of stealing to achieve a human wants. Lastly, the Lord of the Flies symbolizes the Inherent Evil of Man through demonstrating that a boy understood that the evil is within them instead of around them, and is not something that could be killed
Mistaken Monster Throughout the days of old it was easier to misstate a monster for nothing more as just a Finish creature of the night to terrorize you and your village. But what if I told you that the creature you so heavenly despise is doing all of that by choice, and that fate has Little to nothing to do with why the monster so hate you so much. This so despicable creature of the dark is call Grendel. And by choice he chooses to do the things he does.
What makes human nature destructive? War could make a huge difference in human nature, changing it from being a civilized human into a savage. These changes can bring a catastrophic destructiveness in a society. In Lord of the Flies by William Golding, uses themes of how easy human nature can change leading it to collapse and be very self-destructive to itself and others. Some of the aspects that were found in the novel are destruction, demoralization, and panic.
Even with the fictional premise, readers of this novel cannot help but relate the real world to the story. Take cloning for instance, the process of creating an organism genetically identical to another. Researchers often utilize cloning to create copies of genes so they are able to continue their research when the original sample begins to die. Scientist utilize three types of artificial cloning: gene, reproductive and therapeutic (“Cloning Fact Sheet”). Natural cloning takes place in the form of identical twins and from single cell organisms that undergo asexual reproduction.
A character who undergoes an important inner change, as a change in personality or attitude: The creature is a dynamic character. As he changes into a bad person from a good person to bad person. In the beginning of the novel, the creature is very kind to everyone. For example: He helps a girl from drowning in the river, He enters a village and hides in the hovel outside the house of a group of peasants of whom he grows fond.
In Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein creates an intelligent monster with no name. The creature is thrust into the world to fend for itself when Victor leaves it alone in his lab. The creature has childlike tendencies because he has recently been “born”. If the creature is viewed as a child, then Victor is essentially his father. There are many times in the book where the author elluded to Victor and the creature being like father and son.