At first, Victor and the monster are both admirable characters in their own way; nevertheless, both characters make a transition to become negative individuals. In the beginning, Victor can be seen to work hard, and is very intelligent. This brain-power could have been used to drastically impact the world of science, but, since Victor abandoned his masterpiece, it did the exact opposite, bringing harm upon those who roam the world. Because Victor made such a quick decision and left, his character was changed dramatically. Likewise, the monster is, at first, seen to be a being of peace, despite all the wrong humans have done to him.
Whenever personal perceptions are developed, it has an effect on the way we treat people. Misperception by society caused the monster to behave accordingly throughout his experience as a living being. Perceptions are developed at first sight of an individual’s physical appearance, which was the cause for the monster being outcast from society. Throughout the novel the monster becomes progressively evil, and seeks revenge on all mankind. As humans we need to be mindful as to how perceptions can affect people.
This reinforces the idea that Grendel’s mother is also a monster, since put in the same position as the prior one. The two monsters, Grendel and his mother are also associated with the night as a time for action. This reinforces their animal-like behavior, and the monstrosity of their actions because they are not giving fair warning to the humans. The monstrosity of Grendel is also seen through his savagery when killing the men. He is carnivorous and feeds on human flesh.
His “weapon” was his appearance itself, a walking creature with other ruin human body parts that made him up. On the contrary of similarities, like everything else, these monsters portrayed characteristics that differed them from each other such as the fact that Frankenstein was horrid on the outside but very soft and emotional on the inside. He defiantly knew what it felt like to be talked down on and feel the pain from it. Grendel was not very emotional, he carried himself to be very strong and uplifting in himself. Despite their differences, Grendel and Frankenstein are both similar in the way that they were both greatly feared by their surrounding people.
As the novel goes on I would say that Victor and the monster become more similar. In addition, Victor is the real monster in this story because of what he has done to the monster. Victor and the monster both have thirst for knowledge. Victor has the thirst of knowledge in science. He wants to know everything about science and continues to look for new information.
The humans classify Grendel as a “monster” but does this mean he truly is one? From reading Grendel, I took away that he let society's idea of himself captivate who he thought he really was. Grendel had the potential and the curiosity to be harmless, but he let the powerful words and actions of the humans, the Shaper, and the dragon take over his thoughts. In a way, the humans were just as much monsters in this book for not accepting Grendel, and making him become the monster he was. If the humans were to accept Grendel and they were able to understand each other, prevention of further catastrophes probably could have been
What scares children and grown people alike? What has remained part of our society as an archetype since the beginning of written literature? Monsters! Most monsters fit a general archetype; almost all monsters are universally hated, viewed as scary, and seen as hideous. Monsters, seen through a lens of fear, are often often are pitted against heroes in adventure stories.
Grendel had an exposed eardrum that caused him pain, and it worsened when the citizens were being loud. The movie made it possible to relate to the character on a more personal level. Most people know the feeling of getting so mad, and doing reckless things, or being easily irritable because youre in pain. The story about the dragon drastically changed over time. It started off being an evil monster whose only purpose in the story was to be a cold hearted killer of Beuwolf, and put an end to the story.
Every person has a shred of evil in them, even if they don’t know it. Studies show that humans are the only truly evil species; we act selfishly, and put others through emotional and physical torment to benefit ourselves. No matter how highly you think of yourself, you can admit that at least once in your life you may have manipulated someone to do what you wanted or even purposely hurting someone else. Regardless of who you are, or who you pretend to be; every person acts inhumane to others. Often times, our subconscious tells us what to do, and we do it; regardless of what it wants us to do is good or bad.
In both novels Frankenstein and The Handmaids Tale the question of what it means to be human is a reoccurring theme in which emphasizes the passions and desires every individual may have... There are both dark and bright sides of being human as overcontrolling passions may lead to madness, distress, and use of violence. Victor 's overpowering passion for knowledge led to him doing the extreme by playing God and bringing a creature to life in a world where it would never be accepted as society tends to only accept humans that are visually appealing- as for society what it means to be human depends mainly on the outer appearance. The monster wanted nothing more but compassion and human contact, something babies desire for the most, but since