Each night he kills more and more of Hrothgar 's men. The news then eventually reaches Beowulf and he travels with his men and comes to ask permission to fight the monster Grendel and end the bloodbath of the kingdom of Heorot. Hrothgar allows Grendel to attempt to kill Grendel but warns him of the many men that have tried and failed. So when Grendel first attacks the mead hall Beowulf wounds Grendel enough to know that he will not survive his injuries but grendel gets away before Beowulf can give the head of grendel to the king. Thesis:The revenge in Beowulf plays a vital role throughout the story when Grendel 's mother attacks Heorot, when Beowulf takes revenge on grendel 's mother and when a dragon takes revenge on Beowulf 's people because a servant stole one of his magnificent treasures.
After the monster found out he wasn’t doing it, the monster wanted to kill Victors loved ones and not Victor. Frankenstein was feeling lost towards the end of the book until Victor finally got his wish and died. Victor Frankenstein was the main character in Frankenstein. He was important because he was the one who made the story a story because he created a creature and the creature did things to put points in the story. Frankenstein was feeling lost and depressed after his mother died and then eventually his
An eye for an eye or the law of retaliation is the principle most people live their lives by. 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. However, as Gandhi once stated, “an eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind” (Gandhi). 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.
Playing with emotions can have negative impacts on people and can cause them to retaliate which was the case with the creature. He experienced the destruction of his future companion first hand, which affected him emotionally. Because he was in shock, he reacted to this situation by telling Frankenstein that “[He] will be with [Frankenstein] on [his] wedding night” (123). Frankenstein interpreted this to be that the creature would kill him on his
The monster’s motivation to get revenge for his creation and the destruction of his companion causes him to murder anyone close to Victor Frankenstein. Soon after Victor destroys the monster’s companion, the monster kills Henry Clerval. Victor serves time in prison because he is blamed for the death of Henry Clerval. Next, The monster kills Elizabeth, who was the source of Victor’s joy. As a result, Victor’s father dies days later.
Beowulf and his soldiers proceed to the dragon’s castle to terminate it; Beowulf has to fight the dragon himself, because his men are scared. Wiglaf told them that they are acting cowardly for not helping their king, he then steps in to save his dying king. Beowulf and Wiglaf kill the dragon, but Beowulf dies. He dies being greedy, telling Wiglaf he wants to see the treasure and how he wants people to remember
Passion and Destruction As W. Somerset Maugham once said, “Passion doesn’t count the cost...Passion is destructive.” In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein leaves Geneva, his home town in the pursuit of knowledge, ding so he created a creature. Frankenstein gets frightened after the created the creature, so he leaves the creature in fear, only when he returns the creature is no longer there. The creature goes off on his own and get revenge on Victor by murder the people he is close to. Victor wants the creature dead and the creature wants Victor dead, in the end they both get what they wanted. The theme that passion can be destructive is shown through the creature, Victor's self destruction, and Victor and the creature’s passion to get revenge on each other.
Victor creates the Creature, but there are many situations throughout the novel where the Monster displays as the victim. He seeks love from different people, but everyone treats him bad. His anger towards his father drives him to kill Victor’s family. The Monster later feels devastated for the murders he commits. All the monster wants is love.
The Creature’s feelings of rejection from society and the abandonment from Victor compel him to use violence and seek revenge. In so, the Creature ends up killing a great many of people throughout the story, some of which include: Victor’s younger brother William, Justine Moritz, Victor’s close friend Henry Clerval, and Victor’s soon to be wife Elizabeth Lavenza. Many would say that the story of “Frankenstein” from the start sets out to make the creature seem to be naturally evil and a monstrosity of a thing which is directly the cause of its uncontrollable bloodthirstiness, but I believe this to not be the case. Although the Creature behaves viciously and murders several people, he is not inherently evil or malicious. It is because of the human relationships he endured and the consequences of a neglected psycho-social responsibility that drove him to do such
In Lusus Naturae, once the people of the village learn that the protagonist is still alive, they create a mob to go hunt her down. The townspeople were so distressed by the fact that the protagonist was still alive that they “[were] marching towards this house, in the dusk, with long stakes, with torches.” In the scenario, they were looking to kill the protagonist, believing that she was some type of monster, far too different from them for their own comfort. An event comparable to this occurs in the movie Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. The leader of the newly formed Galactic Empire had a drastically different ideological view than a group of people known as the Jedi, and had schemed against them for years. Once he finally had enough “evidence” (forged/ manipulated by himself) that the Jedi wished to overthrow him from his place as leader, he decided to order the army of the Galactic Empire to hunt down and kill all members of the Jedi Order.
As the wedding begins to take its toll, Victor is overthinking of the fact the monster will show up at the wedding. As they go back to their house, Victor wanders around the house to find the monster, however, Elizabeth screams and gets killed by the monster. Few days later, Victor’s father died and he devotes to find and destroy his creation. Leaving his past memories, Victor
Victor’s actions just makes the creature more miserable and resentful. Therefore, the creature seeks for revenge against his creator. The creature murders Victor’s wife just like Victor killed his mate. In consequence of this, Victor starts to pursuing him in order to kill him. However, the creature easily escapes from him.
As the monster progresses in the story, he eventually begins trying to befriend multiple people, just by knocking on their cabins only to be attacked by them and chased away (Shelley 78). This shows him being misunderstood as he only wanted to become friends with anybody he could, but he was just assaulted instead. The monster eventually begins to become self-destructive and says he will get revenge on all mankind and he will kill all of Frankenstein 's family, even after he caused the death of four others (122). Eventually, Frankenstein dies and the monster goes to see his dead body. The monster is immediately filled with regret and explains how he is truly sorry for everything that he has done and that he knows there is no way for him to fix all the mistakes he has made (180).
“SO MUCH BLOOD. IT IS EVERYWHERE.” The She-troll thought hysterically. “Grendel, baby, WAKE UP!” she calmly spoke, “He’s just sleeping, he is just tired from eating tonight.” As she paces the hovel, she decides to visit Grendel’s feasting ground. As she draws near the Hall of Hearts she hears the celebration of the Danes as they shout, “Well met Beowolf, Excellent kill, Down with Grendel”. Infuriated she waits until the dead of night to spring an attack.