However, when William speaks “epithets which carried despair”, the monster “grasped his throat to silence him” (127, Shelley). The monster hopes to nurture William. However, once William uses derogatory names, the monster quickly kills William. Thus,
This also causes the monster to promise that he will be there on Victor’s wedding night. So, as the story presents, the monster’s intentions were mostly misunderstood. The monster never learned how to love or be loved. It is said that love is an equalizer for the darkest of places of the human consciousness, which includes the most monstrous; this is
Devastating the creature and knowing just how scared Victor is of the creature he is irate. The creature additionally swears to “sever his enemy’s emotional and social ties by murdering all “whose existence[s] [are] bound [to Victor]” (“Responsibility of Frankenstein” 1). The creature has now promised to have his justice multiple times even if that means killing everyone Victor knows, which by now has been proven the creature is capable of. In the end, the creature did everything he could and then some to conquer his loneliness and desperation for justice all because he was not given that father son relationship.
His paranoia causes him to order the deaths of close friends and allies. This transformation demonstrates how evil takes over good compared to Beowulf where there is already an evil creature present. Beowulf is a story about an evil creature named Grendel who terrorizes the castle of Hrothgar, killing many. Hrothgar calls Beowulf to kill Grendel and other villains which shows the distinct line between good and evil. Evil is worse in Macbeth, because it slowly seeps in and ultimately takes over Macbeth’s character, whereas in Beowulf, it is stagnant, remaining in the souls of the
Victor becomes lost in his studies and decides to remove himself from human society. He lingered in his basement, where “[his] cheek had grown pale with study, and [his] person had become emaciated with confinement” (Shelley 32), therefore Victor loses sight of his responsibilities and the consequences of his actions. Similarly, the monster was “cast... abroad an object for the scorn and horror of mankind…” (Shelley 100), thrown into the world alone, and despised by all it encountered. Turning to Victor, the monster begged his creator to make another of its kind so he could have another being to relate to.
Victor is reluctant, but agrees in order to keep his family safe. He then leaves his home to begin the process of creation once again, but suspects that the monster is following him. Victor is overwhelmed by the infinite dark possibilities that would present themselves if he were to provide his monster with a female companion. So after finding the monster watching him work through a window, he destroys his work. Enraged, the monster kills Henry and plants the evidence on Victor.
When the cottagers are out one day the Monster enters when only the blind old father is there. He befriends the man but when the son returns he chases the monster away and the entire family moves soon after. The monster realizes that society was repulsed by his
Fearing the progression of a female monster, Victor destroys the almost finished female creature, leaving the first monster vowing vengeance on Victor because he has doomed his life of loneliness and despair. Victor considers the creation of a female monster to fail in the world and not comprehend to the plans for the first monster. Believing his thoughts were best for the world, Victor destroys the female monster before he can provide her with
Chillingsworth is obsessed with Dimmesdale for committing adultery with his wife. He moves into Dimmesdale’s house with him to make sure his health keeps declining. Captain Ahab is obsessed with Moby Dick for biting his leg off, causing him to rely on a wooden leg to be the replacement of his missing limb. He and a few others even start to see hallucinations of Moby Dick taunting them while they are fighting the storm because they are so obsessed with finding him, but the rest of the crew doesn’t see him.
The creature in Frankenstein once said “This death will carry despair to him, and a thousand other miseries shall torment him”. The creature started of trying to be friends with humans until all they did was try to kill him so now he seeks vengeance. this coincides with locke's theory by showing how he came in the world a blank slate, but the hatred from the humans turned him evil. The creature also said “My spirit will sleep in peace,or if it thinks, it will not surely think thus, Farewell”. the creature killed his creator and now he feels bad for taking away life from the one who gave him life, so he decides to kill himself.
The Green Knight and Grendel are two characters that represent the face of evil and horror. Grendel is the typical monster. He is massive and malicious. On the other hand, the Green Knight is innovative and capable of living decapitated. Both being similar in the fact that they are meant to portray the same type of character (antagonist), they are different in the way they challenge the protagonists and how they grow as characters.