Grendel's Behavior In Frankenstein

439 Words2 Pages
Caelan Barranta Mr. Miller English 10: Period 3 19 February 2015 Throwing Persistence and Reality Swinging Back Like a Boomerang: An Analysis on the Similar Behavior and Thoughts Displayed By the Monster and Grendel In Frankenstein, the monster tells his story to Frankenstein, starting as a confused and innocent monster that observes a family, desiring domestic affection. As the story proceeds, the behavior he demonstrates can be compared to Grendel, as both monsters exist in a society that ignores their existence and finds them frightening based on their monstrous and inhuman appearance. No matter how much times the monster and Grendel attempt to reach out to humans, they are “kicked away,” realizing their grotesque characteristics. Both characters struggle to find a place in society, as well as find respect from humans.…show more content…
In Frankenstein, it is evident that the monster wants to reach out the humans and feel accepted into society, craving for friendship with the humans in the story. Although it acknowledges that it is an abomination created by Frankenstein, he constantly tries to find an opportunity to make contact with the family: “I had the sagacity enough to discover enough to discover that the unnatural hideousness of my person was the chief object of horror with those with those who had formerly beheld me. My voice, although harsh, had nothing terrible in it… I could gain good will and mediation of the old De Lacey, I might by his means be tolerated by my younger protectors” (121). Like the monster, Grendel takes interest on the humans, spying on them. Both characters have this attraction to humans, and it seems as if although they are “knocked away,” their interest keeps pulling them
Open Document