The creature had no “relation or friend upon the earth” (Shelley, 147). Imagine how lonely it must have been to have no one on your side. To have no one to just accept you for who you are. One may think that if one is not going to be accepted and
Victor rejected the monster for his appearance, “Oh! no mortal could support the horror of that countenance”(Chapter 5 paragraph 4) and if Victor accepted the way the monster looked his fate could have been changed and he could have lived a happy life with Elizabeth instead of watching her die to the monster. So many
Children are perceived in today's society to be naive, some people agree and some do not but in the novel by William Golding, Lord of the Flies, he expresses his opinion on the topic through many examples. In Golding’s Lord of the Flies, he uses child protagonists to demonstrate that mankind is naturally evil through Roger holding himself back from throwing rocks at people, Jack’s obsession to be a group leader on the island, and also Simon’s death that occurred at night. One of the ways Golding demonstrates this is through Roger holding himself back from throwing rocks at people only because of his fear of punishment from the old world. Jack’s obsession to be a group leader on the island is revealed by showing that without anyone in charge
The monster gives Victor one chance to fix their relationship, but Victor choses his life over the monsters. “I thought with a sensation of madness on my promise of creating another like him, and trembling with passion, tore to pieces the thing on which I was engaged. The wretch saw me destroy the creature on whose future existence he depended for happiness, and, with a howl of devilish despair and revenge, withdrew” (Shelley 171). Victor doesn’t want to create “another like him” but he doesn’t realize that the only way the monster acts the way he does, is because Victor was never there to help him through life. Victor could help the monster by making a companion for him, but instead Victor got married to his own.
One could simply avoid death or experience it and move on. Death is but a bad condition to the aliens. they see all of the other times people are fine. Billy writes in a letter explaining the creatures ”When a tralfamadorian sees a corpse, all he thinks is that the dead person is in a bad condition in that particular moment, but the same person in fine in plenty of other moments”(27). People would be careless about death and would be shocked and sad the first time if unprepared or not expecting the moment but would quickly move on or go back to see the person some more, or save them as mentioned before.
Isolation and its different types have conditional effects on an individual as portrayed by the different characters in the novel. One desires independence from the rest of the world such as Victor Frankenstein, or one could be miserable at the thought of not being recognized and understood such as the monster and Robert Walton. Isolation has different impacts to the type of person it is affecting and how being isolated could have positive or detrimental consequences. It can be argued that if the monster lived in a society where he was loved and treated with passion, then this would have halted his evil doings and murders. However, many argue as well that the monster is a monster and will show barbaric characteristics regardless of its lifestyle.
In the poem Frankenstein, it is clearly shown that society’s ignorance can stop people from seeing one’s personality. An example of this message in the poem is when the villagers are chasing the monster with cudgels and rakes because he is ugly. This event shows that the villagers do not know the monster well, which makes them ignorant. This impedes them from seeing the monster’s human side. Another great example about society’s ignorance is when the monster sits down with the blind man.
Plus, if they are able to have children, then odds are that they could be able to make an army to seek revenge on humanity for shunning them. “You will return, and again seek their kindness, and you will meet with their detestation; your evil passions will be renewed, and you will then have a companion to aid you in the task of destruction” (p.105). Victor can’t trust that they will live peacefully away from humanity because the creatures are monsters. You don't negotiate with evil you prevent it.
Both villains have the physical appearance of external monsters. Those who first lay eyes on these monsters feel uneasy and have a sense that because they do not look like average humans, they are dangerous. Dr. Frankenstein’s monster only kills because he doesn’t understand cultural norms, and the only way Count Orlok can survive is by a food source outside the cultural norms of humans. Each monster has specific reasons as to why they kill their victims, whether it is out of self defense, misunderstanding, or because they needed
Grendel in the novel is very different from the monster in Frankenstein because Grendel wants to and enjoys to humiliate and kill people, the monster in Frankenstein wants to be able to socialize with people without them getting frightened by his appearance. They are alike because they are both alone, they both frighten people with their looks, and they are not welcome in the human world. Grendel in the novel knows he is a fright to people, he is danger. He doesn’t seem to have a problem with that, but at the same time is not proud of it, either. He does like the pain of others, preferably king Hrothgar and his men.
Abandoned by his creator and confused, he tries to integrate into society, only to be shunned universally. Some would feel contrite for the monster, whose face not even a mother/mad scientist could love. It is through rejection and loneliness that the Creature develops his personality. Even though he may be a “Monster” in our eyes, one should examine how quickly the Creature
Grendel’s story is not only from his perspective, but it also starts far before Beowulf enters the picture. Grendel does not even know of man’s existence before he encountered Hrothgar whom he starts to fear when he says “I knew I was dealing with no dull mechanical bull but with thinking creatures, pattern makers. The most dangerous things I’d ever met” (pg 27). His first encounter with these men left him wanting more. He spent most nights watching them in the shadows, trying to make sense of their actions.
Francesca Sciacca The night is crisp and clear. In the sky stars caress the bright full moon. A creature trudges across a grass field. He pauses, inhales deeply as though he just got the scent of his next prey.
There is a cause and effect to the many events you put yourself through, whether positive or negative it may affect your chances to a new beginning in the future. Outcast because of their ?physical appearance, Grendel and Beast create isolated lives for themselves; however, Beast recognizes the transformative impact of love, while Grendel gives in to his inner darkness. Grendel’s isolation is based on his genealogy and his resulting appearance; therefore, battling the challenge of being alone. According to Gardner’s, Grendel antecedents go back to Cain, the one considered as “brother-slayer.”
How does exile as a theme apply to Beowulf and Grendel? Exile applies to Grendel because he is related to Cain from the bible, and in the story of Cain and Abel, Cain kills Abel through jealousy. God punishes Cain by exile, he would have to wonder the land for the rest of his life and we can see how Grendel is alike. Grendel would not pay the price for death since he killed for fun so he was exiled, from humans and from God.