Grendel shows an animalistic savagery as he destroys carelessly the mead hall, having no consideration for “civilization,” not treating the building as a building, but as another object, which he carelessly demolishes. “…loathsome tread,” “…baleful light,” (Beowulf 725) are descriptions of Grendel which portray how much a horrifyingly anomaly he is to the men. Hygelac’s men and Beow, who had lain in wait of the creature, are now thrown into a rather one-sided battle. Grendel attacked vehemently, “…mauled a man,…bit into his bone-lappings*,..and gorged on him in lumps.” It provides a gruesome insight to what occurred in the mead
Look at the story in Grendel’s eyes, since his father is assume to be a murderous monster, it's influence him to be one too, it's fate which pushed Grendel to be a dangerous monster. “The Almighty drove those monsters out, their exile was bitter, shut away from men; they split into a thousand forms of evil…” this line clearly highlighted the fact that he was shut away and so on turn evil like his dad. Lived in the forest and “haunted the moors, the wild marshes, and made his home in hell”, where its misty and dirty, he wasn't accept by anyone so it's the life he had faced with. Hatred in his heart rose as others live happily while he's the innocent one and had to become the outcast. Therefore, making the king who protected by God suffer like how he's is his goal, he killed and fed on the King followers to revenge.
Frankenstein: Society’s Myopia “The eye is the window of the soul” ~Hiram Powers Throughout Frankenstein, the creature’s eyes constantly display his feelings and insight. Also, the creature descends into violence as society refuses to accept him for his gruesome image. In Frankenstein, Mary Shelley juxtaposes the blindness and despondency shown in the creature’s eyes with the fear he induces in others due to his hideous superficial appearance, leading to his transformation from a curious, innocent creature into a dangerous pariah. Shelley illuminates the creature’s grief through his eyes however, his intimidating demeanor and sheer size overshadow his innate innocence and leads to Frankenstein’s misunderstanding of his creature’s true, harmless
But as explained by an article, “His vow to exact hateful revenge is, of course, only reinforced when Victor refuses the creatures request for a mate” (“Responsibility of Frankenstein” 1). 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.
He is viewed as a monstrosity in both aspects, but they mainly differ through their characteristics. Grendel has no reason for his beastly actions but continues to maul and kill anyone that strays in his path for sport. “And his glee was demonic, picturing the mayhem: before morning he would rip life from limb and devour them, feed on their flesh…” (730) The line from the epic illustrates an example of how Grendel views the people of Heorot and the pleasure that is found in killing them. This version of Grendel presents the idea that there are no human characteristics present within him. He is pure evil, which continues to prove the simplistic duality cultural views the epic portrays.
The creatures curiosity leads him to abuse and cruelty and he instantly labels all humans as being that way. This experience allow the creature to realize his lack of a nurturing environment. When he meets Frankenstein’s younger brother he is called an “ogre” and a “hideous monster” (). Being constantly mistreated and not understanding why, causes the creatures to do such ill deeds. The creature begins killing and hurting others due to being faced with violence himself.
I’m part of you” (Golding 147-148) This proves the beast which everyone is afraid of is just a disguise, and the boys should be afraid of each other, as man is inherently evil. The corruption and evil in the boys is shown by the Lord of the Flies. It shows us the boys savagery and their corruption by how brutally they killed the
The creature was trying to help this girl, but he was punished because of his looks (101). This causes his fury to build into evil and bitterness: “Inflamed by pain, I vowed eternal hatred and vengeance to all mankind,” (101). The creature was in pain from being shot, and he vowed to get revenge against all humans (101). Without friends, the creature has felt no love or kindness from anyone, except from blind De Lacey (95-96). This need for friends has developed into him being evil; where as if he had friends, then he probably would not want to cause pain and misery upon everyone.
The first instance where we learn about the monster is through Victor’s point of view; however, due to the monster’s constant acts of revenge, everything Victor says shows his hateful bias against the creation. Victor describes that “breathless horror and disgust” (Shelley, 59) filled him and that he was “Unable to
When telling Victor everything he experienced the creature says, “Inflamed by pain, I vowed eternal hatred and vengeance to all mankind” (138); meaning that all these events he experienced mold him to be wicked and spiteful. Without human interaction, he becomes an actual monster, when he at first only craved company and longed a friend yet all he received was mistreatment and insults. When he saw Victor’s younger brother he thought “I could seize him, and educate him as a companion and friend…” (138), but sadly the boy was prejudice against his looks and insulted him, and shortly reveled he was a Frankenstein and the monster killed him out of spite. This shows the importance of social connections and just having someone to talk to and lean on. In a way, it is societies responsibility to care for the misfortune and treat them with not only respect but with kindness.