(70) Grendel is showing some sort of depression, as if there was no meaning for him in the world. "The monster" has a similar feeling towards the world and how he feels. "The monster" also feels like he is being hated by his creator/father. He feels miserable among all because of how different he is. "who am miserable beyond all living things!
The confusion and rage continues for the monster when society treats him with cruelty after meeting a family in the wilderness and they run away from him. He was portrayed as nasty and brutish based on upon his physical appearance but oddly enough was actually emotional and sensitive. The hard truth was that because of his outward appearance many were not able to look past that, especially
It is clear that Victor can not handle the responsibility of playing God, since shortly after finally creating the monster, “breathless horror and disgust filled my heart” and he is “unable to endure the aspect of the being” he creates. By abandoning his creation and having a mental breakdown, Victor demonstrates that he is mentally unable to handle playing
reality lends itself to the downfall of both Victor and Angier, as well. Victor Frankenstein creates a being with the intention of having it worship him, but instead creates one with a mind of its own. As stated before, Victor and every other character in the novel treat the creature horribly, by neglecting and attacking him due to his questionable outward appearance. Initially, Victor is eager to construct the being. He spends countless hours and sleepless nights working on the project, so many that when his creature does not behave in the manner that he expects, he is disappointed to say the least.
In the book Grendel, John Gardner conveys Grendel's loneliness by Grendel's attacks on the people showing the lack of companionship drives him to destroying other people through his actions, thoughts and relationships. Body paragraphs: Grendel's loneliness is expressed greatly through his thoughts. The authors describes Grendel's need to jeopardize others people life just because Grendel is unhappy. The quote, "Pointless, ridiculous monster crouched in the shadows, stinking of old men, murdered children, martyred cows" (Gardner 6). This proves Grendel's view of the world is horrid and he has nothing in his life meaningful to him.
“Accursed creator! Why did you form a monster so hideous that even you turned from me in disgust? God, in pity, made man beautiful and alluring, after his own image; but my form is a filthy type of yours, more horrid even from the very resemblance. Satan had his companions, fellow devils, to admire and encourage him, but I am solitary and abhorred. "(Shelly 94).
Their personality, usually described as melancholy when readers compares it to the protagonist, or unpardonably vicious from their actions toward the civilians. Their existences were unwanted in their society, yet is the society whom created them. Monsters such as Grendel and Frankenstein’s monster emphasize the aspects of living, though their presence seems to be redundant to their society. In their respective societies, Grendel and Frankenstein’s monster had no one that is similar to them. Grendel had his mother, but he did not have the ability to communicate with the civilians.
They both suffer from being isolated from their creator, society, and family units. They ways in which they are affected by this abandonment proves that isolation has grave effects on human interaction and social development. One way that the theme of isolation negatively affecting social development is presented in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is through the character’s separation from their creators. The creature is abandoned by Victor, his creator, as soon as he awakes. Being abandoned by his creator, the monster has no one to guide him, no one to teach him right from wrong and good from evil.
The theme fits in here because, Scrooge was a grumpy, selfish person, and as a result, people don’t remember, or talk about him well after he’s dead. Scrooge is shocked by how badly his actions end up being, and how bad the effect is. ““Spirit!” said Scrooge, shuddering from head to foot. “I see, I see. The case of this unhappy man might be my own.