We must remind ourselves that there are two sides to every story. Is Beowulf the hero or just a celebrated killer? The question to be asked is, “Just because we only see the bad qualities in someone, does that make them a monster? All the townspeople have ever known is Grendel kills everyone and destroys everything. All they see is destruction and evil.
From anything like Legal consequences to the drug user putting their addiction before their family. This relates to how Grandel ruined families by killing loved ones. Another angle of devastation is the physical and mental effects it can have on a person who abuses drugs. It can affect your overall health, certain brain functions and sometimes even cause death. This shows even more closely how similar it is to the horrifying monster Grendel, “Killing as often as he could, coming alone, bloodthirsty and horrible.” (pg.26, line 80-81); both monsters have the same goal.
The definition of a “monster” is a threatening force. In Walter Dean Myers’ Monster, Steve Harmon the defendant in the trial is being charged for felony murder. The monster in him is the struggle between his innocence and guilt. Steve’s judgement of his actions is similar to a pendulum swinging. One side is his innocence translated to his testimony while the other side is his guilt which is seen in his diary.
Apathetic Demeanors Many people in today’s society view psychopaths and sociopaths as ruthless serial killers who are menaces to the peace of society. Albert Camus’s novella, The Stranger, provides another look at a psychopathic and sociopathic characteristics in a person. Meursault, the protagonist in Camus’s novella, exhibits psychopathic and sociopathic tendencies; although Meursault displays both, he is more closely aligned with a sociopath which eventually leads to his execution. Meursault’s psychopathic outbursts and feelings cause him to take radical action against an innocent man and expose feelings about his mother which eventually leads to Meursault’s trial. An article titled “Psychopath vs. Sociopath: What 's the Difference”, written by Natasha Tracy, draws the line between psychopaths’ and sociopaths’ traits.
Perceptions from others can be cruel. Criminals are often thought of negatively by themselves and are also disrespected by others in society. The novel Monster presents the impressions people have about Steve Harmon, an accused criminal on trial for robbery and murder. Furthermore, the text explains Steve’s views of himself during and after time in prison from first person point-of-view. The novel Monster by Walter Dean Myers highlights the various perceptions that exist about an accused criminal.
There are other people who want to either help you or destroy you. Luis Valdez portrays the idea of the PRESS being against the Mexican-American community and portraying them as the “bad guys.” Context: The PRESS plays a big part in Zoot Suit. They are the antagonist in this play. They are the reason why the outcome of trial was the outcome. They lash out at the Mexican-American communities by stereotyping them as criminals, the bad guys.
“The villain is the person who knows the most but cares the least,” This quote comes from Chuck Klosterman. A villain means that you don’t care about other people and they are just selfish and mean. Alexander the Great is a villain because he killed a lot of people and destroyed many towns and cities. Alexander the Great is a villain because killed a lot of people. People who kill other people for really no reason are villains.
John Proctor has proven himself through all these ways that he is the lead role, hero and protagonist of The Crucible. A protagonist is someone who is willing to risk their lives, reputation and happiness to save the ones they care about, this description perfectly describes John Proctor. He did everything he could to convince the court that witchcraft in the town is all a lie made up by Abigail and the other girls to help them get revenge. Through John´s actions throughout the story prove that he is the protagonist and he should be looked up to by others because of his selfless
Mistaken Monster Throughout the days of old it was easier to misstate a monster for nothing more as just a Finish creature of the night to terrorize you and your village. But what if I told you that the creature you so heavenly despise is doing all of that by choice, and that fate has Little to nothing to do with why the monster so hate you so much. This so despicable creature of the dark is call Grendel. And by choice he chooses to do the things he does. Grendal the most hatred of all creature; descendent of Cain.
What would you do if you were accused or punished for someone else's actions? Other people’s frustrations can be dangerous, especially if that person or thing has powerful traits. This is exactly what happens in Frankenstein when the monster becomes angry with Victor Frankenstein. Although the monster becomes angry with Victor, he takes most of his revenge out on the innocent people within the story instead of Victor. Victor may not have been hurt physically, but he was hurt mentally.
Killing innocent people is evil, and the US is just as guilty as anyone for this, the only difference is how people feel they can justify the actions. The United launched a War on Terror, no nameable adversary other than terror. Bin Laden organized his attack to punish the unjust, in his eyes, America was the evil one. He witnessed the American-Israeli alliance first-hand and saw them invade, destroy, and kill his
“The most dangerous people. The people who violently destroy and end the most lives, are still on the outside- they are the people running banks, governments, and courtrooms and they are the people wearing military and police uniforms”. This above quote from the article really shocked me because people who have the most authority are capable of harming others. People who don’t have any sort of authority, they are being punished. The immigrants are being punished and given the worst punishments.