He progressively intensifies as a savage and continues to support the theme of internal darkness. On the other hand, Piggy is destroyed by cruelty. Throughout the book, Piggy cannot speak directly to a group of people, only Ralph. As the rules of the conch seem to disappear, Piggy loses all of his power. Then, he gets killed by a large boulder that not only destroys him, but the conch as well.
Grendel does not deserve sympathy because he invaded the Mead Hall, killed humans, and was irredeemable. Grendel invades the Mead Hall unwelcome by the humans. Gardner writes, "...I was Grendel, Ruiner of Mead Halls, Wrecker of Kings!" (80). Before Grendel entered the Mead Hall he bit the head off of a Scyldging guard.
The theme of the story The Sniper by Liam O’Flaherty is that killing will never satisfy lust, anger, sadness, or ever give you any sense of wholeness. Another possible theme of the story is that war can turn the best of friends into the worst of enemies. I feel this way because of when in the text it says “The lust of battle died in him. He became bitten by remorse” and “his teeth chattered, he began to gibber to himself, cursing the war, cursing himself, cursing everybody”. This section of the story explains how he feels after seeing his enemy die.
This time however, he is swept away by a person name the Shaper, who Grendel is ultimately scared of, because of the fact that the shaper is very good at changing the view of people very easily. During this same period, Grendel started to become more violent as well, first by attacking the humans. Grendel didn’t like the way Hrothgar lived and made the Mead Hall and in response, Grendel started to attack it at night. He killed anyone and everything that came into his sight, and even ate the humans. Grendel now became a real threat to the humans, which inevitably changed his status from sinister to pure
After reading, “Monster Culture (Seven Theses),” the monsters that came to mind were shape shifters, sirens, Frankenstein, Davy Jones’s sea crew, and the most influential monster of them all, humans. For example, monsters that are shape shifters or sirens fit into Theses II and III for a variety of reasons. Thesis II states that monsters are always able to escape by “its propensity to shift”, traits of which shape shifters and sirens lucidly posses as their threat to mankind. Shape shifters can alter their entire appearance and sound in order to fulfill their needs of survival, and sirens can completely transform their demeanor and emotions in order to draw in the desired crowd to control a situation. Thesis II also discusses how a monster will alter in a change
These consequences are most impactful because of how dehumanization allowed the soldiers to kill mercilessly, which connects to how they gain a sense of guilty after the war when they have time to reflect. Unfortunately, their guilty consciences became so unbearable to the point where some would commit suicide. This exact scenario occurs to Paul in All Quiet on the Western Front. During a battle, Paul lost his senses as he is caught in the heat of the battle. Suddenly, a random body falls on him and “[Paul] strikes the [French soldier without thinking] at all” (Remarque 216).
Subsequently, Gene attacks Quackenbush, “I hit him hard across the face… grasped the side of his sweatshirt, wretched, and it came away in my hand” (Knowles 79) . This shows Gene’s aggression and interpersonal conflict between himself and Quackenbush. His rage is all of his guilt built up from his shame of maiming Finny. On an internal level, at the end of Chapter 5, Gene is visiting Finny in the infirmary. Finny is in the infirmary because Gene jounced the limb on a tree which caused him to lose his balance, plummet into the river bank, and shatter his leg.
He was left alone, even by his creator, and lived a miserable life always escaping people that would “attacked [him], until, grievously bruised by stones and many other kinds of missile weapons” (Shelley). This caused a lot of anger for the monster, and he would then release this anger onto Victor to make him pay for abandonment. In the end Victor’s death was “caused by his creature” or really by “his own vengeful pursuit of it” (Lowe-Evans). The monsters death was through “self-immolation” because of the murders he committed to get back at Victor (Lowe- Evans). Both man and monster life was ended in cruel
Grendel reacts with violence when he becomes enraged at the constant celebrating of the Danes, then sneaking into Heorot at night to murder the men in their sleep. His exile causes him to know no other way to handle situations outside of massacres, fear, and vengeance. His violent nature and actions that stems from his isolation ultimately creates his monstrous depiction from which the humans see him as remorseless and evil. These three ideas induce the fact that Grendel’s exile leads to his malevolent nature and in turn, a
The creature lacking love sees himself as a monster, “Accursed creator! Why did you form a monster so hideous that even you turned from me in disgust?” (Shelley 93). As the creature continues to face rejection, he becomes the (humanly) monster that Victor’s negligence creates by killing those who are closet to his creator. The murders that he commits are a direct result from being shunned by society and his creator. The creature’s emotional anguish caused him to snap and proves that he has a very complex human mind.