Even though the desire of power is different for Satan and Victor it still results in both crossing the line and attempting to play or become God. Satan revolted against God and was cast into Hell due to him not wanting to bow down to the Son of God. His ill intentions were devised with the help of Beelzebub
The main character of a story is oftentimes the one who receives the title of the hero, yet the protagonist in this case is Satan. Labeling him as such typically yields controversy, as one side struggles with moral and religious connotation, while the other applies a more literary interpretation. If this is construed as being the character at the center of Campbell’s monomyth, then Satan would be the hero, as his journey greatly parallel’s that of the Hero’s Journey. Therefore, outside of religion, many may agree that throughout this poem, Satan acts as the hero–regardless of one’s standard definition of that word. The separation stage of the monomyth is marked by Satan’s banishment to Hell, and his decision for revenge towards God.
The changes were made to add drama and suspense to the story. Capote balances out the nonfiction and novel part of his book, carefully modifying facts to limit his account’s distance from the actual truth. Capote did what he needed to do in order to make his book as compelling as possible with the expense of sticking with the facts. He shows how two contrasting writing styles can coexist in the same literary work. Truman Capote explores beyond the classic literary genres and opens the door for other authors to experiment with a new writing
Could he be the Biblical Adam or Satan? In Paradise Lost, the creation’s favorite book, the ideas of Satan and Adam become apparent (Shelley 117). Satan is jealous of Adam because Adam has Eve and an astounding garden. The creation is like Satan in this way, as he is jealous of Victor and the love he has from his family and friends. On the other hand, he is more of a man by the heroic things he did and his plans for his future.
In addition this chapter also discusses the importance of Kurt Vonnegut in American Literature and the most prominent critical opinions on Kurt Vonnegut and in Slaughterhouse-Five. In the next chapter I will try to define postmodernism and its characteristics that are presented in Vonnegut’s novels. The third chapter will be a short introduction to a story of Slaughterhouse-Five, what makes it unique and Vonnegut’s difficulties and circumstances to write it. The next part of this chapter deals with the narrator and his point of
In return the creature was rejected by the person who is supposed to love and protect him. Victor’s negligence leads to the creature wanting to seek revenge on Victor even if it means doing it through his loved ones. In the novel, revenge is the main theme that demonstrates how it consistently consumes and destroys those who surrender to it. Throughout the novel there seems to be an endless cycle of it. Victor and the creature are so focused on getting back at each
Victor selfishly isolated himself from society and ran away from his responsibilities which caused destruction to the people Victor cared for and loved deeply. The creature was known as a monster and was doomed due to his appearance. The crimes were done by the creature due to the revenge he sought out for towards Victor. The creature cannot be to blame for his behavior, Victor Frankenstein is the only one at fault for the murderers and wrong doings of his creature.
The deformities and physical horror of beholding the Creature may have been too much, but the presence of a name humanizes a being. This could have gotten the Creature a foot in the door during the De Laney debacle or allowed him the small comfort of belonging at least to himself. Rather, without the name, he remains the creation, the monster. Contemporary readers seem to subconsciously try to soften this relationship as many dub the Creature to be named Frankenstein; alternatively this may be an accident of pop culture cinema. Still, it is reasonable to see why their sympathies may go out to the creature without
“The source of the conflict between Victor and the monster starts when the monster knows that he has been the victim of foul injustice at the hands of humans and he wants Victor to correct these wrongs, and do in this way, justice” (Skuola.net). The unjust way to get back at Victor results in loss and brutal suffering from the hands of the creature. Shortly after Victor created the creature he abandoned the monster he made and ran away, hoping to never see the horrid thing again. The creature acts out and needs revenge against Victor because of the way his creator left him after just bringing him into the world. The way of revenge isn’t directly to Victor but to those who are meaningful to him.
Scar had a jealous conscience and dark deep desires since Simba was the heir to the throne. Thus he wanted to murder Mufasa and Simba to seize the position. He murders Mufasa but Simba survived, Scar then advised Simba to run away, declaring he was responsible for the tragic death of his father and to never come back, like this he would not disturb his reign. The fervor for power led Scar to murder his own brother who was the king were horrendous actions shaped by power. Once Scar reigned he did as he pleased with his reign, at the end, there was no water or food left it to turn into an eerie place plenty of evilness.
He is also seeking revenge on Frankenstein by threatening him to choose between complying with his demands or letting your family die. Furthermore, the theme of light/dark is present in both as in Othello, Iago says that he will turn Desdemona’s king act into something evil and dark. The contrast between light and dark is shown as Desdemona’s good deed is the light and way Iago will portray it to Othello is the dark. Similarly in Frankenstein, the light dark imagery is present, although not as evident, in that the way the creature communicates to Frankenstein is somewhat light, as he is talking in a calm and reasonable manner. The darkness is shown when he threatens Frankenstein with the ultimatum, comply with my demands or he will kill all of Frankenstein’s friends and