He calls on the “spirits of the dead” and “wandering ministers” so that the “cursed and hellish monster drink deep of agony” and feel “the despair that now torments me”(179). The monster is also capable of wanton destruction when he burns down the DeLaceys’ house and dances “with fury around the devoted cottage”(123) like a savage. Finally, the monster seems to enjoy the pain he causes Frankenstein: “your sufferings will satisfy my everlasting hatred” (181) he writes to Victor. Were these pieces of evidence taken out of context, the reader would surely side with Frankenstein. But Shelley prevents such one-sidedness by letting the monster tell his version of the story.
Macbeth and Creon are both tragic heroes. Macbeth rose to power by murdering the king He was already high in society he was a general in the kings army and consider a hero in Scotland after defeating the English army and the thane of Glamis and Cawdor, he was told by the witches "that shalt be king hereafter" (1.3.50) which meant that he did not have to murder the king, the prophecy would come true with out him doing anything but his wife and ambition blinds him and drives him to murder the king which fits in with the definition of a tragic hero. Creon rises to power differently from that of Macbeth, instead of killing the king, Creon is named king after the king is killed by his brother. Creon was high in society, he was the brother of the queen "I, as the next in blood, have succeeded
When killing the monsters Beowulf and Gilgamesh have two very different reasons. Beowulf killed Grendel to protect others from his wrath and save future lives. Gilgamesh killed Humbaba for no other reason than showing that he could. I feel that Gilgamesh is more of a monster than Humbaba because Humbaba only killed to protect a sacred forest. Gilgamesh killed him just because he was capable.
Beowulf encounters three monsters that make him the epic hero that he is. In the beginning of the story he faces Grendel a descendant of Cain, the father of all demons. Grendel has all the characteristics of a monster, but he also shows many qualities of a human. The reason for his terror is his loneliness, jealousy, and being an outcast. For Beowulf, the news of Grendel is hard to ignore, so he comes to Heorot to kill Grendel.
He left his land to go help Hrothgar at the mead hall. Beowulf then waited till the monster (Grendel) comes to attack at night again so he could fight and try to kill him, but he fatally wounds Grendel and later he did die. Another trial was when Grendel’s mother and Beowulf fought, and then killed her as well. He came back to Hrothgar’s mead hall with the trophy of Grendel’s head along with the arm that he already previously had. Beowulf got praised for the mighty battle and saving the rest of Hrothgar’s men.
The creation was driven by revenge and became a real monster. He swears to take revenge on his creator, Victor, so he killed Victor’s friends and family one by one. In the end, the monster also killed Victor’s wife Elizabeth. It wanted Victor to know how it felt during its life, lonely and misunderstood. In the middle of the novel, Victor makes a statement to Walton about his destiny, trying to use his own experience to exhort, change, and prevent Walton’s desire and passion for adventure.
Shield was considered a king, as he was able to rampage through his foes, and was paid tribute those that lost. Though Grendel was described as a monster, he too has killed people, but was not viewed as good. Beowulf, the protagonist, is the “hero” of the story for having great power and looked up to by others. The idea of a monster, king, and hero are similar in different because of their power, and motivation. The first character to be introduced in Beowulf was Shield Sheafson.
How is the movie and textbook version of Beowulf different? Accordingly, to the movie and textbook version of Beowulf they share particular differences that may change your perspective of all the characters. In the movie Grendel began attacking Herot Hall; however, in the textbook he started off attacking the many people who lived in the village. In the textbook Grendel’s mother was considered a hideous a gorgeous monster who lived in a dungeon in the forest. In the textbook Beowulf’s arm was cut off casing his death, even though, in the movie Beowulf’s death was caused by the dragon fire breath.
Then on p. 373, King Arthur kills sir Mordred for all the pain and trouble he has caused for this by stabbing him with a spear, but before Mordred died, he stabbed King Arthur on his head so hard that it went through his helmet. This proves that Sir Mordred was a traitor to his own kingdom and more importantly, a traitor to his king. But on the other hand, King Arthur did the right this to end Sir Mordred 's life since he was full of hatred and only wanted to marry Queen Guinevere and bring pain to the
I am aware of the gospels that we have which are Mark, Matthew, John, and Luke, but just like the manner of how God reveals himself in other religions outside Christianity, the other divisions of the gospels came across as a another shocker for me. Although I am aware of the Gnostic Gospel of Mary Magdalene, but that is merely because of the film The Da Vinci Code, and I did not really know the entire extent of the Gnostic Gospels, which further escalated my curiosity for this topic. Anyhow, I believe by having these kind of divisions for the Gospel is good, because it helps people know and understand the truth about our faith. The way I see it, if the Gnostic Gospels were not classified as it is then there would be disunity and confusion around us in our religion. If it were not for the Canonical Gospels, the official gospels of the bible as they were written out of devotional and evangelical purpose, no one would be then certain of what our faith is really about and who Jesus Christ truly is to us.