In the quote, Beowulf is talking to his lord. He had beaten the last monster of his days. Beowulf wasn’t jumping up and down, he was just glad he got to do that one more time for himself, his servants, and most importantly he showed his lord that he was still courageous! So with loyalty,bravery, unselfishness, courage, and faithfulness towards his lord and his servants, he made one heck of a hero just like the Anglo- Saxons. “They said that of all the kings upon the earth he was the man most gracious and fair-minded, kindest to his people and keenest to win fame.”
Because the Monster was a hideous creation from Frankenstein, he was isolated and hated by his looks and behaved in an ethical manner when he began his path of vengeance. The Monster believes and mentioned several times that the reason that he is so angry is because of Victor. Shelley writes,
The commonest used definition of monster is "n. An imaginary creature that is typically large, ugly, and frightening." In Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Victor's creation is most certainly a monster on the outside, but the true monster on the inside would have to be Victor Frankenstein himself. Victor was very cruel, wicked, and inhuman in the ways he dealt with his problems. If Victor would have been more responsible for his actions, the monster might have not have been as violent. It is possible that Victor could have instilled values, and taught the monster kindness and compassion rather than hatred and resentment.
What defines a true ultimate hero? Beowulf, who was an epic hero was King Hrothgar’s “saving grace” when the Danes needed it the most, or Sir Gawain, who was remarkably loyal to his king as he stepped in to defend King Arthur and his fellow knights from being ridiculed from the Green Knight and was brave enough to accept the Green Knight’s “blow for a blow in one year's time” agreement? Both of these men were the most honorable heroes of their time but are very different types of heroes. One was a man who exemplified all values of an epic hero and the other was a noble knight who values the idea of chivalry and courtesy, above all else. The epic poem of Sir Gawain and The Green Knight is remembered by audiences around the world for the way Sir Gawain carried himself with exceptional courage and how courteous of an individual he was.
In a society where heroism and bravery are honored as essential aspects of culture, the contrasting values of these characters, or foils, help define Beowulf as the model hero. He becomes often associated with the image of a perfect, almighty warrior, able to prove his fame in any situation. However, the foil characters can do more than purely illuminate his positive values. With the contrast they provide, Beowulf’s faults are revealed and criticized as well. Although foil characters often point out the greatness of Beowulf, they also serve to highlight Beowulf’s flaws, teach him lessons, and allow him to change, as seen in his interactions with Unferth, Hrothgar, and the dragon.
Blame is assigned to those at fault: It’s easy to just blame the monster for all of the destruction. But it was because of Victor abandoning his creation and running away from his problems what caused the once good and benevolent monster to become vile. Victor was the one who created the monster, his aspirations and thirst for knowledge caused him to make the creation. He was very eccentric, he worked so hard on his creation and became ill and mad. When it didn’t turn out like he had hoped he just ran away.
However, the humans think otherwise, they think that Grendel is a supernatural monster that is here to kill them. So, due to circumstances I think the humans were the monsters and Grendel was not. In the novel Grendel was not mistaken when calling Hrothgar’s men animals. In the novel the men did some things that made them animals. For example Grendel
One of the main perception In Mary Shelly’s novel, Frankenstein, was because of the monsters physical features he was thought to be a danger to society and would harm others. In this novel, the monster not only struggles with perceptions of society but also from the perception of his creator Victor. Because of the misperceptions that the monster encountered
The monster archetype has been one of the most riveting archetypes that surrounds the concept of ‘evil’. It has been portrayed as a supernatural creature with grotesque features that normally brings disruption to the city and needs to be tamed or controlled to bring once again peace to the story. Due to this, it is most commonly depicted with a negative connotation, and with the idea of horror and fear. The monster has been present since the bible, which was written approximately 3,400 years ago, with the anecdote of Goliath. It has remained with its primary role of converting the protagonist into a hero and providing fear to the storyline.
Defines monsters as “Things that did not fit into the accepted natural categories.” (para. 6). This base idea of a monster as one not conforming to categories society confides them to shows the whole notion of monster is vastly different from the way current culture views monsters. Lawrence addresses the complex issue of monstrosity and what exactly makes a monster in today’s modern society “How monsters have been created over the centuries is much more indicative of the moral and existential challenges faced by societies than the realities that they have encountered.” (para. 1) Lawrence explains that the idea of monster is directly linked to the way society and culture are morphing and adapting so much so that the idea of a monster two hundred years ago could vastly differ to how the