By breaking the law, neglecting his creation, and selfishly withholding information, Frankenstein made the already miserable existence of the monster indefensible. Even the first action Victor takes in constructing his abomination is reprehensible, by breaking the law he dooms his project from the beginning. Simply animating life was not enough for Frankenstein, he had to create a “human” but not just any ordinary human, a towering 8 foot tall beast sewed together using the stolen remains of the dead. While relating the gruesome details of his conquest to Walton, Frankenstein mentions that not only did he rob graves, but he “tortured the living animal to animate the lifeless clay”. By using the graves of the poor and the backs of tortured animals as stepping stones to reach his goal, Frankenstein makes both himself and the things he creates disgusting.
The creature’s emotional anguish caused him to snap and proves that he has a very complex human mind. Frankenstein succeeded in creating a human, but he “made” him a monster by depriving and failing to care for his most basic human needs. A reader of Frankenstein comes away with a very different image of the creature than what is accepted by society. The creature becomes human-like to most readers and while his monstrous crimes are not excusable; they are
While reading Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, I often found myself wondering who would be seen as more of a monster, Victor or Frankenstein. In my mind I saw Victor as the monstrous of all. Although the Creature’s physical traits were more beastly, Victor equalled the Creature’s looks mentally. They both knew what it meant to be alone, but Victor chose that life and the Creature’s fate was decided for him. In terms of life and death, both characters found a way to play “God.” Victor and the Creature seem to rival each other for the title of “the monster.” Everyone saw the Creature, including his creator, as a hideous monster.
In Frankenstein, the Monster, is created by Victor Frankenstein. Victor creates the Monster and hates him, because of this the Monster only sees hate and learns to hate. Victor has moral corruption as well because he has a very mundane outlook on life and this dictates how he reacts to the Monsters plot for revenge. Both characters in Frankenstein are infected by moral corruption and are controlled by there moral values. In this paper I will use Aristotle and Augustine to explain how moral corruption is corrupted by a persons environment and how they are treated in their environment.
Many say human kind is inherently evil, that there is evil in all of us. This novel expresses what can happen to a human when there is not structure and little means of survival. The boys prove man to be inherently evil through control, abuse, and murder. In the novel the Lord of the Flies author William Golding shows how humans are inherently bad and were born to satisfy themselves as the boys move towards savagery and reveal that the basic structure of human nature is self-absorbing as chaos on the island follows their animalistic behavior. Are we as humans inherently evil?
In the imagination of the boys, the beast is a tangible monster of evil on the island. At first, most of the boys disregard the Beast, but as they fall further from civilization, they put more faith in it. The Beast is a symbol for the evil and malice that reside within everyone, and it gets more powerful as the boys capitulate to their savagery. It causes life on the island to deteriorate. Simon is the first one to realize that it is them who are becoming evil and that there is no beast on the island.
Alienation is the common attribute between the two main characters. Victor Frankenstein is perhaps the only character that more or less chooses alienation by himself because of his desire for knowledge. In the end, Victor becomes the “prisoner of his own creation.” On the other hand, “The Monster” is from birth abandoned in solitude, it is the experiences the monster encounters in life that reflect his actions. The monster is greeted with disgust and violence even though he introduces himself with friendly intentions. By giving the Creature a voice, the reader can sympathize with the suffering caused by the humans.
(Golding 138). They want to kill the beast that they think is a real thing. "The beast teeth , said Ralph, and big black eyes" ( Golding 124) They thing the beast is a big bad animal of some sort. When the beast is really within them. Lastly, Golding uses many symbols to show different things from, civilization to evil and fear.
Stephen Kendrick once proclaimed, “Almost every sinful action ever committed can be traced back to a selfish motive”. Victor Frankenstein commits several egocentric wrongdoings, which lead him to contemplate his past irresponsible actions. In Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein Victor’s selfishness of building the monster takes a toll on him as he questions his motives and loses those dear to him. Victor creates the monster only for his own satisfaction not thinking how it would affect others around him. Because he knows the monster is dangerous, he is more concerned with his safety than anyone else’s.
With the technical development the changes of scenery came. Beowulf fought with monsters in their lairs in the wood or moor, today’s hero lives in a big cosmopolitan city, where the monsters are among us. The most important thing that changed is the image of the evil. Ancient people believed that the evil was a dragon or monster that attacked, killed and ate people, now we do not believe in monsters. There are no dragons and we know that the evil is inside people.
The monster declares that he desires “creatures…cheering my gloom”; however, no “Eve soothed my sorrows” (118, Shelley). Because of this abandonment, the monster “cursed [Frankenstein]” (118, Shelley). No mother or Eve is present to nurture the monster. Therefore, he faults his creator for his isolation and plans to seek vengeance against Frankenstein, sending a message to the reader concerning the violent repercussions from an absence of nurture. Similarly, after the De Laceys beat the monster, he feels there are “none…men that existed who would pity or assist” him, causing him to “declare everlasting war against the species” (122, Shelley).
Stating that everyone should “crush with [their] heel the wooly head of [the] black lizard”(373), Buckley draws comparisons between Bigger and a snake--the physical embodiment of evil. When confronted with a great evil, it is humanity’s duty to ensure that said evil dies. Comparing Bigger to a snake creates a sense of urgency among the jury. Allowing a deadly viper to roam free increases the risk of being bitten. Buckley coerces the jury into believing it would be downright sinful to allow such a threat to live.
In both works, the authors of Beowulf and Tolkien also assigned their society’s negative traits to their stories’ villains. In Beowulf, Grendel was swamp-dwelling son of Cain, the exiled killer of Abel and father to all evil spirits (102 – 110). Grendel’s swampy home is easily accessible to the Anglo-Saxon audience as dark and dangerous. On top of this, Grendel’s home exists on the outside edges of King Heorot’s lands: not central but still inside (103). This location represents the marginalities of the Anglo-Saxon people who the majority of society sees as sinful or “demonic.” To the Anglo-Saxons, these outsiders would have been those who did not follow cultural norms, including those dictated by biblical law.
A monster is someone who is referred as “the ugly blacked faced man” (4) or “ grotesque “ (26) . A monster looks like a wild beast that everyone fears because of their looks thinking they act like they look. But would if in reality people were blind because of this idea and were actually the true monster. The beast people in The Island Of Dr. Moreau Are seen as the monsters on the island because they were transformed from animal to human so they look like a beast which makes them a monster in human eyes. However humans need to look at themselves and decide if they are not the monster for creating the beast and treating them like dirt making you actions more of a monster then the beast people who don 't even hunt or eat meat.
With overweening freedom and impotency of law, ghouls hold a passport in every place in the world- and you will be thunderstruck, they might be your best friend, your lover, your child, your classmate, or your neighbor. You cannot easily find them for these monsters who feed human flesh are in their human forms to utterly camouflage in our world. Ghouls unveil themselves and devour their captured prey on dark alley. Who do they want to eat? Of course, a helpless human being who felt betrayed by fate and nature for making them weak.