Death was nothing but a recurring theme for Victor Frankenstein until his own. However, it is not the death of him that tells his story, but rather the journey he takes in life. In Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, Victor created a monster, who brought him pain and torment by taking the lives of his loved ones. These trials pushed Frankenstein to the edge of insanity, but in the long run he emerges successful after a long journey of hardships. Like many heroes, Frankenstein’s expedition follows a uniform sequence of events, known as Joseph Campbell 's hero’s journey, to prove his worthiness.
High Noon and "The Most Dangerous Games" are great stories with very interesting plots. Kane and Rainsford are the main characters of these stories, and they are very different but alike at the same time. Both Kane and Rainsford fight alone against their opponent with no one their to help them. Kane was not always alone until he turned in his tin star and said goodbye to being a sheriff so he could be with his wife who was a Quaker. Rainsford on the other had fell off a boat and landed on Ship Trap Island.
For the topic of my essay I have chosen to write about a fictional character I encountered whose inspirational quote has had a significant impact on me. The characters name is Richter Abend and his quote is “Courage is the magic that turns dreams into reality”. Richter Abend was ridiculed and persecuted all his life for his race. He was so afraid he circumvented and ignored the bullies but then he learned nothing would ever change if he stayed that way. This was similar to how I felt in middle school when I was bullied.
In The Odyssey the hero is Odysseus, and his adventures of being held captive and his escape back to his home are detailed in this narrative. He is considered as an epic hero in history because of his lack of awareness to his own internal conflicts. The quote that best characterizes him is on pages 406-464 of book 19. These lines read, “Just as I have come from afar, creating pain for many- men and women across the good green earth-
Society would never accept him as society treats outcast and people that are any 'different ' atrociously. The monster acquired books of "Paradise Lost", "Plutarch 's Lives" and "The Sorrows of Werter", which "gave him extreme delight" as he studied and exercised his mind. When he came across the DeLacey family, hope sparked inside of him as he believed he would finally be accepted by at least a small part of society. Intelligently enough the monster made his move and approached the blind old man, in which he knew wouldn 't be able to see him or judge him by his distorted appearance. He finally grasps the chance into talking to the old man, De Lacey and he acknowledges that if he fails in being accepted by them he will be "an outcast in the world for ever".
So the warrior would have to do something that would let his memory be passed on. This society was based on the qualities of courage, being amicable, and the biggest quality of all was loyalty.Even though, for the last battle of Beowulf the all left him alone with the monster except for Wiglaf. He is a very brave man but has flaws and temptations that become his downfall. Although, he was adulated by everyone for killing the monster, he knew that he was a bad king to his kingdom and wanted to make up for it by killing getting the treasure and giving it to the kingdom. In Beowulf, there were similarities and differences between the humanity
There are many lessons Odysseus and is men learn on their journey home in the Odyssey. Unfortunately, only Odysseus makes it home and the rest of men are dead because of their foolish actions. In the Thrinacia and The Cattle of the Sun episode of the Odyssey Odysseus’s men once again disobey him and cost them their lives. The men and Odysseus learn valuable lessons throughout their epic journey, but in the episode the most important lessons they learn are; temptation can lead to death, being obedient can save your life, and trust your instincts. If Odysseus’s men would have been more obedient to their leader Odysseus perhaps all of them would have made it back home alive.
This explains the first portion of Horney’s theory, now on to the second. As he continued to grow up, he started to fight alongside his brother in attempts to become as decent a hunter as his father was before he passed, slain by a demon as well. So, as he continued to overcome his personal and public obstacles, he began to feel a vague loneliness. All the trips he would go on would leave him foraging for a lasting love he would be able to keep and finally be at peace with, but throughout his life he would just have to cut them all of so as not to have them mixed up in the dangerous journey he was born
The two become close friends and go on adventures together, but eventually, Enkidu dies. This leaves Gilgamesh extremely grief stricken and fearful of his own mortality. Because of this fear, Gilgamesh travels in search of eternal life. The exposure to the death of a companion, fearfulness of his own life, and the experience of love allows Gilgamesh to acquire a greater understanding of the humans he is commanding, ultimately making him a better ruler to his people. Death is an absolute in life.
Frankenstein did so without considering basic ethics and in his mind “life and death appeared to [him] ideal bounds, which [he] should first break through (pg 33).” His pride and desire to control the very nature of life ruled his life for years, driving him into an obsession. Deep down, he know his work was immoral, but “who shall conceive the horrors of [his] secret toil, as [he] dabbled among the unhallowed damps of the grave, or tortured the living animal to animate the lifeless clay (pg 33).” His