Beowulf is an adventurous and fierce account of the trials and tribulations of the Anglo-Saxon era. In this epic poem the main character, Beowulf, encounters grim monsters and must battle them for the betterment and safety of his loyal people and comrades. Each of these monsters Beowulf battles has distinct characteristics from one another. All three monsters are enraged and fighting for different reasons: Grendel is an angered, social outcast; Grendel’s mother is out to avenge her son’s death; and the dragon is furious after being burgled. Grendel is an outcast and a loner of the Herot society.
The monster’s motivation to get revenge for his creation and the destruction of his companion causes him to murder anyone close to Victor Frankenstein. Soon after Victor destroys the monster’s companion, the monster kills Henry Clerval. Victor serves time in prison because he is blamed for the death of Henry Clerval. Next, The monster kills Elizabeth, who was the source of Victor’s joy. As a result, Victor’s father dies days later.
This soil is blackened with a plague that doesn’t hesitate to kill and death shall follow. Romeo and Juliet dig deeper into this soil, so no one can see their love, but tragic events make their love blackened. The fate of the star-crossed lovers caused to do everything in secrecy/running away that caused R&J love to shrivel in the seeds of hate. The innocence of Romeo and Juliet’s life/events are stripped
Until a hero named Beowulf hears the Geats cries and comes to their rescue. Beowulf arrives and devises a plan to kill the beast at night when he comes to attack the soldiers while they are sleeping. When the devil spawn, Grendel, appears in the hall slaughtering warrioriors, Beowulf attacks him with surprise ripping the monster’s arm from his socket. The monster escapes and later dies. Soon after Grendel’s death, the warriors encounter his mother.
In “Young Goodman Brown”, the devil suddenly disappears inside the forest after making Goodman Brown realize that everyone in the world has turned evil. Similarly, in “The Men in the Black Suit” the devil disappears after chasing and threatening to attack Gary. These events make the readers speculate whether Goodman Brown and Gary actually saw the devil or had a
In the Middle Ring, the poets see suicidal sinners who have been turned into trees and bushes which are eaten by the demonic harpies. Dante also witnesses many promiscuous souls being forever pursued by hounds. The innermost ring is a burning desert where fire falls from the sky, raining down upon blasphemers and sodomites. The Eighth Circle of Hell is filled with fraudulent false prophets and the like. All those who practice false magic, business, etc.
An eye for an eye or the law of retaliation is the principle most people live their lives by. For the characters in Frankenstein, this concept is apparent as the main character, Victor, creates a monster and instantly abandons him which sets off the chain of events revolving around revenge. However, as Gandhi once stated, “an eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind” (Gandhi). Throughout the novel, the creature and Victor engage in a recurring cycle of vengeance, but these acts of revenge are bittersweet as in the end it destroys both of them. In the novel Frankenstein, Mary Shelley reveals how revenge consumes and destroys those who surrender to it.
The Creature’s feelings of rejection from society and the abandonment from Victor compel him to use violence and seek revenge. In so, the Creature ends up killing a great many of people throughout the story, some of which include: Victor’s younger brother William, Justine Moritz, Victor’s close friend Henry Clerval, and Victor’s soon to be wife Elizabeth Lavenza. Many would say that the story of “Frankenstein” from the start sets out to make the creature seem to be naturally evil and a monstrosity of a thing which is directly the cause of its uncontrollable bloodthirstiness, but I believe this to not be the case. Although the Creature behaves viciously and murders several people, he is not inherently evil or malicious. It is because of the human relationships he endured and the consequences of a neglected psycho-social responsibility that drove him to do such
Victor creates the Creature, but there are many situations throughout the novel where the Monster displays as the victim. He seeks love from different people, but everyone treats him bad. His anger towards his father drives him to kill Victor’s family. The Monster later feels devastated for the murders he commits. All the monster wants is love.
He speculates that one of the first results of creating a mate for his monster would be a “race of devils…propagated upon the earth” who would make the “very existence of man…full of terror” (138). Victor fears his female monster more than his male monster because of the former’s potential as a woman to sire children of her own, which would prove fatal for humanity. Because of his previous experience birthing death (the “trauma of afterbirth” as expressed by Moers), the notion of