The monster may have murdered the people but its ironic because Victor was trying to kill him. The monster points out that “you accuse me of murder, and yet you would, with a satisfied conscience, destroy your own creature” (Shelley 88). It’s easy to blame the monster for all of this, and it may look like that on the outside because he actually murdered the people but Victor has equal responsibility. Victor his creator abandoned him and left him alone in the world. The melancholy and lonely monster realized “ he too can create desolation” (Shelley 132) toward Victor.
Nat Turner was a mad man because of the things he did during his short rebellion. He is a madman because he thought that God had showed his visions of things that happen before he was born (Gray) This made him a madman because he killed whole families and including the kids and even babies. Supporters of Nat Turner thought that he was a hero
First of all, in both The Crucible and in Lord of the Flies fear of the unknown seem to be the main motive behind all those cruel actions. In Lord of the Flies the boys ended up killing Simon because they were feared of the beast. With the idea of something they cannot certainly see, the boys went too far. In The Crucible too, lots and lots of innocent people’s lives were taken because the townspeople feared the devil who they do not know for certain who he is or where he is. Moreover, both authors portray how being afraid of losing reputation also cause people to act in selfish ways.
He exemplified the ways of both a hero and a villain. However, it is my opinion that he is a villain. I believe this because he could be an extremely violent leader and because he never fully reigned over one of the places he conquered/ruled. He is a villain because he murdered thousands of people and soldiers from different nations. Alexander tortured many of his victims and then he killed them.
I cringe, clawing my flesh, and flee for home” (Gardener 14). This shows that Grendel has such a disgust and hate towards humans because they are able to turn tragedy into triumph. This happens because Grendel sees the humans burning up bits of the lost men that Grendel has killed. Another example, is when Grendel states, "Neither Breca nor you ever fought such battles," he said. "I don 't boast much of that.
This quote shows how Grendel was punished by God for murdering family just as Cain did to Abel. Murder of your own kin was one of the worst crimes that you could commit and I think this monster was created to deter this crime from happening. The story goes on to state “The shadow of death hunted in the darkness/ stalked Hrothgar’s warriors…” (“from Beowulf.” ln. 74-78). Grendel would watch them celebrate at night and when they fell asleep he would attack.
Hatred is a strong emotion that can overtake anyone at any given time. This capability leads many on a path of ruin and destruction, which is greatly portrayed through Grendel in John Gardner’s Grendel. Grendel, a destructive feral being, is taught in nihilism, which gives him the ideology of being superior over all living things (except the dragon), and it is because of this superiority complex that he begins a reign of terror over Hrothgar and his kingdom because of his disdain for humanity. His disdain for humanity stems from the humans senseless violence against one another and their lack of restraint against nature One of Grendel’s many reasons for hating humans is that they wreak senseless havoc upon each other. Grendel often watches humanity as it advances and notes patterns that he see as humanity goes in number and power, one being wars and
As Grendel finishes one of the Geats, he move on to Beowulf, but “It’s a trick! His eyes are open, were open all the time, cold-bloodedly watching to see how I work” (168). Beowulf let one of his own men die just to watch Grendel work. To Grendel, Beowulf is a heartless psychopath. Cain and My Race: I do not know much of my ancestry.
The character’s evil, immoral, and despicable behavior is caused by the way that they consistently put little to no thought to their actions. In “The Lottery”, the people of the village are killing other townspeople without even thinking that it might be a bad idea. In “The Sniper” The main character kills some people for no reason and kills his brother. This isn’t just a recurring theme in the two short stories that I chose to write about, it is a very common thing throughout history and still happens to this day. An example of this are the many religious extremists oppressing minorities because it was how they were raised.
None of his interactions with humans was positive, starting with his master (Chapter 15). Unlike a human baby who is exposed to many types of people, the monster only saw corruption. Thus, when it was his turn to do something, he mimicked the people he saw. Even the De Lacey family, whom he thought to be contrary to the norm, ran away from him (Chapter 16). This ultimate act of repudiation propelled him over the edge, and he ended up committing his first act of manslaughter; he killed Victor’s nephew William Frankenstein (Chapter