Being so much of a joker there was time that he would injure himself, or causes his own death. He would bring himself back to life but was no wiser then he was before he killed himself. (Willis 227) When you compare the two it seems like you have the trickster from Northern Europe was the smarter of the two. He was the one that was able to make the gods feel like he was on their side but at the same time give birth to a monster that could kill all of them. He fathered the wolf Fenrir, nobody would feed him, and when the wolf broke from the chains Odin made some magical band that they would put around him but the wolf would not do it until one of the gods put his hand in the wolf mouth.
The energy that they invested into destroying the lives of the kingdoms that they invaded, and just the way these heathens carried out so much harm to the people that they came in contact with, was beyond cruel. The author Jonathan Clements gives a in-depth historic movement of the views from those that encountered the Viking nation. The medieval chronicles of Norse sagas was deep and hand me thinking these people were truly crazy and very much out of their mind. Odin who the Vikings worshiped as their lord of lord and mythical god can be seen as a controller. I can’t honestly believe that they took this god so serious and believe in his Aesir tribe.
The creature is born 8ft tall and ugly to look at, but with the mind of a new born child. All he is looking for is acceptance and love but is instead rejected throughout the novel because of his outrageous physical appearance, turning him into an aggressive and villainous murderer. The monster’s violent actions play on Victor’s mind and manifest in the form of guilt. The novel is set mostly in Geneva, which was an influence of the travels of Mary Shelley. Most critics have received the novel as an amalgamation of the gothic novel with elements of the Romantic Movement.
It is Frankenstein’s responsibility to teach the monster and see it as a friend. It’s because Frankenstein rejects his creature that causes it to become evil. “Oh No mortal could support the horror of that countenance. A mummy again endued with animation could not be so hideous as that wretch. I had gazed on him while unfinished; he was ugly then, but when those muscles and joints were rendered capable of motion, it became a thing suck as even Dante could not have conceived.”(pg.49) Each time the monster killed it was a consequence of Victor’s actions.
Hubris is considered to the most deadly and greatest of sins to commit; it is arrogance, it is taking excessive pride, or thinking you can outsmart the gods; there are many examples of hubris. When in the myths, Tantalus decided to feed his child to the gods that was indisputably hubris. One of the more famous myths of hubris was when “… the mortal Niobe, daughter of Tantalus, carelessly bragged that she, with her seven sons and seven daughters, was better then Leto, who had only one of each. Apollo with Artemis responded to this hybris by destroying with their arrows all of her children.” (23) Hubris was also committed when Achilles vowed to feed Hector of Troy’s body to the dogs instead of giving it a proper burial according to the Iliad. Hubris can also be when a worker tells his boss, “That was a stupid mistake,” or when one curses a police officer after he gives you a ticket for modern references.
The most obvious element he borrowed was the ring itself. The ring is the focal point for the books and movies and is in its own way cursed but not in the same way it’s in the myth. In Sigurds case Andvari the dwarf curses the ring along with his treasure so that it will bring death and destruction to every being who possesses it. This leads to many deaths and trouble for ever character in the story. It is only when the treasure and the ring are returned to the deep waters where Andvari lives that the curse can be
We speak of destiny or fate, as if it were some external force or moral order, compelling him against his will to certain destruction." Most readers have felt that after the initial crime there is something compulsive in Macbeth's murders; and at the end, for all his "valiant fury," he is certainly not a free agent. He is like a bear tied to a stake, he says; but it is not only the besieging army that hems him in; he is imprisoned in the world he has made. Northrop Frye stresses the connection between the witches and fate: The successful ruler is a combination of nature and fortune, de jure and de facto power. He steers his course by the tiller of an immediate past and by the stars of an immediate future.
In the beginning Macbeth was a good hero however he became overly ambition as a result of the three witches’ prophecy. He doesn’t switch between good and evil like Dr Jekyll however he becomes more evil as the play progressed. Macbeth had a plan to achieve and he would destroy anything and anyone that gets in his way, even his best friend Banquo. On the other hand Jekyll
I believe in the movie Hrothgar knows Grendel’s mother will continue her terror upon the Danes and he does not want to be there when she does. Beowulf is portrayed in the film directed by Robert Zemeckis differently than his portrayal in the epic poem translated by Burton Raffel. In both, he has the characteristics of an epic hero by undertaking in tasks that no one else dare to attempt such as
Macbeth was a noble Thane and a loyal hero before, but his desire is aroused by the vicious witches. He even has inner conflict and hesitates for committing the treason, but he cannot resist the desire and the urge of his wife, ‘I’m settled, and bend up Each corporal agent to this terrible feat.’ Macbeth finally murders the king just like what his wife asks him to do. ‘I go and it is done.’ He says, ‘The bell invites me. Hear it not, for it is a knell That summons thee to heaven, or to hell.’ The conflict between Macbeth’s desire and King Duncan encourages Macbeth to murder the king and brings the chaos to his country because the villainy he makes breaks the chain of nature levels.