I personally define a monster as a being, whether human, animal or something of another shape, that acts immorally, fiendish, and or vile. My idea of what a monster is isn’t defined by its looks or aesthetics because looks are subjective. My idea of a monster is defined by its intentions and its actions. Questions to reflect over when considering whether or not something is a monster would include, what does the monster do and can what it does be considered good or evil? Grendel, the first creature in the epic, was a beast driven mad by jealousy and envy.
Richard overcompensates his inferiority. Richard is directly influenced by a society that does not respect him, and so he does not respect himself or society. Richard is a slave to his devilish nature, and acts on his animal instinct throughout the play. These animal characteristics are emphasized by the various metaphors in the play. The other characters liken Richard “to wolves, to spiders, toads, or any creeping venom’d thing that lives.” Shakespeare portrays Richard as a monster and a beast.
It takes a true person to look past the horror and terror of the monster Grendel. This shows that our society is quick to judge things that they are unfamiliar with. Grendel is a horrifying monster, but acts like this because that is where he comes from. He receives no love and attention from the human society in which he wants to be a part of, so his actions are taken out on that, depicting him as a savage beast. If our society wasn’t so quick to judge from the outside appearance, maybe they would see a lost, lonely creature, just craving and searching for a way to fit
Despite these similarities, the two accounts tell their stories from entirely different outlooks. In fact, the two perspectives differ so greatly that after reading both one can’t help but question which side to believe in. While Beowulf tells a story of heroism through the defeat of a terrifying monster, Grendel provides a deeply contrasting view of the so-called beast; furthermore, Beowulf ends with a promising view of mankind and the terrors we can overcome, whereas, Grendel leaves one questioning human morality and the reason for our seemingly pitiful existence. The poem Beowulf tells the story of how the great Gaet warrior known as Beowulf saved the Danes from the torment of a mighty monster. Before disaster struck their tribe, the Danes were relishing a time of great prosperity.
The book is the start of the monster’s abhorrence to man, as the monster thinks that he cannot fit in with people because he does not own any property and does not know he was born. So, the monster begins to believe that he is an outcast. I would replace this book with The Ugly Duckling. Ruins of Empires causes the monster to lose self-esteem. The Ugly Duckling is well renowned for creation of self-esteem in children.
As a result, naturalistic writers were frequently criticized for focusing too much on human vice and misery. ------------------------------------------------- Defining characteristics There are defining characteristics of literary naturalism. One of these is pessimism. Very often, one or more characters will continue to repeat one line or phrase that tends to have a pessimistic connotation, sometimes emphasizing the inevitability of death. For example Bernard Bonnejean quotes this passage of Huysmans where the symbolism of death
The Two Monsters of Frankenstein The main ingredients in creating a monster, in Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein, are obsession, selfishness, and doomed loneliness. Shelley creates not one but two monsters in the novel. Shelley shows Victor as the selfish and obsessed monster that created a living creature dooming it to forever loneliness. Shelley's other monster is the creature that Victor made that is rejected by everybody due to his ugliness. Victor is a monster by selfishly remaining quiet about the creature as more and more lives are taken.
The monster comes into the world by a pretty terrible set of circumstances. He has the strength of a giant, yet an infant mind. He has a gentle nature, yet his physical defects hide his goodness and make everyone fear and mistreat him. He is rejected by his own creator because of his hideous looks. His feelings are the most deep and moving of any character’s in this novel, as well as the most conflicted.