That automatically makes the reader see him as a completely evil character. He is also introduced as a decedent of Cain, who was a son of Adam and Eve that also killed his brother, Abel, causing him to be questioned as a son of Satan himself.
The First Beast in Revelation 13 The dragon brings forth two henchmen (Chap. 13) to help in pursuit of those who believe in Jesus. Satan is embodied in a political ruler, the beast from the sea (13:1), who will blaspheme for “42 months” (13:5). This is Paul’s man of lawlessness (2 Thess.2:2-12) and the antichrist of John (1 John 2:18, 22; 4:3; 2 John 19:20) who comes up from the earth (13:11), seeks to deceive the earth so that its inhabitants worship the first beast. Chapter 13 is to be understood in connection with Dan.
In this mission he encountered Victor Frankenstein, an extremely weak and moribund man. Victor soon explains to Walton his treacherous journey to find and exterminate his “monstrous” creation. Most people who read “Frankenstein” have the same perception of the characters involved in the novel. This perception usually has to do with Victor Frankenstein being a victim of his so-called “monster”, in other words his creation. This “monster” with grotesque features and actions ends up killing every one close to his maker out of hatred and vengeance.
The character such as Grendel, the dragon, even Beowulf himself exhibit behavior and traits that are of Christian values. Grendel the evil villain of the story is very similar to Satan. In the poem Grendel is described as “This gruesome creature was called Grendel, notorious prowler of the borderland, ranger of the moors, the fen and the fastness; this cursed creature lived in a monster's lair for a time after the Creator had condemned him as one of the seed of Cain - the Everlasting Lord avenged Abel's murder. Cain had no satisfaction from that feud, but the Creator sent him into exile, far from mankind because of his crime. He could no longer approach the throne of grace, that precious place in God's presence,
Is this "monster" truly the "wretched devil" (68) Victor believes him to be? Or is he actually a "fallen angel whom [Victor] drove from joy for no misdeed... [and that] misery made a fiend" (69)? The case for the creature being a "hideous monster" (102) is quite strong. He murders young William Frankenstein with his bare hands; afterwards, he frames Justine Moritz for the crime because he "is forever robbed of all that she could give [him, therefore] she shall atone" (103). Victor's best friend, Henry Clerval, is murdered by the creature as well.
Victor says that the monster is ‘my own vampire, my own spirit let loose from the grave and forced to destroy all that was dear to me’. This could be alluding to the killing of William, and Victor’s rejection of the domestic sphere. On one hand, the monster could be seen as a personal threat directly to Victor, as some sort of punishment for his usurping of the role of God and then his abandonment of his creation. On the other, the killing of William could be seen as the revealing of Victor’s deepest darkest desire to be rid of the domestic sphere altogether, so that he can pursue his ambitions in the public sphere without any distractions or hindrances. By the monster killing William, the monster is representing Frankenstein’s evil side in the most malicious way.
Throughout the text of Beowulf, many sections of it lead the reader to believe that they are leaning either towards a Pagan or Christian view. Much as with the beginning of the story, when King Hrothgar describes Grendel and where he had come from: Grendel was the name of this grim demon haunting the marches, marauding round the heath and the desolate fens; he had dwelt for a time in misery among the banished monsters, Cain’s clan, whom the Creator had outlawed and condemned as outcasts. For the killing of Abel the Eternal Lord had exacted a price. (102-108) Such a statement hints to the reader that the poem has a Christian twist along with the main Pagan view that is shown when Beowulf makes the statement that “It is always better / to avenge dear ones that to indulge in mourning” (1384-1385). Whether it is Pagan or Christian, it seems easily noted that religious views are shown often throughout the poem of Beowulf.
“Am I to be thought the only criminal when all human kind has sinned against me?” As a creator, Victor Frankenstein abandons his creature, and neglects him in ways a creator shouldn’t. This shapes his identity and shows that he is in fact monstrous in the way he acts towards the creature. He quotes in the book “He showed unparalleled malignity and selfishness in evil”; this is quiet an ironic quote Mary Shelley has used, as Victor is in fact the evil and egotistical being between the two. The use of emotive language as the Creature tells his story, allows the reader to feel sympathy for the creature. We begin to realize the true identity of the creature, and how it is more humane then humanity itself.
When in fact the case is that both Beowulf and Grendel are both creatures created from unnatural births just that they are two different sides of a spectrum. Society needs these two sides in order for them to cancel out otherwise there would be a world full of pure evil or a boring bland world were no one would step out of line. Grendel is a monster that was born of sin, he is the spawn of Cane. This is a sin because of the fact that he killed his own brother he became the creature of sin and therefore all his spawns are all creatures of sin. Though we do not get a physical description of Grendel the reader is lead to think of an ugly enormous creature due to the physical attributes that we are told of him.
This part of the epic is starting to describe the torment and badgering that Grendel receives from the Danes in Herot. *Grendel’s motive for killing a portion of the Danes is not what one would normally think. In addition, this is what is what Grendel hears everyday from Herot,“ As day after day the music rang / Loud in the hall, the harp’s rejoicing / Call and the poet’s clear songs, sung / Of the ancient beginnings of us all / … Conceived by a pair of those monsters born / Of Cain, murderous creatures banished / By God, punished forever by the crime / Of Abel’s death ” (Raffel 40). The songs of Herot in which they call him a felon, torments Grendel day after day, by calling him the most dangerous and disastrous monster there is. Grendel had never disrupted the Danes or done anything to make them hate him so much.