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
In both cases, the person without power ended up feeling isolated and lonely. Another similarity between the two is that the person who was isolated and lonely was dehumanized by a "monster" and the affected person then went on to be a monster. In Grendel, the humans treated Grendel inhumanely, which lead him to become cruel and wicked towards others. The humans would not listen and did not bother to try and understand what he was saying. Instead, they attacked him for no reason.
Victor had no reason to put his creation though such pain he just did it through pure selfishness. Victor is the real monster because he has no respect for his creation, abandoned him, and causes him to turn on his creator. The lack of respect towards the Monster is so horrendous that Victor's creation has every reason to be furious. The disrespect starts right when the monster was created, "[a] flash of
The decisions the creature makes out of his suffering, or his characterization, show that one may not overcome suffering. The creature is also turned away without being taught a thing and suffers from the confusion over the world. The conflicts with Victor continue on multiple occasions in Frankenstein. Once the creature learns that it is his appearance that causes people to flee and reject him, he despises himself, but even more Victor. His suffering over his rejection in society had fueled his angry making him hostile.
This text offers a cynical and biased view of the human population and our cultures. It confirms to the creature that he is in fact not normal and that the reactions of others towards him are definitely not normal either. He also realizes that his desire for companionship is something that all men feel and most men have. This causes him to feel even more hatred toward Victor for creating him to be alone. This leads to the monster’s threats toward Victor to create a female creature for him or he will keep on causing tragedy in Victor’s life.
All the humans in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein are quick to form judgments about each other. Particularly, prejudice against physical ugliness becomes evident as society continually alienates the creature out of disgust for his appearance. Society’s response to the creature’s deformed figure proves that prejudice inevitably serves as a roadblock in using reasoning and rationality to develop opinions based on one’s actions rather than one’s looks. The creature originally tries to rely on the power of communication and language to compensate for his deformed appearance; however, this turns out to be an unsustainable method. ¬¬The first time the creature encounters spoken words, he immerses himself in the vernacular language, intending to use
Rejection is a horrible insult that can drive even the lovable of creatures to do unspeakable deeds. Victor is disgusted at the site of the creature he has created. “ I had gazed on him while unfinished; he was ugly then, but when
When ‘Frankenstein’ was first published, the response to the idea of creating life would have been different to the reaction of the present readers as in comparison to the present year there was little scientific knowledge. The description of the Creature then creates a further element of fear within the reader; his looks are illustrated as abnormal yet still resemble the frame of a man. Frankenstein labels the Creature as a ‘wretch’, this description frequently appears throughout the novel emphasising his harsh appearance, the reader is able to build a clear image of the Creature, his ‘yellow skin scarcely covered the work of muscles’ reintroduces the truth of the circumstances that he is barely human and has been created from a dead body, this evokes further fear and horror as
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.
These individuals are uneasy and uncomfortable in the acting as if they belong in a world that they distain and one that looks down on and despises them for not belonging. “This is my letter to the world that never wrote to me” [poem 66] This quote is of individuals who as a result of them failing to conform to the social pressures of contemporary have gained the status of outsiders, not belonging to the greater populace and ignored by it. Dickinson also has conveyed the message of those individuals that are introverts or for other reasons that labels them as outsiders that are tortured and killed from the inside when they are force to belong that of which they so clearly have no part of. Dickinson conveys her message with dark, death focused imagery that reflects the attitude of society towards her, individuals like her and the harm of forceful belonging. This quote identifies that message of harmful force of belonging, that of which is out of place “The plenty hurt me ‘twas so new.