It was indeed a paradise, compared to the bleak forest, my former residence, the rain-dropping branches and dank earth”, I had a thought that the monster is too frustrated and timid at the reactions of people and already withdrew his hospitality from the attacks of human beings. But in this way, he would not be able to be integrated in the human society. He must be more dignified at himself and making some different approaches towards people although they might throw stones at his appearance. Another characteristic that I would like to write about is the monster’s lack of self-esteem. We have talked about a similar topic in class on why the monster was isolated from the society, and while the discussion I thought that it was the monster’s lack of self-esteem that eventually caused his exile from the society.
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.
How far was Wolsey arrogant and unpopular? (20 marks) Sources 1, 2 and 3 all agree that Wolsey was cocky and despised as source 1 says ‘arrogance and ambition roused the hatred of the whole people,’ this shows that due to his arrogance he grew more and more unpopular against the ‘whole’ people. This shows that a lot of varieties of people over the different classes do not like Wolsey because of his ‘arrogance and ambition.’ Source 2 agrees with this as it states ‘brings them such fear’ which shows that he considers himself to be better than the nobles’ which makes him arrogant also as they ‘fear’ him it is likely that they also despise him as you normally dislike the things you fear. Source 3 also agrees with the view that he was despised as it states ‘he makes the lawyers plead without payment for all paupers’. This shows that he is highly unpopular with lawyers as he believes if they do not do their job properly they should be fined however lawyers are the only category which state that he is un-liked compared to the ‘whole people’.
“Roger with a sense of delirious abandonment leaned on the lever.” “Delirious” can only refer to his lack of propriety which leads to the death of another human. He has abandoned civilised thought and become an evil beast willing to disregard human life just because he has the power to. Without the restraints of civilised society we may lose touch and let our inner evil take control of our action. This may lead to us committing horrendous crimes. We need civilisation and its restraining forces to protect us from this horrific
This repetition of destruction shows that the creature is no longer of sound mind. The creature being alone for so long and unwanted for so long has made him become hateful to everything. The tone then makes another shift to self pity, as the creature becomes disgusted by himself. He goes back to believing he is human for just a few lines, asking the rhetorical question: “should [he] feel kindness toward [his] enemies?” Then the final shift to vengeance takes place. The creature decides “No” he will not “feel kindness toward [his] enemies,” but instead, declares everlasting war against the species,” the species being mankind and specifically his creator.
After the creature is complete, he continues to keep his work secret because he is ashamed. As his secrets continue, so does the destruction of all of their lives. These murders could be blamed on the creature, but he is not solely responsible for them. The root cause of the murders is Victor’s secrecy. His concealment causes his obsession, a lack of preventative measures against the creature, and his fear of appearing to be mad.
In this instance, fate is looked upon as being cruel towards mankind. It seems as though fate took the liberty to destroy life where ever it saw fit. “Fate swept him away because of his proud need to provoke a feud with the Frisians.”(85) Fate also causes death to keep people out of misery. For example, “Fate swept [them] far way sent [his] whole brave high-born clan to their final doom.” Fate made it so that neither Beowulf nor his army would be able to fight in battle ever again. Many were saddened by this event, but they understood that fate is the reason why things happened in this
For the overall story, this hints to all the readers that, even after being proven wrong, Victor will continue his bias. His lack in thought process is the original cause of his own pain and suffering. Before the completion of the creature, what is seen to be the evil, which is his stubbornness, in Victor causes not only causes pain
With the people at Emory he was distant and rude. He didn’t like how they behaved and did things. I think the reason that he treated them so badly was because they stood for the society that he hated, he couldn’t forgive them for that. He treated the people that he met on the road differently because they were outcasts like him. They believed the same things he did and had the
Both were treated unfairly and weren’t liked by people. They both were used in some sort of experiment. Firstly, who ever you are and whatever you lack shouldn’t hold you back from having friends. Both Charlie Gordon and the monster had difficulties appealing to people and this was very disturbing to them. For example, the monster was hated by all and he knew that he could never have someone that looked normal because of the way he was.