The lines that follow will clarify the poem and the violent imagery, so as to help the reader understand Donne’s motivations. Batter my heart, addressed towards God, portrays the writers confused and conflicted state of mind. He appears guilty for his sins he has committed in his life but has come to realise that he has no chance of redemption without the help of God’s love, “imprison me…never shall be free”. He also strongly considers he has been wrongly taken by “your enemy”, Satan through his use of metaphors “imprison me”. Satan has captured him “take me to you” through temptation and sin “unto your enemy”.
Frankenstein is an ambitious and determined character with obsessive tendencies, and poor judgement but also a character who sometimes lack clear understanding and it is these character flaws which result in his ultimate demise. He is describes as having the appearance of one who’s ‘spirit had been broken by misery’ and having an “expression of wildness…even madness”. In Frankenstein’s first appearance in the novel, he emerges from a ‘very thick fog’. This fog could be seen as symbolic- Frankenstein’s ‘vision’ is clouded and the fog could be considered a symbol of this. He is exceedingly ambitious and acknowledges that it was the knowledge of life and death that he sought.
The descriptive label given to Macbeth is very deserving. It is to be notified that Macbeth’s evil intentions arose very early in the play as he contemplated the murder of King Duncan. This thought is seen in Act 1, scene 4 as Macbeth says, “My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical, shakes so my single state of man that function is smothered in surmise, and nothing is but what it is not. Macbeth continually developed unworthy thoughts as he drifted from an impressive and an ambitious warrior to an unjust and overly ambitious ruler. Many may argue that this title given to Macbeth seems very harsh and many may use examples such as in Act 1, scene 4 for justification of his feelings of trepidation.” The prince of Cumberland!
Another aspect that is interesting is the turn in behavior for the monster. Perhaps the best quote to represent this idea comes from the actualization of the monster to himself in front of Victor’s dead body “My heart was fashioned to be susceptible of love...it did not endure the violence of change without torture” showing how evil nature overcomes the good nature in human beings (Shelly, 158). Initially the monster is very amicable, however, due to continuous rejection, he seeks revenge upon all human beings. Is Shelly saying that even though even nature is good, evil eventually overcomes this good nature? Or Is Shelly saying that human nature is bad and full of rejection and isolation?
This explains why Stoker introduced this feeling in his novel. Harker, Holmood, Seward, and Morris were all afraid the problem would spread, and eventually kill everyone. Fear persuaded the men to try even harder to erase any trace of evil the count had bestowed upon the world. People often wonder how Harker, and the others had the bravery to carry out their task. Metaphorically speaking, compassion was a fuel used for building this hidden courage.
There are other important applications for confessing the word of the blood of the Lamb The bible say’s, “resist the devil and he will flee from you”. I was thinking, how can we resist the devil in such a way that he will flee from us? Now of course there are lots of angles we could look at, such as not giving in to temptation, however my thoughts ran along the theme of recognizing that the key is knowing what his name means and resisting accordingly. The devil and Satan are the same person all the others are evil spirits or demons. Demons afflict people with diseases among other things, but the name devil means false accuser or slanderer.
Another theme in this story is the theme of men versus monsters. This theme comes to light when Grendel is described. Even in Chapter 1, it is made known that Grendel is going to be a monster. He is called the “enemy of mankind” (29) and rightly so. That automatically makes the reader see him as a completely evil character.
In contrasr to Beowulf, Grendel is envious, resentful, and angry toward all human kind for the fact that he feels as thou God blesses all b ut the ogre he is, and thinks he could never be blessed. Although Grendel's feautures are like a common man having two arms, two legs, one head, etc. he is very much larger than an average male and can defeat many at a time. His magic charm is his source of protection from weapons. After a defeated battle Grendel is known for devouring the deceased body off the spot or carries others back to where he resides and shares feast with his mother.
"(Beowulf line 464-466) Beowulf’s unusual and courageous method of killing Grendel demonstrates his bravery and physical strength. Before, Unferth had taunted Beowulf about his foolish bravery, but when he and all the rest of the Geats saw that Beowulf’s strength and power were worth boasting about, they were humbled. To prove Beowulf was powerful, he hung Grendel’s arm, claw, and
He now lives in fear that the monster will kill him. That is also foreshadowed by the quotes “....I escaped..took refuge in the courtyard...listening attentively, catching and fearing each sound as if it were to announce the approach of the demoniacal corpse to which I had so miserably given life”. These quotes show that Frankenstein is truly afraid of what he has created and he will continue to run for his life. The Story of Frankenstein is one of terror and suspense, so diction is a very important aspect of this book, and specifically this passage. Shelley is an expert at selecting the right words to provoke the desired reaction upon whoever is reading her book.