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Revenge in Frankenstein and Beloved Vengeance is known as a person harming another person because the other person harmed the first . This retribution is caused by a mixture of reasons and it often takes a central role in many works of literature . In Frankenstein , a gothic novel by Mary Shelley, the title character conjures a living creature from the body parts of dead individuals in order to satiate his desire to know and have power of the science of life . Set in Europe in the eighteenth century , Victor Frankenstein narrates his story to Robert Walton , a sailor . Upon the realization of what he created , Victor Frankenstein abandons his creature out of cowardice of confrontation . The Creature , feeling disposable, plots his revenge against his creator after becoming educated through surreptitiously observing the DeLacey family and teaching himself how to read and write . The Creature’s revenge manifests itself in a variety of ways and affects Victor Frankenstein in differing ways . On the other hand , Beloved , a historical and gothic novel by Toni Morrison , is primarily set right outside of Cincinnati, Ohio during the Reconstruction Era . Toni Morrison constructs the plot of the novel by novelizing the non-fiction account of Margaret Garner , a pregnant escaped slave who fatally severed her two-year-old daughter’s neck in order to prevent her beloved child from being returned into slavery . Sethe is the novel Beloved ’s portrayal of Margaret Garner , whereas Beloved is the murdered infant . A ghost haunts the house about nine years after Beloved is murdered . At this time , Sethe, her two sons Howard and Buglar , her mother-in-law Baby Suggs who eventually dies, and her other daughter Denver, who is younger than Beloved by two years , live in the house . Soon after the ghost’s haunting , Howard
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and Buglar run away . The ghost haunts the until Paul D , a former slave who worked on the plantation called Sweet Home with Sethe , scares it away . In Beloved , the spirit in human form of the murdered baby Beloved later comes back to the Cincinnati home , with its main purpose to exact its revenge against Sethe . In both novels , the creations (the Creature in Frankenstein and Beloved in Beloved ) have driving motives for their vengeance and they both really want acceptance . Therefore , the revenge in Beloved highlights the revenge in Shelley’s Frankenstein to show that vengeance is a multi-faceted subject with varying causes . First , the idea that vengeance is a result of many contributing factors becomes apparent in Shelley’s Frankenstein when juxtaposed to the same idea in Morrison’s Beloved . One key cause of revenge in Beloved is the isolation of Beloved . Beloved feels isolated from Sethe because Sethe killed her . Therefore , Beloved feels that she has been abandoned, and denied from her family . The Creature’s revenge becomes noticeable due to Frankenstein’s abandonment of him. To make matters worse
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This note was uploaded on 01/05/2012 for the course ENGL 101 taught by Professor Butler during the Fall '08 term at South Carolina.

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Research Essay - Copy - Revenge in Frankenstein and Beloved...

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