The short passage is evidence as to the suffering and agony that the monster, Frankenstein, experienced as a result of his loneliness and the grotesque sight that he was taken to be. Filled with anger and indignation that surged out of his painful quest for companionship, Frankenstein sought to wage vengeance on his creator, Victor Frankenstein, and make his life as painful as his own (Cobley, p 33). Surrendering to his painful fate, that of a monster, Frankenstein decides to adopt an evil nature which he was unwillingly chosen and crated for.
The theme of monstrosity is dominantly evidenced in this passage. Despite having all the features that are characteristic of a monster; a towering height, and a hideously ugly countenance, Frankenstein surprisingly displays most characteristics and feelings that are inherent in humans. He is lonely and in need of companionship (Cobley, p 26). A favor that he desperately prays for from his creator. Frankenstein, the monster, is also jealous of the happiness that his creator experiences, while he is left wallowing in solitude, and discrimination in the human society. To some extent, Frankenstein`s desire for revenge is justifiable considering that his creator caused all the suffering and loneliness that he was experiencing. It is indeed sufficed to say that Victor Frankenstein, brought upon himself all the evil deeds that the monster waged upon his life, and that of his dear ones.
The theme of revenge is also explored in this passage, as we see Frankenstein`s thirst for revenge burns inside his heart. Having being brought to this world in a grotesque fearsome form, Frankenstein is left with no option but to seek vengeance for the evil deeds of his creator. By concentrating these efforts on the dear ones around his creator, Frankenstein tries to show his creator what it feels like to exist in a lonely world, similar to the world that the monster lives in.
The passage from Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde are a personal testament explaining the internal conflict that Dr. Jekyll faced in his secret of transforming into a creature that was free of morals and conscience. Despite enjoying such a unique but terrifying indulgence, this metamorphosis into a formidable creature that proved to be dangerous to human life at extreme times, started gaining uncontrollable effects on Dr. Jekyll`s body (Stevenson, p 7). In Dr. Jekyll`s letters, we learn that the metamorphosis into Mr. Hyde started taking effect uncontrollably as opposed to being triggered by a portion that Dr. Jekyll had ingeniously invented to enjoy his ‘little indulgence’ (Stevenson, p 12).
The passage describes Dr. Jekyll`s desperate dilemma over the two characters that he transformed into in his life. The theme of conflict is brought out from Dr. Jekyll`s monotone which expresses his willingness to let go of this hideous, monstrous character in him, but on the other side he weighs the benefits and pleasures derived from his form as an amoral creature. As a normal human being, Dr. Jekyll is burdened by the weight of carrying human suffering, guilt and conscience that are not present in the form of the monster Mr. Hyde, which enjoys vast amounts of moral freedom and worries of this world (Stevenson, p 13).
The passage concerning Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a classic example of the need to overcome guilt conscience by humans and live a free life that does not bind each and every action that one commits. Mr. Hyde is therefore not presented as an intentionally dangerous monster, that some perceive him to be in the novel, but rather the channel through which Dr. Jekyll enjoys freedom from the human world that is bound by the rules of conscience, guilt and morality.
The passage from Lolita describes the author`s nostalgic feelings concerning the love of his life, Lolita. The author, referred to using the pseudo name Humbert, was a man who was excessively obsessed with Lolita, a nymphet, or a young sexually attractive girl. Despite Humbert`s unconventional sexual attitude and sense of morality, he is portrayed in the passage as an individual who loves and holds dear. Humbert narrates of how he came to meet Lolita, their unfortunate fall-out and the events that led to his arrest and untimely death in prison.
Humbert tried to successfully cohabit with Lolita to no vain, evidently owing to their vast differences in age. Lolita and Humbert eventually fall-out in dramatic fashion that leads to Humbert`s mental anguish in his desperate search for her. When he finally finds her, she is pregnant and wallowing in extreme poverty. Humbert learns of the events that led her to the streets, and wages revenge upon Quilty, the man who had eloped with her (Corliss, p. 84). The murder of Quilty is what eventually leads to Humbert`s arrest and incarceration. The passage therefore shows Humbert`s soft-hearted side, one that desperately loves and is in constant need of companionship.
Coble, Jason, Declan Shalvey, and Mary W. Shelley. Frankenstein: The Graphic Novel : Original Text. Towcester: Classical, 2008. Print.
Stevenson, Robert L. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Irvine: Saddleback Educational Pub, 2005. Internet resource.
Corliss, Richard. Lolita. London: British Film Institute, 1994. Print.