The Unnamed Monster in Frankenstein
When it comes to Mary Shelley’s masterpiece Frankenstein, we are inclined to associate the title with the monster in the novel. In fact, “Frankenstein” is the surname of the protagonist Victor Frankenstein, who created the horrible creature. The monster itself has never had a name.
Affections behind the Disillusion in James Joyce’s Araby
Araby, a short story in James Joyce’s early work Dubliners, depicts a bitter story – the narrator, a boy, who falls in love with his friend’s sister, promises to bring her something from the bazaar Araby. Yet he fails, only to find all he has done is proved in vain. “Gazing up into the darkness I saw myself as a creature driven and derided by vanity; and my eyes burned with anguish and anger” thought the boy in the end. (Joyce 1)