The Evil Of A Monster Essay

979 Words Oct 3rd, 2016 4 Pages
What are monsters? The first image or definition that comes to mind is a large, ugly, and frightening imaginary creature. A monster can also be an inhumanly cruel or wicked person. I consider a monster to be an explanation. They are a way to understand what we see or explain a horrible or traumatic experience.
Not all monsters were mythical creatures. There are people who are considered monsters; people like Hitler, Rasputin, and Ivan the Terrible. Hitler himself was responsible for the deaths of more than 11 million people. Ivan the Terrible became obsessed with killing and torturing anyone he saw as enemies. Rasputin was considered a zombie because he was still alive after being shot multiple times. In some regions they are a legendary animal combining features of animal and human form or having the forms of various animals in combination, as a centaur, griffin, or sphinx. In ancient Egypt, such beings were considered gods. Like those gods, not all monsters were evil. Some would give advice or helped humans. Monsters were always there for a reason; their purpose was to explain.
Monsters can vary by religion and culture. In Jewish folklore, the Dybbuk is the spirit of a dead sinner who, instead of continuing on to the afterlife, inhabits the body of a living person. Djinni are a separate race from humans that live in a parallel reality to us, according to Islamic texts. They’re made up of flame and smoke, and as they are the only beings besides humans that were given free…

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