The word monster is tossed about a lot these days in regards to werewolves. But, what really makes a monster? It’s a lot more complicated than it seems. Let’s look at werewolves.
There are four basic types:
- The true monsters, this is what is attacking us from the forest. No rhyme or reason. Just bloodlust even on the nights when the moon is not full. This type is very rare.
- The careless monsters, these are the weres that do not take the time to lock themselves up on the night of the full moon and go out and attack. Maybe they forgot? Maybe they don’t care. But they aren’t doing it for evil reasons.
- Your average normal ones. These are what the majority of werewolves are. Just, a person with a horrible curse they are doing their best to deal with and not hurt others. They make sure they are unable to go out an attack on the night of the full moon.
- The privileged, These are the ones like we possibly have in the castle. The ones able to take Wolvesbane and therefore not have the urge to attack on the night they have to spend as a wolf.
There are some that would call all of these a monster. Just because of what they are. Not WHO they are. They don’t care that the majority of them go out of their way to not harm people. Their prejudice to just the WHAT blinds them to the individual and the WHO. But, if they do not harm anyone, how are they a monster?
Monsters hurt people, that’s what makes a monster. But, hurting people is not always physical. A person can hurt others, to the point that it makes them kill themselves or hurt others, with just words. They say sticks and stones can break your bones but words will never hurt. But that’s a lie. Words hurt, and can hurt for much longer then sticks and stones. Words can turn a person from calm to angry, or from happy to sad in a moment. Words have power. Words hurt.
And that means, even none werewolves can be monsters. Those calling for all weres to die? Making threats to those that support them? Spreading hate? Saying that those who get cursed should kill themselves? Those actions make you as much of a monster as the one in the woods. Your words could be driving a normally harmless werewolf to go after those hurting them. Meaning, your words, are making the monster. Making you a monster as well. Because your words and your actions towards the Werewolves could do just that, drive them over the edge. And it would be your fault if anyone, including yourself, got hurt.
Is that what you really want?
To become what you hate?