The novel “Frankenstein,” by Mary Shelley tells the story of a man named Victor Frankenstein, who decides to go against the laws of nature by bringing to life a being constructed with decaying body parts. Victor believes in natural philosophy and science, which leads him to the idea of creating this Creature. Although this novel can be interpreted in many ways, I believe that Mary Shelley is shining a light on the harmful and dangerous impacts that prejudice and assumptions can have on people who are considered different. Shelley may be suggesting that humanity is the true 'monster ' due to its socialized ideologies that make ambition, self-greed and rage fulfilling. Even to this day society is known to shun those who we do not see as equals.
In the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley there are many similar characteristics between Victor Frankenstein and the monster that he creates. Victor and his creation both let their emotions get in the way of their actions, act revengeful, are isolated from society, and are very intelligent. From the beginning, the lives of Victor and the monster are very similar. They both grow up without a strong role model figure, and are forced to quickly grow up. Since they both grew up in similar settings, they react similarly to different situations.
Change is the one thing that nothing is immune to. This is clearly shown throughout Mary Shelley’s, Frankenstein. The novel tells of a scientist, Victor, who just wanted to make something with his life. Victor spends many years of his life in college where he figures out he has the ability to give life to an inanimate object and sets off on a path of creation. A few years later, Victor completes his task and gives life to his grand creation.
The story Frankenstein, tells us about a man named Victor and this Creature that he has made. The Creature and Victor both go thru some very difficult things but, when looking at it the creature deserves more sympathy than Victor does. Although there are many things that Victor has to endure, he is the one that makes the Creature although he knows that he will be going into the world and being around people he still does not put any consideration into how he looks.
By looking at both Victor and Prometheus’s strength and punishments, it is evident that they both play a similar role in the novels, Frankenstein and Prometheus, thus demonstrating how characters can be similar through the way they deal with personal struggle, whether they decide to fight back or carelessly be trampled on. Victor Frankenstein’s role in Frankenstein makes him seem overpowered by his own capabilities, which essentially leads to his demise, but rather he is a strong individual who suffers in silence. Prometheus plays the role of a punished immortal whom cannot catch a break for the good he has done. Therefore, Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, could be considered “The Modern Prometheus” because of the similarities between Prometheus
Catherine’s marriage to Edgar Linton is a turning point. Normally, it must be a marriage of happy ending, however, it represents the repression of Heathcliff and makes him an embedded of revenge. He becomes an outcome of everything he has encountered. People which are not abondend by social conventions are always shown as monsters ,as for instance, In Marry Shelley’s Frankenstein, the inability of the monster to unite with his creator makes him a threaten to humanity.
In Frankenstein, there is a question of what it means to be fully human. Not in an anatomical form, but in an emotional and psychological way. In Frankenstein there is a definite point in which both victor and the monster cease to be human and become instead the animals both believe the other to be. Shelley tries to portray how allowing oneself to be governed by their emotions will destroy one’s life, and the lives of others, at a fundamental state.
Margaret brought her stretching to an abrupt pause, upon becoming aware of another’s presence, as both of her hands were held at high noon. She slowly turned her head in a seemingly fearful manner, as if she was in anticipation of another’s arrival, while simultaneously and slowly lowering her arms to their original clasped position about her kneecaps. I cautiously, yet satirically, raised my hands so that they were level with my chest, where my palms flashed towards Margaret, to grant her acknowledgement of who I was and to let her know that I didn’t mean any harm, almost as if she was some sort of feral creature. She released a deep sigh upon registering whom I was, of which I returned with subtle laughter, as I continued towards her before
The Gothic Novel is considered as an appearance of the late 18th and early 19th century, culminating in Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, first published in 1818. Ideas of that time period surfaced in fictional prose and thus influenced the Gothic Revival at the end of the century, including works such as Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1887) as well as Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890). The conception of duality in fictional prose has been a repetitive motif throughout literary history. This double may manifest in form of evil doppelgängers and hence, it reveals the shadow selves of the human kind.
Frankenstein In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, a conflict as old as life itself emerges as the story progresses; parent versus posterity in a struggle for reconciliation. Victor Frankenstein and his creation become tied up in a constant battle as the creation seeks his origins, finding a horrifying truth; the creator had abandoned the creation. This central conflict derives from the creation of the creature, inability of Frankenstein to appreciate his creation, and the creation’s need for a parental figure. The conflict addresses themes of the book such as human desires for prestige, acceptance, and the intimacy of a relationship with one’s creator.