Throughout the years, psychologists have proposed many theories to explain or justify human behavior. Sometimes they justify the things people do by genetic predisposition or “human nature”. But the true explanation of human behavior is life. Aside from mental illness, everyone’s actions can be explained by the interactions they see and the interactions they have, for human behavior is only observable in a social context. Comparatively, the monster’s actions in the book directly result from the things he has seen and the interactions he has had.
Victor Frankenstein is a wealthy scientist who seeks to create new life. Through the use of severed body parts and Galvanism he creates a new being and is immediately repulsed by his own creation. He quickly abandons this monster leading him to much trouble in the future When Frankenstein's monster learns of his creators abuse, he quickly becomes angered with his own existence and the actions of his creator. The monster begins to take out his vengeance upon humans that he encounters. But the responsibility rests within his creator.
Wes Flaa Mrs. Phillips History 11/30/15 Historical Influence on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein In 1816, the classic novel Frankenstein, was written by Mary Shelley after a dream that inspired the tale. The themes in the story are reflective of the time period in which she lived.
In Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein spends two whole years toiling to create a being which is comprised of the body parts of various dead corpses, for the purposes of science. Finally, he creates the “monster”, who commits a multitude of crimes, resulting in the deaths of many innocent people. These horrific murders raise many questions concerning who is to be held accountable. Victor walked away from the situation he created instead of facing his actions. If he had chosen to stay this could have prevented the heinous crimes committed by the monster as a result of Victor’s mental and emotional Neglect.
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.
A Human Monster Although humans are similar to other mammals around the world, the thing that most elevates them above these other creatures is human nature. Human nature is something that we all understand and experience, but is difficult to truly define. Our human nature is essentially centered around our want for social interaction, capacity for emotions, creative and higher level of thinking.
Duality is shown in Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, a gothic tale of a scientist whom looks to advance the life-giving qualities of mother nature. Through this novel, Shelley proves that good and evil in human nature is not always simple to define, and that everyone has both of these qualities within them. The duality of human nature is shown through the characters of Victor Frankenstein and his monster, who are both heroes in the novel while simultaneously displaying anti-hero qualities. Shelley forces the reader to sympathize with them both but also creates gruesome ideas of the two. Frankenstein’s creature places himself in a submissive position when he begs his creator to have mercy on him and asking the creator to “create a female for [him] with whom [he] can live in the interchange of those sympathies necessary for [his] being.”
Shelley’s Frankenstein is often regarded as one of the greatest and most influential novels of all time. Many have dubbed it as a classic. When Dr. Frankenstein finally completed his experiment and the “creature” was born, he prejudged it as a monster. In Hollywood’s version of the book the creature is portrayed as a evil, ugly monster. Though anyone who's read the novel knows that the true evil monster is Dr.Frankenstein and Society.
The novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is a science fiction story about a creature created from non-living matter, by a young scientist, Victor Frankenstein. The conflict between society and Frankenstein’s creature is largely perpetuated by a split between those considered attractive, and those who are not. The conflict and language use in Frankenstein demonstrate that most of society judges others based on their physical appearance, which leads to excluding those who fall outside the accepted definition of beauty and sometimes life-threatening consequences for both groups. Frankenstein and his parents demonstrate that they also fall victim to the habit of judging others initially based off of their appearance. The Frankenstein parents first
The monster’s soul, designed to be human-like, corrupts as his acts of kindness are treated with hate and malice. In Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, the monster causes suffering and harm to others due to the injustice and harm inflicted upon the monster’s well intentioned actions. Since the monster’s creation, he isn’t guided through what is right or wrong, and his appearances prevent him from establishing rapport with other humans. When the monster tells Victor about his first feelings upon being created, he states “I saw, felt, heard, and smelt at the same time; and it was, indeed, a long time before I learned to distinguish between the operations of my various senses” (Shelley 70). The monster is similar to a child since