In a real sense, although Frankenstein does not acknowledge any heavenly creator, he acknowledges his parents for giving birth to him. Contrary to man’s belief that man is made in God’s image, Frankenstein intricates his image in; “my vampire, my spirit let loose from the grave and forced to destroy all that was dear to me” (Shelley 57). Frankestine notes that he finds nothing blamable in all his part. In essence, he tries to justify his action of-of creating a creature which is beyond his control and is killing people. On the other hand, is referred as a criminal make the beast unhappy since it holds that all humans have wronged
Playing with emotions can have negative impacts on people and can cause them to retaliate which was the case with the creature. He experienced the destruction of his future companion first hand, which affected him emotionally. Because he was in shock, he reacted to this situation by telling Frankenstein that “[He] will be with [Frankenstein] on [his] wedding night” (123). Frankenstein interpreted this to be that the creature would kill him on his
Satan is so hubris that he believes his following of angels and him can “repossess their native seat” (Milton I. 634). All of his actions can be traced back to the tragic flaw of retaliation by showing that Satan is a character filled with disobedience. Satan has a strong personality, and uses his ambition, excessive pride, and revenge in a way that provokes his fall from
However, like Adam, he feels shunned by his creator, although he strives to be good. The reader can notice how Frankenstein displays many emotions: vengeance, love, compassion, and rejection, which a monster or animal could never have the capacity to feel or recognize. The creature can identify what pain is, by observing the cottagers, “They were not entirely happy. The young man and his companion often went apart and appeared to weep. I saw no cause for their unhappiness; but I was deeply affected by it.
Satan as a Hero Satan is often depicted as the ultimate antagonist, the undisputed enemy of mankind, however John Milton tells a different story in Paradise Lost where Satan is not exactly the hero but not the villain either. While the story is ostensibly about the original sin and the fall of man, Milton focuses mostly on Satan and his role in the story, making him the protagonist. Reversing the traditional perspective of good and evil, Milton’s Satan possesses many of the characteristics of a hero; superhuman skill, guile, and a divine origin, but is motivated by selfish intentions, lacks any moral compass, and is prone to hubris. Satan can thus be classified as the tragic antihero of Paradise Lost. In the opening lines of Paradise Lost
These dark thoughts breed into deadly cruelty. As a result of his anger and loneliness, the Creature vows to seek revenge on the person who cursed him with his miserable existence, Victor Frankenstein. The Creature’s first of many victims, Victor’s younger brother, is killed after he insults the Creature by calling him an “ugly wretch… monster” (123). The Creature’s murder of William symbolizes the Creature’s descent to darkness, as his anger externalizes for the first time and he commits an act of violence out of uncontrollable rage. The Creature also realizes that the best way to gain revenge on Victor is to hurt those who Victor love, a twisted revelation stemming from the Creature's own limited experiences with companionship.
believed it to be an intuitive discernment; a quick but never-failing power of judgment." (marry shelly pg. 30). On the other hand, victor character is perceived by the monster through his view of Victor as a cold creator and an unloving abandoner. Comparing Victor to God and himself to Adam, the monster says, "Many times I have considered Satan as the fitter emblem of my condition" (Marry Shelley pg.
In the myth of Prometheus, he creates man and steals the gift of fire to give to humanity. His punishment is eternal torture, having his liver eaten and regrown every night. Much like Prometheus, Viktor creates a ‘monster’ only for it to destroy him. The major similarity between Viktor and Prometheus is the consequences they dealt with after the making of their creations. Despite the thrill they got from creating life, both faced the harsh consequences of rebirth and were ripped away from their irrevocable attachment to creation.
Since God had punished them by their exile to Hell, Satan takes advantage of this situation. He evaluated the hand he was dealt with and formulated a plan with Beelzebub. They vowed to that “to do ill” would be their “soul delight”. Whatever good and pure actions of God would follow, Satan and his legion of angels would “pervert that end”. This speech and resolution of Satan is the point of contention with various critics about whether or not Satan is truly a hero.
He is an abortion and an anomaly in society and his existence is extremely monstrous. It was very uncommon for the monster to exist in the world because no one would think Frankenstein's experiment was possible (“Mary”). Since the monster gained a personality and a sense of feeling, he expresses his feelings through actions and other influences. “Treat a person ill, and he will become wicked...divide him, a social being, from society, and you impose upon him the irresistible obligations- malevolence and selfishness” (“Mary” 27). If you treat someone badly, they will become the person you made them to be.