These two different sides of the same person are in conflict, as Ambrosio necessarily has to maintain his appearance of integrity, but, at the same time, his sexually obsessed doppelgänger fights to come out. There is no possibility for a balance: his “masculine urges” do not appear normally, like in every man, but provide “the medium for the violent assertion of his individual will, which ultimately expresses itself in murder, rape, and incest” (Lewis 1973: viii-ix). Like the protagonists of Frankenstein and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Ambrosio loses control over his own double. In order to achieve his goal, namely his seduction of Antonia, he accepts the Devil’s help, kills Elvira, rapes and stabs Antonia. Although his good side has not disappeared, it becomes clear that it is too late to return to be the same person he was before knowing Matilda.
Studying character within a form of literature includes looking at character development, characteristics, and how these lend themselves to the relationships amongst the characters. In Frankenstein, Victor and his creation have a rough relationship right from the beginning. Victor is hostile to the creature from the moment he first sees him alive. Victor and several other people the creature encounters make the assumption that the creature has an awful personality because of his his concerning physical features. If Victor had been willing to give the creature a chance, there is a large possibility that he would never have killed a young boy, Elizabeth, or sought to get revenge on Victor.
Since they both grew up in similar settings, they react similarly to different situations. Throughout the novel Victor and the Monster come across many relatable situations that they are forced to overcome. Victor Frankenstein had a very happy childhood, and he describes his parents as being “possessed by the very creature of kindness and indulgence”. Although Victor had a very happy childhood, these characteristics do not seem like the foundation of good moral character. Similarly Victor’s monster was not raised with the foundation of a good moral character.
Mercutio’s impact upon fate is displayed through Romeo’s participation of the party, because it was destiny that brought Romeo and Juliet together. This never would have happened, though, without Mercutio’s urging. Others may claim that Romeo would have gone to this masquerade no matter Mercutio’s perseverance, to see his love, Rosaline. The flaw in this reasoning is that Romeo’s dream foretold an evil omen, and without insistence, he would have trusted his instincts, and not have went. So, Romeo’s fateful encounter with Juliet was a result of Mercutio’s
When Mercutio and Benvolio are trying to find Romeo, Mercutio attempts to provoke him into coming back by stating, “I conjure thee by Rosaline’s bright eyes,/ By her high forehead and her scarlet lip,/ By her fine foot, straight leg and quivering thigh/ And the demesnes that there adjacent lie,”(Shakespeare, 2.1._-_.) The use of sexual implications give the scene more comic potential as it makes a nice contrast to the rapidly moving tragic potential of Romeo’s love. Mercutio attempts to goad Romeo by using images of Rosaline’s body. Mercutio is the a person that is able to prevent Romeo from tragic love as he has a different viewpoint on love and is the masculine comic potential. Knowing this, if Mercutio is able to stay by Romeo’s side, the potential of tragic love could be
In mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” the morally ambiguous Victor Frankenstein plays a pivotal role that contributes to the meaning of the work as a whole- the allure of power. The moral ambiguity of the central character Victor Frankenstein is present throughout the text due to the mercurial nature of his morals and selfish tendencies. At the start of the novel victor Frankenstein is presented as an ambitious, mad scientist, in pursuit of his life goal- to create a being by giving life to an inanimate body. Following his success are a mix of oddly contradicting emotions. Victor deprived himself of the basic necessities of life and wholly devoted himself towards this accomplishment.
During the 19th century, the use of Dark Romantic writing became a prominent style in Europe. Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, illustrates a horrific story of a scientist’s journey to creating life from the dead. The pursuit for knowledge causes certain characters’, such as Victor Frankenstein and Robert Walton, to explore the depths of the unknown,without paying attention to the consequences that lie ahead. Because of the constant desire to obtain recognition for one’s work, it causes Victor Frankenstein and Robert Walton to become isolated from the real world, and ultimately make themselves and the people around them suffer. Being raised in the mountains of Geneva, Victor Frankenstein’s upbringing depicts the early learning of knowledge.
Through the eyes of the monster, Viktor Frankenstein is seen as a God. Viktor is the one who delivered him the gift of life and provided him the freedom to live. The problem between the creation and creator arises when Viktor becomes fearful of his creation and refuses to help his monster navigate the complicated path of life. Viktor feels the monster is simply no longer his problem and allows his monster to experience emotions such as pain, isolation, and neglect all on his own without guidance. The common theme portrayed throughout Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein is without proper guidance and a stable sense of acceptance one is destined to live a life of despair and resentment towards those who did not accept him.
Now educated and able to speak, he feels that the family he has been watching should accept him as a friend (Shelley 114). Isolation during the making of the monsters 53 and 162 Less evident and arguably more significant is Frankenstein’s isolation due to his guilt. Frankenstein feels that he can not tell anyone about the monster he has created because of the horrible things that the monster has done. The way that Frankenstein interacts with the people closest to him shows how he withdraws from them to isolate himself after the monster is created. One example of this is conveyed when Frankenstein and his friend, Henry Clerval, go on a trip.
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was her way of protesting scientific advancement in her time. She saw science advancing at a violent rate and didn’t know when people would stop and think about where it could conclude. Her way of expressing her frustration with the people of her time was through the book Frankenstein. She portrays Victor Frankenstein as society, being too focused on the product to really see the result of their actions. In the beginning of the book Victor Frankenstein is so focused on being the first to reanimate life, he didn’t stop to ask if he should be trying to play God.