Analysis Of The Id In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

1186 Words5 Pages
Bringing life to objects is something only God can do. However, what if someone decides to play god using the secret of life. Is the result a scientific miracle, or a dreadful miscalculation? A curious scientist, Victor Frankenstein, gives life to a monster after years of studying about science and alchemy. Scared of his newfound creation, Victor abandons the wild beast into the real world. The monster learns to survive, speak, and adapt. Vowing vengeance towards Victor, the monster continues to eliminate Victor 's family to heal the loss of happiness inside his heart. In the story Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, the Id is represented by the monster while the superego is represented by Victor Frankenstein. Through the continuous thirst for instant gratification, and the everlasting use of instinct, the monster best embodies the ID personality. After a couple of months living in a small hovel, the creation concludes to revealing himself to the blind man residing nearby. As the monster connects with the man, he acquires a sensation of happiness that is long overdue Soon after, Felix and Safie enter the home only to be startled be the demon’s horrid stature. Driving him out of their home, the creature reawakens the vexations buried deep in his bosom. His thoughts are described as “I gave vent to my anguish in fearful howlings. I was like a wild beast that had broken the toils, destroying the objects that obstructed me and ranging through the wood with a staglike swiftness”
Open Document