Frankenstein addresses the importance of human relationships in people 's lives through the development of Frankenstein and the Monster. Like a mother, Victor brings a new life into the world, technically making him the father of this creature whose appearance scares him away from showing any needed paternal affection. When a child is growing up, they are in desperate need for the emotional attention and nurturing experienced in maternal reverie, and the monster seeks for that attention from Victor. Despite psychoanalytic suggestions of the mother as the dominant force in child development, the Monster needed
Victor realizes what he is doing is out of arrogance and stops the creation of the monster. The creature does not like Victor’s decision of ending the creation of the second creature, so he decides to commit one last crime. Due to the act of the monster he causes Victor pain. He killed Elizabeth, the only person he loved. Victor was unhappy due to many deaths that were committed by the monster.
Comparison can be made between Ahab and the monster in Frankenstein on the basis of revenge that the monster wanted to take from Victor. Victor lost all the power over his creation when the monster killed William. Frankenstein immediately felt responsible for the crime because he never made his creation to go around and kill people. After destroying the work of second creature, the monster threaten Victor saying that, “Remember that I have power; you believe yourself miserable, but I can make you so wretched that the light of day will be hateful to you. You are my creator, but I am your master;—obey!” (Shelly, 192).
My parents were possessed by the very spirit of kindness and indulgence.” However, he does fall to a low level because of his bad character. He feels like a low person because the monster he created hurt many people. Because of these events, Frankenstein can easily be seen as a tragic hero. Clearly, there are many opinions on if Frankenstein is a hero or a monster. Many people think he is a monster because of the fact that he created a monster.
Have you ever judged a person by how they look? Or Ran away from your problem but they seem to come back and haunt you? Well in the book Gris Grimly 's Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein had created a creature so horrible looking that he ran away from it. Everyone believed that he wasn’t a human being, but I believe that everything he 's done was the most humane thing he could have done. The creature was a kind and "benevolent soul" that cared for everyone until he would be turned away from humanity all because he looked different.
The flaws can affect the plot in negative and both positive ways. For instance, Doctor Frankenstein’s flaw caused all his problems in the book, but in stories like The Most Important Day by Helen Keller, her flaw caused all the good things to happen to her. Although in both stories the main characters had a grand realization. Doctor Frankenstein realized that he doesn’t want to be godlike anymore. Helen Keller’s realization was that life is beautiful, and this quote affirms that, “ It would have been difficult to find a happier child than I was as I lay in my crib at the close of that eventful day and lived over the joys it had brought me, and for the first time longed for a new day to come” (Keller 84-85).
In pursuit of his own journey toward justice, the monster’s killing of Victor’s loved ones embodies his goal of personal justice through the destruction of Victor’s life. While creating the female monster, Victor’s questioning of the true outcome powers his urge to seek justice through destroying his creation. Despite threats from the monster, Frankenstein’s decision to destroy it expresses him learning from his prior mistakes, regardless of the consequences that result. Although the monster states, “I shall be with you on your wedding night,(Shelley,123).” Victor cannot forgive himself for the horror he unleashed on the world and instead sees his actions as a sacrifice to prevent a repetition of the terror the monster has wreaked. After Elizabeth’s death, this feeling of justice remains in Victor, as his willingness to die in order to kill the monster becomes his only sense of purpose.
Victor Frankenstein, the DeLacey family, and the father and daughter he meets throughout his journey do not accept him. Why? Because society always judges one thing: appearance. First, Victor Frankenstein. When Victor created the monster, he wanted to do what his professor told him to do.
After chasing the Monster to the North Pole, Frankenstein is rescued from near-death by Walton's crew members. Frankenstein begins his story by issuing a warning about the path that Walton is on; "I do not know that the relation of my disasters will be useful to you; yet, when I reflect that you are pursuing the same course, exposing yourself to the same dangers which have rendered me what I am." P 15. Frankenstein seems to indicate that he has controlled his ego and is trying to warn Walton not to follow the same path as himself. Frankenstein appears to genuinely care for someone besides himself without weighing where it is beneficial for himself or not, which is the first time that he has done so in the novel.
“I was seized by remorse and the sense of guilt, which hurried me away to hell of intense tortures such as no language can describe.” (Frankenstein 101) Frankenstein is a novel written by Mary Shelley. This quote was said by Victor Frankenstein explaining how he felt about Justine’s trial after the death of William. Once Justine’s trial ended in her death, Victor became very guilty because he knew that this all started because of his passion and ignorance that led to the creation of his dream. His guilt made him flee from his family and separate himself from society. While on his expedition he ran into his creation which made him seem more monster than human.
All the monster wanted was company, but because he feels alone. He tries to make friends with the people, but every time someone saw him, they would scream and run away from him. When he talks to Frankenstein, he tells him “I am alone and miserable: man will not associate with me.” The monster first kills Victor 's little brother because he is mad at Victor for creating him the way he is. Later on Justine is accused of a killing victor’s brother and she didn’t do it so she goes through a trial and they decide to kill her. At the end the monster kills Victor’s wife named Elizabeth because he is angry that victor wouldn’t create a companion for him.
Victor then realizes that creating a woman for the monster would possibly end human existence. Once he completes it he then rips it apart so the monstrosity will not spread. This causes the monster to be lonely, and become angry. When Dr. Frankenstein creates life from a monstrosity of parts he abandons it in disgust that he had the nerve to give an inanimate object life. From the
This is reinforced by the rhetorical question that serves to convince Walton that the Monster hated having to turn to violence. In both situations, a friendly and accepting hand could have led both monsters to happiness and kindness, but the lack thereof sparked the violence. Grendel and the Monster from their respective works, Gardner’s Grendel and Shelley’s Frankenstein, find themselves with no companionship, nobody to share in their joys or sorrows, which leads to violence being taken out on those who rejected them; if those victims had initially accepted and loved Grendel and the Monster, this would not have
Victor travels to a small island to begin his research in order to create a female for the creature. Eventually, Victor fears that the creature will reproduce with his new mate infesting the world. Therefore , he destroys the new creature before he finishes stating that “Even if they were to leave Europe, and inhabit the deserts of the new world, yet one of the first results of those sympathies for which the daemon thirsted would be children, and a race of devils would be propagated upon the earth” trying to justify his actions. Even though, the creature promised that he will stop his crimes(Curran). Victor’s actions just makes the creature more miserable and resentful.
Victor’s thoughts after bringing the monster to life were, “A mummy again endued with animation could not be so hideous as that wretch. I had gazed on him while unfinished, he was ugly then… it became such a thing such as even Dante could not have conceived”(81-83). The outcome of his creation turned out to be nothing like Frankenstein expected so therefore he kept away from the monster. Although the curiosity and eagerness of scientists spark the technology we have today, greed and power can change technology into harmful weapons. While genetic engineering can benefit the human race, it could also potentially wipe out the entire human race.