With the help of Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne to help define and inveterate the gothic elements, they’ve became two of the most significant writers known to gothic literature. Their sense of dark romance and horrendous stories has categorized the different types of gothic elements used today. Poe used the more unbalanced thoughts of the human mind to elaborate his stories. He showed readers the subconscious, psyche part of the brain that is more unfavorable to compromise. As for Nathaniel Hawthorne, his style individualized his morals and religious beliefs from self-conscious aspect.
To fit in the role of a tragic hero the character must show heroic actions, have a flaw, have an increase in knowledge, and the audience must have sympathy for them. Many novels include a tragic hero further the plot of the novel or the play. Many tragic heroes do not only have a heroic characteristics, but they can also have villainous characteristics based on what the character considers as heroic. In Mary Shelley’s gothic novel Frankenstein, Shelley illustrates the theme of appearances vs. reality to embody the tragic hero in the creature. Through the use of chaotic imagery, fluid characterization, and critical diction, Shelley comments on how society rejects others based on their appearance therefore themselves creating the monster.
Revenge There's different type of theme in the story Frankenstein such as revenge, family, romanticism and nature but in this essay it's going to just imply revenge. In this story, Frankenstein is the protagonist from the story and he creates a monster without thinking of the consequences. Victor becomes lost in his studies, he removes himself from human society and that's where he loses sight on what's his crating. Knowledge at that time took over Frankenstein's mind because he wasn't thinking much in what he was creating until he was done with the monster. Frankenstein created the monster for the reason on how a lightning struck the tree and he believed he could of tried anything with the same technique, he also got stuck on nature science.
In the book Frankenstein, Victor messed up and his fate was decided when he chose to abandon his creation instead of raising it like it was his own child, even if the monster was around 8 feet tall and had super human strength and speed. What could he have done differently? He could have properly learned to be a father as the monster learns about the real world. Victor could have been his guide in life and education. Victor rejected the monster for his appearance, “Oh!
In the biblical story of Adam and Eve, one of the reasons God made Eve was so that Adam was not lonely. Since Victor does not create an “Eve” for the monster, it marks a turning point for the novel and increases the monsters craving for a companionship, which Victor has refused to give him. Once Victor destroys “Eve” for good, the monster goes on a frenzy and decides to rebel against Victor. The monster seeks vengeance and decided to want to destroy Victor’s family, as Victor did so to the monsters. The monster strangles William to death and made it look like Justine did it by framing her and putting William’s locket in her dress.
The gothic period in American history was full of dark themes that reflected the response that romanticism had on individualist literature. Instead of viewing individuals with hope, gothic’s looked at individuals with the potential of evil. This was the source of the macabre styles like fear, greed, and betrayal that came to define the gothic era. One of the defining authors of the era was Edgar Allan Poe who wrote the story Masque of the Red Death with many of the themes of the gothic era in mind. In particular, the story is primarily centered around death and our inability to escape it.
After this epiphany, Victor tries to take more responsibility for the creature’s actions, to the point, that he eventually becomes intent on destroying his own creation. Shelley, thus takes a stand on the importance of responsibility, by showing her reader the consequences of irresponsibility. The third issue, the question of “playing God” encompasses both moral and scientific issues. When Victor creates life, he crosses a line scientifically. No man has ever created life where none existed.
Rochat believes benevolent support, in particular from parents, is crucial for a child to master self-awareness because it is through the eyes of others that it begins perceiving itself. The physical presence of others’ in a child’s life is critical for actualizing its existence. The Monster in Frankenstein is deprived of this fundamental support from the beginning of its life because Victor abandons him. The Monster is unable to distinguish between various feelings of sensations, as he says, “… a strange multiplicity of sensations seized me, and I saw, felt, heard, and smelt at the same time…” (Shelley 118). The other people abhorred him at his very first sight.
In Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, it scrutinizes the punishments when a man creates life, and plays the role of God. Victor Frankenstein, is at fault for the creature’s actions. Victor was looking for some honor and triumph, but when he accomplished his experiment, not only did it bring terror to Victor, but to the whole world. The monster never learned right from wrong and was never raised correctly, his first moment of life, all he experienced was the fear in Victor's emotion, and was abandoned right from the start. Victor selfishly isolated himself from society and ran away from his responsibilities which caused destruction to the people Victor cared for and loved deeply.
The upper class of Europeans actually initiated a revolution to protest the logic of the eighteenth century and instead spent their time on the development of the future as the primary aspects of life. Their strong resistance to technology and industry, and instead an attraction with nature, which was often revealed through means of literature or art, gave them the title of romantics. In her article, “Elements of Romanticism in Frankenstein,” Nicole Smith describes Mary Shelley as a “ contemporary of the romantic poets” (Smith). In effect, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, which was a focal point of literature during that time period, critiques the intense uses of science and technology advancements through tactics of an evil monster, which although was a scientific fascination, validates to be a disorderly extortion, making life for civilization desolate. In her novel, Shelley illustrates the destructive effects science can have when taken past its initial purposes, which overall illuminates rather exactly the views of