Lastly, there is the ego, the balance between the id and superego. The ego represents reality. Focusing on Victor Frankenstein and the monster he created, one can better understand their personalities by examining the three parts of their subconscious; and determining parallels between the two characters. Victor Frankenstein’s id is shown primarily at the beginning of the novel; he creates the monster because he wants to and he doesn’t consider the repercussions that would follow. The id is known as the “inner child,” there is no sense of consciousness when you’re satisfying the id. One whose id is superior simply does what they want to do.
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.
After analyzing Victor Frankenstein and his creation, it obvious that they both have an unbalanced subconscious. At the start of the novel, Frankenstein’s id was more prominent, and after he realized what he’d created, his superego took over with his sense of guilt. The creature on the other hand, primarily follows his id, and doesn’t feel guilty of what he’s done. Despite their hatred for one another, Frankenstein and the monster are very much the same. The monster is a product of Frankenstein; “Creator and created” (Hennessy).
What differentiates man from monster? The physical being or the heart and soul? In the case of the novel Frankenstein, the author Mary Shelley appears to be promoting that it is in fact the heart and soul that is distinguishable between the two. Shelly offers much insight on the reactions of society and tells the reader that judgement is not always the truth. The creature originally stands as a mental and physical being with feelings and good intentions whether for himself or for others.
In many occurrences, Victor Frankenstein’s creature never intends harm and solely seeks companionship and compassion in return. However, he is met with instantaneous disdain due to his physical features. As he appeals to Victor for the creation of a companion to end his misery of solitude, “[Victor] compassionated him, and sometimes felt the wish to console [the creature]; but when [he] looked upon him…[Victor’s] feelings were altered to those of horror and hatred” (121). Victor is unable to completely sympathize with the creature due to his ugly nature. While the creature attempts to plea for compassion and kindness, Victor reverts to his instinct and shuts down the creature’s request.
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 monster explains that he has worked hard to try to break the communication barrier with humans. He attains social skills that are similar to those of his human counterparts and is able to adequately communicate when speaking to a blind man, however, when the monster communicates with people that are not blind, they can only see his flaws in his appearance and are afraid of this monster. The monster is unable to conform to society and is prevented from being accepted by his peers. Conversely, Eliza is able to conform to society and is accepted by most of her peers: “I shall always be a flower girl to Professor Higgins, because he always
In the same way that Victor changes his mind to suit his convenience, he can believe at once that a person has wronged him, at least when it is a person he detests, such as his creation. Such are the qualities of a man who, though monstrous, is not a monster in nature, unlike his
Overall, people need to stop judging others by how they are on the outside, and instead, give them a chance to be your friend. If society did not disapprove of the monster, then they would have been amazed of the outcome. The monster wasn’t always a horrible being. If more people can take the time to actually befriend or even just talk to someone that is “different,” then we can live in a world without differences. If society can realize that some individuals had a difficult life or even a miserable one, then they might be able to understand what they had to go through and the pain they had to endure to get to where they are
Vitalists would argue, the creature struggles to find his sacred identity of being an
A character who undergoes an important inner change, as a change in personality or attitude: The creature is a dynamic character. As he changes into a bad person from a good person to bad person. In the beginning of the novel, the creature is very kind to everyone. For example: He helps a girl from drowning in the river, He enters a village and hides in the hovel outside the house of a group of peasants of whom he grows fond.
When Society has the power to create, the creation is given the power to destroy through the choices of the men who want to gain from it. In the book, Frankenstein, society pushes and pulls at the emotions and opinions of the people who allow it to. From society telling victor what science he should be doing, to the judgement of the Creature only upon is looks and the incorrect persecution of Justine through evidence proving who killed William. The only real monster is society through its corrupted, imperiousness power over the people.
In the novel, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, the theme is on how family, society, and isolation affects him. Throughout the novel the monster is constantly founded upon because of his deformation. The villagers, Felix, Victor, and several other would not give him a chance to prove to them he is not what he appears to be. The themes of family, society and isolation have to do with the monster wanted a family, the society treating him differently based on his appearance and the creature isolating himself from the world due to the reactions humankind gives him. To begin with, family is a huge part in the novel, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley because the creature strives for a true family.
Frankenstein Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, is a novel that incorporates religious morals, scientific perspectives and political ideologies in a way that no other horror novel can. Whether it be paganist allusions reflecting morals from Paradise Lost; the cycle of the creator and the condemnations of his creation. Or the correlations with The Myth of Prometheus; the creator being punished for his creation. This remarkable piece intrudes the reader's mind with concepts like: alchemy, chemistry and electricity. The novel’s main character Victor decides to bring back the dead and create a creature of his own.