His relatives are killed one by one. Blocked by his ego, the Doctor does not take action to stop the rampage, and his family pays for his mistake. Both Victor and Frankenstein seem to be completely unrelated and dissimilar, but the two foes have a lot in common. They are both antagonists, and have varying degrees of evil. In some respects, they complete each other.
As stated earlier, Frankenstein and his monster are not completely alike. For example, Frankenstein wanted to play God. He wanted to breach the boundaries of life and death. The monster did not care about anything like that. All he wanted was companionship and someone to love that would love him back.
the outcast in frankenstein) good example of the creature’s intelligence and eloquence was that he was pointing out that even the worst of men are allowed to defend themselves before judgment is passed. The creature has the ability to speak in his own defense, but is not given the chance. He is not accepted as a human and therefore is not given the right to defend himself. The creature also points out that while Victor has labeled him a murderer, Victor does not see a crime in killing the creature. The creature’s rejection in the novel is due to the nature of his being.
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.
Many people think he only wants to haunt his creator and make him suffer. However, the creature is only a product of terrible circumstances. The creature’s creator, Victor, obsessed over science and still struck with grief over his mother 's death, wanted to give life to the dead. However, his obsession clouded his thoughts, leading him to overlook the possible scenarios he could find himself in. He only thought of all "wonderful" things he would be doing for the world.
The monster learned of his creator’s humanity and became the physical embodiments of man’s sins; greed, envy, anger, lust, and pride. In the beginnning of the novel the monster was like an innocent child, but as the novel progressed, the monster mentally transitioned into manhood and adopted many of man’s sins without a God-like Victor to guide him.
However, Victors reckless and unthoughtful actions pushes the monster into a state of rage and hatred that overrides his ability to stop from exacting revenge on Victor. Victor initially creates the monster thinking that it will be an amazing creature, built from the best human body parts Victor could procure. After he views the outcome of his work he is repulsed by it and abandons it, hoping that it would cease to exist. Not only did the monster survive, but it learned to speak, write, and read. After reading the book Paradise Lost, the monster thinks of its own situation and states the following: But I was wretched, helpless, and alone.
The monster hope is to have a friend and not to be judge by his appearance. He wants to be able to be happy and live in peace, so if victor made him, he can make another one. Given these points, Frankenstein provides an ideal escape for ambition. The desire causes many feelings for the characters and they do outrageous things to achieve it. The examples are Victor studying, which causes him to become blind and create the monster, Walton wants a friend to express himself, and the monster also wants a friend and wants to fit in without being judged for his appearance.
Those causing the mistreatments were acting in fear. In the novel, Victor Frankenstein allows this fear to spread across the town and terrorize people. His concern was not on what may happen if things did not go the way he planned them. He was selfish in his eagerness to achieve something that was not accessible to mankind. In the novel, Victor states, “ His limbs were in proportion, and I had selected his features as beautiful.
Ambition is what drives one to achieve their goal; this can ultimately cause a result that is beneficial or disastrous. In Mary Shelly’s, Frankenstein, it is Victor’s stubborn mindset that drives him insane to the point where he eventually lands himself in his grave. It originally starts when Victor becomes ambitious to search for knowledge so that he could go against nature and create a manmade creature to attain fame. The fact that Victor did not think of the consequences leads him to suffer the aftermath. In the end, nothing was gained out of searching for knowledge as Victor and the monster die from suffering from one another.