The actions of Frankenstein creating this frightening creature, created a wretched outcome, because the creature was overwhelmed with such hate that the creature had killed people whom Victor Frankenstein cared for. The overall moral of this novel is for one to not have any regrets in one's actions, to have a knowledge of your actions and the outcomes of
Blame is assigned to those at fault: It’s easy to just blame the monster for all of the destruction. But it was because of Victor abandoning his creation and running away from his problems what caused the once good and benevolent monster to become vile. Victor was the one who created the monster, his aspirations and thirst for knowledge caused him to make the creation. He was very eccentric, he worked so hard on his creation and became ill and mad. When it didn’t turn out like he had hoped he just ran away.
However, the rejection brought against him by society destroyed his human traits leading him to murdering people. In contrast to the remorse of the monster, Victor feels only disgust when creating the monster rather than remorse. In hact he claimed that the “beauty of the dream vanished” (Shelley 61). This indicates a rather larger ideology within the story; While Victor constantly displays his disgust and hatred towards the monster, he begins to show less remorse as the story progresses. Obviously, the human reaction to creating a monster that would kill people would be remorse.
This quote shows that isolation causes dangerous behavior. Mentally, Frankenstein is damaged, which is evident when he states that he feels no right to share experiences and converse with his family. Secondly, while in isolation, Frankenstein created a monster. The isolation drove him to create this monster because nobody could help him with his decisions, which presented Frankenstein with awful consequences. Indirectly, Frankenstein’s isolation caused physical destruction to his family because it made him ignorant of the repercussions of his creation.
We are made aware of the inequality that the monster previously experiences during his reunion with Frankenstein. Instead of being welcomed in the warmth of open arms, the monster is greeted with much disdain from his own creator. With much animosity, Frankenstein goes on to refer to the monster as, “devil”, “wretch”, “monster”, “daemon” and even a “vile insect” which can further indicate the amount of disgust he holds against the monster, as well as the superiority that he holds over his creation. The monster pleas for Frankenstein to listen to the story of his developmental journey before taking any actions based on assumptions. With much deliberation, Frankenstein agrees to do so.
Chris Baldick argues that not only the creature but Victor himself starts to feel more like Satan than God – with whom he should identify in this instance – as the story progresses in the sense that “he too bears a hell within him”. Thus, the creature’s questions “Who was I? What was I? Whence did I come? What was my destination?” truly underline the entire novel and not only remain unanswered but become increasingly blurry for both the creature and his creator.
In order to protect the view he holds of himself, which stems from his god complex, Victor Frankenstein uses rationalization to shelter himself from the guilt derived from his indirect involvement with the murders of William and Justine. In allowing young Justine to confess to the murder of William, though she is innocent, Frankenstein experiences conflicted emotions. Victor writes that “such a declaration [of who the true criminal was] would have been considered as the ravings of a madman,” (Shelly 86). This rationalization of not telling the truth is because of his inability to take responsibility for his actions. In the same passage, Frankenstein describes the guilt and sadness he feels as “fangs of remorse” (86).
Both creators subjects go awry. Stark and Frankenstein both blame themselves for the creations wrong doings, and want to put an end to their inventions, even though they have yet to begin to understand them. Both of the creatures have a back
In the story Frankenstein by Mary B. Shelley, the creation’s most significant realization thus far in the story is that he is alone and abandoned because of his looks which causes him to feel the emotion of hatred and causes him to do irrational things. The main character, Victor Frankenstein, is a scientist who reanimated the dead. Immediately after seeing his creations horrible countenance, the scientist runs away in fear and the creature grabbed Victor’s clothes and made his way out. With no knowledge of the outside world he seeked refuge from those who attacked him because of his appearance and spied on some cottagers. He soon becomes familiar with the local language and after a few months he learns to read and write.
In some aspects, Frankenstein is similar to The Story of Edgar Sawtelle. In both novels, playing God plays a key role in the storylines and has a significant impact on the characters. In Frankenstein, Victor tries to play God by creating life. However, this action winds up hurting him, since his abandoned creation seeks revenge on him for the injustice he causes in the monster's life. It is clear that Victor can not handle the responsibility of playing God, since shortly after finally creating the monster, “breathless horror and disgust filled my heart” and he is “unable to endure the aspect of the being” he creates.