For people without these special individuals they search vigorously to obtain them. In Frankenstein, the monster looks at the cottagers as his protectors and friends, even though they did not know of his existence. The feelings The Monster felt were clearly expressed in this passage which says “ I looked upon them as superior beings… I formed in my imagination… pictures of presenting myself… I imagined that they would be be disgusted, until, by my gentle demeanour… I should win their favour and afterwards their love” (Shelley, 103). This text exemplifies the fact that although the family does not acknowledge the Monster, he still looks up to them and hopes that one day they will become acquainted. The novel Misery shares resemblance in their situations.
Both are constantly punished by both nature and society for being what and who they are. This novel seems to constantly give examples of why uniqueness and individualism is bad, and that you are punished if you do not oppress it. Victor, from the very beginning of the book, was a little odd. He was interested in the old sciences that nobody thought relevant anymore. His father told him it was a waste of time.
Frankenstein and his monster do seem to be very similar, like a father and a son. Technically, they could be considered as such since Frankenstein is his creator. Even without that reasoning, it is clear that they share similarities. I consider them to be alike because they are both dramatic with violent tempers, they are obsessive, and they can be unreasonable. I disagree that they share the exact same personality, though.
After reading the book Paradise Lost, the monster thinks of its own situation and states the following: But I was wretched, helpless, and alone. Many times I considered Satan as the fitter emblem of my condition, for often, like him, when I viewed the bliss of my protectors, the bitter gall of envy rose within me (Shelley
With this in mind, isolation and companionship is a very important motif in the story of Frankenstein. Shelley utilizes this theme, in correspondence with the knowledge and ignorance motif, throughout the entire novel which emphasizes the importance of a companion. In the novel whenever a companion is involved there are no problems, until isolation occurs. Hence why when Victor left his creation isolated it resulted in the murders of his loved ones. To clarify, Victor's creation went down a dark path of destruction, even though he learned the difference between right and wrong on his own.
She uses imagery to show the kind of reaction that Frankenstein had on his creation’s awakening and the kind of words he used to describe his very own creation. His description of the creature is used to show how judgemental humans are against other people who are not similar to them though they do not even know the other being. Frankenstein’s foreshadowing of the future with his creation in it, also is used as an example as to how humans discriminate others and assume the worst based on appearances. Shelley’s use of both of these strategies gives the readers a first hand look into how judgemental and discriminating humans can be to those that are slightly or majorly different to them, and it allows the readers to see why this way of being and thinking is not acceptable. Her way of writing her story serves as a lesson to those who read it and as an example about what is wrong with the way Frankenstein judged his own creation and why it is not right to discriminate or isolate another individual or group based on their appearance or any
Montague and Capulet fight too much, and they hate each other. Also they affect other people. For example, When Tybalt and Benvolio meet in the street, Tybalt says “Turn around, Benvolio, and look on your death” (34), and “I hate the word “peace,” as I hate hell, all Montague, and you. Fight, coward”(34). I think, since Tyblat was born, he does not know what
… Am I to be thought the only criminal when all human kind sinned against me?” (Ch.8) and without the acceptance he yearned for, he became bitter and resentful, acting out ruthlessly. The monster was completely misunderstood and at no stage a welcome guest. In spite of his benevolent and kind spirit, he was beaten up and even shot at. No one was willing to attempt to understand him except for Agathe who was blind, but even that was short lived as Felix was quick to attack the creature. Although labelled as a horrifying monster, nothing but his exterior fit this description, until he was discriminated by society.
Theme is a universal truth. Shakespeare took two families’ hate toward each other ending in the death of their children and having this hate affect the entire community to point out in the tragedy in Romeo and Juliet, that hate, in any form, is destructive. For example, bigotry, or hating people who are different, has a profound effect on how we interact and communicate, as well as how laws are written and enforced. The emotion of hate will never have positive endings. That is what Shakespeare was pointing out, that hate, in any form, only leads to waste and destruction.
In the end it truly was the lack of love and care from a mother that initiated the similar feelings of loneliness and anger between both characters. Maybe it was the loneliness that drove both of them to become angry and strive for revenge, as we see Victor and his creation are despite the differences resemble fairly the same traits. Driven by the same desires and goals it feeds the want for pain and want for isolation from one another. Isolated by society, abandoned by their childhood figures, and driven by rage. They are extremely remorse and no one can understand Victor’s reasoning except for Frankenstein, whom of which was created by