In Frankenstein, Shelley presents two characters who represent the different sides of the same character. The monster was a clear reflection of his creator because; they had the same development, same pain and suffering, and were recluses. Victor and the monster did not physically resemble each other, but they had the same personality and traits, therefore,
Charlie suffers during the peak of his wisdom when he reaches the point where, “I find that I don’t communicate with people much anymore...I am alone in my apartment at Mrs. Flynn’s boardinghouse most of the time and seldom speak to anyone” (Keys 298). His newfound brilliance isolates him from society as others come to fear him, similar to the treatment of Frankenstein’s monster. Although he reaches his goal of increased IQ, the differences between him and others prove to be not ideal as he no longer can experience human compassion. Charlie hopes to find happiness through knowledge yet comes to realize, “This intelligence has driven a wedge between me and all the people I once knew and loved” (Keys 297). The scientists’ attempt to play god and mess with the forces of nature make things worse in the long run for everyone involved, as they did not consider the actual dangers but only their own glory.
“Unable to endure the aspect of the being I had created, I rushed out out of the room and continued a long time traversing my bedchamber, unable to compose my mind to sleep”(47). He spent two years creating this creature just to run from it when it was done. He was too blinded by desire to see what his creation truly was, and when he realized what he had done, he could barely handle it. He, subconsciously, was probably more scared of himself than of what he created. Victor also allows Justine to die for the murder of his younger brother because he’s afraid of what people will think.
10)Victor’s dismay for the monster doesn’t mean he shouldn’t take responsibility and take care of his creation. 11) Victor spent plenty of time on the creature and the monster, larger and stronger than Victor petrified Victor which caused him to enter a state of illness caused by fear. 12) A person who lacks an identity such as Victor attempted to create a life which resulted in a hurried project and a scary creature. 13) Since Victor played God in the creation of the monster the monster had the right to despise Victor. (Shelley) 14) Since Victor denies the monster social acceptance, the monster is left to self educate himself which leads to isolation issues which cause violence.
“Whosoever is delighted in solitude, is either a wild beast or a god” (Aristotle). Romantic period writer and author, Mary Shelley, depicts two characters in her soft science fiction novel, Frankenstein, that is exquisitely similar to those who “would find delight in solitude” as quoted by Aristotle in his Politics. In Shelley’s Frankenstein, the parallel of Aristotle’s two presented personas consists as Victor Frankenstein as a god and his horrific creation, the Monster, as a wild beast. Unambiguously, Victor is indeed the god of the Monster because he created him, consequently bringing the Monster into existence. The Monster too is merely a wild beast from the perception that he appears to be a frightening and violent creature.
From even before the creature’s animation, it would appear that his nature would have him destined for solitude, if not tragedy. Formed from an unorthodox assortment of pieces from the “dissecting-room and the slaughter-house” (Shelley 34), the creature is already an “other”. Despite an abhorrent appearance, when the creature first awakens he is the epitome of a “blank slate”, as he knows nothing, except through what he experiences. Having no understanding of Victor’s initial rejection of him, the Creature, reaches for Victor, just as a newborn searches for the
In the relevant debate topic of Nature vs. Nurture, the Monster’s character in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is heavily influenced toward the nurture side of the argument. The Monster’s nurture is how he was raised. The Monster wasn't raised by anyone or anything, and had no experience with loving and affection. The Monster was the depressed creation of Victor Frankenstein. Pleased with his accomplishment, Victor states, “No one can conceive the variety of feelings which bore me onwards, like a hurricane, in the first enthusiasm of success…..”(50).
“Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.” (Mary Shelley Quotes). Mary Shelley publishes Frankenstein in 1818. The novel includes many interesting events. By her choice of words readers are hooked to think Victor is the antagonist. Victor creates the Creature, but there are many situations throughout the novel where the Monster displays as the victim.
The Creature is Victor's inner most emotions, those that are often hidden due to society's expectations; this madness is brought to the surface through the monster. Because the monster has never developed traits like rules, feelings, and restriction he is able to act in the way he does; however, Victor's mind has its
In the novel, Frankenstein by Mary W. Shelly, Victor Frankenstein creates a creature. The creature and Victor Frankenstein have conflicts between each other, which is why Robert Walton is necessary to help the reader relate to Frankenstein, by having many of the same attributes are Victor Frankenstein does. Robert Walton has many similar traits to Victor Frankenstein, ultimately helping the reader greater relate to Dr. Frankenstein. Even though Frankenstein is viewed as a monster himself and Walton is considered a normal person. Each man has an attachment with his sister and a desire to conquer the unknown.
He wants to love someone and feel secured by another’s love. He wants to be taken care of, since he has been all alone his whole life. We all no that he clearly has not been a monster his whole life, but he he did become one after Victor Frankenstein rejected him and refuse to see that he has to be a responsible person and own up to his creation forever. His child came into this world being defenseless and helpless. He was born to simply see his father, the person who brought him into this world and the one that was going to love
We will never know if she wrote them like this in order to have some more people like her, even if they were fictional. This would make sense, counting that is this time of the world there was no internet that people could pull out of their pocket to see if anyone was like them. Maybe she thought that she was the only one in the world like this and that no one will ever understand her. Nevertheless the story Frankenstein portrays the main character Victor Frankenstein as a bipolar individual who creates a creature from dead body parts to fill a void of loneliness and when it comes to life he immediately runs from it and tries to forget about it but constantly runs into it throughout the
His false portrayal and constant rejection never stopped him from adapting to society, evidently it did turn him down a dark and vengeful path. Just as it did for the Monster. When Frankenstein attempted to join society, he was rejected and chased out due to his differences, but he wasn’t as interested in joining the society as Grendel was. The monster was content staying away from humans until he happened upon the family of
Victor Frankenstein, born with two loving parents unlike the creature. Victor created the Creature then left him because he was disgusted and terrified of what he had created “I rushed out of the room….unable to compose my mind to sleep”( Shelley, 47). the Creature never experienced love because everyone was terrified of him because of his appearance “ He turned on hearing a noise; perceiving me ,...debilitated form hardly appeared capable”( Shelley,89). The Creature ask victor for a companion so he can feel love by someone and so he will not be alone “ My companion must be of the same species, and have the same defects. This being you must create”(Shelley,123).Victoor gets married to Elizabeth and the creature kills her because he does not go through with the plan of creating the Creatures companion “She was there, lifeless and inanimate… torted features half covered by her hair” (Shelley