Victor Frankenstein the main character in Frankenstein was going through depression, bipolar, and anxiety throughout the story because things in his life were going terrible for him. Victor never had a happy moment in his life after the creation of his monster. Once the monster became angry he tried controlling Victor into creating a love for him. Victor didn’t want to because he was afraid that he would create a violent species and they would take over. After the monster found out he wasn’t doing it, the monster wanted to kill Victors loved ones and not Victor.
Recounting heartbreak, betrayal, and deception, F. Scott Fitzgerald paints a bleak picture in the 1920’s novel The Great Gatsby. Nick Carraway, the narrator of the novel, witnesses the many lies others weave in order to achieve their dreams. However, the greatest deception he encounters is the one he lives. Not having a true dream, Nick instead finds purpose by living vicariously through others, and he loses that purpose when they are erased from his life.
However rather than finding the peace his father wanted him to find his mind fills with the desire of revenge against his own creation. Unable to handle the emotional pressure he pursues a lonely trip to the valley of Chamounix. Here the mood then begins fluctuating as he purses internal peace but his guilt keeps tormenting his mind. He first “ceased to fear, or to bend before any being less almighty” (Shelly 107) and “a tingling long-lost sense of pleasure often came across [him] (Shelley 107), however then he found himself “fettered again to grief and indulging in the misery of reflection” showing the nature of his internal conflict.
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. 15) Victor began to think, “When I reflected on his crimes and malice, my hatred and revenge burst all bounds of moderation.
He feels this way because he has spent a majority of his life with his family, and his one friend Henry Clerval. He has been for the most part sheltered, and does not seem to know how to function in society. Instead of
It is evident that isolation has overcome the Creature, and he just wants to belong somewhere. This derives from his lack of father figure to teach him how to politely address the outside world that is terrified of him. By learning from watching the family he wants to attempt to communicate with, he has not been able to feel involved in the world. Adding to this, the Creature cries, “Shall each man. . . find a wife for his bosom, and each beast have his mate, and I be alone?
The Chilling Tale of Education Frankenstein by Mary Shelley was a chilling frame story about a young scientist named Victor Frankenstein that follows his passion to gain knowledge about life and death. He creates a monster, which is never given a name, and while at first he 's extremely proud of his creation it 's soon changes and he grows to hate it and then abandons it. The monster as seen in the novel is left alone and learns everything that he needs in his life on his own from basic survival to language and even learns about his emotions. He learns from an early age that he was not like and brother he was feared other people around him. As the story moves on briefly how he learned through observation and experimentation.
Shelley’s novel encompasses the unknown and how ambition drove Victor’s passions, ultimately leading him to the tragic end with many other bumps in the road along the way. As Victor had been in the study of life and its cause, the death of his mother had catalyzed a movement of grief which had started, “…depriv[ing him]self of rest and health. [Which he] had desired it with an ardour that far exceeded moderation…” (Shelley 35). Even though he knew that he had been raiding graveyards, Victor believed that he created the body with the ‘finest body parts’ available.
I had feelings of affection, and they were requited by detestation and scorn,’” (Shelley, 20.11). Victor denies the monster humanity because he is appalled by his features, and that’s what makes Victor the true monster. He made early judgement on who the monster was before the monster could speak because he was terrifying, and society had made him believe that if it were different it was dangerous. Even when the monster promised to leave society forever if he were only given someone to love, to feel normal, the idea that anything outside their realm of societal norms being allowed to continue existing was just too much for Victor.
Willy always found his dreams in someone else which is why his happiness never came. At first it was his father then it was his brother Ben, and then it was famous sales man Dave Singleman. He looked for others inside of himself which led to him not being satisfied. Dreams can not be rented or borrowed. Willy never realized this and in turn it caused his mental health to deteriorate even more than it already had.
In the short story The Fall of the House of Usher, Edgar Allen Poe employs the theme that Roderick’s and Madeline’s mind and body gradually annihilates due to their isolation from the world. For instance, the narrator and Roderick know each other from childhood, yet “his [Roderick] reserve had been always excessive and habitual” (Poe, 1). Likewise, after they reacquaint, Roderick persistently maintains the barrier between them. When Roderick reserves to himself, he isolates himself from everyone around him, which hinders his mind and body. Roderick spends a myriad amount of time alone, so he agonizes “from a morbid acuteness of the senses”, due of his lack of human interaction which in consequence affects his mental and physical health (Poe,
Along with the aforementioned characteristics, he also demonstrates peripeteia, anagnorisis, and catharsis. Peripeteia is a sudden shift in plot line which is shown through Victor creating monster and how he almost becomes fatally ill. Frankenstein runs into his old friend Henry which gives him relief and hopes of sanity which could also be seen as forms of catharsis. The shift of Frankenstein’s gloomy outlook to this joyful relief shows the frustrations and trouble Frankenstein had with creating his monster. Later in the novel Frankenstein finds out that his brother has been murdered.
Knowledge is power and power is what leads to self destruction of Victor Frankenstein; an easily influenced man who sows he is not the male figure he wants to be. Victor lived a simple life, starting as a child who has everything he possibly could possibly want; a family, a house, an above all happiness. However, it all alter when he loses his mother, the traumatic event causes the family to switch gear and face he heart ache to something else. Escapism through knowledge is what led Victor's secrecy. " The world was to me to secret which I desire to divine, curiosity, earnest research to learn hidden laws of nature, gladness akin to rapture, as they were unfolded to me, are among the earliest sensations I can remember.
One of the prominent theme in Frankenstein is the danger of knowledge. Victor Frankenstein find himself exploring the world of science where “it was the secret of heaven and earth… the outward substance of things or the inner spirits of nature and the mysterious soul of man” that attracted him (Shelley 18). It is apparent that Victor have a thirst for knowledge through the reading of the alchemy books which lead him to go on go beyond what the normal human limits can do, that is, the answer to life. His new-found knowledge ultimately set him up for failure as he became addicted with creating life to the point where he robbed graveyards for limbs and committing many unholy acts to create his monster. His unchecked ambition proves to have devastating
While in nature, Victor Frankenstein laments, “If our impulses were confined to hunger, thirst, and desire, we might be nearly free; but now we are moved by every wind that blows, and a chance word or scene that that word may convey to us” (92). What does this quote mean and how does it apply to his own life? Nature is often an area where Victor Frankenstein goes to reflect on his life. His pensive thoughts come through when he observes the sublime nature. His quote means that life at its simplest elements, in which basic survival is most necessary, we would be free from the constraints imposed by higher order thoughts and civilization.