In the novel Frankenstein, the monster created by Frankenstein shows some human qualities. Some qualities that make people human are reason, pain, anger, sadness, growth, and ultimately being made by God; the monster expresses the human qualities of pain, anger, sadness, and reason, but he does not have the quality of being made by God, and growth. One of the first qualities that the monster exhibits is reason. When the monster is sharing his story with Frankenstein, he explains how he discovered the rules of fire by saying, “ I quickly collected some branches; but they were wet, and would not burn.
In Chapter 15 of Frankenstein, the author compares the monster to Adam (the first man) as well as comparing Victor to God. I believe that Frankenstein is not as much a commentary on the bible, but rather on the nature of man. In Frankenstein, Mary Shelley compares the monster and Victor to biblical figures in order to relate that everyone is capable of moral good and evil. As we see in the novel, the monster is much like Adam in that he desires companionship, he is made in the likeness of his creator (a man), and he eventually turns to evil.
Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel Frankenstein delves into the probability of reanimation as well as the consequences it produces. Throughout the two hundred years Shelley’s novel has been read, as well as discussed, a debate still lingers among modern society regarding the true monster present in Frankenstein. Many readers of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein believe that The Creature is the true monster to fear due to his disregard of human life however through a closer examination of the way in which Shelley portrays The Creature throughout the novel reveals The Creature is misguided and shown hostility only for the way in which he was created. Natalie Lawrence’s article What Is A Monster? Defines monsters as “Things that did not fit into the accepted natural categories.”
As you read Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein you may come to realize that the main theme is “acquirement of knowledge”. This theme can be hard to understand because “acquirement” alone means to gain, so putting that with the word “knowledge” means to “ gain knowledge”. You might think “ How can I gain knowledge from Frankenstein?” That not what I am talking about. In the book the monster uses the knowledge from all the people he has encountered.
Frankenstein : Psychology of Parenting When a child is created and brought into this world, it is the parent’s responsibility to nurture, guide, and teach he/she how to develop and strive socially, mentally, and emotionally in this world. Human beings have to be taught everything. Without someone teaching them right from wrong and how to survive, they could end up feral. It is the parent’s responsibility to teach their child socially and morally to help them survive.
A timeless human goal has always been to set visionary goals to advance the coming generations. Although many results can be successful, a great number of them can turn out deadly. In the novel, Frankenstein, Mary Shelley illustrates the result of a man’s visionary motive of creating life, which consequents into the birth of the deadly creature. The creatures understanding of justice is based on eliminating anyone or anything preventing him from reaching his goal; accordingly, his actions to attempt revenge upon Victor only led to his downfall throughout the novel. The creature’s understanding of justice and it’s revenge against Victor is the driving force of the story because it builds up the anticipation the reader has for the final confrontation.
In Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, the creature 's acquisition of knowledge leads to his diversion from benevolence to pure hatred towards mankind. The works of Victor Frankenstein, the monster was created by old body parts and strange chemicals, animated by a spark making him come to life. The Creature enters life as an eight-foot giant only to have been created with the intellect of a newborn. Abandoned by his creator and confused, the Creature attempts to integrate himself into society only to be shunned away in disgust by humanity. The Creature then makes his way and lives next to a human family which is essentially the start for the creatures detestation towards humanity.
It is often said that the more you learn, the more you realize you don’t know. Even Aristotle said, “The more you know, the more you know you don 't know.”. This can often lead to a yearning for more knowledge and sometimes, can be somebody’s downfall. In this case, it was Victor Frankenstein’s downfall. His love for science and his ever-growing quest to learn about the human body ultimately destroyed him, his family, his wife to be, and his best friend.
The first major aspect that leads to the Creature’s fall from grace is appearance. Victor works tirelessly in academia because he believes to have found the solution to generate life. Once Victor succeeds, the Creature’s demonic appearance mortifies him. Victor describes his work with disdaining imagery, stating, “I had gazed on him while unfinished; he was ugly then; but when those muscles and joints were rendered capable of motivation, it became a thing such as even Dante could have conceived" (Shelley 36). Although Victor successfully creates what would be his greatest academic achievement, he abandons his creation, showing that the Creature's ugliness is a prevailing factor for his isolation from civilization.
Monstrous Needs Frankenstein is a gothic fiction novel written by English author Mary Shelley about an arctic seafarer, Robert Walton, who meets a scientist, Victor Frankenstein, while exploring the Arctic. Victor has created a monster who wreaks havoc on his life. In Frankenstein, the story of Dr. Frankenstein 's life and the creation of his monster is told. Many big ideas are explored throughout Frankenstein. One of the most important big ideas in the novel deals with the wants and needs of all living beings.
The first time the monster feels hate is the point at which the family he had considered his own, refused to acknowledge him.. He had no idea why the De Lacey family treated him with disrespect but he knew that they would never accept him. Every time the monster would get close to someone they would hurt him through rejection because he is so ugly. He starts off angry at his creator, then he gets the desire to light the De Lacey’s cottage on fire because he is tired of being neglected and left alone.
Mary Shelley, in Frankenstein, writes about the accumulation of knowledge in order to solidify one’s position on the earth. This can be seen through the pursuit of knowledge from Robert Walton, Victor Frankenstein and Henry Clerval. Each follows his own path to gain further intelligence. The Monster of Frankenstein learns to speak, opposing his situation of abandonment by the human race. As the monster tells Frankenstein of his adventures, the sophistication of his speech continues to increase further into the story they go.