In the same way, she uses Victor Frankenstein to represent his display of humanity by showing responsibility and compassion for his creation. This also involves the Enlightenment era because Victor gains knowledges to create his creature, but instead he created a monster that he could not control. He starts to resent his own creation because of its imperfections and with that there is an emotional barrier between his creation and him. This only caused more problems as it made the monster feel lonely and unloved. When Frankenstein and the monster met again, the monster demanded that he creates a female companion for him.
At simple site, readers think the monster and Victor are two completely different people, but in fact they share the same desires. The creature ironically becomes Victor’s doppelganger by both wanting affection, their miseries and hate for each other. Victor and the creature are both driven by the longing of love. After long years of hard study and work for life origin and structure, Victor committed himself to create a life of his own. “A new species would bless me as its creator.
Franken-Similarities: A Compare and Contrast of a Creature and a Monster and Who Ending up Being What In the 1818 novel, Frankenstein, Mary Shelley developed the creature to act as a foil for Victor Frankenstein, highlighting both redeemable and toxic qualities of the failed father figure: obsessed curiosity, ambition for greatness, and unfailing arrogance. Frankenstein’s failings reveal that his real ‘destiny’ was inevitable isolation and utter self destruction. He could have lived a good, long life with his family with all of these qualities at a normal, healthy level, but Frankenstein’s degree of these qualities were way past sustainable—way past endurable. Shelley related him to the creature, because his unsatisfied heart could only be
In “Frankenstein” there are examples of this Horrific Term! In Chapter 16, the Creature encounters “William” Frankenstein's Little Brother. ‘I too can create Desolation, my enemy is not Invulnerable; this death will carry Despair to him, And a thousand other Miseries shall torment
Society is well-known for pushing those who are outsiders or strange away from society. This is prevalent to the examples in Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein. The monster who was created by Victor Frankenstein who wanted to be the first to create life was appalled by the sights of the his creation. Frankenstein’s monster is judged based on his appearances and is often ostracized by society, just as anyone in modern day society can be shunned or pushed away due to their looks or how they think. The most outstanding example of ostracism that occurred throughout the novel is based on the monster’s physical features and structure.
Science and technology must have limits just as any other research or study. In Rice’s The Adding Machine, Capek’s R.U.R play and Shelley’s Frankenstein novel the harmful effects of this progress are highly portrayed. In these three works, the readers witness how humans create robots in Capek and Rice’s case and a monster in Shelley’s case but in which all three end with the creators dead and creations in power. These two plays and novel illustrate how the humans avarice is what leads them to their self-destruction. Rice’s The Adding Machine (1923) follows the life of Mr.
This is also the exact reason Frankenstein becomes intent on ridding the world of the creature. On the one hand, the creature possesses the very human trait of speech, and appears to be able to reason. On the other hand, this ability of the creature is exactly what makes him such a threat, and therefore is denied. As I mentioned in chapter one, it is this threat on the way society currently is that is so terrifying to the characters in the novel. The creature disrupts the current order or society by merely existing, and this causes people to be frightened and to reject the creature.
When Frankenstein brought his poor victim to life he realised the magnitude of his actions. He felt he had created an “ugly monster” and that he had made a mistake. The countenance of the creature immediately scared off Victor even though it was his creation. “Oh! no mortal could support the horror of that countenance.” (Shelley 48) Frankenstein even admit to his refusal of support simply because of the appearance the creature has.
Change can have a negative effect on the a person’s change. This is certainly the case for the main characters in the gothic novel, Frankenstein. Victor Frankenstein is an educated man from Geneva, but when he comes to Ingolstadt he becomes obsessed with his work. Victor creates a human and brings it to life. Then he feels disgusted with what he had created and leaves it to fend for itself, unknowing of the terror he could bring.
The final point being the cruelty of the DeLacey family, which the creature had observed for so long and learned much about humans, whereby he realises that humans who can be ”both magnificent and ……..” are also so very “vicious and base.” Mary Shelley suggests that our creative and compassionate selves are not always the first selves we choose to be and often the repercussions of our viciousness and base humanity is what we must live with. She highlights such consequences in the final interactions between Victor and the creature, suggesting that the creature is certainly a product of his creation and his interactions, that ultimately Victor and those with whom the creature has interacted are responsible for the