The best example of Richards’s compulsive characteristics is the way he killed Frank. The Author writes very bluntly, “Richard shot Frank in front of the boys” (570). We can infer that the author writes this way, because he wants the reader to wonder why Richard is obsessed with his wife, and he loves her more than anything. She is his pride, and he will do anything to keep her, even if it means killing her lover in front of his children. This is why he is so compulsive when he kills frank.
Due to Victor 's selfishness, readers feel sorry for his creation. Frankenstein created the creature so he could manipulate the power of life, not to learn from the experience. He is so immersed in his studies, fascinated by the creation of life. He studies what the human body is made up of and how it falls apart. Victor completely disengages from the world when away at school after his mother dies of scarlet fever.
Whereas Frankenstein does not properly value the domestic affection he is given until it is violently taken from him, his creation learns that this is what values most in life and yet is not able to gain this affection from others. Francis Bacon says in his essay Of Friendship “I have given the rule, where a man cannot fitly play his own part; if he have not a friend, he may quit the stage”. Shelley highlights the need for a sense of belonging and companionship by letting both her main figures suffer the pain of not having this need fulfilled and, in consequence, they both “quit the stage” (Bacon) and turn their backs on humanity. Social isolation, although through different circumstances, was the predominant cause for both Frankenstein and his creature’s demise. Even Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Shelley’s husband, wrote in his preface to Frankenstein about the “amiableness of domestic affection” (Shelley 9).
Michael Frayn wrote the partly autobiographical novel ‘Spies’ in 2002 to explore what we would have made, as children, of an adult life. During 1940, there was a fixed idea about masculinity. Men that didn’t fight in war felt emasculated as called as chicken or many timid names. Perhaps Mr. Hayward is a comment on the unhealthy effect of this stereotype, which makes men being more aggressive to overcompensate their absent. In the novel ‘Spies’, Mr. Hayward’s barbaric behaviour is like an 'ogre ' because it is preceded by a sense of rudeness, giving Keith a false sense of family.
He holds himself above humanity at this point, like Victor, and this gall is completely unwarranted. The creature later is so filled with prideful rage at Frankenstein to the point where he did not even consider the consequences of his revenge. “I may die, but first you, my tyrant and tormentor, shall curse the sun that gazes on your misery. Beware, for I am fearless and therefore powerful” (182). The abomination succeeded in ruining Victor’s live, but in doing so committed multiple accounts of murder.
Frankenstein later realised, when it was too late, that what he was doing was wicked. When he was a student, he worked hard and thought carefully about what he did, but when he became a scientist he became more reckless. He didn’t think twice often at all, but when he did he would still just go on with what he was doing, as mentioned before. This is why Victor Frankenstein, again, is immoral in what he is
I delighted in investigating the facts relative to the actual world; she busied herself in following the aerial creations of the poets. (Shelley 21) Victor Frankenstein embodies masculine attributes with his logical and composed nature, as well as a strong scientific mind well-suited for the male dominated field of natural philosophy of which he was so fond of from a young age. These would be ideal and expected traits for men of this time. In John Tosh’s paper titled “Gentlemanly
He arrives on time, works consistently, follows instructions, accepts constructive criticism well, and leaves on time. Even when the Fritz has found the work to be uninteresting, he completes his assigned tasks without out difficulty. By all reports, he enjoys positive relationships with both staff and his co-workers. His prior work history includes being employed as a janitor and as an assembly line worker in an industrial environment. At the domiciliary for the male workshop clients, Fritz reported that he was bothered by his co-workers’ quarreling and complaining.
When it comes to caring for others, Mr. Frank will always be the first to put others before himself. Before the holocaust occurred, Mr. Frank had no choice but to put him and his family into hiding in an attic apart of the building he worked in. As small as the attic was, he made room for many other people including the Van Daans. As stated on page 341, Mr Frank says “You don’t know how your husband helped me when I came to this country… I can