Frankenstein by Mary Shelley tells the story of passionate scientist Victor Frankenstein, whose devotion to science leads him to become obsessed with creating life, but his good intentions lead to a lifelong conflict with his problematic creation. This creature causes pain and suffering for Victor by killing his friends and family, which causes him to feel responsible for their deaths. Ambition’s dark and addictive side got the best of Victor, who became blinded by dreams of glory. Similarly, Don Quixote fails to identify the risks of ambition while exploring Spain. He wants to be a famous knight so badly that he begins to hallucinate obstacles that he must conquer.
Why did the monster feel like he needed to wreak havoc in order to get empathy and understanding for his own isolated feelings? This is all because Victor neglected the once gentle giant, making him feel like a repulsive creature meant for terror. Victor began his work very vigorously and passionately, wanting to reach ultimate fame for his monumental discovery. He went to great lengths to succeed in his experiments, but once he laid eyes on the living, breathing unsightly beast, he could not bare to keep up his work. He neglected him, acting as if the last years working in his lab never happened.
This leads to the destruction of the frankenstein family and the obsession for revenge. He travels miles and across countries to catch the monster which destroyed his life until the end of the book. When Victor is ill and is discussing the matter of the monster to Walton he says that if he is to die and the monster live Walton must continue the hunt. Victor asks Walton to undergo the pains he suffered, and to swear that if he ever sees the monster to not let him live. This show how Victors perception of the monster being a hideous abomination to mankind and the devil who destroyed his family has affected his life.
The novel Frankenstein brings to light many problems and situations that shed light on the faults of mankind. Cruelty was a huge factor in the novel; throughout Frankenstein is cruel to his body and to his creation. When he first makes the creature he runs from it, leaving the creature to fend for himself; even when reuniting with the creature he continues displays cruelty. The creature, in turn exhibits Victor cruelty right back. Within Frankenstein cruelty can be attributed, often affecting both Victor and the creature; serving as a crucial motivator and revealing their anger, pain, frustration till eventually both die.
Victor then realizes that creating a woman for the monster would possibly end human existence. Once he completes it he then rips it apart so the monstrosity will not spread. This causes the monster to be lonely, and become angry. When Dr. Frankenstein creates life from a monstrosity of parts he abandons it in disgust that he had the nerve to give an inanimate object life. From the
When first meeting Frankenstein, the monster “muttered some inarticulate sounds, while a grin wrinkled his cheeks” (61, Shelley). This horrifies Frankenstein as he “escaped and rushed down the stairs” (61, Shelley). The monster assumes Frankenstein is his mother. However, as the monster reaches towards Frankenstein, “rather than clasping his newborn child to his breast in a nurturing maternal gesture, he rushes out of the room”, indicating Frankenstein’s un-nurturing spirit (Mellor). Frankenstein’s lack of feminine nurture leaves the creature in abandonment, demonstrating the isolation caused from lack of nurture.
Frankenstein’s monster wanted a partner, so he can share his virtue and morality with her because he was so motivated by it. Frankenstein’s monster claimed “When I first sought it, it was the love of virtue, the feelings of happiness and affection with which my whole being overflowed, that I wished to be participated” (Shelley 154). The rejections from Frankenstein and the society, after all, led the monster to have an abnormal passion for his partner. He motivated Frankenstein by killing all Frankenstein’s beloved ones just to create a bride for him. In Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein’s monster recalled "…do you think that I was then dead to agony and remorse…A frightful selfishness hurried me on…" (Shelley 153), by saying it was desire and greed that drove him to
The boy has to pay the price of death due to his brother’s wrong decisions and actions and frames Justine by putting the locket in her dress. Frankenstein is requested to make a female monster to live with the creature so that he will not be so lonely. Frankenstein starts this project by taking more body parts from a graveyard again and decides not to finish it, leaving the monster alone once again. This is another morally wrong idea in the book because the monster has to live alone with no one he can talk to or relate with. He is forced into isolation by Frankenstein's
Dreanna Hypes Lit comp per 7 Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, tells the horrific story of Victor Frankenstein, a scientist devoured by ambition, seeks to revive life to the deceased. Thus, a horrific monster is created. Terrified of its unsightly stature, Dr Frankenstein flees his creation, neglecting it severely a result, the monster. Lonely and depressed, seeks revenge on his creator, killing several members of his family and his closest friend. Throughout shelley uses imagery and toner to amplify the horror In the novel, Imagery is presented so the reader can experience the terror alongside frankenstein.
All the monster wanted was company, but because he feels alone. He tries to make friends with the people, but every time someone saw him, they would scream and run away from him. When he talks to Frankenstein, he tells him “I am alone and miserable: man will not associate with me.” The monster first kills Victor 's little brother because he is mad at Victor for creating him the way he is. Later on Justine is accused of a killing victor’s brother and she didn’t do it so she goes through a trial and they decide to kill her. At the end the monster kills Victor’s wife named Elizabeth because he is angry that victor wouldn’t create a companion for him.