Faustus and Frankenstein defy the established moral codes of their time. Faustus wanted god-like power in which he justifies with religion, but goes completely against religion and sells his soul to the Devil. Comparatively, society would not approve of Frankenstein creating life himself but it does not stop him from doing so. Relatedly, within the text, it is clear that Faustus has intertextual influence on Victor Frankenstein. Having similar obsession, outcomes, and societal guidelines as Dr. Faustus, Frankenstein plays a more innocent portrayal of Faustus.
However, like Adam, he feels shunned by his creator, although he strives to be good. The reader can notice how Frankenstein displays many emotions: vengeance, love, compassion, and rejection, which a monster or animal could never have the capacity to feel or recognize. The creature can identify what pain is, by observing the cottagers, “They were not entirely happy. The young man and his companion often went apart and appeared to weep. I saw no cause for their unhappiness; but I was deeply affected by it.
What did you think about Victor? To me, Victor was a stupid person. He did whatever he wanted, but he didn’t think about what will happen later in the future. The monster was created by Victor is very lonely because of Victor. He created the monster and he had the responsibility to take care of the monster.
Studying character within a form of literature includes looking at character development, characteristics, and how these lend themselves to the relationships amongst the characters. In Frankenstein, Victor and his creation have a rough relationship right from the beginning. Victor is hostile to the creature from the moment he first sees him alive. Victor and several other people the creature encounters make the assumption that the creature has an awful personality because of his his concerning physical features. If Victor had been willing to give the creature a chance, there is a large possibility that he would never have killed a young boy, Elizabeth, or sought to get revenge on Victor.
In reality, he is disgusted by the sight of his creation so he abandons it leaving it all alone in the world without any guidance and runs away to the next room. Victor himself suffered from being a social outcast and now he bestowed the same feeling onto the creature by abandoning him. By treating the creature as an outcast, “he will become wicked … divide him, a social being, from society, and you impose upon him the irresistible obligations—malevolence and selfishness” (Caldwell). Not only is Victor selfish for abandoning his creature but he is shallow as well. Instead of realizing that he achieved his goal of bringing life to an inanimate body he runs way because of how hideous it is.
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.
Society in both Ayn Rand’s novel Anthem and in today’s world has given negative connotation to egoism, but to Prometheus, the protagonist, it is holy. While his entire society believes that having an ego is related to evil, Prometheus challenges everything he is told and discovers and defines himself as an egoist, giving a new meaning to the word. Through events along his journey which confidently affected him, Equality achieved pride in himself and his accomplishments. Much like his so called brothers, he too was once brainwashed by the collectivist community surrounding him. His first step towards escaping was his discovery of the tunnel where he felt safe from this society; where his mind was not
The devil understands the truth, as he knows that every person who rejects the word of God is under his control. You may project yourself differently to the people by giving them the impression that you are a child of God, but your number one enemy knows the truth, Satan knows all your true colours. He knows that every person who rejects Jesus and His word is under his influence, he is part of his kingdom of darkness. You are not part of the kingdom of light because of what you are saying with your own mouth, your heart reveals the true state of your spiritual leaning. If your heart still fights against the word of God, you are still ruled by the devil.
Another part of evil is that it is created by how the person, or in this case monster, is treated, therefore Grendel cannot be completely blamed for who he has become. The people gave him no chance to fit into society, and immediately assumed that he meant to do harm the first time they saw him. Although at first he was curious about the humans, he did not believe in their morals and ethics as a tribe. He was disgusted that they would kill others for pure power, and slaughter their animals to cause even more havoc for other civilizations. This is best
Alternatively, Shelley could simply be reproving Victor’s behaviour in his obvious attempts at playing ‘God’, and making that more damning by contrasting Adam with the Monster. As Chris Baldick has remarked, to early readers of Frankenstein it appeared that Shelley was ‘calling into question the most sacred of stories, equating the Supreme Being with a blundering chemistry student.’ In his analysis, Baldick contends that Paradise Lost lays itself open to this kind of impious treatment by Shelley, because ‘by submitting God’s providence to rational debate’ Milton had ‘inadvertently exposed the foundations of his religion to
This is reinforced by the rhetorical question that serves to convince Walton that the Monster hated having to turn to violence. In both situations, a friendly and accepting hand could have led both monsters to happiness and kindness, but the lack thereof sparked the violence. Grendel and the Monster from their respective works, Gardner’s Grendel and Shelley’s Frankenstein, find themselves with no companionship, nobody to share in their joys or sorrows, which leads to violence being taken out on those who rejected them; if those victims had initially accepted and loved Grendel and the Monster, this would not have