Shelley has built the novel around this relationship in a way that captures not only the audience’s attention but also the character’s feelings of regret and hatred as the consequences of exceeding these moral boundaries come to haunt them in the decisions they make and influence the people around them. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein uses the conflict between Victor and the creature, specifically their predatory relationship in their pursuit of revenge, to emphasize how revenge will consistently push or even exceed moral boundaries. The conflict between Victor and his creature is outlined in Frankenstein through the monster’s attempt to hurt Victor through the killing of William and Victor’s destruction of the creature’s future mate, representing how revenge often cultivates a normalization of immorality. Before William’s murder, the monster had been rejected by the DeLaceys and shot at for saving a young girl from drowning. As a result, the creature’s wish for revenge upon all
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.
Unfortunately, this made the monster result to revenge and decide to use his corruption to hurt his creator. Frankenstein losing his innocence resulted in a monster, whom lost his innocence due to constant rejection. The loss of innocence in Frankenstein and his monster led to the unfortunate deaths of Frankenstein's family and friends. The monster desired revenge and found it in murdering the innocent people Frankenstein loved. Justine, William, Clerval, and Elizabeth were all people Frankenstein held close to his heart, losing his innocence put them in danger.
In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein becomes obsessed with the need for revenge on his monster. The demon that Victor creates kills Elizabeth, one of his many victims that are close to Victor’s heart, and this sets Victor over the psychological edge. Victor gets consumed with a burning sensation and hatred for the monster: “I was possessed by a maddened rage when I thought of him, and desired and ardently prayed that I might have him within my grasp to wreak a great and signal revenge on his cursed head” (Shelley 147). This heated quote shows the intense hatred Victor has for his creation. He actually prays for the opportunity to get his hands on the monster so he can kill him himself.
Frankenstein’s monster has been controlling his creator by destroying Victor’s life. Consequently, leading to negative effects on both sides of this power struggle such as sadness, destruction, division, and fear. Rousseau warns also warns against the negative effects of science in Discourse
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. For example, after frankenstein creates the monster, she delineates its features in horrific detail with phrases such
So the monster was left alone with no one to raise him. The monster was furious with Victor. The beast made it his goal to make Victor feel the alienation he felt. For example, the monster was expressing his feelings to his own conscience. He stated he was going to seek revenge.“Cursed, cursed creator!
In Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, understanding the biblical allusion of Satan and how he relates to the monster will give the reader a deeper insight into the Romantic element, the Byronic hero, along with the theme of isolation. When the monster says “‘You, my creator, abhor me; what hope I can gather from your fellow creatures, you owe me nothing? They spurn and hate me’”(Shelley 87) it shows the theme of isolation. No human accepts him, which leaves him left in the dust alone. Even his own creator doesn't accept him.
To begin with a purely medical evaluation, one must know the symptoms and criteria for making a particular diagnosis. Frankenstein is an excellent subject to evaluate on a psychological level. Victor possesses numerous flaws in his character, mainly in his narcissistic habits. Narcissistic personality disorder appears to be the main culprit for Victor’s infatuation with science as a means of achieving admiration. Narcissistic personality disorder is simply, “...a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for admiration and a lack of empathy for others.
Imagine being looked at and automatically being assumed in the most negative, narcissistic way possible; this was what Frankenstein's unnamed monster faced throughout his life. In Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, the monster that Dr. Frankenstein made is experiencing this exact problem, even though he did nothing to deserve that treatment. The book Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, conveys a strong message of people always relying on their own experience and ideas before objectively seeing a situation for what it really is; this can directly be seen with the saving of a girls life, the monsters interaction inside the hovel, and the ending sequences with Walton. An event that expresses the theme seen in Frankenstein is the saving of the young girl’s
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
This depicts male violent tendencies that dominate feminine nurture. Thus, the nurture that the monster desperately needs is replaced with violence, indicating another example of societies’ failure to foster the monster. After this rejection, the monster travels to Frankenstein, declaring that he “ought to be...Adam” but instead he is “the fallen angel” (93, Shelley).