DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS The role of victor is subverting the mythical norms in Frankenstein. Usually the creator is considered superior and perfect in his qualities however, in this novelette, the creator himself is flawed he fails to own his own creation. On the complete contrast, Mary Shelley portrays the Creature to be an isolated figure that spends his life desiring a companion and friendship. The Creature is so rejected by society, so abandoned by Victor and the people he come across, that he becomes filled with hatred towards everyone, particularly for the one who placed him into this terrible state in the first place – Victor.
It is through these feelings that the Monster forever feels stuck with these emotions and guilt at what he has done and not only did Victor know how to love and understand unlike the monster, but Victor did not take the time to show him and neglected/ hated him in the end. This goes into comparison with Noreena Hertz article “ Why We Make Bad Decisions”. In this, she says “ I did not know whether I had an illness that would kill me or stay with me for the rest of my life” (pg.3) when referring to her weight loss problem. This connects to Monster
With the knowledge given, in the opinion of Victor Frankenstein, it is not at all morally correct to bring another monster into the world after bringing one in already. On the one hand, if the second monster was created, Victor’s family could be saved. By the same logic the rest of the world could be forced to bow before two hideous monsters. Victor realizes this in his creation of the monster: that what may seem to be correct could do harm, and that is what exactly happened. The choice of making or not making the second monster plays heavily on Frankenstein’s mind, and that could be a possible reason of his brief insanity.
The novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley says a person is responsible for their actions if they do not weigh the possible consequences of their actions before making their final decision. Throughout the novel, Mary Shelley shows the consequences of actions that are done without proper thought beforehand. Victor Frankenstein wants to create life, he wants to be god, and his lust for this goal overtakes his common sense. Victor rushes into making his creature and then makes rash decisions which also contributes to his demise and the death of several of his close friends and family. The monster should be held responsible for his actions to a certain extent, however, his actions are influenced by Victor’s initial impetuous decisions.
He started to take revenge of his creator by killing the people of the town and the ones that he loved. All of this would have been different if victor would have pay attention to the monster. To have a successful invention one must have responsibility and take care of
The characterization of Elizabeth on her bridal boer after the monster slays her is showcasing the disastrous effects of the knowledge Victor gains earlier in the story. Mary Shelley uses imagery and direct characterization to fully portray this terrible event. Victor describes the scene as he thinks, “She was there, lifeless and inanimate, thrown across the bed, her head hanging down and her pale and distorted features half covered by her hair”(173). Later on, one can see the negative effects of the deaths of her and most of his loved ones, his suffering because of knowledge. When Shelley characterizes Victor, she uses imagery and descriptive language to show how damaged Victor is.
However, this proved horrific because, as a parent, Victor implied his “child” is a wretch which no parent should do, despite their flaws. This can be shown after Victor breathes life into his creature and the text states, “... His jaws opened and he muttered.. one hand was stretched out, seemingly to detain me, but I escaped and rushed downstairs” (Shelly 58).
He “stood on the verge of lunacy” (135), tortured by both himself and by Chillingworth. Even when he finally reveals his sin, he dies right after, admitting his cowardice in that he would rather die than experience public shame. He may have lived an easier life had he revealed his secret, but he was too focused on upholding his current moral righteousness that he could not bring himself to divulge his wrongdoings. His own shame was so strong that it led to
The monsters only oversight was to let the words of others around him define who he was. Through the novel, Frankenstein felt sick and asked himself why would Victor create a monster so hideous that even he would turn from disgust. (Shelly,116). Even though many would say that this was the moment when Frankenstein started to developed hatred towards Victor, this is in fact when the monster started to express some sense of vulnerability. He questions his existence and why people had this electric feeling of horror towards him.
In Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, it scrutinizes the punishments when a man creates life, and plays the role of God. Victor Frankenstein, is at fault for the creature’s actions. Victor was looking for some honor and triumph, but when he accomplished his experiment, not only did it bring terror to Victor, but to the whole world. The monster never learned right from wrong and was never raised correctly, his first moment of life, all he experienced was the fear in Victor's emotion, and was abandoned right from the start. Victor selfishly isolated himself from society and ran away from his responsibilities which caused destruction to the people Victor cared for and loved deeply.
How do male character shape or influence the texts in The Crucible and Frankenstein? “Power is nothing unless you can turn it into influence” (Unknown), it is human nature to want power and influence. The male characters in the following texts have achieved this goal. Society has portrayed males as dominant figures. Males govern the better positions in society whereas females generally do not.
The idea of a unified society, living peacefully with all the differences in the world stemmed from Kwame Appiah’s book Cosmopolitanism (2006). Thus, the idea of cosmopolitanism is that everyone is a “citizen of the world” (Appiah 14). Which means, no matter the cultural differences everyone is to live within the same standards and guidelines. When evaluating the plausibility of a cosmopolitan society, one should think of the coexistence of different cultures and ways of living. In considering this idea, there is a mass amount of culture clashes, or culture wars, throughout history.
Fighting a Mirror In Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, self deception eclipses Victor Frankenstein and clouds his judgment. Victor’s passion in breaking the bounds of nature guides him in making the creation, but when Victor regrets giving life to the hideous creature, he deserts it. The abandonment is just the first step Victor takes to introduce the creation to malevolence followed with Victor’s assumptions of evil and lost responsibility in the results of his own zeal. Victor Frankenstein’s self deception not only forges evil into the creation, but also incriminates him for the consequences of Victor’s ambitions.
“...-rather let me say such the words of fate, enounced to destroy me” (Shelley 27). Mary Shelley explored many themes throughout the book. Such as technology and science, love and hate, and light and dark. The one theme that I found significant as I read the book is, the duality of Victor’s personal choice but the effects of fate it will have on him and the people around him. People believe that they have the free will to do as they wish, but their fate is the outcome of their free will.
In Mary Shelly’s novel- Frankenstein the character of Victor, creator of the daemon monster, in his obsession to create perfection is blinded to the evil he has awaken. The existence of his grotesque creation later in the development of the novel results to the misfortunes in Victor’s life. Victor Frankenstein’s youth was attended with love and care by his parents Alphonse and Caroline Beaufort Frankenstein. He delighted with joy by the mere beauty of his native country, the sight of the mountains and its (get quote). He as well at a young age demonstrated the thirst for knowledge, seeked to understand the spect of live of the human being….