Guilt can either be an emotion that makes a person feel remorse for his or her’s actions toward another, or can be the conduct involving the executions of such crimes and wrongs. In the novel, “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley, both definitions of guilt were the common theme. However, the main problem was whether the creature or the creator, Victor Frankenstein, were guiltier for their actions. The one presumed to be more guilty was Victor Frankenstein who created the monster in the first place causing his family pain and failed to take responsibility for the monster’s actions. Although he didn’t directly kill his family, the monster is guilty too.
Have you ever judged a person by how they look? Or Ran away from your problem but they seem to come back and haunt you? Well in the book Gris Grimly 's Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein had created a creature so horrible looking that he ran away from it. Everyone believed that he wasn’t a human being, but I believe that everything he 's done was the most humane thing he could have done. The creature was a kind and "benevolent soul" that cared for everyone until he would be turned away from humanity all because he looked different.
The creature did eventually become aware of societal expectations of appearance at least, and provided that, he attempted to talk to the blind man but even that had negative consequences. It is revealed later that the monster is aware of the heinousness of the murders. “But it is true that I am a wretch. I have murdered the lovely and the helpless” (Shelley 211). That being so, it seems that he shows very little guilt for what he’s done, so one could argue that the monster doesn’t have a conscience at all.
Comparison can be made between Ahab and the monster in Frankenstein on the basis of revenge that the monster wanted to take from Victor. Victor lost all the power over his creation when the monster killed William. Frankenstein immediately felt responsible for the crime because he never made his creation to go around and kill people. After destroying the work of second creature, the monster threaten Victor saying that, “Remember that I have power; you believe yourself miserable, but I can make you so wretched that the light of day will be hateful to you. You are my creator, but I am your master;—obey!”
The word “monstrous” can be confused with the definition of “monster” as something inhuman, something or someone who has lacks of remorse or caring for things that a normal human being should care for. In literature, the word monster is used to refer to men/women who have done horrible mistakes like murder or those who have no regard for life and nature. Victor Frankenstein is the real monster of the story because he condemned everyone around him to dead because the isolation that he provoked by cutting everyone of his life caused him psychological damage. Through Frankenstein, Mary Shelley attempts to show the idea of how it is unnecessary to be a creature in order to be a monster. We could be human but we still act like monsters.
Human interaction is one of the five basic needs as stated by Maslow. Human interaction is what stabilizes many people, without it we see the negative behavior changes in the lives of those who are in constant isolation. In the novel, Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein creates a monster from the scraps of body that instantly becomes a reject in society. Throughout the novel, we see the toll that isolation takes on the monster and how to leads him to make cruel choices.
Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” is an example of nature vs. nurture. The book follows the character Victor, who was brought up with plenty of attention and love. Victor also had many cronies. Victor had plenty of nurture, yet he became evil. Along with isolating himself, Victor let a girl die.
However, when he sees the creature face to face he notices the monstrosity that he had created and his rapidly overcome with fear and runs away. He is then overcome with determination as he is working on other scientific projects. Once he hears of Williams death, he is then overcome with sadness. Finally, he periodically switches between anger and sadness as he meets the creature, learns of his wish, and when he discovers the creature murdered Elizabeth. Obviously, Victor is the hero because how could a creature who murders innocent people possibly be the
Are we responsible for the actions of our offspring? Marie Shelley's masterpiece “Frankenstein” poses the question to its readers, although the lines are blurred and grey. It would appear at first that Frankenstein's monster is to blame for the deaths; A closer look reveals otherwise, that Victor is responsible and that he is the real monster of the story. Looking only at actions, the monster did all the actual killing of the book, but his actions were in response to Victor’s mistreatment. It was his hands that choked William, Clerval and Justine.
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
(101) The poor fellow’s actions are always misinterpreted. Felix and Agatha believe that he is going to attack their father, the public assumes that he is attempting to murder the young girl, and William Frankenstein assumes that the Creature is going to kill him. The moment where the Creature is accused of murdering the girl is the turning point for the monster. “‘This was then the reward of my benevolence!