The Monster and Exile Every person in life is created with a strong sense of belonging. Whether the belonging is to a person, a place, or a moment in time, they still feel connected and influenced by it. Exile is an action that separates a person from this connected belonging, and can suffer great consequences, but can also enrich their lifestyle. In Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, the creature creaked by Victor Frankenstein is forced, from the very beginning of his existence, away from his creator and society as a whole. This type of exile turned the creature into what he is, shaping his ideas and mentalities.
Just as the Romantics believed in nature providing a source of happiness for human kind, they also believed that nature, or ‘un-nature’ could too, be a source of misery. Victor’s creation, the monster, is an example of such misery. The monster despite his appearance as an unnatural being must be considered natural throughout the text, as he is living. Although born from unnatural circumstances with a heightened sense of capabilities to that of man, the monster shakes the artificial stigma by copying human nature. Providing an intellectual, and emotional voice, that begs for empathy from the reader.
In Mary Shelley’s articulate novel Frankenstein, the main character, Victor Frankenstein, experienced a substantial amount of change after the creation of his creature. Subsequent to the death of his wife, Elizabeth, Frankenstein faced a depressing turn, “Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.” The death of his spouse was so overwhelming to Frankenstein that he became emotionally distraught. People have to go through changes all the time, and the ability to adjust to change is just another rite of passage through life. I too, have succumbed to the impact of unexpected change.
Therefore, it is common for there to be two different or even more heroic journey’s occurring in gothic novels. The reason for one heroic journey in a gothic is typically different that the reason for the other one. This is shown through the fact that Victor is searching for his creature because he is wreaking havoc and Victor is not entirely sure as to what his creation can do; the creature is searching for Victor because he is the reason as to why he was originally abandoned and is the source for his problems. After he wraps up his story the monster tells Victor, "You must create a female for me with whom I can live in the interchange of those sympathies necessary for my being” (Shelley117). The creature wants to be able to spend the rest of his life with someone that will love him and someone that he can love back.
We all like to think that evil is not born within us, but rather nurtured into us; while this may be true for some, others have evil born directly into them. When man toys with the powers reserved for only God, God strikes back with a wicked evil to show man the power that they truly lack. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein contains a prime example of a being born of unnatural causes and thus having these evil urges that they cannot control. Frankenstein’s monster is a highly intelligent being, and hence he is very manipulative.
In Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein attempted to create life without truly understanding life’s implications. Throughout Frankenstein’s relentless pursuit of knowledge it becomes painfully apparent that he has become consumed with his task. In becoming consumed he neglects his humanity and many conventional morals. In their place he instead focusing on self-glorification and personal prowess. He blindly and dangerously pursues the knowledge of the creation of life without maintaining the necessary morals to successful complete his research.
The Dangers Of Responsibility Responsibility is the state or fact of having a duty to deal with something or of having control over someone. Responsibility is something that every human needs. A lack of responsibility can be harmful to the person and the people around them and a plethora of responsibility can change a person 's life. In the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Shelley’s portrayal of Victor as selfish suggests that not taking responsibility can lead to pain, death, and the suffering of others as the reader sees in the novel which relates to today 's society of powerful countries not taking responsibility for the weapons that they create, and the damage that is revealed as a result.
DISCOVERY IN HUMAN BEINGS. Scientific human discovery is something that keeps hitting the headlines time and again in our world. So and so has invented this or that for this reason. One is on a scientific exploration of mass.
“I had worked hard for nearly two years, for the sole purpose of infusing life into an inanimate body. For this I had deprived myself of rest and health.” (Shelley, ch. 5), Frankenstein says, as he looks at the human life he has created. Obsession of a goal leads to a loss of innocence for Victor Frankenstein, the monster, and Robert Walton, in Mary Shelley’s work of literature Frankenstein. Frankenstein’s obsession with creating human life, had caused him to be successful in the creation of his monster.
In Frankenstein by mary shelley in the horror novel the author wrote though victor Frankenstein and his years of life. In Frankenstein victor at a young age was a sweet child. Around ten or 13 victor witness a tree get struck by lightning and reduced to nothing more than a stump these of course change his course of actions forever till upon his death. Victor would go to college and want into a deep obsession over creating something in the study of death,life, and the coming back to alive.