Frankenstein was a Marry Shelley 's masterpiece, written when she was only 18 years old. The novel explores of theme of alienation, loneliness and revenge. First of all, what is alienation? Alienation is the state or experience of being isolated from a group or an activity to which one should belong or in which one should be involved. The monster created by Victor Frankenstein is rejected by human society because of his appearance.
Although it is women’s role to create life, Victor associates creation with masculinity. He cannot create life, but, according to his experience, it is only natural that he should want to. As Bette London writes in her essay “Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, and the Spectacle of Masculinity,” Victor is coping with “the fantasy of masculine creation outside the body” (London). Giving birth is the most active role females have in the novel and Victor wants to usurp that role because he believes that, as a man, it is his right to do so. However, when the monster comes to life his appearance is so grotesque and unnatural that Victor flees his creation and becomes sick with grief.
Frankenstein In her fiction novel, Frankenstein, Mary Shelley implies that trust and friendship are a key part of a functional and sane being. The lack or loss of this can lead to the desire of vengeance and revenge for the deeds that were done to them. The creature, through the actions of Victor Frankenstein ventured towards vengeance as his trust was lost for his creator. This is done from the very beginning when Frankenstein abandons the creature after he sees what he truly created and fears it.
Initially, characters in Frankenstein not taking responsibility show the reader the potential dangers of pain and death in numerous situations in the novel. The reader of Frankenstein sees various examples of Shelley’s warnings of the dangers in not taking responsibility in the first couple chapters in the novel. Shelley first points out the dangers of not taking responsibility when Victor first creates the monster on a stormy November night when he was shocked with the “horror of that countenance [the monster]”(Shelley 44) before he vacated his home, abandoning his creation which fueled the monster with the hatred that he needed to punish his creator. Shelley’s Sliwowski 2 illumination of Victor and the monster as father and son, shows the importance of a parental
Here, Beloved’s captivating power mirrors that of slavery. Just like in his earlier life, Paul D feels humiliated by his fundamental lack of power or control, and he is unable to appear strong or masculine even to the woman he loves. Paul D also recognizes that it is not Beloved’s sexual allure in itself that is so devastating, but the oppressive institution of her power as a whole. Furthermore, he brings up the idea that her superficial image of a “sweet young girl” is deceptive, and that it hides something more sinister (149). At the climax of her novel, Morrison employs similar imagery to emphasize this captivating, disturbing energy that Beloved conceals through her appearance.
When created by Victor Frankenstein the Monster does not understand anything he is a newborn baby trapped inside an adult body. The Monster is immediately labeled as a hideous, grotesque monster, by his creator Victor, and is forced to live a life of isolation. This leads to the question: Does the Monster deserve to live with the rest of society? Many scholars agree that the monster does not deserve to live with the rest of society but others may disagree. Also, The Monster does not have to live and work like every other human being but instead work for individual people.
Dr, Frankenstein is the true victim of the novel Frankenstein The term victim describes anyone who suffers as a result of one or multiple unfortunate incidents. In Frankenstein, Mary Shelley portrays a number of different characters as potential victims, in particular: the creature, and Dr. Frankenstein. The similarities among the two in initial experiences create difficulty in labelling one as the true victim. However, as the story progresses, it is evident that the creature is able to overcome his fate of victimization by actively responding to his unsuccessful experiences.
With no female monster to keep the male creature at peace, Frankenstein’s world becomes dark. This is because at the exact point that Frankenstein swears he will never create a female companion for the monster, it marks Victor’s ultimate demise as the monster claims he will get his revenge. While during the 18th century, in a marital relationships the man held most of the power, in the novel Frankenstein the real power lied in the life of the female monster. If we were to break the novel down, we would be able to see that had Victor simply created a female monster, the original creation would have stopped his rampage and never have exacted his revenge on Victor by murdering his wife to be. This lack of women obviously reflects Mary Shelley’s feminist views of the time period.
Neglecting the responsibility of one’s own possession leads to a blamable consequence. In Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, proves that Victor’s actions and choices make him blamable for causing all the tragic accidents. However, his failure to take responsibility as the owner starts all the disaster in the novel. His poor treatment, negative dictions, and rude behavior towards his own creation leads to his blame for affecting people around him.
Published in 1818, Frankenstein is one of the most famous works of Mary Shelley and its origin is almost as mysterious and exciting as the novel itself. The book is telling a story about the monstrous and mortal consequences of male creation, arising from a rivalry between man's affinities to his family and surely to science as well. Recently, modern literary critics do not perceive the work of Shelley merely as a fictional creation, but primarily as a novel that reflects the author's personal experience and above all her ambivalence about motherhood. The concept of maternity brings the author fatal connotations, which are associated not only with death, but also with other feelings surrounded it. A famous American literary critic, Ellen
In Homer’s “The Odyssey” men are proposed to be superior. On the other hand, women are seen as meek, helpless, figures, whose only purpose in life is to reproduce and be used for the pleasure of men Through this portrayal of women an untrue stereotype has been created that has represented women in a negative way for thousands of years. Although, Homer's the Odyssey is a well renowned novel,taught in classes all over the world, it contains quite a few flaws when it comes to looking at it through a feminist lens. Through portraying women as this specific archetype, the author creates a sexist and misogynistic idea of women's role in society. Similarly in Frankenstein, Mary Shelley portrays women as a being lower to men in order to counter argue
A critical event that occurs in Volume 1 is the adoption of Elizabeth. The adoption is a foreshadowing the love that Victor and Elizabeth will share in their adult lives and is displaying love is an age defying aspect of the book. This leads to Victor wanting to later marry her and is evident that Shelly is indicating that love is valuable and lifelong. Moving further into Volume 1, when Victor comes back home after the unfortunate event of the creation if the monster his health replenishes and so does the bond between him and his family. This is evident that Shelly is showing the significance of love coupled with the display of company being supportive and a providence of crushes for your life.