The father and son may be getting older and spending less time together, but their love as father and son fortifies their relationship and prevents it from completely changing, which is exemplified when the father allows his son to use his rod to go fishing. The father’s rod is said to be “the only extravagance his father had had in his whole life” (45-46), meaning that the rod is of great significance to the father. Almost a whole paragraph is about how important the rod is to the father, and that’s not a detail included for decoration in Trumbo’s writing. Knowing that the father values his rod and invests time and money in it to
Victor tries to prove himself as a good moral character in the relationship between his creation and himself. 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). In darkness of Victor’s actions against his creation, Victor immediately had
He then decides that he will return some of the hardship he has suffered because of his creator’s short-sightedness, and kills William. Although the decision was rash and naive, it was the only way the monster knew how to get back at Victor, whom he
Whereas Vitalists would argue that Victor chose to play god by creating life, and in a vain attempt for glory, suffered the consequences of his sins. Victor attempts to mend his wrongdoings: he first refuses to create a companion for the creature, then reluctantly agrees. However he has another change of heart, destroying the creature’s nearly finished companion, and finally vowing to destroy the “demon.” These incidents can be seen
Since Burke is always talking about identity in the rhetoric writing, one of the main characters V is who always keeps us the reader in suspense because he always seemed to keep his identity hidden with a mask. In England after a nuclear war the government became so corrupt trying to get passed all the outcomes of the war. The corruption of the war in which V was against, this allowed him to do whatever he could even if it required violence and put people's lives in risk, just to try to stop all the corruption that the government was creating. V did a few good things like the time he saved Every’s life from the finger men who were out to kill her. She herself was in shock because she didn’t come to think that the man who doesn't even know her and who hides his identity would decide to save her life.
It is possible that Victor could have instilled values, and taught the monster kindness and compassion rather than hatred and resentment. One of the main reasons the monster was so violent was that he was seeking revenge for the fact that Victor wasn't an ideal creator to his creation. Before Victor even brought the monster to life, he was already going against nature. Bringing something that was dead back to life goes against nature, and against religious nature. It is horrifying to think that Victor was playing God himself, and took it in his hands to decide to bring something to life once again.
In the novel, Grant’s selflessness reveals itself unconditionally. He puts all his desires aside to help Jefferson become a man. His goal requires him to set aside his plans and other goals to benefit someone else. Grant does not believe that he is heroic or selfless, which can be seen when he tells Jefferson “A hero is someone who does something for other people.” (191), nevertheless, he contradicts himself by alleviating Jefferson’s bleak future, doing this requires him to abstain from being inconsiderate. Without being as magnanimous as he is, Grant could not have helped Jefferson as he
Is when Victor perceives that his evidence in the trial of Justine for the murder of his brother is useless. Victor thinks to himself if he were to confess, his confession would be dismissed because he was nowhere near Geneva when the crime was committed. He would be seen as a madman because of the content involved in his confession. Victor believes no one will believe he created life in the form of the monster and the will think he is crazy for saying so. Victor s perception affects the course of his life and it drastically affects justine’s life.
His "twisted devotion to chaos " immediately brings the face of the "clown prince of crime" to mind (Source C). The worst part is that V has somehow convinced himself that if he achieves his goal, it doesn’t matter how many people he kills. By somehow befuddling himself into believing that his goal bears an utmost importance is foolish and draws concern onto V's mental well-being. Someone who is so psychologically impaired and confused cannot be considered a