What would you do if you were accused or punished for someone else's actions? Other people’s frustrations can be dangerous, especially if that person or thing has powerful traits. This is exactly what happens in Frankenstein when the monster becomes angry with Victor Frankenstein. Although the monster becomes angry with Victor, he takes most of his revenge out on the innocent people within the story instead of Victor. Victor may not have been hurt physically, but he was hurt mentally.
In Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, we see how revenge can lead to obsession. In Chapters 23 to the end, Victor is so obsessed with getting revenge on the monster for killing Elizabeth and everyone else. His obsession with revenge starts on his wedding night when the monster killed Elizabeth. He then states while talking to the magistrate: “That cannot be; but all that I can say will be little avail. My revenge is of no moment to you: yet, while I allow it to be a vice, I confess that is it the devouring and only passion of my soul.
Revenge There's different type of theme in the story Frankenstein such as revenge, family, romanticism and nature but in this essay it's going to just imply revenge. In this story, Frankenstein is the protagonist from the story and he creates a monster without thinking of the consequences. Victor becomes lost in his studies, he removes himself from human society and that's where he loses sight on what's his crating. Knowledge at that time took over Frankenstein's mind because he wasn't thinking much in what he was creating until he was done with the monster.
In the novel, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, ambition evolves into a form of obsession with revenge. But the result of vengeance is a curse to human life and its longevity. Both main characters in the novel, Victor and the monster become obsessed and let vengeance be their downfall. Victor was a very ambitious character who longed for knowledge and the presence of new life. He soon became obsessed with his creation and said,“I had worked hard for nearly two years, for the sole purpose of infusing life into an inanimate body.
In Frankenstein, Victor wants revenge on the monster so greatly that it becomes an obsession. Victor states, “Again do I vow vengeance; again do I devote thee, miserable fiend, to torture and death” (Shelley 152). Victor Frankenstein wants revenge against the monster because the monster was the cause of the deaths of Victor’s family and friends (152). He is threatening death on the monster and swearing revenge on him. This is the beginning when he wants vengeance on the monster, which then immediately turns into an obsession.
Three of the many themes conveyed in Frankenstein are ‘revenge is not the answer’, ‘think of the consequences of you're actions’, and ‘be responsible for your actions’. Revenge is not the Answer The prevalent theme ‘revenge is not the answer’ in Frankenstein can be seen in the interactions between Dr. Frankenstein and the Monster. Interactions between Dr. Frankenstein and the monster show theme ‘revenge is not the answer’ by showing the monster's sorrow upon finally enacting revenge on Dr. Frankenstein.
In the story, Frankenstein, Victor and the monster share some similarities with each other. They both have had tragic events that have made them feel the same way. Some of the events were caused by each other. They both have respective relationships with nature, desires for family, isolation/loneliness, revenge, and the pursuit of knowledge. As time goes on I would say that Victor and the monster becomes more similar.
Mary Shelley shows the endless amount of revenge and that it is driven by pure hatred and rage. The monster was not created to be vengeful, he was kind hearted but when he was poorly treated by Victor and then by the Delacey family, he turned cold. In her novel Frankenstein, Mary Shelley displays the immorality and destructive effects that revenge can have through Frankenstein and his pursuit of the creature. Immediately after the monster had awoken, hatred thickened and would drive the plot to be all about revenge. The creature illustrates this hatred as he says to Victor, “Everything is related in them which bears reference to my accursed origin; the whole detail of that series of disgusting circumstances which produced it is set in view;
Frankenstein and the creature are similar in that they have a moment of dreams and goodness, and that they allude to Paradise Lost in the same context of a fallen angel. However, they are also different in that Frankenstein blames the creature for all the atrocities that have occurred while the creature blames it on his misery, and that Frankenstein has rejected his social life while the creature craves for it. Frankenstein and the creature are similar in that they have a moment of dreams and goodness in their beginnings. Frankenstein began his studies in hopes of becoming famous. The whole reason for the creation of the creature was to become famous for being able to animate the dead.
In Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein spends two whole years toiling to create a being which is comprised of the body parts of various dead corpses, for the purposes of science. Finally, he creates the “monster”, who commits a multitude of crimes, resulting in the deaths of many innocent people. These horrific murders raise many questions concerning who is to be held accountable. Victor walked away from the situation he created instead of facing his actions. If he had chosen to stay this could have prevented the heinous crimes committed by the monster as a result of Victor’s mental and emotional Neglect.