Thinking about the deal with his family in mind, Victor begins his work on the second monster. The first monster made Victor suffer terribly and threatened his family; trying to scare Victor for not creating his mate, the monster angrily said to Frankenstein, “I can make you so wretched that the light of day will be hateful to you” (162). While looking back upon his unfinished work, Victor remembers “the miserable monster whom I had created,” (152). “With the companion you bestow I will quit the neighborhood of man,” (142) promises the monster to Victor upon completion of his mate. Victor, trying to act morally, destroys the monster for the good of the world.
Vengeance, an act of inflicting pain and suffering on another individual, was used between the two protagonists as a means to resolve conflict. The monster accomplished his revenge by murdering Victor's loved ones, while Victor responded through direct violence on the monster and his creature bride. Ultimately, both achieve their revenge on each other through their own demise. These acts resulted in tragic and devastating consequences for both Victor Frankenstein and the monster. If Victor has created his monster, and integrated him into society, and gave him the knowledge, affection he deserved, then it can be inferred his relationship with humans would have been completely different.
In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, both Victor and the creature have qualities that make them resemble “humans,” or “monsters.” A monster finds joy in bringing harm to others, and does anything to get what they want. They do this without thinking of the consequences, and may not feel regret afterwards. The creature repeatedly demonstrated this quality throughout the novel. The creature resembles a monster because he makes Victor suffer after feeling rejected. The creature finds William, Victor’s brother, in the woods and kills him.
This causes trouble to mankind in both of the stories. The Monster tries to comply with humans in a virtuous way for a second time, but once again receives hatred in response. Satan’s contact with humans begins with Eve, who he persuades to turn to sin. The Monster and Satan both seek revenge on their creators. The Creature begins with killing the people that are most dear to Victor.
A common definition of a hero is one who defies the given law and creates their own storyline through his or her actions. However, In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, we see Victor Frankenstein go under a complete mentality change due to his curiosity in science, which leads him to becoming what is known as a byronic hero. Shelley shows Victor’s descent into madness by exploiting certain byronic characteristics such as a destructive passion, self-doubt, and loneliness. Victor’s passion ultimately proves destructive as it only causes him and his surrounding people pain and grief. Knowing he is causing said grief, Victor plummets into a self-loathing and lonely period where he must remain isolated.
In the novel Frankenstein, Mary Shelley reveals how revenge consumes and destroys those who surrender to it. Due to neglect and immediate abandonment during the beginning of his life, the creature develops a hostile attitude and seeks revenge on Victor Frankenstein. In response to the cottage dwellers attacking him, the creature exclaims “cursed, cursed creator! Why did I live? Why, in that instant, did I not extinguish the spark of existence of which you had so wantonly bestowed” and reveals his feelings “of rage and revenge” (Shelley 135).
The creation was dangerous to Frankenstein because he could have killed him in his sleep. The Creature told Frankenstein, “The thought was madness; stirred the fiend within me- not I, but she [Justine Moritz], shall suffer; the murder I have committed because I am forever robbed of all that she could give me, shall atone… I bent over her and placed the portrait securely in one of the folds of her dress”(Shelley 103). The Daemon is the cause of innocent Justine’s death. His placement of the picture caused Justine to be accused of murder even after she loved the helpless William. Although the Monster framed Justine for William’s murder, the Daemon before announced how beautiful she was.
He uses hyperbole, to evoke emotions from the readers. He uses words such as “ strong and striking language of the insane” and “ horrible and disgusting absurdity” to show his contempt towards Frankenstein(passage 1). The anonymous reader also uses an analogy to prove his dislike towards Frankenstein. He compares Frankenstein to “Mad Bess” or “Mad Tom.” He is
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.
Both Othello and Frankenstein are good men looking to be accepted by society, but are transformed into monstrous beings due to their desire for acceptance, isolation, and relationships with others. Othello starts off as a strong leader who loves his wife. Iago begins to plant lies in his head, and shortly after, his mind is corrupted by jealousy and revenge, which turns him into a monster. Othello wants revenge on Desdemona for being unfaithful as Iago has been telling him. At night Othello goes into her chamber to murder her saying “Yet she must die, else she'll betray more men/ put out the light and then put out the light “.
Grendel vs. “The monster” Grendel in the novel by John Gardner is very similar to “the monster” in Frankenstein by Mary Shelly because both Grendel and the monster feel like outsiders, they kill humans, and they both are able to learn new things. Grendel feels like an outsider because he knows he is different and he wants to know the truth of why he is what he is and why God made him that way. Grendel asks his mother “Why are we here?” which means that he is doubting his existence. Grendel kills humans in the mead hall while they are asleep. “Swiftly, softly, I will move from bed to bed and destroy them all, swallow every last man.” He kills them because he was affected by the shapers death.