So the monster was left alone with no one to raise him. The monster was furious with Victor. The beast made it his goal to make Victor feel the alienation he felt. For example, the monster was expressing his feelings to his own conscience. He stated he was going to seek revenge.
(Shelley, 193) After all the vengeful events and tragic deaths, the monster faces his creator and asks forgiveness. This demonstrates, once again, his ability to love and his innate goodness, knowing that forgiveness is his only hope. However, since Victor is dead, his pleas are met with silence. Essentially, all hope for the monster’s ability to survive is now dead. Without hope, he turns back to evilness and blames Victor for his own
It is also important to see how “Paradise Lost” and the biblical allusion of Satan relates to the monster. The monster tells Victor that he should be his “Adam”, but soon realizes that Victor hates his creation. He now resembles Satan, the banished and horrifying creature. When readers see the monster as Satan, it brings the theme of isolation and how the monster scares Victor, which makes him feel more alone than ever. The monster is trying to impress Victor the whole story, so by him still receiving Victor’s disapproval devastated him.
The monster describes his first experience as being "endowed with perceptions and passions and then cast abroad for the scorn and horror of mankind" (Shelley 119). This is describing the monster's first awakening in which he knew nothing. Upon coming to life, the monster yearns to learn, feel, and communicate with others just like any other human would, but he was cast aside by Frankenstein to fend for himself. This use of diction
As the climax of the novel approaches, we see that the Monster has killed Henry Clerval, a childhood friend of Victor’s, and Victor’s wife Elizabeth. The theme
As the monster, would kill accidentally kill William Frankenstein for mocking his ugliness. Doing so would frame Justine but not before leaving clues to his creator. Later the monster kills Henry; and finally he murders Elizabeth on the day of Victor and Elizabeth’s wedding successfully taking everything from Victor that he had ever loved. These events reveal’s Mary Shelley’s ideas of how dangerous and powerful knowledge can
The monster is also capable of wanton destruction when he burns down the DeLaceys’ house and dances “with fury around the devoted cottage”(123) like a savage. Finally, the monster seems to enjoy the pain he causes Frankenstein: “your sufferings will satisfy my everlasting hatred” (181) he writes to Victor. Were these pieces of evidence taken out of context, the reader would surely side with Frankenstein. But Shelley prevents such one-sidedness by letting the monster tell his version of the story. The monster’s first-person narrative draws the reader in and one learns that the creature is not abomination
Dreanna Hypes Lit comp per 7 Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, tells the horrific story of Victor Frankenstein, a scientist devoured by ambition, seeks to revive life to the deceased. Thus, a horrific monster is created. Terrified of its unsightly stature, Dr Frankenstein flees his creation, neglecting it severely a result, the monster. Lonely and depressed, seeks revenge on his creator, killing several members of his family and his closest friend. Throughout shelley uses imagery and toner to amplify the horror
(Shelley, 137). Unable to cope with the stress and unexpected tragedy, Frankenstein’s father died not long after. These sudden loss of his loved ones brought nearly overwhelming grief and anger, for Frankenstein considered himself to be the source of the assassinations. “How have I lived I hardly know; many times have I… prayed for death.” (Shelley, 142).
In Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, there is a message that is pervasive throughout the entire novel, and emphasized in different points in the book. This message, one that can not only relate to the novel, but modern day society, is the importance of human interaction and connection. Never getting exposure to positive human interaction, the monster is enthralled with the concept and it ends up being the sole thing he craves. He goes to vast extents to receive any contact at all with the human race; he kills innocent people, stalks a family, grabs kids in forests, and bargains his creator’s life in exchange for a companion. His actions force the reader to inquire, “What would the monster not do for just one person to communicate with?”
The monster declares that he desires “creatures…cheering my gloom”; however, no “Eve soothed my sorrows” (118, Shelley). Because of this abandonment, the monster “cursed [Frankenstein]” (118, Shelley). No mother or Eve is present to nurture the monster. Therefore, he faults his creator for his isolation and plans to seek vengeance against Frankenstein, sending a message to the reader concerning the violent repercussions from an absence of nurture. Similarly, after the De Laceys beat the monster, he feels there are “none…men that existed who would pity or assist” him, causing him to “declare everlasting war against the species” (122, Shelley).
This also causes the monster to promise that he will be there on Victor’s wedding night. So, as the story presents, the monster’s intentions were mostly misunderstood. The monster never learned how to love or be loved. It is said that love is an equalizer for the darkest of places of the human consciousness, which includes the most monstrous; this is
The adaption from book to film is a hard fraught translation, in which many themes and fundamental ideas can be lost. This is apparent in the adaption of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein into the 1931 film directed by James Whale of the same title. While the two stories are of the same premise, they are fundamentally different in later story elements, ideas, and themes. Even though the film inspires horror and intrigue like its novel counterpart, it lacks the complex moral arguments and depth of the book it is based upon. Whale’s Frankenstein ultimately fails as an adaptation of Mary Shelly’s work, because the removal of the narration and moral conflict present in the novel, which causes the film to lack overall emotional depth.
In the novel Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein is faced with guilt following the murder of his family and friends, with the monster he had created being responsible for their deaths. Victor, outraged and filled with hatred for his own creation, swears that the rest of his life will be devoted to destroying the creature he had once worked so hard in bringing to life. Although Victor is correct in the fact that this monster needs some form of punishment, the way Victor goes about it ends up leading to his demise. Victor understands what he must do to bring the monster to justice, although it is terribly executed. He knows that by creating the monster, he is also a culprit.
The theme of Frankenstein is revenge and how it influences one, when affected, in doing stuff that affects one's family and loved one. At first, when the creature is brought to life, he is confused and feels abandoned after his creator leaves in disgust after seeing him. The creature is first mistreated by Victor and then by the De Lacey family, leaving the creature to feel pain and anger, turning to revenge. The creature compares himself to the devil saying, “I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel, whom thou drivest from joy for no misdeed,” (Shelley 42). The creature turns to revenge in a want to hurt those who have hurt him.