Both are constantly punished by both nature and society for being what and who they are. This novel seems to constantly give examples of why uniqueness and individualism is bad, and that you are punished if you do not oppress it. Victor, from the very beginning of the book, was a little odd. He was interested in the old sciences that nobody thought relevant anymore. His father told him it was a waste of time.
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
DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS The role of victor is subverting the mythical norms in Frankenstein. Usually the creator is considered superior and perfect in his qualities however, in this novelette, the creator himself is flawed he fails to own his own creation. On the complete contrast, Mary Shelley portrays the Creature to be an isolated figure that spends his life desiring a companion and friendship. The Creature is so rejected by society, so abandoned by Victor and the people he come across, that he becomes filled with hatred towards everyone, particularly for the one who placed him into this terrible state in the first place – Victor. The first abandonment occurred right after the “birth” of the Creature.
Due to simplistic duality, Beowulf is unable to see that not everyone is entirely good or evil. He views Hrothgar as the perfect king, but is he? Although his intentions of keeping his people out of harm's way are virtuous, he still wants to kill Grendel without ever giving him a reason, sure he attacks Herot hall but the narrator doesn’t mention anything that could have invoked him to do so. Although his intentions of keeping his people out of harm's way are virtuous. Since simplistic duality means there is no in between for any subject matter, in Beowulf’s eyes, Grendel can only be evil and not a mixture of both.
He also wanted to prove that science was perfect unlike nature, which was full of flaws, according to him. Aylmer did strive for perfection and thought science could overpower nature because his love for science was greater than the love he had towards his wife. Aylmer’s confidence towards science was so substantial it blocked his sight on realizing the flaws his wife had was actually made her perfect. Since, he was man of science and his experiments had never failed he thought he could do an experiment towards his wife’s birthmark. He thought he knew more about the world and could find a new way to overpower the “hand of Nature”,
The creature, Victor Frankenstein’s creation, had to suffer and tolerate life without care, love, or identity. The creature was never given a name because Victor didn’t want his monster to become more human-like. It can reinforce that the creature is property, and not a human being that is loved and cared for. Names are important for everyone because it is the easiest way to have self-identity. The creature never received a Christian name throughout the story.
Victors isolation corrupted his mind into thinking that the only path left to take was to hunt down his creation until it ended in his own or the creature’s death. This decision would not have had to be made if he still had the ones around him he loved, but his selfish actions ended their lives along with his happiness. While Victor’s journey ended in his death, the Mariner is burdened “with a woeful agony / which forced [him] to begin [his] tale” (Coleridge 14). Although the Mariner’s story did not end with his own, he carries with him a pain that he cannot escape unless he tells his story. This is the effect of the seclusion he had to endure and does not want anyone to meet the same fate that he experienced.
The lack of meaning in the creature’s life meant that he went searching for that meaning in the form of companionship, but to very little avail as most were appalled by him. The creature then seeked his maker again to create him a companion, but Victor denied the creature and kept his distance. The creature came to the same realization as Victor did early on, that it is impossible to self-create meaning in life. The creature decided to lash out to give himself a feeling of purpose and to fill the void in his life, becoming the opposite of his creator by destroying life rather than creating
The hero typically scatters their story and morals out to others, but Huck does not. Mark Twain has decided to write in a hero who turns out cowardly, being too afraid to go back and tell his story, one who instead turns to seclusion far away from what he knows. Which, in a way, is what Mark Twain did during his process of writing Huckleberry Finn. Huck turns out to be somewhat relatable to the man who is afraid of what people think, but that is not a true hero. A true hero is willing to do whatever it takes to do the right thing morally.
Frankenstein initially agrees to the creation of another creature, but later goes back on his promise by saying, “Begone! I do break my promise; never will I create another like yourself, equal in deformity and wickedness” (Shelley 119). As a father figure for the creature, not fulfilling his promise was a terrible thing to
Victor is petrifies by the thought of his creation. He is even more terrified that Henry might discover his existence. victor is horrified to the level where the only concern on his mind is the ‘Monster’ and keeping it a secret, although he is sick. Vicor is so worried about keeping the monster a secret that he won’t concern himself about Henry’s troubles It is relevant to the book as a whole due to the constant and repetitive secrecy of the monster from others leading Victor to avoid anyone’s thoughts and concerns about him, leading himself to feel lonely and only worried about his creation. Victor conceals the monster’s existence a secret from anyone around him by making up lies and excuses.