The id which is the basic desire for what each person wants. The superego which is the opposite of id, it houses our sense of guilt. Lastly, there is the ego, the balance between the id and superego. The ego represents reality. Focusing on Victor Frankenstein and the monster he created, one can better understand their personalities by examining the three parts of their subconscious; and determining parallels between the two characters.
They also face physical isolations from society, as they watch the people around them die. However, the mental isolation they endure is a far worse pain. It is difficult for them to reconnect with society because both Frankenstein and the mariner are trapped in their minds by the guilt that resides there; even after the physical burden has been eliminated. The only way that both Frankenstein and the mariner can find a connection to society, is by reliving the very thing that disconnected them from society. Storytelling does not get rid of the mental burden, but it lightens it because someone finally can learn to understand why they carry this burden.
“A benevolent mind and the face assumes the pattern of benevolence. An evil mind, and an evil face. For this the brain of a genius will be used. And when that brain starts to function within the frame the facial features will assume wisdom and understanding” (Fisher, The Curse of Frankenstein). The monster is essentially unable to communicate and must be trained much like that of a pet, Frankenstein even keeps the monster chained in his laboratory.
Change can have a negative effect on the a person’s change. This is certainly the case for the main characters in the gothic novel, Frankenstein. Victor Frankenstein is an educated man from Geneva, but when he comes to Ingolstadt he becomes obsessed with his work. Victor creates a human and brings it to life. Then he feels disgusted with what he had created and leaves it to fend for itself, unknowing of the terror he could bring.
Ultimately it is the many individuals in Victor Frankenstein’s life who experience the deadly consequences of his creativity as his creation is repeatedly excluded and disregarded. Sadly, Frankenstein himself fails to ever really understand the dangerous implications of his actions, representative of humanity’s inability to consider the consequences of ill-considered actions. Mary Shelley suggests that the pursuit of knowledge and understanding is a natural human endeavour, reinforcing the idea that human curiosity and desire to learn is indeed a universal quality and necessary to construct the human
Science and technology must have limits just as any other research or study. In Rice’s The Adding Machine, Capek’s R.U.R play and Shelley’s Frankenstein novel the harmful effects of this progress are highly portrayed. In these three works, the readers witness how humans create robots in Capek and Rice’s case and a monster in Shelley’s case but in which all three end with the creators dead and creations in power. These two plays and novel illustrate how the humans avarice is what leads them to their self-destruction. Rice’s The Adding Machine (1923) follows the life of Mr.
At simple site, readers think the monster and Victor are two completely different people, but in fact they share the same desires. The creature ironically becomes Victor’s doppelganger by both wanting affection, their miseries and hate for each other. Victor and the creature are both driven by the longing of love. After long years of hard study and work for life origin and structure, Victor committed himself to create a life of his own. “A new species would bless me as its creator.
There is one big question in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley that everyone asks and that is “Who is more human, Frankenstein or his creation?” and the answer to that is his creation. The reason the creation is more human than Frankenstein is because Frankenstein is neglectful and cruel to his creation. Frankenstein does not take any responsibility for his creation and acts like his creation is nothing to him. Frankenstein condemns the creature to loneliness and persecution. The creature is not a monster in his own eyes, he is acting the way he is based off how he has been treated.
In Frankenstein, a cautionary tale by Mary Shelley, the reader is given a more extreme example that proves science has boundaries and shows many consequences without responsibility and ethics. In the beginning, Victor Frankenstein grew up eager for knowledge and a longing to learn. He studied diligently and the result was a fascination with life and death, “the genius that [had] regulated [his] fate (pg 22).” . Over his life, he developed a “God-complex” and set out to create life. Frankenstein did so without considering basic ethics and in his mind “life and death appeared to [him] ideal bounds, which [he] should first break through (pg 33).” His pride and desire to control the very nature of life ruled his life for years, driving him into an obsession.
Victor Frankenstein created a monster in the book Frankenstein. At first, Victor just wants to recreate human life, but he realized that the being looks ugly and thought that his creation is evil right off the bat. After some time pass by in the book, the monster slowly becomes a murderer due to Victor’s interference in making him suffered. This will make the monster as a victim to the cruelty of the world. The monster was treated horribly by the people in the story.