During act 3 the Monster wanted to be with someone innocent like William Frankenstein, but even he rejected it, thus making it angry and want revenge. This also proves that the Monster was originally kind hearted, its evilness was caused by his environment and
In the novel, Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, the two main characters, Victor Frankenstein and his creature, both display a sense of moral ambiguity. Each character has committed both good and evil alike, and neither knew the consequences of what they had done. However, Victor Frankenstein is generally the morally ambiguous character by his treatment of his creation and his own imperious personality. He wanted to be able to help science by recreating life or bringing it back, but at the same time, he did not want to consider the consequences of doing so. Victor tries to prove himself as a good moral character in the relationship between his creation and himself.
The author explains how Frankenstein's ambition for discovery takes him on the opposite path that he planned to go. I do believe Victor Frankenstein failed to see his flaws in his experiment with life and he could have been more mature about the way he handled the monster. Victor Frankenstein failed to realize that something that is desired is not always
In order to protect the view he holds of himself, which stems from his god complex, Victor Frankenstein uses rationalization to shelter himself from the guilt derived from his indirect involvement with the murders of William and Justine. In allowing young Justine to confess to the murder of William, though she is innocent, Frankenstein experiences conflicted emotions. Victor writes that “such a declaration [of who the true criminal was] would have been considered as the ravings of a madman,” (Shelly 86). This rationalization of not telling the truth is because of his inability to take responsibility for his actions. In the same passage, Frankenstein describes the guilt and sadness he feels as “fangs of remorse” (86).
Frankenstein’s experiment finds humans interesting and want to like them. Ultron, on the other hand, finds people to be frivolous and weak. Tony doesn’t rejoice when his creation flees (Like Victor) but instead immediately tries to track, find and put a stop to him. Stark doesn't get to hear ultron's point of view directly as Frankenstein does by coming face to face with his creation. Due to this inability to talk face to face, Stark and his friends decide to battle it out with Ultron, unlike Victor, who listens to his creations story and point of view.
Whereas Frankenstein does not properly value the domestic affection he is given until it is violently taken from him, his creation learns that this is what values most in life and yet is not able to gain this affection from others. Francis Bacon says in his essay Of Friendship “I have given the rule, where a man cannot fitly play his own part; if he have not a friend, he may quit the stage”. Shelley highlights the need for a sense of belonging and companionship by letting both her main figures suffer the pain of not having this need fulfilled and, in consequence, they both “quit the stage” (Bacon) and turn their backs on humanity. Social isolation, although through different circumstances, was the predominant cause for both Frankenstein and his creature’s demise. Even Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Shelley’s husband, wrote in his preface to Frankenstein about the “amiableness of domestic affection” (Shelley 9).
It is possible that Victor could have instilled values, and taught the monster kindness and compassion rather than hatred and resentment. One of the main reasons the monster was so violent was that he was seeking revenge for the fact that Victor wasn't an ideal creator to his creation. Before Victor even brought the monster to life, he was already going against nature. Bringing something that was dead back to life goes against nature, and against religious nature. It is horrifying to think that Victor was playing God himself, and took it in his hands to decide to bring something to life once again.
Frankenstein has a way of making things sound overtly dramatic, “as if possessed of magic powers, the monster had blinded me to his real intentions; and when I thought that I had prepared only my own death, I hastened that of a far dearer victim,” (175) while surely Frankenstein does not have magic powers the reader is left with a question as to who could possibly be a “far dearer victim” (175). The mystery behind the identity and the aforementioned magical powers are very unsettling. The wording of this passage also calls attention to the unpredictability of Frankenstein’s actions as his creation of the creature brings man into uncharted territory,
Victor believed that “[his] tale was not one to announce publicly” (Shelley, 78) in order to keep himself from receiving blame and criticism, even though Justine was being tried for his creature’s wrongdoings. Victor was correct that “[the Creature reproaches him] with [his] behavior” (97), but he fails to realize that it is rightly so. The Creature would never have been so obscene if it weren’t for Victor’s abandoning him. Still, Victor places all blame onto his creation, because when you’re an “innocent and helpless creature bestowed [from] Heaven” (29), you can do no wrong. It is much later that Victor truly begins to take responsibility for the deaths of “William, Justine, and Henry” he
In some aspects, Frankenstein is similar to The Story of Edgar Sawtelle. In both novels, playing God plays a key role in the storylines and has a significant impact on the characters. In Frankenstein, Victor tries to play God by creating life. However, this action winds up hurting him, since his abandoned creation seeks revenge on him for the injustice he causes in the monster's life. It is clear that Victor can not handle the responsibility of playing God, since shortly after finally creating the monster, “breathless horror and disgust filled my heart” and he is “unable to endure the aspect of the being” he creates.