In the book Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, the creature is an outcast in society, without a friend in the who world is thrust away by humanity due to his appearance. The creature devolves due to a series of events feeling different emotions for the first time in his life. These experiences due to the fact his creator, Victor Frankenstein turns his back on the creature leaving him to his own instincts on learning how to survive and integrate into society. devices to learn how to survive. becoming helpless, discouraged leading into leading into retaliation of anger and violence.
Right when a baby is born, they immediately begin to seek for someone to trust and provide for their basic needs. As an individual grows, they develop their own personality and characteristics, but this begs the question if a human’s personality and characteristics are determined more on nature or nurture. Which leads to the question: what characteristics make a human really a human? In Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein creates a monster from the dead using body parts from the dead. Instantly, Victor abandons the monster who later turns to murder. These murders help him to cope with the isolation he feels from society and his creator. The monster is more human than Victor because he shows compassion, courage, and the need for human connection.
The novel Frankenstein brings to light many problems and situations that shed light on the faults of mankind. Cruelty was a huge factor in the novel; throughout Frankenstein is cruel to his body and to his creation. When he first makes the creature he runs from it, leaving the creature to fend for himself; even when reuniting with the creature he continues displays cruelty. The creature, in turn exhibits Victor cruelty right back. Within Frankenstein cruelty can be attributed, often affecting both Victor and the creature; serving as a crucial motivator and revealing their anger, pain, frustration till eventually both die.
Victor travels to a small island to begin his research in order to create a female for the creature. Eventually, Victor fears that the creature will reproduce with his new mate infesting the world. Therefore , he destroys the new creature before he finishes stating that “Even if they were to leave Europe, and inhabit the deserts of the new world, yet one of the first results of those sympathies for which the daemon thirsted would be children, and a race of devils would be propagated upon the earth” trying to justify his actions. Even though, the creature promised that he will stop his crimes(Curran).
In Frankenstein, Mary Shelley uses the novel as a means to convey her attitude on certain scientific and moral issues of the time. She utilizes the plot of the novel to express concern surrounding scientific achievement, to put forward the notion that God should not be a passive being, and to iterate the concept that beings are not born “good” or “bad”, but rather become “good” or “bad” based on their interactions with their surroundings.
The first major aspect that leads to the Creature’s fall from grace is appearance. Victor works tirelessly in academia because he believes to have found the solution to generate life. Once Victor succeeds, the Creature’s demonic appearance mortifies him. Victor describes his work with disdaining imagery, stating, “I had gazed on him while unfinished; he was ugly then; but when those muscles and joints were rendered capable of motivation, it became a thing such as even Dante could have conceived" (Shelley 36). Although Victor successfully creates what would be his greatest academic achievement, he abandons his creation, showing that the Creature's ugliness is a prevailing factor for his isolation from civilization. According to Bridget Marshall’s
Rejection is like ripping the wings off a butterfly; you force the butterfly to live forever on the ground taking its innate ability to fly. Author, Mary Shelley, in her novel, Frankenstein, illustrates how Victor Frankenstein’s obsession with creating new life ends up destroying everything he loves. Shelley’s purpose is to highlight how the regressive effects of rejection can push someone into a maddening state. Through Shelley’s use of point of view, emotional reaction, and tone, I believe that Frankenstein’s creation should be pardon from all his crimes committed due to the mental state others pushed him into.
Victor is so obsessed with science and knowledge that he decides to make something so powerful. Within his apartment, he works for months with hard labor, trying to complete this creation. Becoming so obsessed while working, Victor completely forgets about his social life, ignoring his friends and family. His cousin, Elizabeth, is so worried about him in the process. She writes him constantly, always explaining her concern for him. Once Victor finally creates the creature, he becomes terrified of the monster. The monster is hideous, and if fulfilled with strength. The monster may have been created with so much strength to indicate that Victor wanted to symbolize the power of knowledge and science through his creation of the
In Frankenstein Victor plays the role of God with the creation of the creature. Victor studies for years about the dead to see how new life works. He creates life from the dead with his studies of electricity. Victor creates life but does not support the creature or teach it how to become civilized which causes death to one's Victor love. The making of Creature is an unlikely scenario because in Christian beliefs only God can create life.
In the book Frankenstein, Mary Shelley used distinctive techniques to draw the reader in and find themselves to be similar, as well as dissimilar, to characters in at least one way. Shelley knew how to tie some characters together, even if they seemed to be complete opposites. Victor contrasted with the monster he created is one of the most prominent examples of her work. Throughout the book, some similarities and differences between the Victor and the monster consist of their relations to nature, desire for family, the reactions of those around them, and as well as their reactions to difficult situations. Frankenstein is beautifully written and deserves all the recognition it receives.
Nature is the predetermined traits that people are born with, while nurture is the influence that affects people after they’re born. The debate surrounding Nature V. Nurture is how much of a person’s traits is predetermined and how much is influenced by the environment. Mary Shelley's believes in nurture more than nature.
An eye for an eye or the law of retaliation is the principle most people live their lives by. For the characters in Frankenstein, this concept is apparent as the main character, Victor, creates a monster and instantly abandons him which sets off the chain of events revolving around revenge. However, as Gandhi once stated, “an eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind” (Gandhi). Throughout the novel, the creature and Victor engage in a recurring cycle of vengeance, but these acts of revenge are bittersweet as in the end it destroys both of them. In the novel Frankenstein, Mary Shelley reveals how revenge consumes and destroys those who surrender to it.
The monstrosity of human nature is implied by Mary Shelley throughout the whole novel, which inspires us to think deeply about the meaning of ugliness, both external and internal. One major theme that pertains to the development of a being’s behavior and its relation to monstrosity is nature versus nurture. The two main characters of the novel, Victor Frankenstein and the creature, have an inborn nature that regulates their physical and behavioral traits; however, Frankenstein’s and the monster’s nurturing styles are completely different.
In the book Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, the creature is raised by nature rather than nurture. Human nature is defined as our psychological characteristics , feelings, and behavioral traits shared by mankind. Human nature by itself gives humans the ability to feel and socialize, but without nurture we wouldn't be different from one another. Nurture gives humans an identity, while nature allows humans to function properly. Human nature is an important part in how humans behave and interact, but it does not play a part in the making of our individuality. Nurture is one of the most important processes in life because it encourages the growth of our personality and identity. Nature and nurture can determine someone's identity, but there are
Nature is what we are born with, the genetic blueprint that determines much about us, our eye colour, hair colour, the length of our limbs, whether we are susceptible to particular diseases, how long we are likely to live and countless other characteristics that make up each unique individual. Nurture refers to how we are shaped by our environment and includes everything that we encounter in our lives; our socio-economic environment,