Frankenstein, a work by Mary Shelley, is a story about how man creates life so he can carve a new era of society, but ultimately faces the repercussions from attempting to defy the laws of nature. In Frankenstein, Mary Shelley uses the themes revenge, nature, and isolation from society to create meaning for her readers. For example, Revenge is a powerful force that will consume the minds of those it inhabits. The monster begins its life with a warm, open heart. However, after it is abandoned and mistreated first by Victor and then by the De Lacey family, the monster turns to revenge, it became blinded, and “...feelings of revenge and hatred filled [its] bosom… [and it] bent [its] mind towards injury and death” (Shelley 99).
Human interaction is one of the five basic needs as stated by Maslow. Human interaction is what stabilizes many people, without it we see the negative behavior changes in the lives of those who are in constant isolation. In the novel, Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein creates a monster from the scraps of body that instantly becomes a reject in society. Throughout the novel, we see the toll that isolation takes on the monster and how to leads him to make cruel choices. In Frankenstein, the monster lives in constant isolation.
Mary Shelley uses Frankenstein's rationalizations to show how his ego seeks to protect itself. Shelley focuses on how Frankenstein's ego gives Frankenstein a warped sense of reality. This warped sense of reality is first seen when Frankenstein decides to go from having little scientific experience to creating life from nothing. His ego forces him to labor with rot and the dead to achieve a mythical status as first and lone creator of life, further blinding him to the horror of his creation. As the novel progresses, Shelley uses ego to once again rationalize Frankenstein's actions.
In Mary Shelley 's Frankenstein, the creator abandons his creation undoubtedly uncertain about his invention life in the future. Frankenstein is unable to provide love and comfort toward the monster, which make him feel revengeful toward his master Fiend blames Frankenstein for all misery he faces as his creator deserts him. In Frankenstein Marry Shelley conveys that the feeling of abandonment compels him to seek revenge against his creator. To start with, Frankenstein justifies that the monster is sensitive, but suffering enforces the him to be violent. The statement is true when you learn the monster request to his creator When creature see a beautiful woman sleeping on straw.
“One man's life or death were but a small price to pay for the acquirement of the knowledge which I sought.” A quote from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. This quote embodies one of the central themes of the story. When does science become unethical? Should scientist bare the responsibility or burden of their creations or discoveries. In Frankenstein, Victor the main protagonist creates a monster who begins to haunt his everyday life.
The novel “Frankenstein,” by Mary Shelley tells the story of a man named Victor Frankenstein, who decides to go against the laws of nature by bringing to life a being constructed with decaying body parts. Victor believes in natural philosophy and science, which leads him to the idea of creating this Creature. Although this novel can be interpreted in many ways, I believe that Mary Shelley is shining a light on the harmful and dangerous impacts that prejudice and assumptions can have on people who are considered different. Shelley may be suggesting that humanity is the true 'monster ' due to its socialized ideologies that make ambition, self-greed and rage fulfilling. Even to this day society is known to shun those who we do not see as equals.
Frankenstein began to neglect the monster, which consequently caused the monster to take the life of his brother William, Justine, and ultimately, his beloved Elizabeth. Frankenstein began to blame himself for the loss of his own loved ones because of his obsession with creating human life.
It portrays the danger of obsession because Frankenstein has defied all laws of science and nature and created life without knowing the risk and as a result, he becomes terrified of his creation as if the creature would bring upon danger. Chapter five is also a biblical allusion to God and his creation of Adam and Eve where Victor Frankenstein represents God and the creature represents Adam. God created Adam and Eve on the notion that they would do good in the world. Similarly, Victor created the monster thinking it would be a service to humanity. These themes tells readers that in the 19th century, it was the beginning of the breakthrough of scientific and medical advancements of technologies.
They both suffer from being isolated from their creator, society, and family units. They ways in which they are affected by this abandonment proves that isolation has grave effects on human interaction and social development. One way that the theme of isolation negatively affecting social development is presented in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is through the character’s separation from their creators. The creature is abandoned by Victor, his creator, as soon as he awakes. Being abandoned by his creator, the monster has no one to guide him, no one to teach him right from wrong and good from evil.
We often don’t realize the negative aspects that come along with being ambitious. Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein, elaborates on this idea and conveys how these aspects can affect us. In her novel, the main character, Victor Frankenstein, is a scientist who finds the secret of animating dead flesh back to life. He uses this secret to create a superhuman giant, yet soon runs away from his creation, after realizing how hideous he looks. As the creation makes his way out into the world, he receives hatred for his repulsive countenance.