Simultaneously, Victor failing to take responsibility for his own creation leads the creature down a path of destruction that manufactures his status as a societal outcast. The creature's dissolution from society, his search for someone to share his life with, the familiarity with intense anguish, his thirst for retribution, each of these traits coincide with Victor as he is depicted throughout the novel. Victor unknowingly induces his own undoing through his rejection of the creature. Shelley foreshadows his downfall by stating that “the monster still protested his innate goodness, blaming Victor’s rejection and man’s unkindness as the source of his evil” (Shelley 62) The creature essentially places Victor at fault for the creature becoming an outcast of society, by expressing this Shelley constructs a very austere portrayal of man’s contact with outsiders.
And for said knowledge and glory, Victor goes above and beyond for it; even resorting to grave robbing to create, 'the glorious creature'. He becomes obsessed, moody and temperamental; distancing himself from family and friends and seeking the beauty of nature. The creature, on the other hand 'grew up', so to speak, alone and abandoned. There was nothing but hate and horror for the creature. The monster was abandoned by his mother, Victor because of fear and revulsion.
Frankenstein is educated by alchemy teachers who encourages him for this obsession to science. His determination to know the secret of life results in terrible events. Mary convinces us that ignorance is a bliss in this case . Obviously, it is concluded by Victor Frankenstein as he advised Walton to avoid ambition in pursuit of scientific discovery . Man thinks he can challenge his creator by undertaking this responsibility.
Right after the creation of the creature Victor immediately regretted the decision to make the life as he looked into its eyes. Victor speaks with regret when he says, “I had deserved it with ardour that far exceeded moderation; but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart” (Ch. 5). This is a successful decree. He expected to make life so gravely that it transformed into an obsession for him and he would go to any incredible to accomplish his authoritative target. In the wake of being lost in his dream of making a life for such a long time, one can without a lot of an extent see what it looked like for him to go to the affirmation he had made an animal.
In Frankenstein, the reader spots the danger when Victor destroys the female monster where the monster proclaims “Slave, I before reasoned with you, but you have proved yourself unworthy of my condescension. Remember that I have power; you believe yourself miserable, but I can make you so wretched that the light of day will be hateful to you. You are my creator, but I am your master; -- obey!”(Shelley 157). The reader sees the obvious tension between Victor and the monster due to both of their lacks of responsibility for each other and themselves and can relate it to the United States and their global affairs with countries like North Korea where the countries leaders have resulted to name calling like “rocketman” and “mad man”(Stevens). Throughout Frankenstein the reader saw Shelley’s theme of the dangers in not taking responsibility like pain, death, the suffering of others, and now the reader finds out how one of the dangers is the risk of composing deadly
However, despite the fact that they have slight differences, when comparing their experiences and characterization, it is apparent that they are more similar than they are different. They are similar because, they both lived in isolation, were abandoned, and lived like outcasts in the modern society. They both lived in isolation because other people thought that they were different. For instance, Victor Frankenstein was left all alone at a tender age after the death of his mother, and he never got a feeling of having a family. In addition, Victor was obsessed with dead bodies and creating a being.
The creature comes to say of himself, “[he] was dependent on none and related to none… [his] person was hideous and [his] stature gigantic,” (Shelley 55). The creature wants most in life to be accepted as a human and have love; his goal however seems unattainable. As you can see, Frankenstein comes to say to the creature, “who long for the love and sympathy of man,” (Shelley 64), in response to the creature’s want for a companion due to his loneliness. The creature’s experiences have shaped his opinion of himself from being a kind creature, to now seeing himself as the monster he is treated like.
The Monster is the victim because his creator abandons him, his appearance affects his relationship with the people he meets, and his desire to feel loved. To begin, his creator abandons him. Victor creates Frankenstein, but is afraid of him. “He might have spoken, but I did not hear; one hand was stretched out, seemingly to detain me, but I escaped and rushed down stairs” (Shelley 44). Victor cannot put up with the sight and deserts him.
Mary Shelley’s novel has a theme of alienation and loneliness. Alienation is something that Victor Frankenstein experiences most of his life. At first he lives with his parents as an only child. Then, when he becomes older and starts his creation his isolates himself from his family and friends.
"Believe me, Frankenstein, I was benevolent; my soul glowed with love and humanity; but am I not alone, miserably alone?" (M. Shelly 114). Therefore the daemon's nature must be loving and compassionate, but because he experienced a lack of nurturing, that he was expecting to receive from his creator, Frankenstein, this then caused the daemon to be monstrous and seek revenge upon his creator; therefore Frankenstein's pain was a result of his own failures. The character of Frankenstein argues that both nature and nurture influences the behavior of people through his actions against his very own monster and in turn the effect of those actions on himself. Frankenstein left the monster alone, and the monster reacted for seeking that Frankenstein should feel just as much loneliness and woe and he did by killing off his entire family.
In the novel “Frankenstein”, Mary Shelley displays a variety of themes throughout the novel. The author utilizes various themes that were controversial during the time of the release of Frankenstein. The reader can find themes like the quest for knowledge or even a prejudice theme. The quest for knowledge was one of the most controversial themes because of the use of science being utilized for evil frightened people at the time. Although, these themes were very controversial, the predominant theme Mary Shelley exhibits in the novel is family, society, and isolation.
In Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, both of the main characters undergo physical and emotional isolation. This enforced or chosen solitude causes Frankenstein to become over-ambitious and harbor secrets from his family and friends, leading to his demise. In the monster, isolation turns to misery, which causes him to become vengeful against his creator and all the world. Through these examples of total isolation, Shelley shows that when people have no connection to others in the world, their worst characteristics and flaws are brought out. Victor Frankenstein was the first character to show a major flaw while in isolation.
e and isolation can easily Throughout the book of Frankenstein, written by Mary Shelley, there are many themes. Similar to Frankenstein, the movie Rise of the Planet of the Apes, directed by Rupert Wyatt and written by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, shows similar themes as Frankenstein. Through these examples we see how knowledge may cause trouble to a society, that ambition can lead to obsession and obsession can lead to evil. In addition natural influences earth or in a person or animal can set up a story and become someone's reality and introduce more problems than thought, and finally that isolation and loneliness changes a person in ways that are not commonly understood. I would like to focus on the aspects of isolation or loneliness, and danger of knowledge.
Much has been said about poverty over the years. The consistency of poverty in history and its repercussions is disconcerting. The lack of appropriate education can be considered to be the foundation of poverty which often times corresponds with the rise of criminal activity. It is recognized as an insatiable quandary. However, the way that Mary Shelley incorporates poverty into Frankenstein is unheard of and infrequently thought of.
#14 Shelley emphasizes the importance of family and suggests that the monster would have turned out differently if he'd had people around him who loved and understood him. But the rest of the world would still have hated and feared him. Would a loving family really have prevented tragedy? Mary Shelley emphasized the importance of family in her novel, Frankenstein, and suggests the monster would have turned out differently if he had people around him who loved and understood him. Shelley fell victim to an overwhelming number of tragedies throughout her short life.