While reading Frankenstein there are many things that have negative correlations but there are some positive ones. “The Novel of Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus, is undoubtedly, as a mere story, one of the most original and complete productions of the day” (Shelley). This novel is debated about being one of the best stories that has helped science, they introduced something no one thought of. A villain or a hero? He is a villain in some ways but a hero in others, a villain because he created something he couldn’t control and he knew it could go rough but a hero because the movement of
In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, three characters narrate: Robert Walton, Victor Frankenstein, and Frankenstein 's monster. Victor, a mad scientist who creates Frankenstein is telling his story to Robert Walton, a sailor looking for the north pole, he is also the main narrator. Victor and Robert both learn a lesson that there are just certain things that do not need to be discovered and have no benefit. Victor learned this lesson way too late, but he told Robert his story and Robert turned his ship around before he ended up like Victor. Robert and Victor were searching for things that did not need to be discovered, but Frankenstein learned and listened to ideas that were important and led him to realize that humans are flawed.
Frankenstein travels to the ends of the world to enact the revenge he thinks he deserves. Frankenstein follows his creation to one of the most symbolic places on earth in coalition with his heart, The Arctic. He brings himself to his wit’s end on this search for the monster. However, Frankenstein describes how revenge is his driving force when he says, “many times have I stretched my failing limbs upon the sandy plain, and prayed for death. But revenge kept me alive; I dare not die, and leave my adversity in being" (219).
Another shared belief is that their creations must like them, God would punish his children were they to not like him, as is the same with Frankenstein who believes that his creature should, nay, must absolutely adore him for being so gracious and benevolent as to create him. It also cannot be denied however that they are still very different, of course there are the obvious things, like the fact that Frankenstein had created his creature using materials produced from God’s own creations, God created without the need for raw materials, God had plans for his creations, regardless of if they chose to follow or not, Frankenstein went so far as to act quickly, gather information and materials and commit his crime and treated himself as though he had been given a mandate from god. The differences between God and Frankenstein are also a thing which must be brought up, ignoring
Seeking to expand his knowledge, the monster discovers that many of the emotions he reads in literature apply to himself. The monster comes to realize that, “[he] applied much personally to [his] own feelings and conditions… [his] person was hideous and [his] stature gigantic” (109). The monster ultimately displays a longing interest in expanding his knowledge, but each time he tries to apply it, he gets turned away because of his appearance. The use of the words “hideous” and “gigantic” ultimately reveals the monster’s self-doubt as his appearance undermines his capability. Mary Shelley’s stance on the idea of feminism results from her desire to prove that reproduction cannot take place without a woman.
Frankenstein is a novel written by Mary Shelley that tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a monster out of dead body parts. Also the key player in the role of ambition in this novel. Victor appears to be an altogether good and kind human being. He is well-educated, sensitive, eloquent, and loving towards his family and friends. But Victor’s ambition and irresponsible acts cause himself suffers and change his personality.
A monster is defined as an imaginary and supernatural creature, and the word is associated with connotations of evil; society today may label an individual as a monster if he/she lack a moral conscience and manifest the pain they feel internally externally which results in the pain of others. The transformation of the word from supernatural to a representation of an individual 's moral character is a result of the Literature of Mary Shelley and Oscar Wilde who personify the word and present it through their characters. Frankenstein is the tale of an arrogant scientist with good intentions who unintentionally creates a monster too terrible to love. The Picture of Dorian is a story of two middle-aged men who guide a younger man, an archetype
In order to further understand the person who is Victor Frankenstein, we will analyze two specific quotes in which he ponders the consequences of creating his monster. The first specific quote that shows Dr. Frankenstein pondering the consequences of his actions is when he states, “but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust fill my heart.” When Victor is initially building his creation, all he thinks of is the great science behind his work. However, he never once thinks of the consequences he may face once his creation becomes a reality. This lack of complete thinking is what leads to the “beauty of the dream vanishing” for Victor Frankenstein. The instant his creation comes to life,
Consequently, the monster’s curiosity for human nature also leads to detrimental effects on his life. After the monster is first abandoned by his creator, Victor Frankenstein, he eventually attempts to learn the ways of human society. His attempts at assimilation are seen when he says, “I improved, however, sensibly in this science, but not sufficiently to follow up any kind of conversation, although I applied my whole mind to the endeavour, for I easily perceived that, although I eagerly longed to discover myself to the cottagers, I ought not to make the attempt until I had first become master of their language…” (Shelley 101). The monster learned about the human’s way of life through watching a group of people living in a cottage. He was curious about their culture so he stayed nearby and listened to their cultures in order to learn their ways.
In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein brings his creation to life and has to endure the repercussions of his actions. While Victor is in fact human, the question of whether the creature or Victor is more human still stands. Humanity is demonstrated as compassionate in the book and monstrosity is the opposite. The creature is more human because of his developed personality and desire to be human. Victor, although born into a humane family, evolved into everything bad about humanity; he developed obsession, resentment, and manipulated life to conform to his idealities.
The Theme of hatred and revenge is shown in these lines of Othello because Iago is admitting the second part of his plan to seek revenge on Othello. After already getting Cassio fired, Iago plans to further his revenge on Othello by trying to manipulate him into believing that the only reason Desdemona is asking Othello to hire back Cassio, is because they are having an affair together. Portrayed in another way, the theme of hatred and revenge is displayed in Frankenstein when the creature and Frankenstein are talking to each other on the Alpine Valleys of Chamounix. Frankenstein tells the creature that he hates him and that he wishes to kill him, while the creature wishes to seek revenge on Frankenstein for living a miserable life. He is also seeking revenge on Frankenstein by threatening him to choose between complying with his demands or letting your family die.