Relationships in Frankenstein 1)Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein novel analyzes the life of a monster abandoned by his father and creator with no companionship in life. 2) The monster created to appear beautiful turns out ugly which leads to his father abandoning him in fear. 3) The creator, Frankenstein, recognized the monster as grotesque and ran away in fear of the monster he had created. 4) The monster runs away and after he becomes self educated he returns to his father in order to receive companionship. 5) Even a monster needs companionship to survive the loneliness of being different.
Frankenstein never realises that all the monster wants is a companion, he cannot see his own emotions reflected in his creation. Through this Shelley is demonstrating that humans may never have the capability to fully understand the things they create through scientific endeavours, therefore reinforcing her concept that too much knowledge can only lead to downfall. Frankenstein had a wonderful life and in creating then abandoning his monster he destroyed that. The bitter link is the fact that Frankenstein, in leaving his monster, in making his creation go into the world alone, sealed his fate to die alone on the sea, the majority of his loved ones dead at his
Why did I live? Why, in that instant, did I not extinguish the spark of existence which you had so wantonly bestowed? I know not; despair had not yet taken possession of me; my feelings were those of rage and revenge” (“Frankenstein”). After the creature is abandoned by Victor, and then mistreated by the De Lacey family, he turns to malevolence. However, in taking revenge, the creature ensures that he will never be accepted by society.
This much is true for Victor’s failure to take responsibility for not only teaching his creation about life but also failure to take responsibility for the actions of his creation. “Frankenstein! You belong then to my enemy… you shall be my first victim” (153). Victor’s knows that he is responsible for the death of William because he abandoned his creation and made the monster learn the hard way that he would not be accepted into society. But he has no choice but to let Justine take the fall for the death of his brother because he fears being seen as a madman.
Based on the way the author portrays the monster’s behavior, he may not be the real monster in this story. The monsters begins his life being rejected by his maker. His maker is selfish and uses science to get him what he wants without regard for the consequences. The maker wants to prevent people from losing loved ones which is valiant objective. So, he sets out to be able to bring people back to life after death.
Guilt can either be an emotion that makes a person feel remorse for his or her’s actions toward another, or can be the conduct involving the executions of such crimes and wrongs. In the novel, “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley, both definitions of guilt were the common theme. However, the main problem was whether the creature or the creator, Victor Frankenstein, were guiltier for their actions. The one presumed to be more guilty was Victor Frankenstein who created the monster in the first place causing his family pain and failed to take responsibility for the monster’s actions. Although he didn’t directly kill his family, the monster is guilty too.
A victim of Victors action he had not taken responsibility to show love and care for like it only wished for. All the innocent, murdered over pain and vengeance for Victors action of what he could not seem to face. Concluding us in the question that comes up time and time again, making Victor a monster for every one of his actions he did not want to deal with creating a monster of himself simply by one step of his action that all started with his scientific ways bringing a dead back to life not knowing what it may
He copies what others do around him; like a baby, he can only act in ways he has been self-taught. If Victor Frankenstein had spent more time with the “baby”, the monster would not of done the evil and devastating things to mankind. Showing Victor’s love, and make the monster feel safe and secure would have made the Monster less barbaric in his actions. Victor could have prevented the Monster’s turn towards a murderous future and protect him from the people of the world around him. Both Nature and Nurture fit into the Monsters wretched attitude and abominable
All the monster wants is love. 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’s actions show us that he despised his creation. What he didn’t realize was that his actions in trying to carry out his plan, were actually killing him slowly, because he was not capable of fulfilling this knowledge correctly. Towards the end of the novel, the only thing Victor cared about was getting revenge on his creation for killing his loved ones. Victor stated, “I was hurried away by fury; revenge alone endowed me with strength and composure; it molded my feeling… otherwise delirium or death would have been my portion.” The only thing keeping Victor from dying was getting revenge. It controlled him, and that’s what made him a monster.