For people without these special individuals they search vigorously to obtain them. In Frankenstein, the monster looks at the cottagers as his protectors and friends, even though they did not know of his existence. The feelings The Monster felt were clearly expressed in this passage which says “ I looked upon them as superior beings… I formed in my imagination… pictures of presenting myself… I imagined that they would be be disgusted, until, by my gentle demeanour… I should win their favour and afterwards their love” (Shelley, 103). This text exemplifies the fact that although the family does not acknowledge the Monster, he still looks up to them and hopes that one day they will become acquainted. The novel Misery shares resemblance in their situations.
Frankenstein and his monster do seem to be very similar, like a father and a son. Technically, they could be considered as such since Frankenstein is his creator. Even without that reasoning, it is clear that they share similarities. I consider them to be alike because they are both dramatic with violent tempers, they are obsessive, and they can be unreasonable. I disagree that they share the exact same personality, though.
Robert Walton’s character gives the reader a foretaste of what Viktor Frankenstein will do because their values are so much alike. In Walton’s letters to Mrs. Saville, he reveals a lot of his own characteristics. The ones that define him include narcissism, inexperience, and spirit of inquiry. He pushes forward without maturity and remains in a driven mindset, which we happen to see again. In Frankenstein’s character we come across qualities that resemble Robert Walton.
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein follows the story of a man, Victor Frankenstein, who created a monster. Along Victor’s journey, he meets Captain Walton who cares for him, and in return Frankenstein warns him about the dangers of knowledge. Frankenstein’s quest for knowledge reveals that knowledge can be beneficial yet dangerous. The only benefit of knowledge is to no longer desire answers.
With this in mind, isolation and companionship is a very important motif in the story of Frankenstein. Shelley utilizes this theme, in correspondence with the knowledge and ignorance motif, throughout the entire novel which emphasizes the importance of a companion. In the novel whenever a companion is involved there are no problems, until isolation occurs. Hence why when Victor left his creation isolated it resulted in the murders of his loved ones. To clarify, Victor's creation went down a dark path of destruction, even though he learned the difference between right and wrong on his own.
Receiving Justice (Mythological) Justice in the creature’s eyes is not just to fix karma, but meaning equality for all in society. Justice refers to the quality of being fair and reasonable. The creature was thirsty for justice and fairness between him, society, and especially his creator, Victor Frankenstein. As the creature learns by experience, he notices he is hideous and does not fit in with the world.
Mary Shelley shows this burden of responsibility throughout the book by continually showing the reader how much Victor’s unthoughtful actions affect his future, and how he copes with the results. When Victor first gets the idea
This time spent here helped to begin to develop the creature’s mind, proving he was in fact rather intelligent. The monster knew that he was different from these people, often describing them all as beautiful. He knew they would not accept him, and yet his search for belonging and family continue to surge the novel forward. While the creature is lonely and hurting, his actions slowly become malicious.
She uses imagery to show the kind of reaction that Frankenstein had on his creation’s awakening and the kind of words he used to describe his very own creation. His description of the creature is used to show how judgemental humans are against other people who are not similar to them though they do not even know the other being. Frankenstein’s foreshadowing of the future with his creation in it, also is used as an example as to how humans discriminate others and assume the worst based on appearances. Shelley’s use of both of these strategies gives the readers a first hand look into how judgemental and discriminating humans can be to those that are slightly or majorly different to them, and it allows the readers to see why this way of being and thinking is not acceptable. Her way of writing her story serves as a lesson to those who read it and as an example about what is wrong with the way Frankenstein judged his own creation and why it is not right to discriminate or isolate another individual or group based on their appearance or any
Victor was part of a wealthy Swiss family who treated him as ““...an object of their love, not a participant in it; he is "their plaything and their idol.” Victor insists upon remembering "the best of all possible worlds" is the psychological defense of an only child (as he was for a long time) who maintains a love/hate relationship with his parents because he senses that they share an affection that in some way excludes him” (Claridge). This gave Victor the idea that people were somehow objects that you can give love to which he soon does with Elizabeth. “His mother tells him, "I have a pretty present for my Victor -- tomorrow he shall have it.” The child subsequently accepts Elizabeth as his "promised gift" and makes her his own possession.”
In the film “The Curse of Frankenstein”Victor Frankenstein was different from the character in Shelley’s novel. He was not as bad as the he was in the film. He did not focus on killing people to achieve his goal. The only close similarity to the original story is the monster with ugly and horrible appearance. Frankenstein the monster awakes from the moment was found to be very aggressive and evil.
While people reading books, certain details will lead them to the center of brainstorming and start making connections with other forms of mass media consisted of movies, newspaper articles, and social media captions. So does the Frankenstein has shown sort of likenesses of the characters’ personalities and conflicts as well as the theme of obsession to human innovation and life to the movie The Prestige, which yet at the same time reveal extraordinary dissimilarities in between. To begin with the characters in these two classical works, while Angier is just competing with another magician called Borden, Victor is dealing with an impossible mission against a giant monster that is targeting at his family. Victor has pushed himself into the department of Life Science to search the ways of immortality which break the law of nature, however, magic tricks followed by Borden and Angier can be seen as another form of science, but fake science. There is
Frankenstein has two minor characters that foil him through the novel. Robert Walton and Henry Clerval both exploit Frankenstein’s strengths and weaknesses through their personalities and actions. Robert Walton and Victor Frankenstein portray very similar characteristics in the novel. Mary Shelley introduces Robert Walton first, to foreshadow what Victor Frankenstein will be like. Both characters desire knowledge and power and are willing to go to the extremes to obtain it.
The novel Frankenstein and the movie Edward Scissorhands is a mix between monstrosity, sadness, rejection, loneliness, and the want of having someone. I will thematically be comparing and contrasting the novel Frankenstein to the movie Edward Scissorhands. Similar themes between the two are creation and isolation from society. The two monsters are the same in the aspect of being created by man. The two creatures are isolated from society for the first part of their existence.