Frankenstein is not the monster, but his creator Victor Frankenstein is the monster, of Mary Shelley`s version of Frankenstein. While Frankenstein is a monster by definition, this could have been changed if Frankenstein had any idea of what he was doing, but due to the lack of care on the part of Victor Frankenstein he didn’t. Along with the neglect Frankenstein was not taught how to interact with humans or how to behave in general. This was due to Victor Frankenstein did not teach Frankenstein good character or take responsibility for Frankenstein’s actions. Also Victor`s lack of sympathy towards his creation victims was absent.
When Frankenstein attempted to join society, he was rejected and chased out due to his differences, but he wasn’t as interested in joining the society as Grendel was. The monster was content staying away from humans until he happened upon the family of
Victor Frankenstein, born with two loving parents unlike the creature. Victor created the Creature then left him because he was disgusted and terrified of what he had created “I rushed out of the room….unable to compose my mind to sleep”( Shelley, 47). the Creature never experienced love because everyone was terrified of him because of his appearance “ He turned on hearing a noise; perceiving me ,...debilitated form hardly appeared capable”( Shelley,89). The Creature ask victor for a companion so he can feel love by someone and so he will not be alone “ My companion must be of the same species, and have the same defects. This being you must create”(Shelley,123).Victoor gets married to Elizabeth and the creature kills her because he does not go through with the plan of creating the Creatures companion
Because Frankenstein abandons him, the monster searches for nurture, finding a family to watch from afar. However, the monster believes he “requires kindness and sympathy” and attempts to converse with them in hopes to receive nurture (118, Shelley). Yet, as he speaks with the De Laceys, he gets “dashed to the ground” and “struck violently with a stick” (121, Shelley). This depicts male violent tendencies that dominate feminine nurture. Thus, the nurture that the monster desperately needs is replaced with violence, indicating another example of societies’ failure to foster the monster.
Society doesn’t really accept either the monster of the clones because of their differences. The clones are shoved off to an old farm where they don’t really talk to the outside world and the monster is attacked whenever he tries to gain access to
(84)” He realized that he has a creator that does not want him. He realized that he had not gained any knowledge from his Maker. Frankenstein was alone, but he put all these things that he learned into an opinion that lead him to destroy his creator 's life.
Victor can no longer be who he once was. He lives in constant fear of losing another loved one because the monster is not yet finished his work. After his union with Elizabeth his creation kills her as well and his father who, overwhelmed with depression passes away. By creating this being Victor brings suffering upon himself which changes his personality and perspective. All aspects of his health are diminished and he becomes an isolated individual with no family to encourage him to keep pushing
The moment Victor Frankenstein successfully infuses life into his creation he is overcome with horror and disgust. Without further examination he is certain to have created a monster, not a human being (Shelley 35-36). However, despite his grotesque appearance, Frankenstein’s creature was not born malicious. During the first stages of his existence, unbeknownst to Frankenstein himself, his acts are motivated by innocence and virtue, which even earns him the title “good spirit” (79). Frankenstein did not create a monster.
This also causes the monster to promise that he will be there on Victor’s wedding night. So, as the story presents, the monster’s intentions were mostly misunderstood. The monster never learned how to love or be loved. It is said that love is an equalizer for the darkest of places of the human consciousness, which includes the most monstrous; this is
The main character, Frankenstein, is especially shown to have strong companions in his family, fiancé, and close friend. In contrast, since coming into existence Frankenstein’s monster is rejected by all who come in contact with him. After some time the monster seeks out Frankenstein and tells him, “I am alone, and miserable; man will not associate with me; but one as deformed and horrible as myself would not deny herself to me.” (p. 103-104) By this plea the monster shows that he thinks if only he could have a fellow companion he could be relieve of his suffering.
Throughout the novel, the creation is constantly being “childlike”, wanting revenge, and does whatever it takes to get his way; including killing Frankenstein’s wife Elizabeth, and his brother, William. The creature is also described as very ugly, and no one can bear to look at him. Every human that sees him flees, including his creator, Victor Frankenstein. This is an example of what happened when the DeLacey family first met the creature. The creature grows an attachment to the DeLacey family and observes them for months through a hole in the , which can be seen as a human characteristic, however, when he finally comes in contact with them, they are frightened and chase him away.
How far can a man go before he hits a wall? In science, there seems to be no wall. But a barrier, a barrier of ethics. In modern times, man has turned himself into god with astonishing scientific advances. Vaccines, artificial intelligence, too many modern accommodations, and the subject of Mary Shelley's classic horror novel, giving life to the dead.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is a famous classic amongst books and contains some of the most memorable literary figures. In fact, Frankenstein’s literary influence subjects it to lots of criticism. One common argument that occurs is the debate on which of the two main characters is truly at fault for the suffering of the other. At first glance, Frankenstein’s monster is a hideous beast who causes severe mental pain to his creator, despite the fact Frankenstein had done no direct harm to him. However when one recognizes of the consequences of indirect harm, it can be argued that Victor Frankenstein was the one at fault.
Frankenstein “I had been accustomed, during the night, to steal a part of their store for my own consumption; but when i found that in doing this i inflicted pain on the cottagers, i abstained…” I am malicious because I am miserable. Am I not shunned and hated by all mankind? You, my creator, would tear me to pieces and triumph; remember that, and tell me why I should pity man more than he pities me? LOTF Roger gathered a handful of stones and began to throw them.
Evil by Nature? Monster stories have surfaced in nearly every culture, language, and place throughout humankind?s history. The monster stories take the form of vampires, ghosts, zombies, werewolves, and evil beings, and they are all shared themes found throughout various cultures. The common factor between these monsters is that they are all arguably monstrous and evil by nature.