The novel Frankenstein brings to light many problems and situations that shed light on the faults of mankind. Cruelty was a huge factor in the novel; throughout Frankenstein is cruel to his body and to his creation. When he first makes the creature he runs from it, leaving the creature to fend for himself; even when reuniting with the creature he continues displays cruelty. The creature, in turn exhibits Victor cruelty right back. Within Frankenstein cruelty can be attributed, often affecting both Victor and the creature; serving as a crucial motivator and revealing their anger, pain, frustration till eventually both die.
Frankenstein’s monster has been controlling his creator by destroying Victor’s life. Consequently, leading to negative effects on both sides of this power struggle such as sadness, destruction, division, and fear. Rousseau warns also warns against the negative effects of science in Discourse
Without anyone to guide him and help him learn from more than just literature, the monster was forced to learn the hard way. The downfall of the monster started when he fell in love with the De-Lacey family. Loving this family, though it taught him something valuable, caused him to turn into an actual monster. Confronting them and being rejected affected the monster worse than a normal man, as he now completely understood what his place in society was. Unfortunately, this made the monster result to revenge and decide to use his corruption to hurt his creator.
At first, the creature created seems gentle and harmless, but because of its grotesque appearance, he is forced to hide away from civilization. This “Monster” feels frustrated and angry towards mankind, which leads him to seek revenge on his creator. The author presents an exceptional character in Victor Frankenstein and his creation, the Creature. They are almost like two halves of a
Feeling lost and unwanted, the Monster vows for revenge against his creator, Victor Frankenstein. As the climax of the novel approaches, we see that the Monster has killed Henry Clerval, a childhood friend of Victor’s, and Victor’s wife Elizabeth. The theme
Even if that means he has to ask a stranger or a friend to finish the job for him. In the quote he claims not to be selfish, even though all he cares about is killing his creation to make himself feel better. Since these are Frankenstein 's last wishes, it foreshadows his death and makes it so he won 't be the one to kill the creature. This quote also tells us that even in his delirious state Victor is still enraged with the creature, which means that he will not die in peace, but disturbed and unfulfilled. The creature becomes defensive.
By using the graves of the poor and the backs of tortured animals as stepping stones to reach his goal, Frankenstein makes both himself and the things he creates disgusting. Although creating life might sound like such a wonderful thing, anything brought to existence under these circumstances and by such an awful designer must be cursed.
The creature lacking love sees himself as a monster, “Accursed creator! Why did you form a monster so hideous that even you turned from me in disgust?” (Shelley 93). As the creature continues to face rejection, he becomes the (humanly) monster that Victor’s negligence creates by killing those who are closet to his creator. The murders that he commits are a direct result from being shunned by society and his creator. The creature’s emotional anguish caused him to snap and proves that he has a very complex human mind.
However, hashtagging could thwart sizeism by raising awareness of the situation. It is critical that this issue be discussed because it harms people emotionally and make it harder for people to get a job. In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Frankenstein’s monster is discriminated against for being ‘ugly’ and he is scaring people, in short, sizeism. Sizeism is wrong because the person someone is discriminating against for their looks could be the sweetest most loving person in the world, and because of their judging, that person is ruined. For example, in the book, when Frankenstein first creates the monster, he is terrified and believes that it, the creature, is going to kill or hurt him (Shelley, 35, 25).
Stephen Kendrick once proclaimed, “Almost every sinful action ever committed can be traced back to a selfish motive”. Victor Frankenstein commits several egocentric wrongdoings, which lead him to contemplate his past irresponsible actions. In Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein Victor’s selfishness of building the monster takes a toll on him as he questions his motives and loses those dear to him. Victor creates the monster only for his own satisfaction not thinking how it would affect others around him. Because he knows the monster is dangerous, he is more concerned with his safety than anyone else’s.
Frankenstein’s lack of feminine nurture leaves the creature in abandonment, demonstrating the isolation caused from lack of nurture. 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.