In some respects, they complete each other. The vivid similarities between Victor and the Monster are driven by their secluded, isolated standing in the world, by isolation from their family, by mutual hatred, and by the absence of motherly figures in both Victor’s and the Monster’s lives. Victor has lost all touch with the world due to his work and twisted experiments. Society refuses to accept those who are different from everyone else, he is secluded, and he seems to have “lost all soul or sensation but for this one pursuit” (Shelley 38). Victor is isolated from others through his ungodly pursuit of creating artificial life.
In the end, there are no Martians, very few lonely Earthlings, and dead cities. Mars, intended to be a world filled with travelers from Earth results in a desolate, empty, and lifeless planet due to the invasion of Earthlings. Another result from the invasion of Mars by Earthlings is the sad reality of making an entire planet filled with sorrow, despair, loneliness, uncertainty, and confusion. There are several instances where Earthlings are hypnotized by Martians, and eventually killed by them, too. These parts of the story usually lead to sadness and depression in character(s).
The article “Reasonably Insane: Affects and Crake In Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake” by Ariel Koon, details how the characters of the novel are impacted the society that are a part of. The character of Crake is analyzed for his motives to wipeout the human race and how the society he is in pushed him to do it. The first part of the article focuses on the characterization of Crake. To readers, he seems to be neither good nor evil. He does not fit the typical identity of a “mad-scientist” even though he might be considered one for destroying the human race with modern science and creating a species much like humans.
Like H. Edward Ransford author of Isolation, Powerlessness, and Violence: A study of Attitudes and Participation in the Watts Riots said “the hypothesis that isolation individuals are more prone to extremism is tested”, this is what the narrator was going to have to do (Ransford 581). Go to the extreme so that he is no longer mistreated and for once treated like a human that has all the rights like any other. The narrator is now convince that he is truly an invisible man, he feels isolated because no understands him leaving him alone with no friends, family or even colleagues. After through all of the terrible things that has happen he finally realizes that he has brought isolation to himself. He even states “I’m an invisible man and it placed me in a hole-or showed me the hole I was in, if you will-and I reluctantly accepted the fact” (Ellison 573-574).
This is due to the fact that when he gains knowledge, he creates a supernatural being, and this monster kills many of his loved ones. One can also see the destructive impact of knowledge through the perspective of the creature. This is evident in that as he reads books and learns how different he is from humanity, he feels miserable and regrets being created. He becomes melancholic first, then vengeful towards his creator because he leads a cursed existence. He, the offspring of Victor’s knowledge, then destroys Victor’s life.
Therefore, when we a take a closer look at the Monster, we can easily recognize that he becomes more dangerous after he is abandoned by everyone and is alienated by society. I believe most of us are proud of our succeed in doing what people have not done before even though the results are not good as we expected. However, as the inventor of the Creature, Victor already does an impossible thing. Instead of being satisfied with his creature, he is disappointed because of its ugly appearance. Obviously, Victor’s attitude indirectly affects to the Creature personalities.
Not knowing who you are, how you came to be, and why you came can really mess with one 's head. In the process of trying to find yourself, one might have to face some opticals that others around them may not understand. If that who created you, Victor creating the Monster, is willing to let you suffer and experience pain because one does not want to step up and accept their mistake is villainous. The creature had no “relation or friend upon the earth” (Shelley, 147). Imagine how lonely it must have been to have no one on your side.
Because Ralph follows Piggy, he never seems to turn to the “dark side”. He isn’t a savage like the others, who pushed Piggy away. Simon could also be considered a guide because he understood more about what was going on better than the others. He was able to figure out that the monster wasn’t really a monster. But no one ever listened to Simon, they made him an outcast, when really he could have helped them a lot.That is why they couldn’t think straight, they turned into monsters because they didn’t follow their “guides”.
They’re so focused on their TV show or radio station that they begin to not care for others to the point that even death means nothing to them. People are glued to their technology and only their technology. Everything else just fades away. This imaginary society raises the question if ours is like theirs, if we are similar to them. However, our society is far more different than similar as we have different morals, values, and higher social expectations than that in Montag’s
The bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki are still the only instances of nuclear weapons being used on humans, an irreproachable act alone. However, the fact that the bomb was used primarily on civilians, not military, makes it much worse. Especially considering that the people of Japan had no democratic rights to oppose a war with the US. The complete decimation of whole neighborhoods and families left deep holes in people’s lives. The bomb created profound mental and physical ailments for many Japanese.
The events of the book take place in a dystopic world, one that is blissfully, and woefully, ignorant. However, this is how the government wants it to be. Ignorant people do not think for themselves and will believe anything they are told. This comes back with a bite in the end of the book when the technologically advanced city is destroyed in a mushroom cloud of atomic radiation. In fact, Mildred at the time was "leaning anxiously nervously, as if to plunge, drop, fall into that swarming immensity of color to drown in its bright happiness" (Bradbury 152).
It makes the whole world suffer and eventually the entire human race will be destroyed. In the words of the protagonist of the story, Shute himself explained the purpose of his writing if a couple of hundred million people all decide that their national honor requires them to drop combat bombs upon their neighbor, well, there’s not much we can do about it. (telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/6718768/Nevil-Shute) Destruction of society and universe can occur fairly easily if it has to do with stupid actions of those around us. Also, our national honor can get rid those we care for. Destruction of society can also take place if we do not care for our national honor, and if it is being taken advantage of.