He threatens Frankenstein by telling him “I may die, but first you” which shows that the creature is not afraid of dying as long as he can inflict as much pain as possible on Frankenstein first (Shelley 123). This alone is a monstrous way to act and it shows that the creature felt compelled to take on the role that society gave him. The consequences of the creature being villainized because of his appearance ended up threatening the lives of Frankenstein and everyone he
There is one entity that humans seem to embrace more than life itself in society. It tears away at our hearts and makes us vulnerable to suffering, yet we still worship it. We crave it. We as people have created in our minds a deadly poison; a poison without a cure. The root of wickedness comes out of the cruelty of humanity and its love for money.
The unjust treatment that the creature received from humankind was harsh and unreasonable as he wasn’t allowed the opportunity to prove his intentions were far from malicious. His loneliness, isolation and injustice from those he tried to befriend turned him into an actual monster, evidently his perspective and personality changed after being excluded. The monster had been treated unfairly by humanity “I desired love and fellowship and I was spurned. Was there no injustice in this? … Am I to be thought the only criminal when all human kind sinned against me?” (Ch.8) and without the acceptance he yearned for, he became bitter and resentful, acting out ruthlessly.
Although it may be argued that Frankenstein is correct because his creation did in fact kill William, his approach and thought process is still illogical and prolific of a narcissist. The unfit parent’s narcissistic personality disorder clouds his judgement and leaves him unable to think
The creature himself understands people cannot see his peaceful intentions that are encapsulated in his terrifying, inalterable body. Overall, because the creature is unable to physically fit into society, he decides to separate himself willingly and cause harm to those who cannot accept
What would life be without evil in the world? Many optimists believe there is an inherent goodness gifted to all people at birth and fundamentally embedded in us that dictates our actions, but the reality is exactly the contrary. People are evil, not because of a desire or choice but out of absolute necessity on account of none of the things we enjoy today would be available or even invented without some evil. Evil, within limitations and with restrictions, is productive for a group of people. Society, with all its art, culture, music, and glory, was created because there was evil present and now works to destroy its very creator through police departments and social initiatives.
Each piece of evidence pulled from the text all lead to the same conclusion in Fahrenheit 451. In life humans have shown that they are inherently selfish because they are greedy, they are self-centered and they risk the lives of others for their desires. The next time you make a choice think about this, how will your choice affect the ones you
Victor is unable to elude his creation. Finally Cohen explains that a true monster defends and guards the border of what is possible. The monster further acts as a warning for those who dare to push the limits. The entity torments his creator and serves as a constant reminder of the folly of man playing god. The creation killed both Frankenstein's wife and child as well as tormented Dr. Frankenstein himself.
Defines monsters as “Things that did not fit into the accepted natural categories.” (para. 6). This base idea of a monster as one not conforming to categories society confides them to shows the whole notion of monster is vastly different from the way current culture views monsters. Lawrence addresses the complex issue of monstrosity and what exactly makes a monster in today’s modern society “How monsters have been created over the centuries is much more indicative of the moral and existential challenges faced by societies than the realities that they have encountered.” (para. 1) Lawrence explains that the idea of monster is directly linked to the way society and culture are morphing and adapting so much so that the idea of a monster two hundred years ago could vastly differ to how the
Many believe that revenge is a toxic emotion to carry around with us. However, vengeance is one of the strongest emotions we encounter as humans. At times even stronger than love itself. Victor Frankenstein’s ambition to be better than God himself led him to create the creature. In return the creature was rejected by the person who is supposed to love and protect him.
Described in Cohen’s essay, is the extensive insight into how monsters are defined. He says that these monsters are defined by seven different aspects having to do with their appearance, character, or representation. Cohen’s first point is that monsters are always representations or symbols of a particular culture. They are made to life because of emotions or environment in that culture. He states, “The monster is born only at this metaphoric crossroads, as an embodiment of certain cultural moment--- of a time, a feeling, and a face” (Cohen).