Each year grade eleven students at Monsignor Doyle read Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein even though there is a multitude of other classical books that could be read. [Pause] Many students and even some parents feel like Frankenstein shouldn’t be read because it’s boring and the grammar is difficult to understand. However, students should continue to read Frankenstein because there is a strong emphasis on being misunderstood and judging someone before you get to know them. This is something that many teens do to other steens and this book allows them to see how the outcome of that judgment affects that person. It goes without saying that the monster is a monster because from the outside he looks different and scary. But what’s on the inside? …show more content…
Frankenstein creates the monster he neglects him. The monster has no idea of what is right and wrong so can we really be surprised that he killed someone? Although killing someone can hardly be vindicated it can be explained. The monster was rejected by everyone he met leaving him [moved right hand from left to right to show how monster’s pushed away] completely alone and isolated. [Point towards audience] Now how would that make you feel? How would you feel if people ran in fear when they saw you? How would you feel if you had no one to talk to and you yourself could barely speak english? How would you feel if your mother neglected you? Because [say louder] that is how the monster felt. No one knew what he was like because they never talked to him. All he wants is affection. He mentioned this to Dr. Frankenstein, “What I ask of you is reasonable and moderate; I demand a creature of another sex...it shall content me...My creator, [say slower] make me happy.”(Shelley, 135) The monster needs a female companion to give him the love that no one else will. Now I ask you, [shrug while saying]does that sound like a cold blooded killer? The monster wasn’t a bad creature but the tremendous hate he received from other people caused him to be. He had just had enough and decided to kill. Compared to this century it is very similar to how teens react to being bullied and misunderstood by their peers. Some go to extremes and think that suicide is the only way out and that’s
How can an individual truly define a monster? In Frankenstein, a gothic novel by Mary Shelley, there are various arguments of whether the creature or his creator is the true monster of the story. Although the creature’s actions toward his creator, Victor Frankenstein, are malicious later in the novel, Victor’s actions and flawed judgment reflect his true nature as the monster of the story. Throughout the novel, Victor’s immoral ventures which affect the people around him reveal him to be the true monster.
Frankenstein’s Monster is not categorized as evil by his malicious behavior and is sympathized with due to his creator abandoning him and the role of nature versus nurture taken place II. Monster’s Nature and alienation A. Monster originally had an inquisitive nature yet gentle nature a. Information on the German family was “each interesting and wonderful to one so utterly inexperienced as [he] was” (105) B. With the rejection and alienation from society, the only interactions the monster experiences, he becomes full of hatred a. Rejected by De Lacey family by his looks and labeled a monster b. Tries to save a child but is shot by child’s father C. Reader may feel sympathy towards the Monster’s actions because the readers know that his true nature was not evil and he was misjudged III.
The monster is directly responsible for killing all those people, he committed those crimes. Frankenstein however, created the monster and is indirectly responsible for the murders his creation committed. While reading the story, you realise, that the creature is actually good at heart. It's the way that he is treated which makes him a monster. He was never loved by his creator, and was feared and despised by everyone who met him.
When he finally creates the creature, he runs, consumed by “breathless horror and disgust” (Shelly 35). He - in his sickly state - failed to see the true nature of what he has made, and immediately regrets it. Furthermore, when the creature confronts Frankenstein, Frankenstein shows cruelty to his creation, screaming, yelling and flat out refusing to listen to it, “ Begone! I will not hear you.”
Although the question of “who is to blame” Is up in the air, it’s quite obvious that the monster was directly to blame for the murders. But, when you think about the fact that he was merely created and not born, so he wasn’t able to differentiate right from wrong, or how to control his feelings. His anger was stemmed from his hate of his creator Victor. The wrongs that Victor did unto the creature is what caused the creature’s anger to overtake whatever bit of logical thinking and ability to reason and in a way, throw it out it out the window. So, physically speaking, the creature was to blame.
The Dangers Of Responsibility Responsibility is the state or fact of having a duty to deal with something or of having control over someone. Responsibility is something that every human needs. A lack of responsibility can be harmful to the person and the people around them and a plethora of responsibility can change a person 's life. In the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Shelley’s portrayal of Victor as selfish suggests that not taking responsibility can lead to pain, death, and the suffering of others as the reader sees in the novel which relates to today 's society of powerful countries not taking responsibility for the weapons that they create, and the damage that is revealed as a result.
Frankenstein did not take into account the feelings of the creature. Frankenstein wanted to be the first to create the life, but did not think ahead. His initial ambition is to help the people, and perhaps his creation will benefit the humankind, however, he lets his ambition take over, and does not think of what the creature will act like or do. He creates the creature but only to suffer and in return he suffers as well. Frankenstein’s actions to not take care of the creature causes the death of those around him.
The crimes were done by the creature due to the revenge he sought out for towards Victor. The creature cannot be to blame for his behavior, Victor Frankenstein is the only one at fault for the murderers and wrong doings of his
The fictional horror novel of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is driven by the accentuation of humanity’s flaws. Even at the very mention of her work an archetypal monster fills one’s imagination, coupled with visions of a crazed scientist to boot. Opening her novel with Robert Walton, the conduit of the story, he also serves as a character to parallel the protagonist’s in many ways. As the ‘protagonist’ of the story, Victor Frankenstein, takes on the mantle of the deluded scientist, his nameless creation becomes the embodiment of a truly abandoned child – one left to fend for itself against the harsh reality posed by society. On the other hand, Walton also serves as a foil to Victor – he is not compulsive enough to risk what would be almost
The gothic fiction novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley centralizes on humanity and the qualifications that make someone human. The content of the novel Frankenstein depicts a monster displaying human traits that his creator Victor does not possess: empathy, a need for companionship, and a will to learn and fit in. Throughout the novel Shelley emphasizes empathy as a critical humanistic trait. The monster displays his ability to empathize with people even though they are strangers. On the other hand Victor, fails to show empathy throughout the novel even when it relates to his own family and friends.
Throughout the novel, the main character Frankenstein, made many poor decisions that I would consider to be morally wrong and unethical. Frankenstein’s research and discoveries are ethically wrong because he was taking dead bodies from cemeteries, cutting off their limbs, and body parts to create a human like creature. He did not have anyone's consent to do this study causing it to be unethical, and he also should not be able to do this because he is playing the role of god. In the beginning of the book, Victor Frankenstein described to Walton that he had created a monster using body parts from a graveyard.
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
When people hear the word “monster”, most people imagine a massive, horrid, and grotesque figure that haunts people. While pondering what a monster is, mankind thinks of the outward appearance. Seldom do people think of man’s internal qualities as being barbaric or gruesome. Authors allow readers to create their own images of these terrifying beings. Frankenstein is a thought-provoking novel that empowers readers to have their own opinions about who the actual monster is and what it looks like.
The novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley says a person is responsible for their actions if they do not weigh the possible consequences of their actions before making their final decision. Throughout the novel, Mary Shelley shows the consequences of actions that are done without proper thought beforehand. Victor Frankenstein wants to create life, he wants to be god, and his lust for this goal overtakes his common sense. Victor rushes into making his creature and then makes rash decisions which also contributes to his demise and the death of several of his close friends and family. The monster should be held responsible for his actions to a certain extent, however, his actions are influenced by Victor’s initial impetuous decisions.
Are Victor and The Monster Likeable Victor has created a monster, an “abhorred devil” who torments him throughout Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Indeed, the creature commits several horrid acts, which drives Frankenstein to pursue him into the Arctic. Yet the creature does not inspire the same fear or revulsion in the reader; instead he gathers sympathy. While Frankenstein may beg to differ, the reader connects with the monster because he is isolated from the world and surprisingly has a gentle heart.