Khang Nguyen Jasmine Le Ms. Brooks English 4 P4 February 6, 2018 Socratic Seminar Critical Questions 1.Why did Frankenstein run from his creation? Victor is the type of person that cannot handle responsibility well. We first see this in Chapter 3, after his mother’s death, “My mother was dead, but we had still duties which we ought to perform; we must continue our course with the rest and learn to think ourselves fortunate whilst one remains whom the spoiler has not seized.” This can only make sense if he stays with his family, however, he decides to run to Ingolstadt. He later isolates himself at the school. This indicates that his nature is to run from the problem.
Shelley wrote in frankenstein in the following lines “ but i-i have best and cannot begin life a new” ( pg 14 shelley). Victors shell shock as it is seems to not to develop till after the creation or the monster was created. Yet the death of his mother may have kindled these sickness. Tho it doesn't become really well know to the reader till the making of the creature and after it comes alive. Victor in his middle age/ early adulthood life developed Ptsd as show above from the events of the monster coming
He holds fame in the ring of American Gothic genre, digs out people’s darkest sides and puts them into words, and, without himself knowing, influences countless people with his works. This paper shows the background information about how the childhood environment of Poe shaped him, then talks about how his early life affected his style of writing, and, lastly, examples of how his works relate to his childhood memories. Poe did not have a supportive family. His father left the family early in Poe 's life, and his mother passed away from tuberculosis when he was only three (“Edgar Allan Poe”). He was then taken in by John and Frances Allan, a successful merchant couple.
After the death of his wife, Elizabeth, Victor grieves for the murders his monster inflicted: “The death of William, the execution of Justine, the murder of Clerval, and lastly of my wife, even at that moment I knew not that my only friends were safe from the malignity of the fiend” (188). Victor sees directly what acquiring knowledge has done to him. His creation has destroyed his life and now he has to deal with the consequences of his actions. Victor reveals another example of how knowledge is important to be pursued. After two years of not being in communication with Victor, Justin writes to Victor saying, “You have been ill, and even the constant letters of dear kind Henry are not sufficient to reassure me on your account.
Science fiction, or sci-fi for short, is a fiction based genre of a movie or novel on the imagined future scientific or technological advances and major social or environmental changes, frequently portraying space or time travel and life on other planets. The two stories in this synthesis essay, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami are both science fiction stories. Frankenstein, the well known sci-fi story written by Mary Shelley originally written in the year 1817 is a story about an expeditioner, Robert Walton, who saves and befriends a weary and sick traveler in the Arctic circle. This man was Victor Frankenstein. After becoming closer to Robert Walton, he shared his story of how he had gotten in this predicament.
Four million children globally are born unwanted or cannot receive medical attention due to harsh financial conditions of abandonment. Families are responsible for the socialization and the well-being of future generations. The theme of abandonment plays a significant role in Mary Shelley 's book Frankenstein, specifically Victor 's relationship with the monster he creates. The first very violation of abandonment in the story is when Victor decides to neglect his creation and parental responsibilities. Victor Frankenstein goes out to explore experimental and questionable scientific principles to try and create human life.
In the science fiction novel, I am Legend, by Richard Matheson, the author, by accurately and minutely describing Robert Neville’s reactions, thoughts and emotions, allows his readership to engage with his story and to imagine what it’s like to be alone in a hostile world. Robert Neville has been fighting off vampires from inside his house for many years because he is the last human being alive. He goes through many obstacles, trying to find a cure for the vampires, and goes through many mental challenges as well. Robert has changed as a result of all this happening to him. He thinks, reacts, and does things differently than before the outbreak.
Victor fits Cohen’s formula of monster making precisely. Victor is at a transitional time in his life; between, “[His] mother's death, and [his] speedy departure [to university] p.35”, Victor is leaving behind everything he knows. The comfort and familiarity of his childhood home is being replaced by an unknown university. His mother is removed from him by death and he loses access to the rest of his family and childhood friends because of the physical distance his new school puts between them. Victor is at the crossroads between childhood and adulthood, and this crossroad is the first part of Cohen’s formula in which monsters are born.
Elizabeth Lavenza is the orphan child taken in by the Frankenstein family, who was lovingly raised with Victor Frankenstein; she later becomes Victor's wife and is killed by the monster on their honeymoon. Elizabeth was the daughter of a Milanese nobleman and a German mother. She was found living with a poor family near Lake Como. She was granted land, where she and Victor honeymooned, around the time she was getting married. Elizabeth is the one who keeps the family together after Caroline dies.
After reading several books, he became curious to test new experiments. This part of his life foreshadows that Frankenstein is going to use electrical power in his future experiments, and that it will lead to a major creation. In addition, Victor dreams of kissing Elizabeth, but she becomes “livid with the hue of death” (35). This foreshadows that Elizabeth will die on her wedding night. Furthermore, when Frankenstein meets the creature in Chamounix, the creature says, “I am your creature; I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather a fallen angel” (69).