6.How does Victor’s male ambition lead to dire consequences? Victor was blinded by his male ambition and neglected the outcomes of his desire. Men are thought to be able to achieve anything they put their mind to, that their conquest for knowledge and drive would ultimately be rewarded with the same level of success. Mary Shelley challenges this idea, showing that even the most driven people can also have their goals lost. Victor did not see that his neglection of the monster would result in the monster’s revenge.
Both of the characters Frankenstein and the creature had contrasting motives throughout the novel. Frankenstein wasn 't really seeking for a main thing as the creature was seeking for companionship. In "Frankenstein: Creation as Catastrophe" Paul Sherwin states "Creatures utmost desire is that another reciprocate his need for sympathetic relationship." The creature just wanted someone to love him and care for him. Someone that he could depend on.
While working on the creature, Victor Frankenstein ignores his own physical health due to his overpowering ambition to keep working. At first, he believed his health would merely ‘fix itself’ as he continued on, “The energy of my purpose alone sustained me: my labourers would soon end, and I believed that exercise and amusement would then drive away my incipient disease” (Shelley 42). Obviously Victor’s health wouldn’t miraculously get better with time or once he finished the monster; therefore his ambition lead him to disregard his declining physical health. Furthermore, Victor supplemented his physical health concerns to put more time, energy, and focus into the creature, “For this I had deprived myself of rest and health. I had desired it with an ardour that far exceeded moderation; but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished” (Shelley 43).
“[...] the study and desire of the wisest men since the creation of the world was now within my grasp” (34). He was aware that there was still a lot of work necessary, but not once he doubted that he would achieve it in the end. “[…] but I doubted not that I should ultimately succeed.” (35) It is again a sign of his narcissistic nature which does not permit him to question his ability in the least. Hence, when deciding whether to animate a human being like himself or a simpler animal, he himself admits that his imagination, while only being able to think of the eventual success, would not allow him to settle with the easier task. “I doubted at first whether I should attempt the creation of a being like myself or one of simpler organization; but my imagination was too much exalted by my first success to permit me to doubt of my ability to give life to an animal as complex and wonderful as man.” (35) Victor 's self-absorbed nature leaves him no other choice as to always strive for the most demanding challenge, as he is confident he will not fail.
The fictional world is full of chaos, as people tend to prefer unstable theories to countless philosophies. Specifically, there is a literary shift from linearity and order to randomness and fragmentation. Consequently, Postmodernist writers understand that their works are subject to interpretation; however, they believe that the flexibility of understanding in texts is the basis for the development of innovative ideas in society. Moreover, Kurt Dinan writes in a nonlinear, flexible fashion by writing with a component of Mystery. Subsequently, the reader can make different predictions on what will occur throughout Don’t Get Caught, and the ability to predict and analyze uniquely is one of the principal ideals of Postmodernist literature.
The moment Victor Frankenstein successfully infuses life into his creation he is overcome with horror and disgust. Without further examination he is certain to have created a monster, not a human being (Shelley 35-36). However, despite his grotesque appearance, Frankenstein’s creature was not born malicious. During the first stages of his existence, unbeknownst to Frankenstein himself, his acts are motivated by innocence and virtue, which even earns him the title “good spirit” (79). Frankenstein did not create a monster.
In the novel, Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, the two main characters, Victor Frankenstein and his creature, both display a sense of moral ambiguity. Each character has committed both good and evil alike, and neither knew the consequences of what they had done. However, Victor Frankenstein is generally the morally ambiguous character by his treatment of his creation and his own imperious personality. He wanted to be able to help science by recreating life or bringing it back, but at the same time, he did not want to consider the consequences of doing so. Victor tries to prove himself as a good moral character in the relationship between his creation and himself.
After Victor finally finishes his dreadful invention, he believes that his creature is absolutely perfect because of all the effort it took to construct; it took countless months and many sleepless nights. However, what he saw in his eyes didn’t fill his heart with joy, but with disgust after he realizes what a huge mistake he made. Mary Shelley presents irony by describing the creature as flawless, but in reality it has no human features. By using irony, it helps the reader understand how proud Victor felt to create life, but also feel the pain when it wasn’t as he expected. Through this, it can be determined that Victor was naive at first because he did not consider the consequences of his creation.
The character of Frankenstein is introduced as a man with an almost perfect family. However, as he grows older and begins to pursue and acquire progressively greater knowledge, his life takes a turn for the worse. This pursuit of knowledge poses no problem to Victor at first; it is only when he allows the concepts of natural philosophy to “[become] nearly [his] sole occupation” (Shelley, 29). He begins to care less and less about his family and relationships as he devotes each and every moment of his life towards his research. Victor relies on his family, primarily Elizabeth, to keep him happy and sane, so as he begins to seclude himself further and further from them in his pursuit of knowledge, he begins making worse and worse decisions leading to the eventual creation of the Being that changes everything.
Scientists accepted any reasonable theory that was best at the time because nothing can be proved absolutely. One thing that Warren and Marshall might have done differently to have their theory accepted quickly is better communication. When Warren and Marhall presented their theory, scientist wanted good evidence and explanations, however, the researchers didn 't provided them. The researchers didn 't know how to explain their theory which lead to nobody believing them. Scientists didn’t want to accept a theory with dreadful explanations.
Vicor created the monster because he was fascinated with life and death.Victor wasn’t aware about the responsibilities he had to take when creating Frankenstein, Frankenstein came to victor wanting a matte desiring happiness. The creator would have to come out sooner or later taking the responsibility of his creation and the lives it took.Victor rejected his creation because it 's horrifying and made by different body parts. If victor would had stayed with the monster the monster could have been just like any other human expect with a deformed body. In the next couple hundred years when technology gets better maybe it would be possible to bring a person back to life but at the moment it is not possible. Being human it pretty tough because
It was wrong for the doctors not to tell Charlie the risks of the surgery because one of them was him dying. Charlie realized the horrible mistake he made, and would probably end up paying for it, even though it was the doctor’s fault. Charlie had no regrets for having the surgery done to him, because he achieved his goal of becoming smart. Before Charlie started to regress, he tried to correct what went wrong with the surgery because he was the only one in the institute who could. Charlie knew that he was happier when he was ignorant, because he could not see how cruel the world actually was.
Though, the Royal Society wasn’t supportive of the practice or publishing Newton’s journals on alchemy after his death, it gave insight that he pursued it because there was a purpose for it. Newton wasn’t the type of person who would waste his time on activities or hobbies that weren’t going to lead him somewhere. It is why, the interest to alchemy is important to ask since there isn’t much information of that practice. Especially after all of his contribution he did for science he made a name for himself where people rarely questioned his