My companion must be of the same species and have the same defects. This being you must create.” Frankenstein’s creature is responsible for many malicious crimes. The monster is using Victor as his own puppet. Making Victor feel guilty and using it to trick Victor into creating a mate for the monster. Victor realizes what he is doing is out of arrogance and stops the creation of the monster.
Before he goes through with his plan to meet the family, observing the De Laceys is the creature’s Eden. He is not aware of evil until people are evil to him. The creature is wrong of course when it comes to them accepting him, however, as his appearance is too frightening for anyone, even people he loved from afar to overlook when found near someone or something valuable to them. When the creature is discovered in their cottage, the young De Lacey “darted forward, and with supernatural force tore [the creature] from his father, to whose knees [the creature] clung, in a transport of fury, he dashed [the creature] to the ground and struck [him] violently with a stick” (Shelley 93). This experience, combined with the treatment of other humans toward him, traumatized the creature.
Comparison can be made between Ahab and the monster in Frankenstein on the basis of revenge that the monster wanted to take from Victor. Victor lost all the power over his creation when the monster killed William. Frankenstein immediately felt responsible for the crime because he never made his creation to go around and kill people. After destroying the work of second creature, the monster threaten Victor saying that, “Remember that I have power; you believe yourself miserable, but I can make you so wretched that the light of day will be hateful to you. You are my creator, but I am your master;—obey!” (Shelly, 192).
“One man's life or death were but a small price to pay for the acquirement of the knowledge which I sought.” A quote from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. This quote embodies one of the central themes of the story. When does science become unethical? Should scientist bare the responsibility or burden of their creations or discoveries. In Frankenstein, Victor the main protagonist creates a monster who begins to haunt his everyday life.
Victor has fears of creating a race of monsters or risking the separation of the two monsters. Victor is illustrated differently than the Creator God of Genesis, who creates a mate for Adam. Victor’s destruction of the female monster is an act of anti-feminism, in hopes of protecting the world. Victor is portrayed differently than the Creator God of Genesis, in Frankenstein. The creation of the Victor’s monster triggers a series of events, ultimately ending
In the end the monster says to Walton, “My heart was fashioned to be susceptible of love and sympathy, and when wrenched by misery to vice and hatred, it did not endure the violence of the change without torture such as you cannot even imagine.” (Shelley, ch. 24) Becoming obsessed with revenge on Frankenstein, the monster was ignorant to his love for Frankenstein. Revenge and hatred caused the monster to commit crimes that he would have never committed in the past, which he realizes when Frankenstein’s life comes to an
The deviation of family traditions, or in the novel, a lack of parental background may negatively affect the child. Victor’s continuous rejection of the monster fuelled its rage and conquest to rid Frankenstein’s life of all happiness. As a “child” to Frankenstein, the monster’s reaction to being rejected permanently scars him, forever being the testament to his existence. Losing Victor’s acceptance is a loss held closely to the monster, reflecting upon human tendency to reject those dissimilar or unappealing. Because Frankenstein is the monster’s creator, his “God,” his “father,” the monster’s actions, fuelled by anger, creates conflict that leads to both of their eventual deaths, displaying how significantly rejection by a parent can damage a
In the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, the main protagonist, Victor Frankenstein, creates an indomitable monster who soon becomes a menace and threatens his existence. However, the creature was not primarily a belligerent being; the awakenings about the cruelties in society was what corrupted the innocent being. As a result, the creature longed for compensation for the pain inflicted upon him and soon resorted to destruction as a form of revenge. The monster, being left with no protection, was forced to understand the cruelties in life. When the monster in embarks on his journey of life, he comes across a fire which had been left by some beggars; he is “ overcome with the delight at the warmth [he] experience[es] from it ”, however
People are not born with the mentality to kill—or are they? Human ambition and desires vary from one another, but for the most part, humans do not seek to commit atrocities. If they do, then who is to blame, the murderer or the ones who raised the murderer? In Mary Shelley’s novel, the main character, Dr. Victor Frankenstein, stitched body parts together to create a beyond hideous, vile-looking creature which caused Frankenstein to abandon him at sight. When the monster ends up killing Frankenstein’s beloved brother due to resentment, one can argue that the creature’s actions are justified (55).
Still monster wants to be accepted into this family, because he has nobody to talk with, and call a friend. He wishes to reveal himself to them and resolves to reveal himself to the blind one, thinking he won’t be judged if he can’t be seen. However he is chased away by one of the returning family members and vows revenge on humans and specifically Victor for creating him this way. The monster seeks to understand himself, “‘... What did this mean? Who was I?