Jekyll and MR. Hyde. share a common theme of the consequences that follow a lack of social convention. The death and despair that follows the experiments and mad science of Victor Frankenstein and Dr. Jekyll is a result of their poor moral choices as a result of the lack. Further, the fate that befalls those around them is a result of their actions and in both cases, their actions result in their own deaths. In this way Lack of social convention leads to the worst parts of human
Various cultures did not approve of their existence as they were termed as idlers and thus there was a need to punish them. The classical period applied authoritarian strategy with an aim to maintain a socio-cultural order in the society (Argyriadis, 2016). Mad persons were first displaced and confined from the rational individuals. Studies were then conducted to determine the cure for insanity. Insane people were known to have a different cultural behavior.
In society, monsters are not to control because they are different from the norm. Humans beings want to be welcomed by society because if they are not they would become an outcast. The monster recalls,” I viewed myself in a transparent pool! At first, I started back, unable to believe that it was indeed I who was reflected in the mirror.”(Shelley 130) The monster finds himself hideous and could not accept the way he looks when he first sees his own reflection. The monster’s appearance also made many people assume that the monster would behave ruthlessly and immorally.
In the film Mary Shelley 's Frankenstein the theme of mistreatment based off physical appearance is portrayed through Frankenstein 's monster.The society is often fearful of the creature and made judgements of his actions based solely off his disturbing physical appearance, without knowing his true characteristics. Even Victor, the man who created the fearful monster eventually abandons him because he is is appalled by his creation. He believed that by creating a being made of the finest parts, the end result would be of equal quality, but when the monster awakens, Victor can see what he has created and recognises that he has done wrong. The creation of an unnatural being, by unnatural means ultimately disgusts Victor. Victor 's rejection of his creation " is based upon the fact that he had worked night and day, at the expense of his own health and family, to "birth" his "son."
“Mary Shelley 's “Frankenstein” is a text which has ever since it was first published, influenced social and cultural debates over the relationship between human beings [...]” (Allen 117). There are multiple texts that deal with the question of who the real monster is. The name 'Frankenstein ' is often related to the monster by people who have not read the book (Heesel 3). This essay, however, tries to explain why the reader might think of Frankenstein as a monstrous, inhumane being in the first place. People usually sympathize with the protagonist and his actions.
“‘Shall each man,’ cried he, ‘find a wife for his bosom, and each beast have his mate, and I be alone? I had feelings of affection, and they were requited by detestation and scorn,’” (Shelley, 20.11). Victor denies the monster humanity because he is appalled by his features, and that’s what makes Victor the true monster. He made early judgement on who the monster was before the monster could speak because he was terrifying, and society had made him believe that if it were different it was dangerous. Even when the monster promised to leave society forever if he were only given someone to love, to feel normal, the idea that anything outside their realm of societal norms being allowed to continue existing was just too much for Victor.
Shelley shows from the creature’s interactions he gains animosity and she portrays from the cottagers exhibition of these characteristics the creature explores them as well. To further bash any hope the creature possessed, strangers again denied him compassion which set him on a path of vengeance, “My daily vows rose for revenge”. Shelley pushes the creatures despair and isolation onto the reader, from his journey the text evokes empathy for the misery the creature endured. This verifies Rousseau 's argument that individuals live amiable lives by human nature but develop corrupted behavior by social interactions. The creature entered the world with joy and hope yet from his interactions he grew cold and
The monster depicts his otherness when he wonders: “Was I, then, a monster, a blot upon the earth, from which all men fled and whom all men disowned” (Shelley 85). The monster evidently remains in isolation and is dehumanized. The monster attempts to get integrated into his society but his appearance and lack of social skills hinder his success. The monster strives to be accepted but is incapable of acceptance. The monster reiterates this feeling of isolation as he says: “I felt as if I were placed under a ban- as if I had no right to claim their sympathies – as if never more might I enjoy companionship with them” (Shelley 108).
Frankenstein ' creation shares this trait, though sometimes his actions may be unacceptable he still feels and shares emotions as another human would. Anger, not the best emotion but still, is one. Throughout the whole story the Creature is angry at Victor. He had abandoned and abhorred him, when it was his doing in creating him in the first place. “This death will carry despair to him, and a thousand other miseries shall destroy him” (Chapter 6, page 113).
Mistreatment from society and his parent was a real suffering for him and when this suffering extended he start rebelling against society by doing evil deeds. According to Aristotle a tragic hero must aristocrat. His personality have flaw and his flaw became the mean reason of his fall or creating hemertia. His character evokes pity and fear in audience and he also should be a mediocre man not an overly virtuous person. Shakespeare combines the qualities of his villain with tragic hero and created sympathetic or tragic villains.