The novel have been able to implore into the role that the society plays in creating social identity and systemic structures. Victor experiences alienation all through his life. His goal in life thus is to understand the miracles in the world. His entire life is being spent on creating a monster who would help him in understanding the meaning of life. Victor, however is not aware of the consequences of doing so.
David Collings corroborates this view in his Psychoanalytic criticism of Frankenstein by acknowledging that the monster wants to “enter the social world, belong to a family, converse, and have a sexual parOne clearly identifiable human feelings that the monster experiences throughout the novel is remorse for the actions he has taken. This becomes more notable as the story progresses especially when the monster states that his “heart was poisoned with remorse” (Shelley 186). In this vital statement said by the monster, his intense regret for his murders is clearly conveyed. He even goes to the extent to metaphorically hyperbolize his feelings of remorse by stating that they have “poisoned” his heart. He adds on by saying
Shelley makes these points to us through her expression of words when she is describing Frankenstein’s and the Creature’s personalities and the ways they go about handling life. Shelley talks about light and fire as a symbol for intelligence and fast moving pace, at the same time it is a physical vicious force. This symbol is key to supporting the nature vs. nurture argument through out the novel giving us much needed information.
In Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein, a scientist, has a desire for science and couriers this by attempting to create life. He does not reason about the effects that might happen and desires the power to create. He creates this monster by sewing beautiful body parts from humans and the result remains a grotesque creature. This creation of the monster has numerous consequences and completely ruins Frankenstein's life. There remain many instances of abandonment in which Frankenstein has to take responsibility for.
In mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” the morally ambiguous Victor Frankenstein plays a pivotal role that contributes to the meaning of the work as a whole- the allure of power. The moral ambiguity of the central character Victor Frankenstein is present throughout the text due to the mercurial nature of his morals and selfish tendencies. At the start of the novel victor Frankenstein is presented as an ambitious, mad scientist, in pursuit of his life goal- to create a being by giving life to an inanimate body. Following his success are a mix of oddly contradicting emotions.
Victor Frankenstein could have prevented the discrimination by taking responsibility of his own creation and not judging the creature by its looks. Unfortunately lookism is still present today by judging a person just by a glance. This can be resolved if people would take time to know a person. It is essential this issue is discussed because it could reduce to violence
In Frankenstein, the titular scientist shirks his duty toward his Creature, and this begins the cycle of tragedy. . . But the miseducation of suffering repeated unjust cruelty ultimately misshapes [the Creature], though he remains more reasonable and sympathetic than his despicable creator.”
Just as mentioned before in Mary Shelley’s days, scientists believed that someday they would be able to reanimate corpses, so although Frankenstein’s ‘mad scientist’ studies, examinations and experiments seem to be intense, Shelley, even if just loosely, based them on some of the scientific debates and discoveries. Her main influencer being Charles Darwin’s grandfather Erasmus Darwin and Luigi Galvani. Back then, it was not uncommon to share scientific ideas in poem form, which is why Darwin published a poem called “The Temple of Nature”.
FRANKENSTEIN In the play ‘Frankenstein’, adapted from Mary Shelley’s novel by Philip Pullman, an important conflict is between the monster and society. This conflict is shown when the monster is forced to become evil, despite wanting to be nice. This helped me to understand just how much the way that society treats outcasts influences their behaviour, which was important because it is still relevant today. There were many conflicts in Frankenstein, but the one that I found to be the most important would be the one between the monster and society.
In Frankenstein, Victor was playing with the natural aspect of life and death. When Victor brought the creature to life, he needed to have trained it to be as human as possible, not leave it in the dark when its appearance wasn’t appealing. Victor’s creation never received love or compassion. For example, when he was stalking the family in the woods, he craved the sense of unity that they had and realized that the creature would never have that. " Cursed, cursed creator!
Walton’s ship represent a desire to unlock the wondrous power of nature. Walton, similar to Victor is willing to do whatever it takes to insure his own success while disregarding the consequences that can affect those around them. His journey to find a passage near the pole and understand the secret of the magnet has forced him to be alone. He mention that “when I am glowing with the enthusiasm of success, there will be none to participate my joy… I desire the company of a man who could sympathize with me…” (Shelley 4).
Undoubtedly Shelley was tempted strongly at times to reify 'destiny' or 'fate' as an actual power, debilitating and overpowering her.20 Mellor tellingly quotes from a letter of 1827: The power of Destiny I feel every day pressing more & more on me, & I yield myself a slave to it ... (MWSL I, p. 572) However, Shelley also constantly asserts her creed that, while action and disposition are subject to unalterable circumstances, the will and the imagination are still able to envisage other possibilities, and that it is one's duty to exert these faculties. The same sentence, also quoted by Mellor, continues with a Corinne-like affirmation.