The entirety of the reason for the creature existing rests on Victor’s narcissistic shoulders. Although personality disorders are generally not dangerous and often go unnoticed, Victor’s case contains tremendous repercussions. Frankenstein composes a perfect example of the evil potential of narcissistic personality disorder. “In the light of modern psychiatry Frankenstein is a sad tragedy portraying a narcissist at full blast, a total disaster destroying his own being and the people around him in an obsessive and delirious pursuit of divine power. Indeed, Frankenstein is richly furnished with descriptions of incidents that expose Victor Frankenstein’s mental condition” (Hirche
The scientist Victor Frankenstein calls his creation a “wretch” and assumes that it is evil solely based on it's appearance. Shelley chose to write her novel to criticize and comment on human nature’s form of judgment. In order to accomplish her writing purpose she shares Frankenstein’s reaction to his creation's existence through imagery and foreshadowing. Shelley shared Frankenstein’s reaction to his creation
Nature V.S. Nurture in Mary Shelly's Frankenstein Mary Shelly's Frankenstein discusses the nature of human begins, whether it is simply one's natural instinct to act maliciously or if it's one's surroundings and environment that impact their behavior. Victor Frankenstein, the protagonist of this intricate novel, answers this question in two ways, as both the product and the perpetrator of how it is both in the nature of a person, and their nurturing that develops their behaviors, and in the case of this plot, malicious behaviors. Since a young age Frankenstein desired knowledge, constantly seeking for greater wisdom, while his father did not care for this. His passion for learning wasn't something that his parents conditioned him into, and
Stereotyping in today’s society exists in many forms and is part of our daily lives no matter who we are. This is true even in literature and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein expertly shows the effects of stereotyping. In Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein’s creature experiences rejection due to society judging the creature based on his appearance. This leads to Victor’s creature separating himself from society to distance himself from abuse. This abuse is undeserved as the creature proves himself to be a capable and very intelligent contradicting the stereotypes made against him.
Dr, Frankenstein is the true victim of the novel Frankenstein The term victim describes anyone who suffers as a result of one or multiple unfortunate incidents. In Frankenstein, Mary Shelley portrays a number of different characters as potential victims, in particular: the creature, and Dr. Frankenstein. The similarities among the two in initial experiences create difficulty in labelling one as the true victim. However, as the story progresses, it is evident that the creature is able to overcome his fate of victimization by actively responding to his unsuccessful experiences. Whereas, Dr. Frankenstein suffers as a victim due to his cowardly reaction to his misfortunes.
Focusing on Victor Frankenstein and the monster he created, one can better understand their personalities by examining the three parts of their subconscious; and determining parallels between the two characters. Victor Frankenstein’s id is shown primarily at the beginning of the novel; he creates the monster because he wants to and he doesn’t consider the repercussions that would follow. The id is known as the “inner child,” there is no sense of consciousness when you’re satisfying the id. One whose id is superior simply does what they want to do. Furthermore, early in the novel, “His professor inspires him to push his experiments beyond the realm of “acceptable” science, so he begins to determine the limits of human mortality” (Telgen).
Victor begins his tale by relating that “I am by birth a Genevese, and my family is one of the most distinguished of that republic.” This egocentric opening, to what he claims is a cautionary tale effectively illustrates one of the primary symptoms in a victim of NPD, someone who “Has a grandiose sense of self-importance”(Seltzer). This symptom is apparent from the initial introduction of Victor’s character, and reoccurs throughout his account. The second symptom of a narcissist, is someone who “Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love”(Seltzer). The creation of Frankenstein’s monster, which is the inciting incident of the novel, is brought about after Victor pursues his dreams of power and intelligence. As he begins his creation he attests, “No one can conceive the variety of feelings which bore me onwards, like a hurricane, in the first enthusiasm of success.
The monster’s diligence for being human remains a notable aspect of his life throughout the story, however the rejection by society towards him begins to overtake his human nature. 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.
Schizophrenia leads to live in illusions to the point where the person could not distinguish between reality and delusions At the beginning of the novel all of victor thought was about discovering the secret of life by knowing the rescue for dead people and how to create a life (shelly). All his work and absorption had been underneath this topic; we can explain Victor condition as the unconsciousness of Victor. Victor Frankenstein is a well educated person, he had a good family who loved him very much, but I think the supportive theme wasn’t there and this what lead victor to pick isolation rather than living with his family (shelly). Victor worked a lot on his self he studied to be the perfect one, his all idea of creation a monster has two side the