With regard to Frankenstein that acts as a power glass through which we can sight that how the society alienates certain people just because they don’t complete their preferred and important requirements in the society. It exposes the strange unfamiliar position of society. The individual who was considered monstrous due to hideous appearance are regarded as disgusting and awful. Even though the fiend has sociable purpose, the citizens were arrogant and were assembling such judgments just being shaped by the society and therefore presumed the creature as evil. This mindset cause the refusal by the not only strangers but by the own family.
He treats these people poorly and so they humiliate him and lock him away, “good Sir Topas, do not think I am mad: they have laid me here in hideous darkness”(4.2.2049-2051). The trick is cruel, so much so that even Sir Toby feels some remorse, though he fosters a strong dislike for Malvolio, “I would we were well rid of this knavery. If he may be conveniently delivered, I would he were” (4.2.2053-2054). One might be prompted to feel sympathy for Malvolio in some depictions of this work and in others one might understand and even support his punishment. That is what decides whether or not his situation can be deemed just.
The dehumanisation of creations is not only influenced by their lack of names: their hideous also contributes to this. The Creature and Hyde are continuously described as deformed and hideous, which acts as a barrier between them and society, because those who are deformed cannot be seen to be accepted. “Seeing how ugly and ‘hideous’ his creation is once he has animated it, Victor abandons it in horror.” Özdemir states that Frankenstein only abandons the Creature due to the hideousness of his form, which aids his dehumanisation, further influenced by his ostracisation by the DeLaceys and the rest of society.
Although he comes with friendly intentions, the Monster is treated violently and with contempt, essentially being forced into his alienation to survive and becoming the “monster” he is already thought of as a result. The Monster’s actions are a response to the treatment he has received from others, everyday villagers and Victor alike. With little known about his origins and no way to explain himself, there is no hope for the Monster to assimilate himself. This is present in other characters of the novel as well, for example, Richard Walton, who has self-alienated in order to gain distinction and knowledge. The Monsters origins and appearance develop these themes of alienation throughout the novel, themes that are further developed by other characters and play an important role in delivering the message of
In the years since Frankenstein’s release many readers of the famous narrative have come to regard Victor Frankenstein with little affection. They cite his selfish and reckless behavior, which frequently cause the misery which torments him. However, Victor’s self-centered nature, goes beyond simply a flaw of character, it is indicative of a deeper affliction, narcissistic personality disorder; or NPD. NDP is characterized by an over inflated sense of self, beyond what is developmentally appropriate. Classic symptoms of NDP “are grandiosity, a lack of empathy for other people, and a need for admiration.
The pristine blankness of their mind is susceptible to impressions, both positive and negative, from external factors, primarily parenting, schooling and their interactions with society. Victor’s physical and emotional reactions to his child tarnish this slate, altering the monster’s interpretation of the parent-child relationship and that of his part in the social order. Victor’s “bitterness of disappointment” reflects through his avoidance of his creation and foreshadows the abuse and abandonment that would ensue for the rest of the novel (Shelley 60). The monster cannot help his actions and thoughts because the only moral confidant that could possibly understand him is the absent
Simultaneously, Victor failing to take responsibility for his own creation leads the creature down a path of destruction that manufactures his status as a societal outcast. The creature's dissolution from society, his search for someone to share his life with, the familiarity with intense anguish, his thirst for retribution, each of these traits coincide with Victor as he is depicted throughout the novel. Victor unknowingly induces his own undoing through his rejection of the creature. Shelley foreshadows his downfall by stating that “the monster still protested his innate goodness, blaming Victor’s rejection and man’s unkindness as the source of his evil” (Shelley 62) The creature essentially places Victor at fault for the creature becoming an outcast of society, by expressing this Shelley constructs a very austere portrayal of man’s contact with outsiders.
One can also tell the effect of such a situation: Hamlet’s description of himself as “A dull and muddy-mettled rascal, peak, Like John-a-dreams, unpregnant of my cause” (2.2.488-489) and self doubting question of “Am I a coward?” (2.2.492) both decry the negative effect which self-depreciation due to failure to meet gender expectations has. The internal doubt,
Abandoned by his creator and confused, he tries to integrate into society, only to be shunned universally. Some would feel contrite for the monster, whose face not even a mother/mad scientist could love. It is through rejection and loneliness that the Creature develops his personality. Even though he may be a “Monster” in our eyes, one should examine how quickly the Creature
This reinforces the idea that Grendel would be open to friendship if only the Danes were. Unlike Grendel, the Monster struggles to justify his actions; he is beyond remorseful, asking if Walton thought “that the groans of Clerval were music to [his] ears? [His] 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” (Shelley 164). By stating that his heart was brought to vice and hatred by misery, the Monster implies that no life would have been lost had he been given a companion with whom he could be happy; with a mate he could have remained a being of love and sympathy.
#14 Shelley emphasizes the importance of family and suggests that the monster would have turned out differently if he'd had people around him who loved and understood him. But the rest of the world would still have hated and feared him. Would a loving family really have prevented tragedy? Mary Shelley emphasized the importance of family in her novel, Frankenstein, and suggests the monster would have turned out differently if he had people around him who loved and understood him. Shelley fell victim to an overwhelming number of tragedies throughout her short life.
Three of the many themes conveyed in Frankenstein are ‘revenge is not the answer’, ‘think of the consequences of you're actions’, and ‘be responsible for your actions’. Revenge is not the Answer The prevalent theme ‘revenge is not the answer’ in Frankenstein can be seen in the interactions between Dr. Frankenstein and the Monster. Interactions between Dr. Frankenstein and the monster show theme ‘revenge is not the answer’ by showing the monster's sorrow upon finally enacting revenge on Dr. Frankenstein.
In Mary Shelley’s book Frankenstein she presents the monsters rejection for society be the horrific cause of his rebellion and put the innocent people that face him at risk. Frankenstein tries to deal with the pain of being called names like ogor and wretch but couldn't take the pain anymore and rebels by killing Victor's loved ones and doesn't feel accepted but feels like an object. The monster rejection on the system was based on specifically how Frankenstein outer appearance is. Whether we like it or not we are based on how society judges us and if you don't meet up to the standard code then you will get called names like the monster did.