He holds himself above humanity at this point, like Victor, and this gall is completely unwarranted. The creature later is so filled with prideful rage at Frankenstein to the point where he did not even consider the consequences of his revenge. “I may die, but first you, my tyrant and tormentor, shall curse the sun that gazes on your misery. Beware, for I am fearless and therefore powerful” (182). The abomination succeeded in ruining Victor’s live, but in doing so committed multiple accounts of murder.
Notorious for its landmarking in uncovering the recently discovered genre, Frankenstein, an acclaimed gothic fiction novel by English writer Mary Shelley, utilizes Victor’s mental illness to transform him into the monster rather than just the creator, as reflected through his actions and thoughts. Frankenstein 's tendency to be ignorant, isolated, unjust, and disturbed in his treatment toward the monster, friends, and family; as well as the sickening thoughts in his head made known to the reader by the first-person narrative causes him to appear less human than the product of his experiment. Subsequently, Victor 's unnatural habits, desire for knowledge beyond what is morally feasible, his wretched actions and grotesque thoughts depicts him
The id which is the basic desire for what each person wants. The superego which is the opposite of id, it houses our sense of guilt. Lastly, there is the ego, the balance between the id and superego. The ego represents reality. 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 is selfish. The novel portrays Victor as a selfish character who is only concerned about his own well-being. Frankenstein wanted to manipulate the power of life. He abandons his creation because of the creature’s appearance and also withholds information or lies about his creation. Due to Victor 's selfishness, readers feel sorry for his creation.
In Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein, Frankenstein’s Monster experiences a sense of self-actualization after coming to terms with his “monster” identity. In chapter 13, after Frankenstein’s Monster learns about human history and social norms, he conducted a self-analysis of his current self. He stated, “I possessed no money, no friends, no kind of property. I was, besides, endued with a figure hideously deformed and loathsome”. Moreover, when he “looked around, he saw and heard of none like [himself].
This surprise conveys the monster’s naive and innocent nature, contrary to his assumed evil and monstrous characteristics. He fails to understand why people flee when he intends them no harm. He encounters similar reactions in a village where he was attacked and “grievously bruised by stones.” Managing to escape, he “fearfully took refuge in a low hovel” (Shelley 112). He was forcibly alienated from society, when he had done nothing wrong. The fear for his safety not only physically isolated him, but emotionally scarred him.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is a gothic horror novel about how, after weeks of being at sea, explorer Robert Walton comes across a very ill man named Victor Frankenstein. In a series of letters to his sister in England, he retells Victor’s story of the creation he made and how it forever changed his life. In the novel Frankenstein, readers know the real monster is Victor Frankenstein because he was selfish and only focused on himself, abandoned his creation, and let other people die as a result of his actions. In the beginning, Victor Frankenstein starts to show how selfish he truly is by ignoring his family’s requests to write letters to them while he is away. Instead, Frankenstein spends all of his time focusing on himself and bringing
I, who irretrievably destroyed thee by destroying all thou lovedst.” (Shelley, 193) After all the vengeful events and tragic deaths, the monster faces his creator and asks forgiveness. This demonstrates, once again, his ability to love and his innate goodness, knowing that forgiveness is his only hope. However, since Victor is dead, his pleas are met with silence. Essentially, all hope for the monster’s ability to survive is now dead. Without hope, he turns back to evilness and blames Victor for his own
He never was able to understand that his constant outrages and feelings of anger were socially unacceptable, as were the killings that resulted from his anger. The monster continued to have flagrant disregard for the murders that he was prone to. “My daily voes rose for revenge - a deep and deadly revenge, such as would alone compensate for the outrages and anguish I had endured.’ (Shelley 126). While Frankenstein perpetuates that his grotesque creation is the real monster, he fails to realize it was his own doing, until he is unable to thwart the guilt and penance he beings to
Determining who the monster is in the novel Frankenstein is a question that could be based on a variety of levels. There is one character that does embody horror and monstrosity in the novel that shows he is the true monster. Victor Frankenstein is the true monster, because he obtained knowledge that only God should possess, he was not capable with his actions to fulfill this knowledge, and allowed his self-ambition and revenge to control him, leading to his destruction. In chapter two of the novel, Victor has a desire and passion to obtain knowledge. Not just any knowledge, but he stated, “It was the secrets of heaven and earth that I desired to learn,” and goes on to say that the, “inner spirit of nature and the mysterious soul of man