It is also pivotal to remember that he did not just lose his family, but by creating such a monster he loses his place amongst humanity as he says “I had no right to share their intercourse. I had unchained an enemy among them, whose joy it was to shed blood, and to revel in their groans” (pg. 188). Frankenstein creates the murderer of
Passion and Destruction As W. Somerset Maugham once said, “Passion doesn’t count the cost...Passion is destructive.” In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein leaves Geneva, his home town in the pursuit of knowledge, ding so he created a creature. Frankenstein gets frightened after the created the creature, so he leaves the creature in fear, only when he returns the creature is no longer there. The creature goes off on his own and get revenge on Victor by murder the people he is close to. Victor wants the creature dead and the creature wants Victor dead, in the end they both get what they wanted. The theme that passion can be destructive is shown through the creature, Victor's self destruction, and Victor and the creature’s passion to get revenge on each other.
And who is it who in fact enjoyed his solitude and seclusion from society? That would be none other than Victor Frankenstein himself. The disturbing reality that Victor is part god and part wild beast for his cruel actions towards his creation displays the evil that comes from a man when he removes himself from society. The Monster partially experiences these effects as well from his unwelcome seclusion from society when he is also slowly pulled back and forth between good and evil. Mary Shelley made no mistake in making this clear through her writing, however.
He pulls at the heartstrings of Victor’s emotions but Victor can see the true evil that is within him. “But it is true that I am a wretch. I have murdered the lovely and helpless; I have strangled the innocent as they slept and grasped to death his throat who never injured me or any other living being,” had mentioned the monster after Victor’s death (197). The monster claims that he was unloved, and he was right in that regard, but that does not form evil. Evil is formed by the weakness of one’s mind, not neglect.
A victim of Victors action he had not taken responsibility to show love and care for like it only wished for. All the innocent, murdered over pain and vengeance for Victors action of what he could not seem to face. Concluding us in the question that comes up time and time again, making Victor a monster for every one of his actions he did not want to deal with creating a monster of himself simply by one step of his action that all started with his scientific ways bringing a dead back to life not knowing what it may
The setting of the ethics board encapsulated another common theme of judgment and morality; specifically relating to Frankenstein and his choices on creating the monster, but also in the way that the monster took revenge; leaving the reader to question whether it was right or wrong, much like a decision on an ethics board. Moreover, the natural world and concept of fate were included in my story with the “wind that blew out the candles”, commenting on how fate wished him to stop his research; much like the way fate led to Frankenstein 's illness and death in the novel. Lastly, the big ideas of isolation and passion are included throughout and are the driving force behind my character 's actions, yet my main character’s ambitions make him fallible, which is similar to Frankenstein.
In the novel Frankenstein, Mary Shelley reveals how revenge consumes and destroys those who surrender to it. Due to neglect and immediate abandonment during the beginning of his life, the creature develops a hostile attitude and seeks revenge on Victor Frankenstein. In response to the cottage dwellers attacking him, the creature exclaims “cursed, cursed creator! Why did I live? Why, in that instant, did I not extinguish the spark of existence of which you had so wantonly bestowed” and reveals his feelings “of rage and revenge” (Shelley 135).
“One man’s life or death but were a small price to pay for the acquirement of the knowledge which I sought…” (22). Frankenstein, by Mary W. Shelley, touches on the the perspective of both Victor and the creatures story. Victor developed a passion to discover life and build a creature, but after being successful, Victor ignores his responsibilities and gives the monster a hard life, which in return causes the monster to seek revenge and kill all of Victor’s loved ones. Passion is used as an uncontrollable emotion, such as Victors drive for creating life, or his eventual drive to kill his creation. Obligations become used as a morally bound duty, similar to Victor 's duty to care for his creation and make the creature a female companion.
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.
Why did I live? Why, in that instant, did I not extinguish the spark of existence which you had so wantonly bestowed? I know not; despair had not yet taken possession of me; my feelings were those of rage and revenge” (“Frankenstein”). After the creature is abandoned by Victor, and then mistreated by the De Lacey family, he turns to malevolence. However, in taking revenge, the creature ensures that he will never be accepted by society.
He accused the citizens of Salem of putting spells on Ruth which resulted in her being “sick”. In conclusion revenge played a major part in the deaths of citizens from Salem. These revenge seekers in “The Crucible” were driven by jealousy and wanted closure to feel better about themselves. The people who were accused of witchcraft were victims of revenge and deceit. In addition revenge is something that will always be around because of greedy, vicious people.