Although fictional, we are reading for our lives. Another important element is the darkness and hidden aspect. In Frankenstein, Victor the creator is too afraid to tell others what he is doing. He is even too scared to tell his bride to be. In the nightmare on Elm street the murderer is known to hid, it leaves the victims constantly wondering where he is and what he is doing.
Victor does not handle his monster, or his fears, well. When Frankenstein first sees his monster, he immediately “escaped, [from the room the monster was in] and rushed down stairs. p50” As the monster is an externalization of Frankenstein’s fears, this escape, this inability to so much as look at the monster, can be interpreted as Frankenstein’s inability to acknowledge his fears and anxieties. Like with anxiety, denying the monster’s existence only causes him to grow more destructive. Victor falls ill with anxiety, and as a result of Victor’s neglect the monster begins to destroy his life.
Studying character within a form of literature includes looking at character development, characteristics, and how these lend themselves to the relationships amongst the characters. In Frankenstein, Victor and his creation have a rough relationship right from the beginning. Victor is hostile to the creature from the moment he first sees him alive. Victor and several other people the creature encounters make the assumption that the creature has an awful personality because of his his concerning physical features. If Victor had been willing to give the creature a chance, there is a large possibility that he would never have killed a young boy, Elizabeth, or sought to get revenge on Victor.
An Analysis of the Personality Disorders Evident Mary Shelley 's Frankenstein Mary Shelley wrote her masterpiece, Frankenstein when she was 19 years old, at a time when the field of psychology was in its infancy. And yet, despite her age and sparse psychological knowledge, her famous tale shows a remarkable insight into the human psyche. Not solely in the case of the monster, who’s representation of humanity has long been remarked upon, but also in the novel 's assumed hero, Victor Frankenstein. For, when Victor is examined with a modern insight into the workings of the human brain, we find he is not a tragic hero but a man plagued by a troubled mind. In the years since Frankenstein’s release many readers of the famous narrative have come to regard Victor Frankenstein with little affection.
With this new knowledge, he tries to introduce himself to the blind Mr. Delacey but that sadly results in a brutal beating from the family. After acquiring all the new knowledge, he should know that this is a bad idea but continues anyway. This suggests that knowledge is not rightly learned through books but needs to be learned through experience. This leads to his hatred of humans and the killing of many of Victor’s friends and family. The monster is flooded with information after reading these books.
The interrogator convinced her that she would not go to heaven unless she confessed. “He threatened excommunication and hell fire in my last moments if I continued obdurate.” (Shelley, Chapter 8) Frankenstein contains many themes and lessons that need to be learned. “Don’t judge a book by its cover” shows up the most throughout the story. When everyone sees someone as just a face rather than their character and personality, the situation can become complicated. In Frankenstein, an “innocent man” created a monster, a “monster” had the most compassionate attitude towards those who shunned him, and a “murderer” never committed the crime.
This quote shows that isolation causes dangerous behavior. Mentally, Frankenstein is damaged, which is evident when he states that he feels no right to share experiences and converse with his family. Secondly, while in isolation, Frankenstein created a monster. The isolation drove him to create this monster because nobody could help him with his decisions, which presented Frankenstein with awful consequences. Indirectly, Frankenstein’s isolation caused physical destruction to his family because it made him ignorant of the repercussions of his creation.
The Similarities between the monster and Victor In the book Frankenstein wrote by Mary Shelley Victor creates the monster in hopes that he could make new life. He believes that he could make life out of death and he tries to prove that with his creation. In her book Victor, the creator and the Monster, the creation has a lot of similarities and a lot of differences. In this story you see how the Monster grows in his learning abilities and how Victors creation is not such a good thing. As the story goes on Victor and the Monster become more similar.
In the beginning, Victor reveals his timidity towards occurring disasters. When the creature comes to life, Victor realizes that it is grotesque and describes, “I rushed out of the room and continued a long time traversing my bedchamber, unable to compose my mind to sleep” (42). Upon realizing the unfortunate turnout of the creation, Victor avoids confronting his fault by hurrying off and hiding in his bedroom. Accordingly, Victor is unable to control his creation. When the creature leaves after threatening Victor about a tragedy on his wedding night, Victor asks himself, “Why had I not followed him and closed with him in mortal strife?” Victor realizes that he has lost control of the monster’s actions and regrets not taking the proper precautions in seizing the monster when he has the opportunity.
Victor Frankenstein worked for two long years to create life from a lifeless form, which, before obtaining life, he believed to be beautiful. However, once he saw the monster's eyes open, he began to see the hideousness of the monster. After this, he fled his operating room and paced wildly in his bedroom, trying to think of what to do. “For this I had deprived myself of rest and health. I had desired it with an ardour that far exceeded moderation; but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart”(Chapter 5 pg 42).
Victor is petrifies by the thought of his creation. He is even more terrified that Henry might discover his existence. victor is horrified to the level where the only concern on his mind is the ‘Monster’ and keeping it a secret, although he is sick. Vicor is so worried about keeping the monster a secret that he won’t concern himself about Henry’s troubles It is relevant to the book as a whole due to the constant and repetitive secrecy of the monster from others leading Victor to avoid anyone’s thoughts and concerns about him, leading himself to feel lonely and only worried about his creation. Victor conceals the monster’s existence a secret from anyone around him by making up lies and excuses.