Once he realises the error of his ways he does nothing to fix the issue at hand. Instead, he flees in terror from, in a sense, his own child. The murders that follow are simply a product of misguidance of the part of the creator. If Frankenstein would have simply taken care of his responsibilities maturely, then all of the death and sadness could have been avoided.
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.
The Cost of Conceit A scientist alienates himself to make a miraculous discovery only for it become an outcast to society. Literary criticisms “Frankenstein” by Susan Sylvia and Bonnie Flaig, and “An overview of Frankenstein” by George Griffith, allowed for a more complex look into the the book Frankenstein, by Mary W. Shelley. The criticisms allow for a more in depth view on Victor Frankenstein’s overwhelming fascination in science and how it resulted in him alienating himself. His fascination in science leads him to become careless and upon completion of his creation he realizes what he has done, and abandons his creation.
Both Victor and the Monster are described to be outcasts in the story. Whether it be by choice or forced, they have found a way to isolate themselves. In Victor 's case, his isolation is self-induced. Growing up an introvert, he never found much comfort in others. This was further developed as his pursuit of science became his only focus.
The deviation of family traditions, or in the novel, a lack of parental background may negatively affect the child. Victor’s continuous rejection of the monster fuelled its rage and conquest to rid Frankenstein’s life of all happiness. As a “child” to Frankenstein, the monster’s reaction to being rejected permanently scars him, forever being the testament to his existence. Losing Victor’s acceptance is a loss held closely to the monster, reflecting upon human tendency to reject those dissimilar or unappealing. Because Frankenstein is the monster’s creator, his “God,” his “father,” the monster’s actions, fuelled by anger, creates conflict that leads to both of their eventual deaths, displaying how significantly rejection by a parent can damage a
Victor refuses, punishing the monster for his actions by forcing him into isolation. The monster turns vengeful not because it's evil, but because its isolation fills it with overwhelming hate and anger. It quickly becomes clear that Frankenstein sees isolation from family and society as the worst imaginable fate. Altogether, the themes used in Shelley’s work create meaning for the reader and allow a better understanding of the
In order to further understand the person who is Victor Frankenstein, we will analyze two specific quotes in which he ponders the consequences of creating his monster. The first specific quote that shows Dr. Frankenstein pondering the consequences of his actions is when he states, “but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust fill my heart.” When Victor is initially building his creation, all he thinks of is the great science behind his work. However, he never once thinks of the consequences he may face once his creation becomes a reality.
(Shelley, 93) As the monster further explores himself through the lens of others, he fulfills what he fears. The disdain from society left the monster alone. His desire for societal acceptance prompts inadequacy that gives way to his true monster and murders Frankenstein's family and friends. As can be seen, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is a tragic novel that explores the creation of man and his self-knowledge that spirals into an abyss of discovery and death. Nature, knowledge, and isolation define the milestones that spiral out of
Frankenstein chose isolation and he ignored those who cared for him, as well as his own creation. All these facts make Victor Frankenstein the true monster, while his creation was trying to create bonds and achieve social interactions with humans rather than Victor, who was a human that could interact but decided the isolation take over him and cut any type of interaction with the world. The creature could make monstrous actions in order to attain the attention he wanted, the bonds he wanted to create, but the selfishness of Victor leaded him to be the real monster of his
The monster declares that he desires “creatures…cheering my gloom”; however, no “Eve soothed my sorrows” (118, Shelley). Because of this abandonment, the monster “cursed [Frankenstein]” (118, Shelley). No mother or Eve is present to nurture the monster. Therefore, he faults his creator for his isolation and plans to seek vengeance against Frankenstein, sending a message to the reader concerning the violent repercussions from an absence of nurture. Similarly, after the De Laceys beat the monster, he feels there are “none…men that existed who would pity or assist” him, causing him to “declare everlasting war against the species” (122, Shelley).
Is it cruel to expect a person to go on with life whose fate is sealed by the monster inside them? Technological progresses have been developing over time with new inventions and new ideas. Moral responsibility is knowing right from wrong and taking the responsibility of those actions. In Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, monstrosity is a main theme and issue in the novel. Monstrosity is something that is unpleasant to look at.
How far can a man go before he hits a wall? In science, there seems to be no wall. But a barrier, a barrier of ethics. In modern times, man has turned himself into god with astonishing scientific advances. Vaccines, artificial intelligence, too many modern accommodations, and the subject of Mary Shelley's classic horror novel, giving life to the dead.
#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.