After Victor's wedding, he and Elizabeth go to their house. Victor comes back and sees “the corpse of [his] wife”(187). Again, another person is killed due to Frankenstein's creation. Elizabeth's death could have been avoided from not making the creation, and if Victor had created a female creation. Therefore, the grief in his life is caused by him.
This much is true for Victor’s failure to take responsibility for not only teaching his creation about life but also failure to take responsibility for the actions of his creation. “Frankenstein! You belong then to my enemy… you shall be my first victim” (153). Victor’s knows that he is responsible for the death of William because he abandoned his creation and made the monster learn the hard way that he would not be accepted into society. But he has no choice but to let Justine take the fall for the death of his brother because he fears being seen as a madman.
Mary Shelly in Frankenstein described a character Victor who is cursed by his own knowledge. Young Victor fascinated by natural forces, learned chemistry and use his knowledge to generate a new life. Even though Victor succeeded in his pursuit, but the implication of his own knowledge brought curse not only to himself but his family and friends too. Victor created a monster who strangled his younger brother William to death, Justin Martinez an innocent Frankenstein family’s made accused of William’s death. An innocent Justin sacrificed her life because of Victor’s creation, and same for Victor’s best friend Henry and fiancé Elizabeth, they also lost their lives.
Victor also allows Justine to die for the murder of his younger brother because he’s afraid of what people will think. “My tale was not one to announce publicly; it’s astounding horror would be looked upon as madness by the vulgar”(83). He’s more concerned with what will happen to him, someone who actually had something to do with William’s death, than to Justine, who is completely innocent. Lastly, the monster says he will leave Victor and his family alone if Victor makes him a female companion, but he can’t even do that. “I thought with a sensation of madness on my promise of creating another like to him, and trembling with passion, tore to pieces the thing on which I was engaged”(180).
The step sister Fanny Imlay was Wollstonecraft's offspring from an affair, with a soldier. Frankenstein is a book by Marry Shelley regarding a learner of science named Victor Frankenstein, who generates a hideous but receptive creature in an eccentric technological trial. The novel was written at the age of eighteen
The Consequences of Victor Frankenstein 's Ambition in Frankenstein Novel by Mary Shelley in Reader Response Criticism Nevita Rizki Ariyani 30801500218 Nevita1510@gmail.com Frankenstein novel is one of the great masterpiece by Mary Shelley that written very well in its time. The novel gives many different perspective of the character throughout the story that makes it the difficult one. In the beginning of the story it’s describe about Robert Walton that has an expedition to the North Pole and send letters to his sister, Margaret in England. Walton tells her that he met someone, named Victor Frankenstein. He explains what happened during Victor’s entire life until he marooned in fragment of ice.
In Frankenstein, Shelley creates the character Victor Frankenstein, an avid researcher who dedicated his life to learn, explore and create new things. His thirst for knowledge drove him apart from the society just to read about ancient physicians and alchemists. He in his pursuit of knowledge studied chemistry against his father’s wish. Victor as an intelligent, ambitious and hardworking scientist moved to Ingolstadt University to pursue chemistry. After his mother died, he developed an obsession with death.
Frankenstein and the creature are similar in that they have a moment of dreams and goodness, and that they allude to Paradise Lost in the same context of a fallen angel. However, they are also different in that Frankenstein blames the creature for all the atrocities that have occurred while the creature blames it on his misery, and that Frankenstein has rejected his social life while the creature craves for it. Frankenstein and the creature are similar in that they have a moment of dreams and goodness in their beginnings. Frankenstein began his studies in hopes of becoming famous. The whole reason for the creation of the creature was to become famous for being able to animate the dead.
After the monster found out he wasn’t doing it, the monster wanted to kill Victors loved ones and not Victor. Frankenstein was feeling lost towards the end of the book until Victor finally got his wish and died. Victor Frankenstein was the main character in Frankenstein. He was important because he was the one who made the story a story because he created a creature and the creature did things to put points in the story. Frankenstein was feeling lost and depressed after his mother died and then eventually his
Man should never be allowed to play god, but creating life is something that has always been an enticing concept (American Scientist). In order to feed our fantasies about cloning and producing life, we turn to fiction novels to amaze, and sometimes to scare us. One of the best-known archetypes of this is Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein. Hailed as the eighth most popular English novel in history (The Guardian), the classic story of a mad scientist named Dr. Victor Frankenstein has been the basis of countless movies and parodies (Romantic Circles). Though the name Frankenstein has become very well known, the original story as penned by Mary Shelley has been overwhelmed by the numerous derivatives that were published afterward in different forms of media including movies, plays, and even comic books.
When Victor was young, he was given Elizabeth as a gift from his parents and for her to have almost died made him realize he had to do something to cheat death. If Elizabeth would’ve died it would’ve broken his heart. Later, Victor’s monster does the exact opposite of what he wants. It kills Elizabeth and causes guilt to himself, but he tries to blame everyone else, such as his father and college professors before he blames
Juliet herself drank the sleeping potion when Romeo was on his way earlier than anticipated, whom bought poison upon hearing of her "death" , planning to kill himslef on her tomb alongside her. The friar 's inability to succesfully delivering the letter to Romeo stating that Juliet was alive was a gap that caused romeo to make his harsh decision, but it was too late once he got to the tomb. Upon killing Paris and himself with the poison, Romeo fell beside Juliet, whom stabbed herself once she awoke upon seeing Romeo dead before her eyes. Had Romeo and Juliet respected their families wishes, had they not gone into secrecy, had their relatives stayed out of their love, they wouldnt have blindly caused
Shelley makes her readers question what it means to be a human being, what it means to be a monster and makes her readers think deeply about the ethics of our own technological advances and how we cannot run away from the problems we create, what we created and our responsibilities toward the created. At one point, even Frankenstein realized “what the duties of a creator towards his creature were” (70). For me Shelley makes me question the implications of viewing technology as “the other,” especially in a time when the military uses drones and are creating autonomous weapons. For me Shelley’s novel is a cautionary tale that extends well into the 21st