Even if that means he has to ask a stranger or a friend to finish the job for him. In the quote he claims not to be selfish, even though all he cares about is killing his creation to make himself feel better. Since these are Frankenstein 's last wishes, it foreshadows his death and makes it so he won 't be the one to kill the creature. This quote also tells us that even in his delirious state Victor is still enraged with the creature, which means that he will not die in peace, but disturbed and unfulfilled. The creature becomes defensive.
It is clear that Dr. Frankenstein is in a regretful mindset when he states, “I suffered living torture.” Meaning that he knew it was never Justine who killed William. However, he would never be able to speak up because he is fearful that he will be perceived as mad by his family and by the public. This was just one of the consequences that Frankenstein has to face due to his creation. Frankenstein also recognizes the fact that it is ultimately his own fault that William has died and that Justine will be wrongly sentenced for his death. Thus the reason he states that the trial is a “wretched mockery of justice.” The death of both William and Justine then lie on Victor Frankenstein’s shoulders.
By breaking the law, neglecting his creation, and selfishly withholding information, Frankenstein made the already miserable existence of the monster indefensible. Even the first action Victor takes in constructing his abomination is reprehensible, by breaking the law he dooms his project from the beginning. Simply animating life was not enough for Frankenstein, he had to create a “human” but not just any ordinary human, a towering 8 foot tall beast sewed together using the stolen remains of the dead. While relating the gruesome details of his conquest to Walton, Frankenstein mentions that not only did he rob graves, but he “tortured the living animal to animate the lifeless clay”. By using the graves of the poor and the backs of tortured animals as stepping stones to reach his goal, Frankenstein makes both himself and the things he creates disgusting.
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is like a cautionary tale against the powerful grasp that technology has over modern society as it continues to rapidly evolve. Throughout the book the monster has evolved from a confused being to a creature that is able to observe and adapt with its surroundings. Frankenstein’s monster says to Victor Frankenstein, “You are my creator, but I am your master”. Originally, Frankenstein created this monster to have control over it. Frankenstein’s monster has been controlling his creator by destroying Victor’s life.
On the contrary Frankenstein killed because of anger and pleaded for a companion instead of randomly killing as well as wanting to escape mankind. Over all their actions, although are both isolated and lonesome, they come from different origins, and have distinctly different fates. Both monster have that tragedy that concludes why they commit their actions and behold their
In Frankenstein, the Monster, is created by Victor Frankenstein. Victor creates the Monster and hates him, because of this the Monster only sees hate and learns to hate. Victor has moral corruption as well because he has a very mundane outlook on life and this dictates how he reacts to the Monsters plot for revenge. Both characters in Frankenstein are infected by moral corruption and are controlled by there moral values. In this paper I will use Aristotle and Augustine to explain how moral corruption is corrupted by a persons environment and how they are treated in their environment.
In my point of view, I see that we are taking advantage of things, for example, Human Engineering, cloning, and abortion. People are abusing nature for our benefit. The people of Earth can be symbiotic with nature, if technology is used in the right way. Frankenstein, written by Mary Shelly, is about the life of Victor Frankenstein and the creation of the monster. In Mary Shelly’s point of view, she exaggerates how technology is abused throughout the book.
In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the main protagonist, Victor Frankenstein made mistakes that led him into situations of despair. After creating a vicious monster that is set out to avenge his creators poorly made decisions, Victor learns things and looses people. Throughout the novel, Victor suffers adequately and is responsible for the consequences, but he has the chance to change his fate several times. The first painful event that Victor endures is losing his mother to scarlet fever after she tends to his younger sister Elizabeth. This loss was catastrophic to the Frankenstein family because their mother was very important to them because of her kind and giving nature.
Frankenstein hesitates on this quest due to past experience while creating the current monster. The monsters goal is to be happy and to feel love by another, but his goal is unattainable because the mate might have a different mindset than the creature; she could possibly hate the creature or turn him down in disgust. Frankenstein rejects the favor and the monster, in anger, swears to his creator that he will make him miserable since he failed to make him happy. For instance, The monster’s selfish ways determines him as a fiend because he says “ Your hours will pass in dread and misery, and soon the bolt will fall which must ravish from your happiness forever. Are you to be happy while I grovel in the intensity of my wretchedness?
Mary Shelley’s novel “Frankenstein” centers around the idea of whether knowledge which “clings to the mind, like lichen on the rock’ is necessarily a valuable entity. Shelley conveys her thoughts through the use of binary opposites and juxtaposition. Shelley’s focal point in questioning knowledge is through the use of various passages in the novel showing the contrast of passion and emotion when using knowledge compared to when using reason. It is this binary opposition that allows Shelley to warn against the misuse of knowledge shown by Frankenstein when he creates the Creature and the Creature when using sophism to persuade Frankenstein to create him a mate. Shelley does not only focus on people misusing knowledge and illustrates Walton’s decision to end his journey through
He is also seeking revenge on Frankenstein by threatening him to choose between complying with his demands or letting your family die. Furthermore, the theme of light/dark is present in both as in Othello, Iago says that he will turn Desdemona’s king act into something evil and dark. The contrast between light and dark is shown as Desdemona’s good deed is the light and way Iago will portray it to Othello is the dark. Similarly in Frankenstein, the light dark imagery is present, although not as evident, in that the way the creature communicates to Frankenstein is somewhat light, as he is talking in a calm and reasonable manner. The darkness is shown when he threatens Frankenstein with the ultimatum, comply with my demands or he will kill all of Frankenstein’s friends and