Throughout Frankenstein, Shelley uses Victor to warn the reader of the dangers of aspiring to godliness, and the consequences one faces in the aftermath doing so, even going as far as to compare Victor to Satan, tempting the crew of Walton’s ship, in the book’s final pages. The Victor Shelley creates is very similar to the Satan created by Milton in his book, Paradise Lost, which explores the biblical tale of Adam and Eve. In Frankenstein, Victor speaks of his desire to create the Creature, saying, “I deemed it criminal to throw away in useless grief those talents that might be useful to my fellow-creatures.” (152). Shelley’s diction choices, such as the word “useless” exemplify Victor’s excessive hubris, portraying him as a man who creates his Creature for, in his mind, the good of society. Additionally, Shelley repeats the word “use”
The thought of the monster turned superior to the book itself. In the novel, Frankenstein Mary Shelley put in the picture the tale of Dr.Victor Frankenstein, and ruthless man who embarked upon the mission of generating a being from a lifeless item. The tale is told by the three storytellers Captain Robert Walton, Dr. Frankenstein and the
Through his scientific studies and experiments, Frankenstein decides to attempt to restore a lifeless body to animation. He succeeds in this, but once he brings the body to life he looks into the eyes of his creation and immediately deems the creature a monster. The monster initially has childlike characteristics, and wants to be loved by his creator. However, Frankenstein does not see this and his judgement is clouded by the appearance of his creation. Frankenstein addresses the importance of human relationships in people 's lives through the development of Frankenstein and the Monster.
Man thinks he can challenge his creator by undertaking this responsibility. Yet humanity succeeded in revealing many ambiguities in this world, human mind is still narrow. The novel is so called Prometheus, a figure in Greek mythology, took fire from the gods in order to give it to man , but consequently he suffered eternal punishment. Clearly, as Victor Frankenstein does in this modern Prometheus-in a way, he stole the idea of creation from God and used it for his own ill-advised
Through this statement, Frankenstein exposes his true cause for creating a new species—a cause that has no intent of improving scientific discovery but rather an intent that focuses just on oneself. Further, Frankenstein specifically states because of his creation a
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.
In the novel, Frankenstein by Mary W. Shelly, Victor Frankenstein creates a creature. The creature and Victor Frankenstein have conflicts between each other, which is why Robert Walton is necessary to help the reader relate to Frankenstein, by having many of the same attributes are Victor Frankenstein does. Robert Walton has many similar traits to Victor Frankenstein, ultimately helping the reader greater relate to Dr. Frankenstein. Even though Frankenstein is viewed as a monster himself and Walton is considered a normal person. Each man has an attachment with his sister and a desire to conquer the unknown.
In the movie Frankenstein is portrayed as an impulsive monster only capable of fulfilling his most physical and animal like actions. The actor who performs as the first Frankenstein was Boris Karloff. Boris turned in a masterful performance but the Frankenstein in this interpretation bore no resemblance to the Frankenstein in Shelley’s novel neither physically or in thought capacity. The Frankenstein in Shelley’s version has long black hair, white teeth, and even learns to speak and think eloquently enough to have philosophical insights and or discussions. Meanwhile the Frankenstein in James Whaley’s production gave off the intended monster vibe sought out in an attempt to instill fear among audiences.
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.
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.
Ever wanted to bring back someone that has passed away? Mary Shelley writes a novel called Frankenstein telling about the consequences of messing with life and death. She reveals that there are consequences to this. Victor Frankenstein bring the dead back to life but he can not face what he have created. Victor and his Creature have some similarities and differences which reveal messing with life or death can be dangerous.
The story starts when Zeus sending Prometheus down on Earth to create human. Day by day, Prometheus grows affection with the human race, and he sympathies that Zeus wants the human race have little to no power. Later, Prometheus decided to steal fire from Zeus for mankind, and his action enrages Zeus. Afterwards, Zeus chains Prometheus to a rock and makes him suffer from an eagle eating his liver for eternity. Zeus is consider the mightiest God in Olympics.
In Chapter 15 of Frankenstein, the author compares the monster to Adam (the first man) as well as comparing Victor to God. I believe that Frankenstein is not as much a commentary on the bible, but rather on the nature of man. In Frankenstein, Mary Shelley compares the monster and Victor to biblical figures in order to relate that everyone is capable of moral good and evil. As we see in the novel, the monster is much like Adam in that he desires companionship, he is made in the likeness of his creator (a man), and he eventually turns to evil. Victor also compares the monster to Satan.