Still, they are more similar than they are dissimilar. The most glaring thing they share is that, in a way, they are both monsters. Frankenstein's monster is one literally and while Victor Frankenstein himself is ordinary on the outside, he could be considered a true monster on the
The creature has the ability to speak in his own defense, but is not given the chance. He is not accepted as a human and therefore is not given the right to defend himself. The creature also points out that while Victor has labeled him a murderer, Victor does not see a crime in killing the creature. The creature’s rejection in the novel is due to the nature of his being.
Society judges on looks, therefore, society described him as a monster. Monster is defined as an imaginary creature, typically large, ugly, and frightening and serves as a caveat (Dictionary.com). Mary Shelley uses the term monster when referring to the creation when she wants to demonstrate the differences between Victor and the creation. This monster, in such sense, might indicate a better version of humanity. However, the monster demonstrates that he can also be empathetic, as spoken about
I believe most of us are proud of our succeed in doing what people have not done before even though the results are not good as we expected. However, as the inventor of the Creature, Victor already does an impossible thing. Instead of being satisfied with his creature, he is disappointed because of its ugly appearance. Obviously, Victor’s attitude indirectly affects to the Creature personalities.
In every good horror story, there is always some sort of monster that is violent and cruel. However, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is the exception. The monster that Victor Frankenstein creates, gains great sympathy from the audience, while he describes his story. As he narrates his experience, it is revealed that the creature is no fiend, but a friend. Frankenstein’s monster, for a monster acts very human.
However, there are just as many differences. One example includes how they feel about one another after the incidents have occurred. Even though Victor did not care for the monster, the creature still glorified and talked highly about him. However, Victor blames everything on the monster and retains the hatred he has towards him. As Victor reflects on the past, he is filled with guilt.
Grendel in the novel is very different from the monster in Frankenstein because Grendel wants to and enjoys to humiliate and kill people, the monster in Frankenstein wants to be able to socialize with people without them getting frightened by his appearance. They are alike because they are both alone, they both frighten people with their looks, and they are not welcome in the human world. Grendel in the novel knows he is a fright to people, he is danger. He doesn’t seem to have a problem with that, but at the same time is not proud of it, either. He does like the pain of others, preferably king Hrothgar and his men.
“His yellow skin scarcely covered the work the work of muscles and arteries beneath; his hair was of a lustrous black… but these luxuriances only formed a more horrid contrast with his watery eyes, that seemed almost of the same colour as the dun-white sockets in which they were set, his shriveled complexion and straight black lips” (Shelley 58) Victor Frankenstein describes his creation as an abominable creature. In Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Victor has the responsibility of taking care of his monster. However, Victor's actions after creating the monster result in an atrocious relationship with creator and creation. Victor--the creator--is supposed to look over his creation, in the same way parents take care of their child.
It pays more to see a creature that is unwitty and feels no pain than to show one that is bonded with a human. Not even giving him a name and just calling him a monster creates this image that he is in no way similar to us and could be classified as an animal. Mary Shelley created an intellectual monster to demonstrate how we as humans aren’t so different as the monster we create. A poised monster wouldn’t intrigue you as much as an intellectual monster that can’t vouch for his
He describes him having “Yellow skin [that] scarcely covered the work of muscles and arteries beneath; his hair was of a lustrous black, and flowing; his teeth of a pearly whiteness; but these luxuriances only formed a more horrid contrast….” (35) One would say that this description is “Monstrous.” Victor cannot be exactly blamed for dashing out the door, but it is important to note that he has already exposed himself to put emphasis on appearance. Unfortunately, Victor is not the only one who was terrified of “The Monster” at first sight. The Creature had been spying on a sweet, gentle family that fell into pieces when they saw him: “Agatha fainted; and Safie, unable to attend to her friend, rushed out of the cottage.
In the film “The Curse of Frankenstein”Victor Frankenstein was different from the character in Shelley’s novel. He was not as bad as the he was in the film. He did not focus on killing people to achieve his goal. The only close similarity to the original story is the monster with ugly and horrible appearance. Frankenstein the monster awakes from the moment was found to be very aggressive and evil.
Frankenstein and Blade Runner are similar because they both have monsters, and they both have evil in them. Both of the stories have scientists who want to create human lifeforms. One similarity is that both the scientists are super smart. Victor Frankenstein studied chemistry and math at a university and was interested in many scientific creations.
While people reading books, certain details will lead them to the center of brainstorming and start making connections with other forms of mass media consisted of movies, newspaper articles, and social media captions. So does the Frankenstein has shown sort of likenesses of the characters’ personalities and conflicts as well as the theme of obsession to human innovation and life to the movie The Prestige, which yet at the same time reveal extraordinary dissimilarities in between. To begin with the characters in these two classical works, while Angier is just competing with another magician called Borden, Victor is dealing with an impossible mission against a giant monster that is targeting at his family. Victor has pushed himself into the department of Life Science to search the ways of immortality which break the law of nature, however, magic tricks followed by Borden and Angier can be seen as another form of science, but fake science. There is
In chapter V the monster has been created and has realized he is ugly and does not have a place in the world. In season 4 of Buffy, Adam, a modern Frankenstein’s monster has been created secretly by the government. Both of the “monsters” question their existence and find themselves as recluses to the community earning for a friend and becoming violent due to lack of love. The creations wonder the reason their creators want to destroy them after they have just been created. Victor’s creature and Adam in Buffy display the misuse of technology and power shown by scientists and the government.