Dejected by the loss to the American Revolutionary War, George III lost the land acquired overseas and his mental stability. Later on, it was said that he suffered from porphyria, experiencing hallucinations, eventually leading up to his doomed derangement in 1788. The king’s psychotic perception not only mirrors Victor’s maniacal mind, but also paints the setting for Frankenstein, acting as a catalyst to an era of unorthodox vision, pandemonium, and creativity. In the early-to-mid 1700s, literature revolved upon concepts that were “driven by ideas, events, and reason”(“Enlightenment and Romanticism: a Comparison”).
Victor 's excitement and thirst for knowledge does not intend to bring negativity to the world. When Victor was first creating the monster, he did not know what was to come from his studies; he just wanted to be able to prove that life could be restored through an inanimate object. In addition, the monster is the one to leave Victor 's apartment on his own and because of this he developes his own state of mind. The monster 's pessimistic way of thinking and manslaughter behaviours are not Victor 's responsibility because of the fact that Victor is his creator. Victor did not give birth to the monster and give him the intuition to kill but instead he gives him the beautiful girft of life.
Several traits distinguish whether a character is a Romantic and Gothic protagonist in a literature piece. Romanticism is described by the attraction of a human to the natural forces, often uncivilized, of the Universe. Instead of thinking rationally, a Romantic looks to imagination, which allows one to view the world in an idealistic light. Gothicism is a category of Romanticism, which focuses primarily on the obscure and supernatural forces of the Universe. Therefore, Romantic Goth characters have the talent to both see and feel the beauty in the dark and obscure, which often inspires them to react differently to a given situation.
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is a classic piece of horror fiction that set the foundation for a now extremely different genre. The story details the scientist Victor Frankenstein as his pursuit for knowledge leads to a deadly creation and himself becoming truly the monster of the story. Shelley’s novel is a very strong defense of the idea that intelligence and/or knowledge can be both a curse and a blessing; while Frankenstein’s pursuit of knowledge consumes his life and leads to the loss of everything he holds dear, the Being’s lack of knowledge is equally responsible for the trouble that befalls the characters in the story. Knowledge is necessary to succeed and function to one’s fullest potential in life; however, if he/she allows that knowledge to consume him/her and it becomes the only concept that matters
Throughout history, mankind proclaims a future world close to utopia; however, the results of the present day veers far from ambitions. Repeating the words from The Great Gatsby’s, Nick Carraway, “ No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart,” reveals that the vivid imaginations of humans always surpass the true extent of the situation. Furthermore, evidence proves Carraway’s assertion through classic novels such as, The Great Gatsby, Frankenstein, and Jane Eyre. Each of these storylines’ characters fall into an optimistic reality compared to the tangible society surrounding them.
Victor Frankenstein starts off as an innocent man who is trying to prevent death. Quote about death of mother. Victor wants to create a way to prevent death so that he does not have to feel that pain again. Ironically, his innocent experiment causes him to feel that pain many more times. Although Victor’s intentions are pure, the outcome of his experiment is detrimental.
As encounters between people occur memories or moments that may impact one’s future are created. In Frankenstein by Mary Shelly and Grendel by John Gardner encounters between characters help develop and progress the story. The relationships between the major and the minor characters in Frankenstein and Grendel help illuminate the themes of lost innocence, isolation, and power. In Frankenstein, Shelly develops Victor Frankenstein, a scientist who creates a monster, through the loss of his mother, which results in the loss of his innocence.
Victor is the true monster in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. He is the reckless scientist who unleashed a creature on society that was helpless to combat the horrors and rejection that society placed on him due to his differences. Victor’s goal to generate life causes a great deal of pain through his ambition, selfishness, and hostility, both to himself and others. As a result, these acts caused him to become alienated from his friends and family, and turned him into the true monster in Frankenstein. Victor Frankenstein is The Modern Prometheus, for he made the knowledge of creating life assessable, and by doing so, he is cursed to endure the ratifications of his
In the novel of Mary Shelly, Frankenstein, the character of Victor created a mysterious creature because he was obsessed with bringing death to live. Victor works for many months with the desire to accomplish his dream and discovering the formula of how to bring death to live. Victor puts his whole mind into this process and this causes him to lose his health and become older and slower very fast. After, this process was fulfilled Victor became afraid of the monster and was very anxious that the monster was going to return to him. Victor desolated the creature in where he had to live a life of loneliness and mistakes.
Those causing the mistreatments were acting in fear. In the novel, Victor Frankenstein allows this fear to spread across the town and terrorize people. His concern was not on what may happen if things did not go the way he planned them. He was selfish in his eagerness to achieve something that was not accessible to mankind. In the novel, Victor states, “ His limbs were in proportion, and I had selected his features as beautiful.