“Unpleasant Appearance” The ardent and apologetic tones in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein demonstrates Victors evolution from a character who was a benevolent creature that showed loving and caring compassion, but was creature with a terrifying appearance, to a creature that was became belligerent, because he wasn’t socially affected. Victor Frankenstein expressed a resentful attitude while creating the creature since the creature was given a horrid appearance. The creature was greatly affected towards his appearance, because of this the creature didn't have the same socially interaction with other, this caused the creature to become a murder towards Victors loved ones. Victor evidently reacts to the horrid appearance of the creature in
This quote shows that isolation causes dangerous behavior. Mentally, Frankenstein is damaged, which is evident when he states that he feels no right to share experiences and converse with his family. Secondly, while in isolation, Frankenstein created a monster. The isolation drove him to create this monster because nobody could help him with his decisions, which presented Frankenstein with awful consequences. Indirectly, Frankenstein’s isolation caused physical destruction to his family because it made him ignorant of the repercussions of his creation.
Their personality, usually described as melancholy when readers compares it to the protagonist, or unpardonably vicious from their actions toward the civilians. Their existences were unwanted in their society, yet is the society whom created them. Monsters such as Grendel and Frankenstein’s monster emphasize the aspects of living, though their presence seems to be redundant to their society. In their respective societies, Grendel and Frankenstein’s monster had no one that is similar to them. Grendel had his mother, but he did not have the ability to communicate with the civilians.
When created by Victor Frankenstein the Monster does not understand anything he is a newborn baby trapped inside an adult body. The Monster is immediately labeled as a hideous, grotesque monster, by his creator Victor, and is forced to live a life of isolation. This leads to the question: Does the Monster deserve to live with the rest of society? Many scholars agree that the monster does not deserve to live with the rest of society but others may disagree. Also, The Monster does not have to live and work like every other human being but instead work for individual people.
In some aspects, Frankenstein is similar to The Story of Edgar Sawtelle. In both novels, playing God plays a key role in the storylines and has a significant impact on the characters. In Frankenstein, Victor tries to play God by creating life. However, this action winds up hurting him, since his abandoned creation seeks revenge on him for the injustice he causes in the monster's life. It is clear that Victor can not handle the responsibility of playing God, since shortly after finally creating the monster, “breathless horror and disgust filled my heart” and he is “unable to endure the aspect of the being” he creates.
Nonetheless, once the creature comes to life Victor is mortified by the creature he ultimately gave life to: “Oh! No mortal could support the horror of that countenance. A mummy again endued with animation could not be so hideous as that wretch. I had gazed on him while unfinished; he was ugly then, but when those muscles and joints were rendered capable of motion, it became a thing such as even Dante could not have conceived” (Shelly 59-60). Victor conveys that any human cannot withstand the ugliness of the face of the monster.
Studying character within a form of literature includes looking at character development, characteristics, and how these lend themselves to the relationships amongst the characters. In Frankenstein, Victor and his creation have a rough relationship right from the beginning. Victor is hostile to the creature from the moment he first sees him alive. Victor and several other people the creature encounters make the assumption that the creature has an awful personality because of his his concerning physical features. If Victor had been willing to give the creature a chance, there is a large possibility that he would never have killed a young boy, Elizabeth, or sought to get revenge on Victor.
In the film Mary Shelley 's Frankenstein the theme of mistreatment based off physical appearance is portrayed through Frankenstein 's monster.The society is often fearful of the creature and made judgements of his actions based solely off his disturbing physical appearance, without knowing his true characteristics. Even Victor, the man who created the fearful monster eventually abandons him because he is is appalled by his creation. He believed that by creating a being made of the finest parts, the end result would be of equal quality, but when the monster awakens, Victor can see what he has created and recognises that he has done wrong. The creation of an unnatural being, by unnatural means ultimately disgusts Victor. Victor 's rejection of his creation " is based upon the fact that he had worked night and day, at the expense of his own health and family, to "birth" his "son."
It is possible that Victor could have instilled values, and taught the monster kindness and compassion rather than hatred and resentment. One of the main reasons the monster was so violent was that he was seeking revenge for the fact that Victor wasn't an ideal creator to his creation. Before Victor even brought the monster to life, he was already going against nature. Bringing something that was dead back to life goes against nature, and against religious nature. It is horrifying to think that Victor was playing God himself, and took it in his hands to decide to bring something to life once again.
Surely, he feared that the monster’s species will populate and wipe out humanity, but on the other hand the monster wanted a mate so that he would not be alone. For example, Adam was a lonely man and needed a female. God gave him what he needed, both were happy until they were doomed. Victor plays God and the monster plays Adam. The difference is Victor did not give this creation what he desired, obviously.