Firstly, Victor Frankenstein had treated his creation abusively, which created his sense of being unwanted and lonely. There are many examples of this showcased throughout the story, such as,"Devil," I exclaimed, "do you dare approach me? And do not you fear the fierce vengeance of my arm wreaked on your miserable head? Begone, vile insect! Or rather, stay, that I may trample you to dust! And, oh! That I could, with the extinction of your miserable existence, restore those victims whom you have so diabolically murdered!" From the small section of information, we can clearly see the harsh words such as,”vile insect,” and,”devil.” We can also see the selfishness associated with Victor, as he takes almost zero responsibility for his actions, and blames it all on the monster.This may have angered the monster, reinforcing the fact about how ugly he is and about how nobody wants to be friends with him.
Sacrificing. Suffering. Despising. The novel Frankenstein by Marie Shelly tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a grotesque creature in an experiment trying to invent life of his own. Victor regrets his action so turns the creature lose to the world and closes himself in his abysm of thoughts. The creature toughly discovers the world on his own and declares war on humanity. Frankenstein’s act as God conducts his life and his creation’s into a series of terrific events. As the novel progresses, Victor and his monster vie for the role or protagonist. At simple site, readers think the monster and Victor are two completely different people, but in fact they share the same desires. The creature ironically becomes Victor’s doppelganger by both wanting affection, their miseries and hate for each other.
The novel Frankenstein brings to light many problems and situations that shed light on the faults of mankind. Cruelty was a huge factor in the novel; throughout Frankenstein is cruel to his body and to his creation. When he first makes the creature he runs from it, leaving the creature to fend for himself; even when reuniting with the creature he continues displays cruelty. The creature, in turn exhibits Victor cruelty right back. Within Frankenstein cruelty can be attributed, often affecting both Victor and the creature; serving as a crucial motivator and revealing their anger, pain, frustration till eventually both die.
Victor Frankenstein is selfish. The novel portrays Victor as a selfish character who is only concerned about his own well-being. Frankenstein wanted to manipulate the power of life. He abandons his creation because of the creature’s appearance and also withholds information or lies about his creation. Due to Victor 's selfishness, readers feel sorry for his creation.
The gothic fiction novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley centralizes on humanity and the qualifications that make someone human. The content of the novel Frankenstein depicts a monster displaying human traits that his creator Victor does not possess: empathy, a need for companionship, and a will to learn and fit in.
In the story, Frankenstein, Victor and the monsters share some similarities with each other. They both have had tragic events that has made them feel the same way. Some of the events were caused by each other. They both have respective relationship with nature, desires for family, isolation/loneliness, revenge, and the pursuit of knowledge. As the novel goes on I would say that Victor and the monster become more similar. In addition, Victor is the real monster in this story because of what he has done to the monster.
There's different type of theme in the story Frankenstein such as revenge, family, romanticism and nature but in this essay it's going to just imply revenge. In this story, Frankenstein is the protagonist from the story and he creates a monster without thinking of the consequences. Victor becomes lost in his studies, he removes himself from human society and that's where he loses sight on what's his crating. Knowledge at that time took over Frankenstein's mind because he wasn't thinking much in what he was creating until he was done with the monster. Frankenstein created the monster for the reason on how a lightning struck the tree and he believed he could of tried anything with the same technique, he also got stuck on nature science. Additionally after he was done with his creation of the monster and
In the two novels Of Mice & Men, and Frankenstein, the two conflicts i chose was man vs. self, and man vs. man. The character in Of Mice and Men,George, is the conflict of Man vs. Self. The characters in Frankenstein are Victor, and Frankenstein who are conflicts of Man vs. Man. These two conflicts affect the two characters in various ways. It affects them in intense moments, and very decision making situations.
“Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley: That’s not so ignorant after all. There are two monsters in my story , not one. And one of them, the scientist, is indeed named Frankenstein.” - Kurt Vonnegut Jr. While there is lots of controversy if the main character, Victor, in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is the protagonist or antagonist, it is shown multiple times that Victor is the antagonist of this story. To start, Victor creates the monster and then ends up not liking him. Then, after leaving the his house to get away from the creature and running into his old friend Henry Clerval, they both return to his home, and Victor is overjoyed finding out that the monster is gone. Finally, Victor is the antagonist because after promising his creation he would build him a lady friend, Victor destroys the monster he is creating as the creature is watching.
In most fiction stories, there are always two characters that do or do not represent different sides of the same character. Frankenstein is a short gothic horror story written by Mary Shelley. Shelley writes about a scientist who created a being from dead body parts. Victor Frankenstein as the protagonist of the story created a monstrous character that was a reflection of himself. In Frankenstein, Shelley presents two characters who represent the different sides of the same character. The monster was a clear reflection of his creator because; they had the same development, same pain and suffering, and were recluses. Victor and the monster did not physically resemble each other, but they had the same personality and traits, therefore,
Change is the one thing that nothing is immune to. This is clearly shown throughout Mary Shelley’s, Frankenstein. The novel tells of a scientist, Victor, who just wanted to make something with his life. Victor spends many years of his life in college where he figures out he has the ability to give life to an inanimate object and sets off on a path of creation. A few years later, Victor completes his task and gives life to his grand creation. Victor’s first look at his “masterpiece” horrifies him and he proceeds to run away; leaving his “child” all alone. The paths both Victor and the monster will lead will be obvious as the story progresses. Through indirect characterizations, it is obvious that, both characters undergo changes as the story furthers.
Both the creature and Victor had similarities ; wanting to seek revenge to destroy , was selfish with life the creature thought of himself as ugly saying make him someone as ugly as he is that wouldn’t fear him. Obviously he wasn’t pleased with the way he was made. Victor was selfish because he wanted everything to himself, first he didn’t care what his family thought when he was gone for two years straight without anyone knowing where he was, second when his fiancée died the night of the wedding he recreated life for her and she didn’t want to return back to life instead of giving the creature a helpmeet he brought his fiancée back to life .And third, they both played "God" Victor created life while his creature took life.
The moment Victor Frankenstein successfully infuses life into his creation he is overcome with horror and disgust. Without further examination he is certain to have created a monster, not a human being (Shelley 35-36). However, despite his grotesque appearance, Frankenstein’s creature was not born malicious. During the first stages of his existence, unbeknownst to Frankenstein himself, his acts are motivated by innocence and virtue, which even earns him the title “good spirit” (79). Frankenstein did not create a monster. An unsatisfied need for a sense of belonging transforms Frankenstein’s creature into the monster it ultimately becomes. Therefore, I argue that the predominant theme in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is the need for social belonging
Victor Frankenstein’s monster becomes mad at humanity several times throughout this book. For instance, he was never ecstatic about the fact that Victor, in his own mind, abandoned him. When the family becomes scared of the monster, his mood changes from hopeful to furious because he had provided for them a numerous amount of times. Another example of his anger is when he saves this young girl from drowning and then a man tries to kill him, but the fiend murders him. This monster has a pattern to his anger though. Every time mankind rejects him solely based on how he looks, he becomes very
In conclusion, the theme, Frustration can lead to revenge, is clearly seen throughout Frankenstein. Frustration causes the monster and Victor to make very harsh and deadly decisions that affect a lot of people, especially themselves. Due to the revenge that both of these characters wanted to have, the outcomes affected many innocent people. Victor Frankenstein was accused by the monster for his actions while Victor didn’t think he was the reason which made the monster