Understanding Victor's creation is the demonstration on how he is, and how he acts (73). Trying to create perfection is not realistic, and he needs to lower his expectations. The work Shelley creates is to illustrate the real meaning of how there is no route to destiny because everything happens for a reason. Having a few people in life helps out a lot, but they cannot affect the future because the main character can only control their own actions. Victor Frankenstein has so much going on, but having connections with Elizabeth, Henry, and his monster makes him realize they share many traits in common.
In the book , the main goal that is given off through the creature 's thoughts and actions is that he wants to be loved due to the lack of attention Victor has given him. He only wants love and someone to accept him and look past the flaws of being just a monster. In the book , the creature requests Victor to create another monster like him so he won 't feel lonely anymore and make peace with the human race. The creature says , “ We shall be monsters , cut off from all the world; but on that account we shall be more attached to one another. OUr lives will not be happy , but they will be harmless and free from misery “ (Shelly 63).
Joyce Carol Oates states in her essay Frankenstein Fallen Angel, “…he (Victor) seems blind to the fact that is apparent to any reader – that he has loosed a fearful power into the world, whether it strikes his eye as aesthetically pleasing or not, and he must take responsibility for it.” Victor is unwilling to care for the creature, because he finds him dreadful, so he takes the easy way out and leaves the creature to take care of himself, which he is not capable of doing. Victor’s obsession to act superhuman blinded him while he was creating the creature because he had a desire to assemble the creature from makeshift parts so that the creature would be hideous and therefore inferior to Victor. The creature is formed as an ugly being so that it is easier for Victor to walk away from. Victor is willing to abandon his own creation because he views the creature as a, “… filthy mass that moved and talked” (136).
However, this proved horrific because, as a parent, Victor implied his “child” is a wretch which no parent should do, despite their flaws. This can be shown after Victor breathes life into his creature and the text states, “... His jaws opened and he muttered.. one hand was stretched out, seemingly to detain me, but I escaped and rushed downstairs” (Shelly 58).
The monster explains that he has worked hard to try to break the communication barrier with humans. He attains social skills that are similar to those of his human counterparts and is able to adequately communicate when speaking to a blind man, however, when the monster communicates with people that are not blind, they can only see his flaws in his appearance and are afraid of this monster. The monster is unable to conform to society and is prevented from being accepted by his peers. Conversely, Eliza is able to conform to society and is accepted by most of her peers: “I shall always be a flower girl to Professor Higgins, because he always
What does director Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1994), directed by Kenneth Branagh, have in common— a mutual underlying story; but their differences are what makes their tales all the more special. Edward Scissorhands is a retelling of Frankenstein, but with a slight twist. In Edward’s case instead of lacking companionship like Frankenstein’s monster, he lacks hands; and is received rather well by the surrounding community. Ironically, in both tales the characters share the same desire to be love; this ignites the question – why do humans want to be love? Are we only important as we are loved?
In contrast, George and Hazel in the short story cannot even identify the obstacle that they are facing with their lives. This is evident when Hazel suggests George take his bad down, he refuses by saying that when “[people] get away with it, and pretty soon [they’d be right back to the dark ages again,” and Hazel agreed. Sadly, they are so passionate about “equality”, that they are blind about that fact that they are suffering. In conclusion, both “”Warren Pryor” and “Harrison Bergeron” illustrate the danger of overly controlling humanity.
However, like Adam, he feels shunned by his creator, although he strives to be good. The reader can notice how Frankenstein displays many emotions: vengeance, love, compassion, and rejection, which a monster or animal could never have the capacity to feel or recognize. The creature can identify what pain is, by observing the cottagers, “They were not entirely happy. The young man and his companion often went apart and appeared to weep.
“To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day”, the repetition and personification used shows the significance is to show Macbeth 's discontent with life. Life no longer has meaning, now that the love of his life is dead. This also shows he doesn’t realize the contribution she made into making him a heartless killer and that now he is possibly oblivious to it all. Macbeth at the beginning was valued and was genuinely a noble man, where as to this point he has let himself be misguided to become a man of destruction now called a “tyrant, bloodier villain, dead butcher”. Macbeth refuses to take responsibility for all the pain he has caused and he doesn’t want to die without a fight, although this is the finish to all of Macbeths destruction he does not want to kill Macduff “Of all men else I have avoided thee; my soul is too much charged with blood of thine already” this metaphor used is showing how he already has so much blood on his hands, he doesn’t need any more, this can be seen as slight integrity but he still goes on to fight even though its already known of his deeds, “They have tied me to a stake; I cannot fly, but bear like I must fight the course”.
The creation's longing for a parental figure is clear from the beginning. Like any kid, the creation should be supported by Frankenstein. Unfortunately, Frankenstein is opposed to this, wanting to take out his lone creation instead of give it the offices important to thrive. Frankenstein's entire nonappearance as a parental figure sustains the manifestations head toward chaos and the desire for revenge. With no good example, no figure to show execution of ethics and morals, Frankenstein's creation creates as an ethical character without the offices to accomplish its ethics, and this is a noteworthy source of
This is reinforced by the rhetorical question that serves to convince Walton that the Monster hated having to turn to violence. In both situations, a friendly and accepting hand could have led both monsters to happiness and kindness, but the lack thereof sparked the violence. Grendel and the Monster from their respective works, Gardner’s Grendel and Shelley’s Frankenstein, find themselves with no companionship, nobody to share in their joys or sorrows, which leads to violence being taken out on those who rejected them; if those victims had initially accepted and loved Grendel and the Monster, this would not have
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.
Victor Frankenstein, born with two loving parents unlike the creature. Victor created the Creature then left him because he was disgusted and terrified of what he had created “I rushed out of the room….unable to compose my mind to sleep”( Shelley, 47). the Creature never experienced love because everyone was terrified of him because of his appearance “ He turned on hearing a noise; perceiving me ,...debilitated form hardly appeared capable”( Shelley,89). The Creature ask victor for a companion so he can feel love by someone and so he will not be alone “ My companion must be of the same species, and have the same defects. This being you must create”(Shelley,123).Victoor gets married to Elizabeth and the creature kills her because he does not go through with the plan of creating the Creatures companion
He doesn’t even take any effort to name his nameless child. Any creation, or any living being should have the right for a name, the right for an identity. Many people mistake Frankenstein with the monster. But is this really a mistake? Frankenstein is the one who creates the monster within the creature.
In Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, both of the main characters undergo physical and emotional isolation. This enforced or chosen solitude causes Frankenstein to become over-ambitious and harbor secrets from his family and friends, leading to his demise. In the monster, isolation turns to misery, which causes him to become vengeful against his creator and all the world. Through these examples of total isolation, Shelley shows that when people have no connection to others in the world, their worst characteristics and flaws are brought out. Victor Frankenstein was the first character to show a major flaw while in isolation.