Victor portrayals Satan because he has attempted to assume God’s role. In this novel Victor’s actions do not contribute to any good outcomes, instead they destroy his family, and hurt several people along the way. One of the repeated themes in Frankenstein is the feeling recalled when Victor or the creature think of their fathers. Victor’s father, who is Alphonse Frankenstein, and the monsters father, which is Victor.
He does this for revenge as that is the one thing Victor refuses the monster. The reason for these characters deaths is in Foster's words “to put stress on other characters. ”(90) These deaths cross a breaking point in Victor's mind.
Hence, when deciding whether to animate a human being like himself or a simpler animal, he himself admits that his imagination, while only being able to think of the eventual success, would not allow him to settle with the easier task. “I doubted at first whether I should attempt the creation of a being like myself or one of simpler organization; but my imagination was too much exalted by my first success to permit me to doubt of my ability to give life to an animal as complex and wonderful as man.” (35) Victor 's self-absorbed nature leaves him no other choice as to always strive for the most demanding challenge, as he is confident he will not fail. Therefore, he chooses to build a human being as his project, a recreation of his own self.
Abandoning his creation only brought out the truly evil side. The deprivation of companionship leads the creature to kill Frankenstein’s brother, William, not just to kill the young boy though. The creature tells Frankenstein that he killed William but he only executed the plan so that Frankenstein could truly feel the way that he did. He let Frankenstein know how he truly felt saying, “I am alone, and miserable; man will not associate with me”, (p.172). The death of his brother was to aid him in seeing that his creation did not have trust and did not have friendship.
Victor Frankenstein’s allure for power had been solely responsible for his downfall, along with the deaths of whom he loved. Victor created a beast in an attempt to be represented as a god-like figure. Due to Victor’s devotion he could not commit to hating this creature and kill it. It had only been after the murder of 3 of his family members when Victor finally saw his darkness. Frankenstein’s moral ambiguity reveals the meaning of the work as a whole- an overpowering allure for power can be your downfall and bring harm to those around
Besides actually killing William, the creation also frames Justine, the Frankenstein’s servant, for the murder. “I bent over her and placed the portrait securely in one of the folds of her dress” (Shelley). He had taken this portrait from William after he killed him. These two actions lead the reader and Victor to call the creation a murderer, and inevitably, a monster. “He was a murderer!”
One being “the tempter” (Thessalonians 3:5). Once Satan has obtained his followers in the pits of hell, there is no standing a chance. Early in book II of Milton’s Paradise Lost Satan states “I give not Heave for lost” (Book II, 14). Satan looks for the good people, those who follow the word of God. Not the liars, thieves, and murderers he already has them under his spell.
In the bible he murdered his own brother, because he was jealous of God favoring him. In Beowulf he is the ancestor of Grendel, his mother, and the dragon. He is known for this, because he is thought of as Satan and they believe Grendel and the dragon were born from Satan. They all had the same reasoning for fighting, which was
Upon his arrival to Geneva The Monster comes across a ‘beautiful child’, Victor’s younger brother William. The Monster was then enraged, and fueled by vengeance. This is Shelley’s way of revealing the Monster’s true inner character, and reminding the reader of his burning hatred for Victor. The tragic death of young William was 100% caused by the negligence of Victor. If he hadn’t of left The Creature with such a spite for him, his brother wouldn’t have suffered the
David said he did not feel like he murdered anyone, instead, he was simply “a soldier on a mission” and went out to kill. He was convinced that Satan would set him free of his emotional pain and loneliness through the act of murder. David was interviewed in prison and was asked why he did it, he responded: “ I was once an evil person”. The monster faces rejection and fear from his creator and society. Being pushed aside and treated like a monster instead of a human like he wanted he raged and sought revenge on Victor.
As Lucie and Charles Darnay go on their honeymoon, Doctor Manette relapses into a state of mental illness and begins to make shoes again. Even though he still allows Darnay to marry Lucie, Doctor Manette often reverts to this insanity caused from his imprisonment and terrible past; however, he believes that it is worth the sacrifice
Consumed by the potential achievement of one’s desires, an individual tends to be obsessed with the fulfillment, while disregarding every other valuable aspects of their life, such as family and self-prosperity. The overlooked journey, is only an obstacle in the way of obtaining the ultimate goal, usually centered around glory. In the novel, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein seizes his lifelong ambition of creating life from the nonliving. After the long awaited achievement, Frankenstein finds that the triumph does not live up to his glorified expectations of success. Thus, the time spent to attainment is misused, not being thoroughly enjoyed by Frankenstein.
Victor Frankenstein, who is one of the major characters, is introduced in the novel as he is found floating in the sea half-frozen. He lives with his parents Alphonse Frankenstein and Caroline Frankenstein as well as his adopted sister, Elizabeth Lavenza, in Geneva. Caroline received the scarlet fever whom she got from Elizabeth while caring for her and later passes away. Frankenstein and Elizabeth loved and looked up to Caroline, but shortly after her death they began to look up to their father as a parental figure. “A new light seemed to dawn upon my mind; and, bounding with joy, I communicated my discovery to my father.
In Frankenstein, complications arise after Victor Frankenstein conducts his cruel experiment. Victor’s experimental creation of “the monster” ultimately leads to the deaths of William and Justine because the monster was mad at his creator’s indifference (pg. 51). Victor Frankenstein reveals he should not have interfered with the process of life because it isn’t natural and essentially gives him the power of being the creator of life. As a result, Victor doesn’t know what the monster is capable of and creates conflicts that cause the monster to kill innocent people. Next, Victor Frankenstein decides how tall the monster is and what parts of different bodies he uses (pg 76).
In the novel Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein is faced with guilt following the murder of his family and friends, with the monster he had created being responsible for their deaths. Victor, outraged and filled with hatred for his own creation, swears that the rest of his life will be devoted to destroying the creature he had once worked so hard in bringing to life. Although Victor is correct in the fact that this monster needs some form of punishment, the way Victor goes about it ends up leading to his demise. Victor understands what he must do to bring the monster to justice, although it is terribly executed. He knows that by creating the monster, he is also a culprit.