He started an experiment for the sake of science, but saw it as a "[success] in discovering the cause of generation and life" (31). Frankenstein saw himself as a creator of man, as God. That idea went against beliefs stating that there is only one God and soon brought misfortunes to Frankenstein. Another conflict emerged through the thoughts of Frankenstein's creature. During his journey to understanding the world, the creature comes across books.
The creature was known as a monster and was doomed due to his appearance. The crimes were done by the creature due to the revenge he sought out for towards Victor. The creature cannot be to blame for his behavior, Victor Frankenstein is the only one at fault for the murderers and wrong doings of his
Frankenstein claims he will “pioneer a new way,” and discover “the deepest mysteries of creation.” By this he means he will “unfold” the truth about creating life from death. The desire for the knowledge consumed him, allowing him to only think about “one thought, one conception, one purpose.” The dangers of desire are examined after he has created the monster. Victor has just finished the monster and realizes the gravity of the situation. He diminished his “health. I had desired it with an ardour that far exceeded moderation; but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart” (42).
Victor and The Monster In Frankenstein, Dr. Victor Frankenstein is an impulsive man on a quest to create artificial life. The Monster, a being with different body parts dug up from a graveyard, is created. He has the intellect of a normal man, but he is only judged by what shows on the outside. Throughout the book, Victor is irresponsible: he fails to control the monster he created, and a string of tragedies unfolds around Victor’s family. His relatives are killed one by one.
Have you uncovered Victor’s true character yet? Throughout Frankenstein, surprisingly the reader can distinguish a number of differences, rather than similarities, between him and the creature regarding aspects of regret and murders that took place. These points also reveal that Victor is way more malicious, compared to the monster, because his sins outweigh those of the monster’s. Long ago in the late seventeen hundreds, lived a well of family that included a young fellow named Victor. With an interest in the science field, he had created a malicious creature.
The Monster Is A Man and Victor is God During the main story of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Victor is shown struggling to understand why his monster has ruined his life. Victor created the monster to be a better version of humans, to be physically perfect superhuman. However, due to his pride, Victor put more into his monster than just conciousness. When Victor gave the monster life, he became a godly figure to the monster, a creator of life. The monster learned of his creator’s humanity and became the physical embodiments of man’s sins; greed, envy, anger, lust, and pride.
Society constantly rejects the monster violently, leading to him hating Victor. The Creature causes the death of Victor’s closest friends and family members. While this may portray the monster as the villain, the monster is alone and miserable. If Victor had stayed with the monster, there may have been a different outcome. So who is really the villain, Victor or the monster?
Society is too stubborn to see his call for support and the helplessness of him. The creature, good or evil, represents the conscience Victor created. Back in the 1800’s, when Frankenstein was written, men could do everything but create a life, unlike women, in which, that is all they can do. Victor wanted to be able to do everything which made him turned monstrous with his knowledge. The creation represents Victor’s
Victor is unable to elude his creation. Finally Cohen explains that a true monster defends and guards the border of what is possible. The monster further acts as a warning for those who dare to push the limits. The entity torments his creator and serves as a constant reminder of the folly of man playing god. The creation killed both Frankenstein's wife and child as well as tormented Dr. Frankenstein himself.
Physical differences are more noticeable rather than their personalities. At first, Victor is horrified by his creation but eventually becomes more and more like it. With a desire to destroy each other both are left alone to come up with a plan of revenge since they took each other's most prized possessions. Victor Frankenstein and the Monster that he creates are alike in ways he didn’t expect them to be. For example, Victor creates the Monster to be like himself.
Victor’s thoughts after bringing the monster to life were, “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… it became such a thing such as even Dante could not have conceived”(81-83). The outcome of his creation turned out to be nothing like Frankenstein expected so therefore he kept away from the monster. Although the curiosity and eagerness of scientists spark the technology we have today, greed and power can change technology into harmful weapons. While genetic engineering can benefit the human race, it could also potentially wipe out the entire human race.
In part, “monsters” are products of their own environment. What makes the creature in Frankenstein a monster is that he is both a scientific creation and his physical features and his actions of murder deviate from society’s expectations. Throughout the novel Frankenstein’s creation is never given a real name. Instead, society names the creature by his physical features. In the novel he is called; a “demoniacal corpse, wretch, daemon, devil, monster, ogre, the being and creature” (36, 68, 102, 164, 165).