In a real sense, although Frankenstein does not acknowledge any heavenly creator, he acknowledges his parents for giving birth to him. Contrary to man’s belief that man is made in God’s image, Frankenstein intricates his image in; “my vampire, my spirit let loose from the grave and forced to destroy all that was dear to me” (Shelley 57). Frankestine notes that he finds nothing blamable in all his part. In essence, he tries to justify his action of-of creating a creature which is beyond his control and is killing people. On the other hand, is referred as a criminal make the beast unhappy since it holds that all humans have wronged
The gigantic body and the ugly countenance, these hideous features of the creature who is assembled with the materials that Frankenstein had selected as beautiful, imply an alienated and transformative state of human beings. Marx’s theory of alienation works best here, as what is created by Frankenstein becomes what he is alienated from and largely controlled by. Again, the metaphor ‘slave’ appears in the confrontation between Frankenstein and the creature. When Frankenstein agrees to make a female creature for the creature, he feels the submission in his relationship with the creature and admits that he is the slave of the creature, saying “but through the whole period during which I was the slave of my creature I allowed myself to be governed by the impulses of the moment” (139). The creature is even more conscious of his superior power over Frankenstein, and calls himself ‘the master’ when Frankenstein breaks his promise, “Slave, I before reasoned with you, but you have proved yourself unworthy of my condescension.
Owing to this, his Superego causes him to feel guilt. However, this guilt is reduced when he believes that the creature would not survive the outside world. As the story progresses, Frankenstein discovers that the created being is still alive and is responsible for the death of William, and the conviction of Justine. Frankenstein’s Id governs him for the remainder of his life as he solely wants to seek revenge on the creature for murdering his dear family and friends, including Henry Clerval. In the novel, the protagonist’s
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein depicts the remarkable resemblance to the “modern” myth of Prometheus. The intertextuality used to connect these two stories, allow Shelley to bring out the most prominent themes of Power and suffering. As both of the characters deal differently with the struggle to resist the power that comes with creating life, the inevitable end for both characters are the same; they fall at the hands of their own creations. Shelley carefully utilizes the legend of Prometheus to express the connection between punishment and creation. In the myth of Prometheus, he creates man and steals the gift of fire to give to humanity.
This quote conveys the theme because once you let something take over, you’ll never, realize all the damage that you have done to yourself or others around you. During his life, he wasted it in the pursuit of the destruction of the creature and in turn, the creature destroyed everything Victor loved, including Elizabeth. Both their life was wasted away by the destruction of hatred and the damage they wanted to do to one another, they could have forgave and moved on, but didn't make that choice until it was the
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 first person to die by the monster’s hand is his brother William. Victor does not reveal himself as the true murderer to Elizabeth since “the anguish that [is] visible in [his] countenance betray[s] the secret to [her]” (78). He stays silent due to the fact that he does not want to be blamed for the murder of his brother therefore distancing himself from the monster. Victor also puts himself in front of others when he does not say a word after Justine is wrongly convicted and executed for the murder of William. He does not vouch for her innocence as “such a declaration would have been considered as the ravings of a madman” (90).
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein criticizes the human quest for knowledge through science and it highlights the moral implications of such undertakings. By following the story of the “mad scientist”, Victor Frankenstein, we see how a man’s ambition can be his downfall. However, Shelley notes that although it is dangerous to partake in immoral science, this curiosity to know more about the world around us and who we are is human instinct. This essay will consider Hindle’s premise that Frankenstein is a criticism of the “lofty ambition of man”. One could argue that by writing Frankenstein, Shelley was “loftily ambitious”, just like the characters in her novel.
Then he tries to kill the monster after it ends by killing all his family, but the only way of killing the monster and destroying his is by his own death, as they are one person one cannot survive without the other. This part of victor death is shown at the end of the novel as he is dead the monster disappeared. The reality of the monster has been the dark and savage side of victor, all his suppressed feelings was shown thorough this creature, and by this way they complete each other and cannot live without the other. As victor lived isolation alone and the denial statue he lived in made him monster, although we know that the creature that wants to behave well never let a chance
Despite all the hard work each inventor puts into their project, none of them openly unveil them to the world but instead keep them hidden and locked away. In the book, Frankenstein is so frightened by his monster’s appearance with a body is so grotesque that even Frankenstein himself can hardly bare to look at the creature. Despite this appearance not bothering him while he was putting all the parts together once given life he abandons him at first glance. In the movie, the complications come from the monster’s damaged brain. “A benevolent mind and the face assumes the pattern of benevolence.