Michaud asserts the reasoning behind the creatures acts; “He does what he does because of his creator 's cruelty, because the whole humanity hates him and casts him out”(Michaud 159). It is easy to pin the victim card on Frankenstein and allow the creature to take the blame, but with closer analysis, it becomes evident that the creature was not always acting with bad intentions. Toward the beginning of the novel the creature took it upon himself to learn and explore the world, he showed compassion, sympathy, and efforts to be a caring person; it was not until Victor projected his disgust an unwanted for his creation that the creature begins to evolve. This can be seen when Victor demands the creature stay out of his life and makes it clear that he is disgusted by his appearance and existence (exemplified when the creature discovered the note in his clothes and verbally from Victor). It can be concluded that Victor 's mistreatment caused the creature to become defensive and act as the way he observed from his creator; Victor not only created the being but also was responsible for its shift in morality.
Then he feels disgusted with what he had created and leaves it to fend for itself, unknowing of the terror he could bring. Mary Shelley describes the changes that occur between Victor and the monster throughout her novel by using indirect characterization to show these transformations. Throughout the novel Victor is conveyed as a dynamic character who changes from obsessive to regretful through his actions and feelings. Shelley shows that Victor is obsessed with his creation of the monster by how he disregards everything around him so he could finish his work. Shelley describes,“Winter, spring, and summer passed away
reality lends itself to the downfall of both Victor and Angier, as well. Victor Frankenstein creates a being with the intention of having it worship him, but instead creates one with a mind of its own. As stated before, Victor and every other character in the novel treat the creature horribly, by neglecting and attacking him due to his questionable outward appearance. Initially, Victor is eager to construct the being. He spends countless hours and sleepless nights working on the project, so many that when his creature does not behave in the manner that he expects, he is disappointed to say the least.
“The Scarlet Ibis” Literary Analysis Essay As the protagonist unfolds his tale, he paints a picture of himself initially as a malevolent force, planning the smothering death of his crippled brother, to a bully, force-teaching Doodle to walk to satisfy his own ends, and finally a neglectful older brother whose acts lead to Doodle’s demise. It is the central event of his brother’s death that gives full meaning to the title, “The Scarlet Ibis.” In this short story by James Hurst, the author conveys the Narrator’s guilt over Doodle’s life and, more importantly, his death. Due to his hurtful actions, inflicted upon Doodle throughout his life, the Narrator feels deep shame for what he has caused. Through the elements of foreshadowing and dialogue, Hurst’s narration reveals the protagonist’s guilt, emphasizing his deep regret over his actions regarding his crippled brother. The Narrator foreshadows the eventual climax of the story through his words regarding his views of pride.
Frankenstein, Dialectical Journal- Chapter 4-The End A theme that was very prevalent in these final chapters was, Creator and Creation, furthermore how the monster and Frankenstein are more alike than they like to think. Both characters had been wronged by the other and made it their missions to destroy each other, losing parts of themselves along the way. “You, who call Frankenstein your friend, seem to have a knowledge of my crimes and his misfortunes. But, in the detail which he gave you of them, he could sum up the hours and months of misery which I endured, wasting in impotent passions.” (Shelly 273) The monster feels as though Frankenstein has wronged him in every way, first by making him ugly, second by abandoning him, and lastly he destroyed the only thing he had hope in; a mate. In the previous quote he explains that there is more that just one side to every story, he explains to Walton the pains he went to on account of Frankenstein.
Frankenstein Rhetorical Analysis Essay An abandoned life from society and that doesn’t follow normal activities could make you a romantic hero. In Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, she portrays the main character, Victor, as a man that is intent of learning more about nature. Victor begins to make mistakes which causes him to be full of sorrow and exiled from society. Victor begins to possess some traits from Byronic list of traits that romantic heroes possess. Rejection from community and social norms, persistent loneliness.
This shows that even the coldest of creatures can succumb to the simplest pleasures of humanity. Similarly, Grendel from the novel also faces the same enticement by the lyrics of the shaper. Grendel states that, “I listened, felt myself swept up. I knew very well that all he said was ridiculous, not light for their darkness but flattery, illusion, a vortex pulling them from sunlight to heat, a kind of midsummer burgeoning, waltz to the sickle. Yet I was swept up.” (Gardner 48) Grendel, as much as he dislikes humanity cannot seem to pull away or forget the shapers’ words.
Frankenstein: From Benevolent to Feind “I was benevolent and good; misery made me a fiend.” (Shelley 69) Said by Frankenstein’s monster, this quote truly defines him: initially an affectionate, love-seeking creature, he transformed into an enraged killer, angry at humanity for the undeservedly poor way he was treated. Victor Frankenstein is an unique, complex individual who encounters a similar change of nature for similar reasons. The quote—though spoken by the monster—encapsulates the evolution of Victor Frankenstein’s personality; misery—a product of isolation and loneliness—aroused a deterioration of temperament from an initially benevolent Frankenstein. Previous to the existence of the monster, readers are introduced to an ambitious, benevolent Victor Frankenstein. He exuded an excitement and passion about learning, though only for very specific subjects.
While Scout thought Maycomb was peaceful it was evidently a inhumane town. An example of these “MockingBirds” are: The first and foremost example of this heartless treatment is Arthur “Boo” Radley. He is the subject of not only multiple absurd rumors but also is looked down upon by his fellow neighbours and townsfolk. Children and adult alike fear him for what is heard of him and speculate ideas of the gruesome things he “must” do. “Boo drove the scissors into his parents leg,pulled them out,wiped them on his pants,and resumed his activities”
The central passage in Volume 2 Chapter 8 of Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel “Frankenstein” is the. The subsequent rage in his rejection by the De Lacey’s plunges the Creature into a fit “of utter and stupid despair” as he loses “the only link that held [him] to the world”. As the human emotions of “revenge and hatred fill [the Creature]”; his memories of the De Lacey’s converge in his conscious, their benevolent attributes and characteristics combating his revelling anger at their reaction to his plea for acceptance albeit not for long. The Creature eventually turns his “fury towards inanimate objects”; Shelley demonstrating the Creature’s capability for benevolence as he is “unable to injure anything human”. As the moon sunk and “night advanced”,