In Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein spends two whole years toiling to create a being which is comprised of the body parts of various dead corpses, for the purposes of science. Finally, he creates the “monster”, who commits a multitude of crimes, resulting in the deaths of many innocent people.These horrific murders raise many questions concerning who is to be held accountable. Victor walked away from the situation he created instead of facing his actions. If he had chosen to stay this could have prevented the heinous crimes committed by the monster as a result of Victor’s mental and emotional Neglect. Victor Frankenstein is guilty of not only negligence, but also the crimes the monster commits as they were a direct result
Science covers numerous viewpoints of everyday life and reality. There are numerous studies that include the study of environment, universe, and animals. Another well known study of science is the study of people and life. In “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein is an inspiring scientist who researched the dead. Victor hopes to be the first person ever to accomplish the impossible by giving life to the dead. He is so invested in his work that he ignores his personal life. Although, when Victor finally succeeds at achieving his goal, it is not what it seems. Victor’s creation has lead to tragedy and destruction. Hence, Victor Frankenstein is responsible for the outcome of his fate because of his fixation with being god, his disregard to humankind, and his selfishness.
Have you ever been held responsible for the tragedies caused to others? For most the answer is no, however, for some, their actions have led to the misfortune of guiltless lives. In the novel, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, because of the absence of attention and teaching, the reanimated creation Frankenstein is unstable; Victor Frankenstein is who to blame. Two events that he should be accountable for are not training his creation to know right from wrong and abounding the monster which led to the murder of innocent people.
A timeless human goal has always been to set visionary goals to advance the coming generations. Although many results can be successful, a great number of them can turn out deadly. In the novel, Frankenstein, Mary Shelley illustrates the result of a man’s visionary motive of creating life, which consequents into the birth of the deadly creature. The creatures understanding of justice is based on eliminating anyone or anything preventing him from reaching his goal; accordingly, his actions to attempt revenge upon Victor only led to his downfall throughout the novel. The creature’s understanding of justice and it’s revenge against Victor is the driving force of the story because it builds up the anticipation the reader has for the final confrontation.
Responsibility is the state or fact of having a duty to deal with something or of having control over someone. In the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, the reader finds many examples of the importance, need, and especially lack of responsibility with characters like Victor and the monster. A reader of Frankenstein sees multifarious examples of Shelley’s theme of the dangers in not taking responsibility even today in the real world. In the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Shelley’s portrayal of Victor as selfish suggests that not taking responsibility can lead to pain, death, and the suffering of others as we see in the novel which relates to today's society of powerful countries not taking responsibility for the weapons that they create, and the damage that is revealed as a result.
Each year grade eleven students at Monsignor Doyle read Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein even though there is a multitude of other classical books that could be read. [Pause] Many students and even some parents feel like Frankenstein shouldn’t be read because it’s boring and the grammar is difficult to understand. However, students should continue to read Frankenstein because there is a strong emphasis on being misunderstood and judging someone before you get to know them. This is something that many teens do to other steens and this book allows them to see how the outcome of that judgment affects that person.
Although the question of “who is to blame” Is up in the air, it’s quite obvious that the monster was directly to blame for the murders. But, when you think about the fact that he was merely created and not born, so he wasn’t able to differentiate right from wrong, or how to control his feelings. His anger was stemmed from his hate of his creator Victor. The wrongs that Victor did unto the creature is what caused the creature’s anger to overtake whatever bit of logical thinking and ability to reason and in a way, throw it out it out the window. So, physically speaking, the creature was to blame. Although, the person to blame behind the deaths in Frankenstein would be the person who decided to make the monster in the first place. If you create
Peoples lives are the result of the choices they make. One of Newtons laws of science is that every action has a reaction, Dr. Frankenstein has done wrong to The Monster, so The Monster wants revenge on Victor Frankenstein. To get revenge, The
In the novel, Frankenstein, written by Mary Shelley, Victor and the Creature are the main references when it comes to the issues of morality. Several themes such as good versus evil, prejudice, and ambition & fallibility, the importance of friendship along with references to other famous texts like the Christian bible are manifested through the use of Victor and the Creature as they interact with each other allowing readers to construe examples of morality. Many debaters may argue the Creature is “evil” since a majority of his actions harm others while Victor is good because he was the victim and seeks to destroy his creation. However, one may counter this argument if they accentuate Victor is evil since he was the Creature’s creator,
I think that just because we can, we should not risk anything because the consequences are too dangerous and outcome is unpredictable. This applies to anything that requires superior knowledge like creating a creature in Frankenstein. The creature was capable of killing many people and was not controlled by anyone. Victor payed the price by having his family members killed by the creature. This shows how just because Victor could create a creature, he shouldn’t have because there are bad consequences.
An eye for an eye or the law of retaliation is the principle most people live their lives by. For the characters in Frankenstein, this concept is apparent as the main character, Victor, creates a monster and instantly abandons him which sets off the chain of events revolving around revenge. However, as Gandhi once stated, “an eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind” (Gandhi). Throughout the novel, the creature and Victor engage in a recurring cycle of vengeance, but these acts of revenge are bittersweet as in the end it destroys both of them. In the novel Frankenstein, Mary Shelley reveals how revenge consumes and destroys those who surrender to it.
No actions are justified if no effort is applied. In the sense that if you had the ability to create destruction, than you should be prepared to own up to your mistakes. If you do not take your actions seriously, you could end up changing things in a drastic way. Although the mistake was not meant to be made, it is still your duty to do everything in your power to make sure it does not get out of hand. We cannot even imagine what happens when we are irresponsible and create something so horrific that it is irreversible. Nothing you do can be justified unless you own up to the actions you partake in and do anything you can to resolve the mistake. Taking responsibility for your
However, Shelley also constantly asserts her creed that, while action and disposition are subject to unalterable circumstances, the will and the imagination are still able to envisage other possibilities, and that it is one's duty to exert these faculties. The same sentence, also quoted by Mellor, continues with a Corinne-like affirmation. Shelley may be a slave, but she is one of the ognor frementi: