Frankenstein In her fiction novel, Frankenstein, Mary Shelley implies that trust and friendship are a key part of a functional and sane being. The lack or loss of this can lead to the desire of vengeance and revenge for the deeds that were done to them. The creature, through the actions of Victor Frankenstein ventured towards vengeance as his trust was lost for his creator. This is done from the very beginning when Frankenstein abandons the creature after he sees what he truly created and fears it. Frankenstein spent many weeks and months on his creation and put tedious amounts of work into his experiment.
This tore the heart of the daemon, causing him to respond with fierce aggression. Despite victor’s previous hopes for benevolence, Victor was proved wrong once more and the daemon murdered Henry. The creature threatened to make Victor suffer, and to bring harm to all that he loved. Victor then finally made the commitment and prepared to destroy the creature, even if it cost him his own life. The creature murdered the wife of Victor- Elizabeth, and it was only after this that he decided to take measures and pursue the beast.
Once victor brings the creature to life, he immediately realizes the hideousness of what he has done: “Now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart.” (Shelley 56). Furthermore, Victor struggles to cope with his creation throughout the novel. The creature wants to take revenge on Victor for abandoning him and causes Victor grief by killing the people he cares about. When the creature kills, Victor feels responsible and guilty of the murders. He continually breaks down with each death by “his” hands, which makes him go mad.
" 'Frankenstein! you belong then to my enemy -- to him towards whom I have sworn eternal revenge; you shall be my first victim.” 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.
Annabelle McBride, the main protagonist in Lauren Wolk’s Wolf Hollow, is forced to grow up in several harsh situations. In the novel, Annabelle witnesses unjust deaths and is forced to act alone when she is fighting to prove the innocence of Toby Jordan. He is a reclusive war hero, who some think is a mad man. He is being convicted for pushing Betty Glengarry, the antagonist of the novel, into a well. When Annabelle goes to Toby’s smokehouse in an effort to find him, when she blames herself for Betty’s death, and when Annabelle’s brother Henry gives Annabelle time to process in a hard time -- they are forced to grow up before they are ready.
Throughout literature, abandonment is a leading cause of conflict and struggle. In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein is successful in his endeavor to create life, but once he sees the life he has created he runs from it out of fear. This causes the Creature to be left all alone, which makes him grow bitter and want to take revenge on Victor by getting rid of the people in his life. The Creature kills Victor’s brother William, his best friend Clerval, and his fiancee Elizabeth. All because he had nobody to love him.
The monster created by Victor Frankenstein is rejected by human society because of his appearance. As notes Anthony Badalamenti in his article Why did Mary Shelley Write Frankenstein: : “She was also the product of her own past, suffering three successive losses in her early life that reveal why themes of being alone and abandoned run through the novel.” It means that the novel became the reflection of the inside state of Mary Shelley. And this sadness helped Mary to create a deep and powerful character. In this essay, I am going to talk about the theme of Frankenstein and I find some the articles that is related to the theme that I am talking about. What did you think about Victor?
Sherwin talked about how death could overtake anxiety in the quote. He explained that the death of his mother is excessive insult to him. Frankenstein is confronted by death, he was overtaken by anxiety however it is not a provoking repressed wish and the anxiety can be explained through to any enemy. What Sherwin was talking about was that Frankenstein was surround by death such as the deaths of his mother, his brother and Justine. Frankenstein surrounded himself when creating the monster and locked himself in his apartment.
Acceptance within society is difficult, especially when you are being feared by your own family. This can lead you to do things that you didn’t think you would have done, such bringing immense sorrow to loved ones. Maybe even murder. In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein the obsession for acceptance and love overcomes moral values in the monster, who then murders to teach a lesson to his master, but ends up becoming even more of an outlier. The monster is a very conflicted character.
Vengeance, an act of inflicting pain and suffering on another individual, was used between the two protagonists as a means to resolve conflict. The monster accomplished his revenge by murdering Victor's loved ones, while Victor responded through direct violence on the monster and his creature bride. Ultimately, both achieve their revenge on each other through their own demise. These acts resulted in tragic and devastating consequences for both Victor Frankenstein and the monster. If Victor has created his monster, and integrated him into society, and gave him the knowledge, affection he deserved, then it can be inferred his relationship with humans would have been completely different.