Even if that means he has to ask a stranger or a friend to finish the job for him. In the quote he claims not to be selfish, even though all he cares about is killing his creation to make himself feel better. Since these are Frankenstein 's last wishes, it foreshadows his death and makes it so he won 't be the one to kill the creature. This quote also tells us that even in his delirious state Victor is still enraged with the creature, which means that he will not die in peace, but disturbed and unfulfilled. The creature becomes defensive.
The novel Frankenstein outlines the loss of innocence best through two characters, Frankenstein and his monster. Innocent characters would have lived and the monster would have never wanted revenge if Frankenstein had not rejected him. When Frankenstein lost his innocence, the family and friends in his hometown became endangered. Frankenstein losing his innocence also resulted in the creation of a monster, whom took his anger out on the people Frankenstein loved. The downfall of Victor Frankenstein resulted in the destruction of his own creation and the deaths of innocent people he held close to his heart.
This loss was catastrophic to the Frankenstein family because their mother was very important to them because of her kind and giving nature. After Victor spend years in Germany studying, he becomes fascinated with galvanism and nature and creats monster. When he first initially sees the creature, he runs away and abandons it and that leads the creature to want confrontation. After dismissing the creature, he kills Victor’s younger brother, William out of anger and loneliness. Then, the monster had the audacity and was selfish enough to blame their maid and friend, Justine for the murder of William.
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.
Victor Frankenstein, blinded by ambition or driven by madness? In Frankenstein, Mary Shelley embodies a cloud of characteristics that follow Victor along for the entirety of the novel. As a young scholar, Victor was driven to invest in his interests of chemistry and science. Hence, Victor soon became enamored with the ideas that lie in between life and death. Further pondering led Victor to become obsessed with the idea of bringing inanimate objects to life.
In this time, Frankenstein’s entire life is put on hold, as he is preoccupied with this task. He is unexpectedly killed at the end of the novel, and while it is not possible to state for sure who or what is responsible for his death, one can infer that it was the being, due to the fact that he was present at the scene and the time of the crime, and he was wanting to get revenge on Victor. Frankenstein’s last years of his life are stripped away from him due to this obsession he had with hunting his creature because of what he thought it
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.
Grendel by John Gardner has captured the attention of all who have read it and expresses the eventual loss of Grendel’s innocence. Grendel is depicted as a mass murderer in the original Anglo-Saxon epic poem and under normal circumstances one would not second guess that Grendel’s death was well deserved. However, opinions may change when one discovers that the monster is unaware of morals or has dealt with issues that corrupt his innocence. Grendel grew up lonely and his childhood was rather negative, ultimately changing his views of the world. In Chapter two Grendel wondered all the way to the human world where he ended up getting stuck in a tree.
Knowledge is facts, information, and skills acquired by a person through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject. It is seen as a key to unlocking so many secrets unknown before. In Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein it focuses on the life of Victor Frankenstein, from the moment he was born to after his death. Victor is very into the idea of science and philosophy and wants to learn more on these topics that he decides to go to college especially to learn about the human body. He is so intrigued by the human body so much that since he believes he has enough knowledge - that he obtained from his studies - he decides to take the opportunity of creating life himself.
The further he dedicates himself to this new production, the more skeptical he becomes about whether this creation will finally bring peace to him, the people around him, and future generations. As a spur of the moment decision, Frankenstein does not just fracture his work, but mutilates it right in front of the monster’s eyes. To see his last hope of finally achieving happiness, in a society that could never accept him, be demolished by the same person who denied him from pleasure since the beginning of his life span, devastated the creature. “‘Shall each man… find a wife for his bosom and each beast have his mate, and I be alone? I had feelings of affection and they were requited by detestation and scorn… Are you to be happy while I grovel in the intensity of my wretchedness?” (182).
When Victor was young, he was given Elizabeth as a gift from his parents and for her to have almost died made him realize he had to do something to cheat death. If Elizabeth would’ve died it would’ve broken his heart. Later, Victor’s monster does the exact opposite of what he wants. It kills Elizabeth and causes guilt to himself, but he tries to blame everyone else, such as his father and college professors before he blames
Frankenstein spent most of his life creating life. It’s ironic that he wasted years of his life creating this thing he would hide from. He wasted his life creating another life. “Victor’s methods finally create life, but not the way he planned- his vision of a race of supermen shatters when he sees the ragtag, angry creature he has created, and he immediately disowns the creature” (Monster or Misunderstood). Victor expected his creation to be this beautiful being that would because somewhat of a hero figure.