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.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is a gothic horror novel about how, after weeks of being at sea, explorer Robert Walton comes across a very ill man named Victor Frankenstein. In a series of letters to his sister in England, he retells Victor’s story of the creation he made and how it forever changed his life. In the novel Frankenstein, readers know the real monster is Victor Frankenstein because he was selfish and only focused on himself, abandoned his creation, and let other people die as a result of his actions. In the beginning, Victor Frankenstein starts to show how selfish he truly is by ignoring his family’s requests to write letters to them while he is away. Instead, Frankenstein spends all of his time focusing on himself and bringing
A writer named Nikita Gill once said “When you see a monster next, always remember this. Do not fear the thing before you. Fear the thing that created it instead.” This quote can be related to the novel Frankenstein where instead of the actual creature being perceived as the monster, the person who created it deserves to be called one. Using the archetypal lens, Victor can be seen as the real monster in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein from his cruel characteristics, continuous patterns of monstrosity, as well as symbols and themes involving nature. Throughout Frankenstein, most readers will notice how egocentric Victor appears from messing around with his own monstrous creation as well as the people he cares about.
In the beginning of the book Victor Frankenstein is so focused on being the first to reanimate life, he didn’t stop to ask if he should be trying to play God. Throughout the book he slowly regrets his actions, however it is too late to change anything. Mary Shelley wrote this way to show how if we aren’t careful about what we are trying to do, mostly playing God. She warned that if we kept acting the same, we would push it too far and regret what we had done, with nothing we can do but watch the consequences. At the start of the book, Victor Frankenstein was hellbent on accomplishing his goals.
Since they both grew up in similar settings, they react similarly to different situations. Throughout the novel Victor and the Monster come across many relatable situations that they are forced to overcome. Victor Frankenstein had a very happy childhood, and he describes his parents as being “possessed by the very creature of kindness and indulgence”. Although Victor had a very happy childhood, these characteristics do not seem like the foundation of good moral character. Similarly Victor’s monster was not raised with the foundation of a good moral character.
victors response: "I felt light, and hunger, and thirst, and darkness: innumerable sounds rang in my ears, and on all sides, various scents saluted me." (Marry Shelley pg. 106). Victor created a monster and left it to fend for itself in a world in which he does not belong, and it is, therefore, Victor who is responsible for the misery and thus the evilness of his creation. Furthermore, the monster 's awareness
This is shown when Victor's monster escapes from the lab and the individuals the monster faces are negatively affected. Any time Frankenstein’s monster came in contact with another individual, people would either be too scared and run away from him or attempt to kill him. For instance, after the monster was brought to life, he describes how disoriented he was; how we had to understand the basic of being human and grasp standard knowledge of how to read and write; this way, he could be socially acceptable. Moreover, in seeking guidance, the monster first visited a random man who later ran away in terror, and after that, he wandered into a village, which also proved that individuals will not accept the monster, primarily because he is far too grotesque; and so he was ostracized by the people. Enraged by the fact, Victor’s creation begins to have little regard for the people around him, especially those who reject him.
The creature never received a Christian name throughout the story. He tends to be called, “creature”, “the daemon”, and “thing”. Victor Frankenstein didn’t name him because it would be easier to abandon him. “How can I describe my emotions at this catastrophe, or how delineate the wretch whom with such infinite pains and care I had endeavoured
Character Foils: Victor and The Monster Often in a literary work, authors use minor characters to emphasize specific traits and characteristics of a main character. In Mary Shelley’s best selling novel Frankenstein, the monster is a minor reflection of Victor Frankenstein. Victor’s personality traits from when he was a child, and as an adult, are carried over and placed into his creation unintentionally by Victor himself. As the monster grows older, his comparison to victor becomes more and more evident, and their likeness creates a conflict between the two characters. In the first few chapter of Shelley’s novel, Victor describes growing up in great detail.
Take Victor Frankenstein for example. He yearns for solitude upon that it is where he is able to further his extensive research and focus on his obsession with creating life. Even after his creation of the Monster, Victor still conspicuously chooses to seclude himself from society and his betrothed, Elizabeth, because he finds comfort in his isolation from the world. The Monster, however, finds isolation from society to be miserable; he will give anything to for a fragment of acceptance into society and even more importantly, for his creator to accept him. “I am thy creature; I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel, whom thou drivest from joy for no misdeed.