The creature’s mental knowledge is very small-minded and intolerant, causing his understanding of justice to be exceedingly narrow. The monster’s isolation from society is forced by its fate. Nobody could with handle the hideous looks given by the creature 's appearance, this made it nearly impossible for the creature to have any interaction with any sort of human. To illustrate, the creation said while reciting his tale to Victor “And what was I?
10)Victor’s dismay for the monster doesn’t mean he shouldn’t take responsibility and take care of his creation. 11) Victor spent plenty of time on the creature and the monster, larger and stronger than Victor petrified Victor which caused him to enter a state of illness caused by fear. 12) A person who lacks an identity such as Victor attempted to create a life which resulted in a hurried project and a scary creature.
His appearance scares the people he encounters, and his only desire is love. Further in the novel, there are many situations where the Monster is the victim. Shelley uses words that provide imagery for her readers. Readers will think Victor is the antagonist. He realizes if he would show the Creature love, the Monster would not kill the people.
This is a defining characteristic of a hero and the monster displays determination throughout his time of existence in the novel. An example of how he is determined to get what he wants can be seen through his “haunting” of Victor to get him to create a companion for him. The monster endures years of waiting, unforgiving weather conditions, starvation, dehydration, and loneliness to make sure that Victor holds his part of the agreement. Through all of his trials, nothing stopped the Monster from holding Victor accountable to his part of the bargain. This can bee seen through the quote, “You have destroyed the work which you begun; what is it that you intend?
He studied in the field of science, sensitive, articulate, and adoring towards his family and friends. At first glance, even his purpose for creating the monster seems noble however, underneath Victor’s elegant and altruistic surface lies a an ugly attribute, which makes you question whether his actual expectations with the creation truly were noble as he would make them out to be (Marklund, 2010).Victor’s real reason for creating the creature seems to be a desire to obtain awe and fame and does not think about any conceivable consequences. Victor is responsible ultimately for the death of his loved ones and struggles with his ego and personality. At first glance, you would presume the fiend is evil, yet it is Victor thereupon creation of the monster avoids his obligation. His first indication of his egotistic behavior is when he embarks on the task of creating life.
And who is it who in fact enjoyed his solitude and seclusion from society? That would be none other than Victor Frankenstein himself. The disturbing reality that Victor is part god and part wild beast for his cruel actions towards his creation displays the evil that comes from a man when he removes himself from society. The Monster partially experiences these effects as well from his unwelcome seclusion from society when he is also slowly pulled back and forth between good and evil. Mary Shelley made no mistake in making this clear through her writing, however.
The creature comes to say of himself, “[he] was dependent on none and related to none… [his] person was hideous and [his] stature gigantic,” (Shelley 55). The creature wants most in life to be accepted as a human and have love; his goal however seems unattainable. As you can see, Frankenstein comes to say to the creature, “who long for the love and sympathy of man,” (Shelley 64), in response to the creature’s want for a companion due to his loneliness. The creature’s experiences have shaped his opinion of himself from being a kind creature, to now seeing himself as the monster he is treated like.
There is no doubt that Victor Frankenstein is one of the most controversial characters in literature, yet the creature he creates is the one who really the steals the attention in one of the most recognized books of all time, by creating a controversy of his own. While some readers may sympathize him because he, like a child being left by their parent, was abandoned by his creator, some may also despise him for killing William, a mere child. Of course, either of these opinion could be proven true based on the evidence that may be found in the book, however, no what stance is taken, it does not change the fact that the creature is indeed human. .Humans make mistakes, feel, and need to cared for, just like the creature, despite his appearance.
Because the monster has never developed traits like rules, feelings, and restriction he is able to act in the way he does; however, Victor's mind has its
Frankenstein and his monster begin with opposite lives: Frankenstein has everything and the monster has nothing. However, in creating the monster, Frankenstein’s life and feelings begin to parallel that of the monster’s life. Frankenstein is incredibly intelligent with a fascination for science, but ultimately his thirst for knowledge leads to his undoing. Similarly the monster is determined to understand the society around him. But once he does, he understands that he will never be able to find companionship, which leads him to pain and anger.
This shows that the monster is close to being a human because if he had feelings then he wouldn’t have cared about having a friend, saving someone, or about anything that requires emotion. When it comes near the end of the novel the monster tells Victor that if he meets his demand to make him a companion he would leave humanity alone. The monster explains that everything including Lucifer had some form of company, but he is forced to be alone. Victor feels a conflict with creating this new being, he wants it done so that the monster will leave everyone alone, but he doesn’t want to doom humanity if he creates a new monster that may end up the same way as his first one and they decide to have kids. After creating it and completing the deal, he tears the new creation apart causing the monster to be forever alone.
Victor is petrifies by the thought of his creation. He is even more terrified that Henry might discover his existence. victor is horrified to the level where the only concern on his mind is the ‘Monster’ and keeping it a secret, although he is sick. Vicor is so worried about keeping the monster a secret that he won’t concern himself about Henry’s troubles It is relevant to the book as a whole due to the constant and repetitive secrecy of the monster from others leading Victor to avoid anyone’s thoughts and concerns about him, leading himself to feel lonely and only worried about his creation. Victor conceals the monster’s existence a secret from anyone around him by making up lies and excuses.
In the book, Frankenstein, Victor and the creature are similar to each other because they both seek revenge for one another. Victor states “urged by this view, I refused, and I did right in refusing, to create a companion for the first creature. ”(Shelley 2-165). In this statement, Victor explains that he refused to create a mate for the first creature because “they included a greater proportion of happiness or misery.” (Shelley 1-157).
Mary Shelley’s science fiction novel, Frankenstein, amplifies the damaging psychological consequences of obsession through the lives of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature he constructs. Victor treats his spawn with pure negligence and hatred from the moment he entered the world, which planted the seed for their demise. The Creature retaliates against his creator by murdering those he cherished most, ultimately generating a vicious cycle of revenge that consumes and ruins their lives. By the end of the novel, Shelley uses many diverse literary conventions to close the story between the two destructive beings by displaying the concept of Tabula Rasa on the Creature’s dismal psychological state, importance of self awareness, and displaying