Human interaction is one of the five basic needs as stated by Maslow. Human interaction is what stabilizes many people, without it we see the negative behavior changes in the lives of those who are in constant isolation. In the novel, Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein creates a monster from the scraps of body that instantly becomes a reject in society. Throughout the novel, we see the toll that isolation takes on the monster and how to leads him to make cruel choices. In Frankenstein, the monster lives in constant isolation.
Abandoning his creation only brought out the truly evil side. The deprivation of companionship leads the creature to kill Frankenstein’s brother, William, not just to kill the young boy though. The creature tells Frankenstein that he killed William but he only executed the plan so that Frankenstein could truly feel the way that he did. He let Frankenstein know how he truly felt saying, “I am alone, and miserable; man will not associate with me”, (p.172). The death of his brother was to aid him in seeing that his creation did not have trust and did not have friendship.
In some aspects, Frankenstein is similar to The Story of Edgar Sawtelle. In both novels, playing God plays a key role in the storylines and has a significant impact on the characters. In Frankenstein, Victor tries to play God by creating life. However, this action winds up hurting him, since his abandoned creation seeks revenge on him for the injustice he causes in the monster's life. It is clear that Victor can not handle the responsibility of playing God, since shortly after finally creating the monster, “breathless horror and disgust filled my heart” and he is “unable to endure the aspect of the being” he creates.
"(Shelly 94). The monster born from the use of other people’s limbs and organs, despise his “beautiful” master because he is born perfect. Due to this imperfection the monster is sentenced to solitude upon creation. The creature that is Grendel and Frankenstein’s Monster are more “human” than actual human beings. They were curious about their own creation, both had suffered from loneliness, and had suffered from complete isolation from the rest of civilization.Grendel and the monster only want socialization with other is that too much to
Studying character within a form of literature includes looking at character development, characteristics, and how these lend themselves to the relationships amongst the characters. In Frankenstein, Victor and his creation have a rough relationship right from the beginning. Victor is hostile to the creature from the moment he first sees him alive. Victor and several other people the creature encounters make the assumption that the creature has an awful personality because of his his concerning physical features. If Victor had been willing to give the creature a chance, there is a large possibility that he would never have killed a young boy, Elizabeth, or sought to get revenge on Victor.
Guilt can either be an emotion that makes a person feel remorse for his or her’s actions toward another, or can be the conduct involving the executions of such crimes and wrongs. In the novel, “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley, both definitions of guilt were the common theme. However, the main problem was whether the creature or the creator, Victor Frankenstein, were guiltier for their actions. The one presumed to be more guilty was Victor Frankenstein who created the monster in the first place causing his family pain and failed to take responsibility for the monster’s actions. Although he didn’t directly kill his family, the monster is guilty too.
From the moment he was brought to life the only thing he knew about himself was that he was seen as a monster, "I beheld the wretch - the miserable monster whom I had created," (Shelley, 59), which gave him the reasoning to act upon what he was labeled as. Except the monster was not a monster in the slightest. He was kind and was able to understand emotions. After stealing the families necessities he began to interpret the problems the family he was encountering when, "I discovered one of the causes of the uneasiness of the amiable family: it was poverty…I had been accustomed, during the night, to steal a part of their store for my own consumption; but when I found that I doing this I inflicted pain on that cottagers, I abstained," (Shelley, 114), however since society had already labeled this creature based on the outward appearance they were unable to look past it. Whereas the real monster throughout the story is no other than Victor Frankenstein.
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.
It is clear that Dr. Frankenstein is in a regretful mindset when he states, “I suffered living torture.” Meaning that he knew it was never Justine who killed William. However, he would never be able to speak up because he is fearful that he will be perceived as mad by his family and by the public. This was just one of the consequences that Frankenstein has to face due to his creation. Frankenstein also recognizes the fact that it is ultimately his own fault that William has died and that Justine will be wrongly sentenced for his death. Thus the reason he states that the trial is a “wretched mockery of justice.” The death of both William and Justine then lie on Victor Frankenstein’s shoulders.
Instantly, Victor abandons the monster who later turns to murder. These murders help him to cope with the isolation he feels from society and his creator. The monster is more human than Victor because he shows compassion, courage, and the need for human connection. Throughout the story, the monster shows considerable amounts of compassion for others than Victor does. The monster says, “...the use of which I quickly discovered, and brought home firing sufficient for the
He was broken that his creator left him so he was confused on what he was. This, would lead Frankenstein to kill people who were close to his creator. Frankenstein didn 't know any other way to express his emotions. He seemed to only do bad things, but he helped a girl from drowning and helped out a group of poor peasants. His appearance was the biggest factor.
Many of the advantages are that we can now successfully avoid illness and diseases because we can take out the gene that engenders it. Frankenstein is an example of a disadvantage of using genetic engineering. Victor Frankenstein is the creator of a monster who learns that because he is ugly and everyone hates him, he can kill Victor’s friends and family for making him the way he is. Victor creates the monster in order to destroy the meaning of death but the actions he takes after creating the monster leads to many more deaths than expected. Victor’s thoughts after bringing the monster to life were, “A mummy again endued with animation could not be so hideous as that wretch.
The monster later finds a family living in a cottage in the forest; it is from them that he learns to speak and read. And from the jacket he wore he found Victor’s notes and became convinced that Victor must pay for his misery. When the cottagers are out one day the Monster enters when only the blind old father is there. He befriends the man but when the son returns he chases the monster away and the entire family moves soon after. The monster realizes that society was repulsed by his