Then there is victor Frankenstein who is plagued by the secrets he keeps and therefore leads a joyless life. Mary Shelley 's timeless story seeks to help readers beware of alleviating loneliness through valuing others, and she warns readers that living a life of secrecy drains the joy out of life. The human condition of loneliness triggered many of the events in this book. This creature that Victor Frankenstein forged from cadavers was immediately abandoned. Right after Victor created this innocent monster, he fled from him out of fear.
When you read the book Frankenstein by Mary Shelley you may oversee something very important that could possibly answer many questions for you. One question it has answered for me was what was the purpose for writing Frankenstein and to me it really doesn 't have much to do with it just being a horror story. To me it is about a man who defy 's the laws of nature and because of that experienceses the after math of bringing the deceased back to life. Now another thing that may be racing through your mind is why exactly would Mary Shelley title this The Modern Prometheus. Well, in my research I had found out that according to Rebecca Dudczak the one reason was that Pometheus experiences consequences from power and enlightenment,(Dudczak) just as Victor Frankenstein does in the novel.
I. Introduction A. Literature Review The Rocking-Horse Winner has been widely read as a Lawrentian fable accounting the “，nemesis of the unlived life” (Martin 65) in a lower middle class family. Debates has been raged over whether this story is of objective impersonality under modernism standard. While Martin highlights the story’s self-consciousness by its technical perfection, Burroughs, leaning towards Leavis, Hough, Gordon and Tate, insisted RHW’s inefficiency for its lack of imagination and failure to present life in a naturalistic objective standard, and indicated that its didactic purpose relying on the boy’s death is an outdated Victorian pathos (Burroughs 323).
The monsters revenge on Frankenstein, drives him too to be full of hatred and need for vengeance because he destroyed everything good in his life. He feels as the death of his loved ones is his fault because he is the one that created the horrid creature in the first place (Brackett). “As time passed away I became more calm; misery had her dwelling in my heart, but I no longer talked in the same incoherent manner of my own crimes; sufficient for me was the consciousness of them” (Shelley 158). The monster wanted Victor to feel the same thing as him, lonely and sadness. The monsters revenge works, Victor becomes rejected by people and has nobody but himself.
Romanticist believed that the advances that were created in the Enlightenment Period were creating a society that was oppressing and conforming. They believed that science didn’t have the ability to authentically understand the world. Romanticists cherished values from the past which were gradually disappearing. They believed in the importance of imagination, beauty of nature, rejection of industrialization, interest in the past, individualism, emphasis on individual experience on the “sublime”, etc. Mary Shelley, a novelist, lived among practitioners who believed in the above-mentioned principles of Romanticism.
Relationships in Frankenstein 1)Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein novel analyzes the life of a monster abandoned by his father and creator with no companionship in life. 2) The monster created to appear beautiful turns out ugly which leads to his father abandoning him in fear. 3) The creator, Frankenstein, recognized the monster as grotesque and ran away in fear of the monster he had created. 4) The monster runs away and after he becomes self educated he returns to his father in order to receive companionship. 5) Even a monster needs companionship to survive the loneliness of being different.
Victor Frankenstein the main character in Frankenstein was going through depression, bipolar, and anxiety throughout the story because things in his life were going terrible for him. Victor never had a happy moment in his life after the creation of his monster. Once the monster became angry he tried controlling Victor into creating a love for him. Victor didn’t want to because he was afraid that he would create a violent species and they would take over. After the monster found out he wasn’t doing it, the monster wanted to kill Victors loved ones and not Victor.
In the plot of the novel, I would like to mention the fact that Victor Frankenstein had no respect to dead people and to death itself. He did not fear God and was obsessed with an idea of bringing back to life a dead person. Eventually, he created a monster with the help of alchemy books, which are not actual scientific books. Victor made a creature out of body parts of people, who were recently buried. When the creature came to life, he was extremely terrified by its appearance and abandoned it.
There are multiple occasions where he remains indifferent although he should have taken action. One of those is when he does not do anything to prevent the condemnation of Justine Moritz, even though he knew that she was not guilty of Williams murder. By the time that she was condemned Frankenstein had already re-encountered his creation and was convinced that he was the culprit (Shelley 50). But instead of reporting any of his assumptions
Sublime nature is used to foreshadow and emphasize the supernatural elements that are used in the novel. Frankenstein ultimately becomes his own worst enemy because there were no limits to what mankind should be capable of knowing. In gothic literature, man becomes his own worst enemy by inflicting it onto themselves and that is what Frankenstein does. Frankenstein’s drive and curiosity leads to his downfall. When Frankenstein is younger he has a passion for learning and an eagerness to learn new things.