With regard to Frankenstein that acts as a power glass through which we can sight that how the society alienates certain people just because they don’t complete their preferred and important requirements in the society. It exposes the strange unfamiliar position of society. The individual who was considered monstrous due to hideous appearance are regarded as disgusting and awful. Even though the fiend has sociable purpose, the citizens were arrogant and were assembling such judgments just being shaped by the society and therefore presumed the creature as evil. This mindset cause the refusal by the not only strangers but by the own family.
(pg. 47) To pursue this knowledge and then seek revenge after his creation, controlled Victor mentally. He is a monster because not only his actions showed it, but his mind was consumed as well. Victor Frankenstein is the true monster in this novel, because he obtained this knowledge that only God should possess, he was not capable with his actions to fulfill this knowledge, and allowed his self-ambition and revenge to control him. Victor became a monster by allowing this knowledge of creation to consume his actions and mind and in the end, it destroyed him and everyone that he loved.
However, upon realizing had created an abomination as he finished, he flees, “…now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart” (Shelley 35). After a long and grueling process, Frankenstein regarded the creature as horrid, malicious, heartless, inhuman, and uncouth – simply, a monster. He wanted to create life so bad that it became an obsession for him as he would go to any extreme to reach his goal.
Victor Frankenstein’s neglect of his creature from the first time he sees it displays how he influences the creature 's cynical outlook on humanity. When Frankenstein views his creation for the first time, he shows disgust and horror. Rather than aiding and nurturing his creature that knows nothing about the world, Frankenstein deserts and abandons his creation, leaving it to learn about the world on its own. Out of fear of his creation, Victor “escaped and rushed downstairs” at the sight of his curious creature attempting to learn from his creator (59). Victor’s inability to teach his being how to live and act towards other humans allow it to gain its hatred of humanity.
However, like Adam, he feels shunned by his creator, although he strives to be good. The reader can notice how Frankenstein displays many emotions: vengeance, love, compassion, and rejection, which a monster or animal could never have the capacity to feel or recognize. The creature can identify what pain is, by observing the cottagers, “They were not entirely happy. The young man and his companion often went apart and appeared to weep.
Also, the monster was created not naturally born into the world. (Morrison) In the book, Victor deny the monster any love or joy because he is ugly that he describes as “when I saw the filthy mass that moved and talked, my heart sickens and my feelings were altered to those of horror and hatred” (Shelly) The quote reveals that Victor hated Frankenstein right away due to appearance only which judge the monster in an unfair way. Also, Victor made him as the perpetrator due to destroying the monster’s request for a female creature.
Doctor Frankenstein’s Biggest Regret The greatest minds have the potential to cause the greatest harm. This is evident in Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, as the main character, the brilliant Doctor Frankenstein, through discarded body parts creates a monster, which results in harming the people that mean the most to him. In Doctor Frankenstein’s innocent efforts to figure out the key to life, he ultimately unlocks a tragic door for himself and others. Behind this door, he finds that the knowledge he searched for should have stayed hidden, exemplifying his tragic flaw.
A victim of Victors action he had not taken responsibility to show love and care for like it only wished for. All the innocent, murdered over pain and vengeance for Victors action of what he could not seem to face. Concluding us in the question that comes up time and time again, making Victor a monster for every one of his actions he did not want to deal with creating a monster of himself simply by one step of his action that all started with his scientific ways bringing a dead back to life not knowing what it may
Then, he kills someone he was going to create to make up for it. Both of these things were wrong, and they both together do not make anything he did right. “Had I a right, for my own benefit, to inflict this curse upon everlasting generations? I had before been moved by the sophisms of the being I had created; I had been struck senseless by his fiendish threats; but now, for the first time, the wickedness of my promise burst upon me…”(Shelly, 121). Frankenstein later realised, when it was too late, that what he was doing was wicked.
The story’s about the creation of the monster, most readers will think it is Victor’s creation, however the transition of Victor Frankenstein throughout the book is the prove that he is the real monster in this story. As the novel goes, the peruser understands that the genuine terrible activities are made by Viktor Frankenstein: first he rejects his own creation, at that point he basically charges to overlook what has happened, then his brother is killed by the monster and he gives a blameless young lady a chance to get hanged assuming liability for this death. Victor 's outrage towards the monster he created is by all accounts his very own irritation towards himself as he understands the time he has squandered, the friendships and relationships that he ruined just to create something that will ruin his life. He accuses the monster for his compulsion. The feelings of trepidation and agitation the Victor is encountering are explained in his dreams.
Repetition of Failure Offspring and their guardians possess unique and influential relationships that can either benefit or harm the individual. In the novel Frankenstein, written by Mary Shelley, there are instances in which poor parenting causes for dilemmas to arise deeper into the novel. As a parent, it is expected to meet the responsibility of properly raising the child, and preparing it to accustom to society. The values and guidelines one’s guardians set early on influence the parental styles of that individual in the future. This notion is portrayed often in the novel through Victor Frankenstein's boyhood, and later on his treatment of his creation, identified as the “monster,” for the duration of its youth.
The idea of a unified society, living peacefully with all the differences in the world stemmed from Kwame Appiah’s book Cosmopolitanism (2006). Thus, the idea of cosmopolitanism is that everyone is a “citizen of the world” (Appiah 14). Which means, no matter the cultural differences everyone is to live within the same standards and guidelines. When evaluating the plausibility of a cosmopolitan society, one should think of the coexistence of different cultures and ways of living. In considering this idea, there is a mass amount of culture clashes, or culture wars, throughout history.
The ability to have reason is a fundamental aspect of having humanity, as it allows for justifiable decision-making to occur. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole, are two texts that demonstrate how reason is what separates a human from becoming a monstrous individual. Primarily, Shelley produces a character, Victor Frankenstein, whose impulsive and self-indulgent nature, creates harmful situations to those surrounding him. Likewise, Walpole’s character of Manfred is greatly affected by pride and ego when making decisions; focusing on only what will benefit him rather than fix the situation. Moreover, where Frankenstein depicts a monster whose culpability is too overwhelming for him to confront the problems
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is a famous classic amongst books and contains some of the most memorable literary figures. In fact, Frankenstein’s literary influence subjects it to lots of criticism. One common argument that occurs is the debate on which of the two main characters is truly at fault for the suffering of the other. At first glance, Frankenstein’s monster is a hideous beast who causes severe mental pain to his creator, despite the fact Frankenstein had done no direct harm to him. However when one recognizes of the consequences of indirect harm, it can be argued that Victor Frankenstein was the one at fault.
In many novels symbolism functions as a way to reveal much of what is intended for the reader to understand about characters and the work as a whole. Symbols can be ideas, objects, or actions that constitute multiple interpretations or meanings. This is also true for many older novels including Frankenstein. Throughout the gothic fiction novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, the use of symbolism and the role it partakes in the entirety of the story signifies its importance. There are many symbols throughout the novel some including light and fire, the creation story, and exploration.