Victor Frankenstein created a monster in the book Frankenstein. At first, Victor just wants to recreate human life, but he realized that the being looks ugly and thought that his creation is evil right off the bat. After some time pass by in the book, the monster slowly becomes a murderer due to Victor’s interference in making him suffered. This will make the monster as a victim to the cruelty of the world. The monster was treated horribly by the people in the story.
Although selfish desires do not always isolate an individual, selfishness is often a cause of human alienation. Frankenstein exposes, through Victor Frankenstein’s actions, that acting in one’s own self interest, and focusing only upon oneself, is the most profound source of human alienation. While Frankenstein claims that his actions and his scientific discovery are for the purpose of improving the scientific community, Frankenstein appears to truly seek glory and fame. Frankenstein states “A new species would bless me as its creator and source; many… would owe their being to me” (Shelley 36). Through this statement, Frankenstein exposes his true cause for creating a new species—a cause that has no intent of improving scientific discovery but rather an intent that focuses just on oneself.
Though the creature is a man-made creation, he still as a part of nature and requires nurture. When denied this basic need, death and sorrow soon follows.In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, it can be argued that the creator, Victor Frankenstein, could be considered the “monster” rather than the creature itself. Victor’s creation was made in greed and obsession. Not only did Victor steal the body of a murderer, he stole the brain of his most influenced professor. After the birth of Victor’s creature, he realizes that his creation was abnormally strong and potentially dangerous.
Both have determination and ambition in their learning, if for different reasons. Frankenstein wanted to understand the world for the glory of it, he wanted to be the first to create life and conquer death, saying: “What glory would attend the discovery, if I could banish disease from the human frame and render man invulnerable to any but a violent death!” (Shelley, 40). The monster, on the other hand, recognised that learning to speak and understand the structure of the world around him was his only hope for companionship. His eagerness for knowledge was born out of desperation for a friend rather than a need for glory. While they obtained different knowledge for different reasons, both were led to unhappiness through it.
Determining who the monster is in the novel Frankenstein is a question that could be based on a variety of levels. There is one character that does embody horror and monstrosity in the novel that shows he is the true monster. Victor Frankenstein is the true monster, because he obtained 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, leading to his destruction. In chapter two of the novel, Victor has a desire and passion to obtain knowledge. Not just any knowledge, but he stated, “It was the secrets of heaven and earth that I desired to learn,” and goes on to say that the, “inner spirit of nature and the mysterious soul of man
Who is the real monster? To begin, The word monster can be described as behaviour or to be perceived by looks. No one is born a monster, they are created throughout life and this starts off with your “creator.” If someone does not look good they are defined as a monster, if someone kills people they are defined as a monster, and if someone has a different belief they would be defined as a monster. Victor Frankenstein may seem so of not a monster by his looks but he shows the true value of the type of monster he is by his actions. With Victors scientific ways he has created something without thought of the consequences and his responsibilities he fails to achieve.
“One man’s life or death but were a small price to pay for the acquirement of the knowledge which I sought…” (22). Frankenstein, by Mary W. Shelley, touches on the the perspective of both Victor and the creatures story. Victor developed a passion to discover life and build a creature, but after being successful, Victor ignores his responsibilities and gives the monster a hard life, which in return causes the monster to seek revenge and kill all of Victor’s loved ones. Passion is used as an uncontrollable emotion, such as Victors drive for creating life, or his eventual drive to kill his creation. Obligations become used as a morally bound duty, similar to Victor 's duty to care for his creation and make the creature a female companion.
Franken-Similarities: A Compare and Contrast of a Creature and a Monster and Who Ending up Being What In the 1818 novel, Frankenstein, Mary Shelley developed the creature to act as a foil for Victor Frankenstein, highlighting both redeemable and toxic qualities of the failed father figure: obsessed curiosity, ambition for greatness, and unfailing arrogance. Frankenstein’s failings reveal that his real ‘destiny’ was inevitable isolation and utter self destruction. He could have lived a good, long life with his family with all of these qualities at a normal, healthy level, but Frankenstein’s degree of these qualities were way past sustainable—way past endurable. Shelley related him to the creature, because his unsatisfied heart could only be
Monstrous deeds make monstrous people. Victor Frankenstein and his creature were both born pure. Victor grew up in an amazing childhood surrounded by compassion, and when the creature was born he was kind. The pureness that resided in both the creature and Frankenstein soon fades to evil. They become vengeful towards those who hurt them.
Nature V.S. Nurture in Mary Shelly's Frankenstein Mary Shelly's Frankenstein discusses the nature of human begins, whether it is simply one's natural instinct to act maliciously or if it's one's surroundings and environment that impact their behavior. Victor Frankenstein, the protagonist of this intricate novel, answers this question in two ways, as both the product and the perpetrator of how it is both in the nature of a person, and their nurturing that develops their behaviors, and in the case of this plot, malicious behaviors. Since a young age Frankenstein desired knowledge, constantly seeking for greater wisdom, while his father did not care for this. His passion for learning wasn't something that his parents conditioned him into, and
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.