Frankenstein losing his innocence resulted in a monster, whom lost his innocence due to constant rejection. The loss of innocence in Frankenstein and his monster led to the unfortunate deaths of Frankenstein's family and friends. The monster desired revenge and found it in murdering the innocent people Frankenstein loved. Justine, William, Clerval, and Elizabeth were all people Frankenstein held close to his heart, losing his innocence put them in danger. The monster losing his innocence also put them in danger, as they became his targets in getting revenge on the only person who was supposed to love
The novel Frankenstein brings to light many problems and situations that shed light on the faults of mankind. Cruelty was a huge factor in the novel; throughout Frankenstein is cruel to his body and to his creation. When he first makes the creature he runs from it, leaving the creature to fend for himself; even when reuniting with the creature he continues displays cruelty. The creature, in turn exhibits Victor cruelty right back. Within Frankenstein cruelty can be attributed, often affecting both Victor and the creature; serving as a crucial motivator and revealing their anger, pain, frustration till eventually both die.
The monster is also capable of wanton destruction when he burns down the DeLaceys’ house and dances “with fury around the devoted cottage”(123) like a savage. Finally, the monster seems to enjoy the pain he causes Frankenstein: “your sufferings will satisfy my everlasting hatred” (181) he writes to Victor. Were these pieces of evidence taken out of context, the reader would surely side with Frankenstein. But Shelley prevents such one-sidedness by letting the monster tell his version of the story. The monster’s first-person narrative draws the reader in and one learns that the creature is not abomination
Each character was willing to commit their life to one thing; each causing sorrow to them and their loved ones. The monster committed his entire life to getting revenge on Frankenstein. The monster caused so much pain for Victor that his action greatly contributed to the novels entire tragedy. When the monster was first created, he was abandoned and disowned by his creator. He wandered off into forest and learned how to survive on his own.
In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the main protagonist, Victor Frankenstein made mistakes that led him into situations of despair. After creating a vicious monster that is set out to avenge his creators poorly made decisions, Victor learns things and looses people. Throughout the novel, Victor suffers adequately and is responsible for the consequences, but he has the chance to change his fate several times. The first painful event that Victor endures is losing his mother to scarlet fever after she tends to his younger sister Elizabeth.
Using his knowledge of natural philosophy, Victor Frankenstein constructs a horrendous creature which becomes barbaric and murderous. In addition, when Victor witnesses the crimes his creature commits, he feels responsible for the deaths and pain inflicted upon others. The creature seeks revenge upon Victor Frankenstein for abandoning him to face the cruelties of society. The monster kills William Frankenstein which ultimately destroys Victor (Shelley 126-127). The creature decides that Justine Moritz will suffer for the murder that he committed, thus an innocent soul was tormented and executed for a murder she did not commit (Shelley 127).
Both choose to isolate themselves from society in order to gain this power. While in isolation, both lose site of their moral responsibilities in life: Victor by abandoning his creation and Kurtz by participating in the horrific rites and ceremonies of the natives, which include killing. Further, the monster in Frankenstein and the Russian in Heart of Darkness define how evilness overpowers Victor and Kurtz respectively through isolation. The monster is fully capable of love and compassion but isolation and complete abandonment by his creator results in vengeful evilness, for which Victor is responsible. The Russian, by all accounts, should despise Kurtz for demanding his ivory and threatening his life.
This caused a lot of anger for the monster, and he would then release this anger onto Victor to make him pay for abandonment. In the end Victor’s death was “caused by his creature” or really by “his own vengeful pursuit of it” (Lowe-Evans). The monsters death was through “self-immolation” because of the murders he committed to get back at Victor (Lowe- Evans). Both man and monster life was ended in cruel
An eye for an eye or the law of retaliation is the principle most people live their lives by. As Gandhi once stated, “an eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind” (Gandhi). For the characters in Frankenstein, this concept is apparent as the main character, Victor, creates a monster and instantly abandons him which sets off the chain of events revolving around revenge. Throughout the novel, the creature and Victor engage in a recurring cycle of vengeance, but these acts of revenge are bittersweet as in the end it destroys both of them. In the novel Frankenstein, Mary Shelley reveals how revenge consumes and destroys those who surrender to it.
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein follows the story of a scientist and his experiment gone wrong. Victor Frankenstein, the scientist, abandons his creature at the first sight of it coming to life. The monster, left alone and afraid, transforms from a warm, loving character to one that seeks revenge as the toils of nature and reality begin to take control. Their title changes of “master” and “subordinate” are often referenced in Frankenstein, and plays off the feelings of vengeance they have for each other. Shelley has built the novel around this relationship in a way that captures not only the audience’s attention but also the character’s feelings of regret and hatred as the consequences of exceeding these moral boundaries come to haunt them in the decisions they make and influence the people around them.
However, when William speaks “epithets which carried despair”, the monster “grasped his throat to silence him” (127, Shelley). The monster hopes to nurture William. However, once William uses derogatory names, the monster quickly kills William. Thus,
Victor is reluctant, but agrees in order to keep his family safe. He then leaves his home to begin the process of creation once again, but suspects that the monster is following him. Victor is overwhelmed by the infinite dark possibilities that would present themselves if he were to provide his monster with a female companion. So after finding the monster watching him work through a window, he destroys his work. Enraged, the monster kills Henry and plants the evidence on Victor.
Once he completes it he then rips it apart so the monstrosity will not spread. This causes the monster to be lonely, and become angry. When Dr. Frankenstein creates life from a monstrosity of parts he abandons it in disgust that he had the nerve to give an inanimate object life.
In the novel Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus, written by Mary Shelley, the creature that was created by Victor Frankenstein, possessed certain qualities that made him indifferent to the human race. These qualities, however, made the creature more friendly, than a fiend. From the moment the creature was in the world, he possessed a mind like that of a child, ready to absorb any knowledge that was accessible to him. He had found himself spying on a diverse family who lived deep in the woods, away from society.
Curiosity is a very important trait for normal people. It is only natural for all of us to be curious, for us, as humans, find it interesting discovering and learning new things. In Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein, curiosity is expressed as a negative feature us humans have. Mary Shelley describes Curiosity’s impacts and how it, for the most part, leads to misery and despair, but how it can also be used for better if you know how to control it. Curiosity can be essential if used correctly, but if it goes too far, it can lead to regretful pain.