Victor’s reckless behaviour contributes not only the deaths of his family, but the creature’s nature of becoming sinful through experience. The message of the novel is to understand the dangers of pursing knowledge, and how its discovery can be tragic to those who do not use it properly Throughout the novel, we as readers are exposed to the tragedies of Frankenstein
Mary Shelley shows the endless amount of revenge and that it is driven by pure hatred and rage. The monster was not created to be vengeful, he was kind hearted but when he was poorly treated by Victor and then by the Delacey family, he turned cold. In her novel Frankenstein, Mary Shelley displays the immorality and destructive effects that revenge can have through Frankenstein and his pursuit of the creature. Immediately after the monster had awoken, hatred thickened and would drive the plot to be all about revenge.The creature illustrates this hatred as he says to Victor, “Everything is related in them which bears reference to my accursed origin; the whole detail of that series of disgusting circumstances which produced it is set in view;
The moment he genuinely watched what he'd made he felt pounded and he said it unmistakably "and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart". Furthermore, Victor is affected very deeply by the unjust murders of Justine and William. He is completely devastated by the fact that indirectly he was at fault for both of their deaths. He explains this guilt and regret through his statement, “It was to be decided, whether the result of my curiosity and lawless devices would cause the death of two of my
As he watches his loved ones get murdered by the creature he created, he realizes that playing God is a dangerous game. One could argue that Victor starts off with these negative traits but then develops Justine’s traits like selflessness, bravery, and acceptance. While I do think he achieves these feelings as he progresses, I believe he only scratches the surface of what it means to truly be selfless or brave. He only develops these qualities because his irresponsible actions cause the death, directly or indirectly, of five people. Yes, he accepts his actions at some point, but he does so because of extreme circumstances.
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.
What makes people do the right thing vs. wrong thing or wrong thing vs. right think in general what makes people do the things that they do? Victor Frankenstein creates a monster thinking would turn out to be a good outcome instead resulted in a backfire. The creature turns out to become evil as things lead him into seeking revenge on his creator Victor. Positive and negative reinforcement end up turning the characters to seek revenge amongst each other. Going from a happy living like to a messed up crazy life Victor had to go through this because the decision of creating his creature.
Juliet sees him lying dead, suffers in shock as well, and stabs herself. To conclude, both of them end up killing themselves. These occurrences lead to the fall of the highly renowned protagonists of the story. However, the fall of Romeo and Juliet leads the Capulet and Montagues to understand their own flaws: “Poor sacrifices of our enmity,” (V.iii.304) This leads them to resolve their vendetta: “O brother Montague, give me thy hand.” (V.iii.296) They are able to recognize that the whole tragic situation of Romeo and Juliet’s deaths was caused by their errors. Therefore, the scene of suffering serves as a catalyst for this recognition by the
Monsters are created from fear, and fear changes from generation to generation. While there are things that humans are afraid of all the time, specific periods of time can be defined through one cohesive fear. In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, fear and how the characters act on that fear is used as a plot device to help characterize her antagonist and protagonist, Victor Frankenstein and his monster. It is through analysis of character interactions between the these two and society around them that helps to define who is truly the monster, and who is the victim. During the Victorian Era there was only one thing its people truly feared: nonconformity.
Even though Victor knew, “I will be with you on your wedding night!” (173) The monsters threat continually came to Victor’s mind which made him seem even more paranoid and crazy than normal, this caused the illness to trickle in because from the past encounters in the book you knew he would fall after her death. But he became ill before the event actually happened because of the monster and he was messing with his mind so it made Victor fall into sickness even harder than he did over William, Justine and Clerval. I believe this “pattern” was put into the novel by Shelley to show that life changing events result in our physical and mental states to go awry, basically stating that we all in emotional situations react in similar ways are body gives into the emotions and make us weak and want to escape the awful things that have
“Feel very sad, down, empty, or hopeless have very little energy have decreased activity levels.”(NIMH). Victor felt rage, “Villain! Before you sign my death-warrant, be sure that you are safe.”(Shelley 158). Victor felt this way because his creation killed his brother and put the blame on his other loved one. The other thought Victor had about suicide was, “In that hour I should die and at once satisfy and extinguish his malice.”(Shelley 158).