The monster depicts his otherness when he wonders: “Was I, then, a monster, a blot upon the earth, from which all men fled and whom all men disowned” (Shelley 85). The monster evidently remains in isolation and is dehumanized. The monster attempts to get integrated into his society but his appearance and lack of social skills hinder his success. The monster strives to be accepted but is incapable of acceptance. The monster reiterates this feeling of isolation as he says: “I felt as if I were placed under a ban- as if I had no right to claim their sympathies – as if never more might I enjoy companionship with them” (Shelley 108).
During, the time of Elizabeth’s illness Mrs. Frankenstein can hardly abandon her favorite child and continues to serve to her needs. As Elizabeth recovers Mrs. Frankenstein too fall ill however, she does not recover and to the family's dismay she passes away. At the time of Mrs. Frankenstein’s death, she wished for only one thing, for Victor and Elizabeth to be wed. Mrs. Frankenstein asks for this because it would be the “INSERT QUOTE1 HERE” ( only thing to console father quote). Victor and Elizabeth’s peculiar life events can only be used to explain Victors Submerged hostility for Elizabeth. Elizabeth was Victor’s cousin, sister, playmate, mother figure for Victor’s siblings and wife.
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.
Victor refuses, punishing the monster for his actions by forcing him into isolation. The monster turns vengeful not because it's evil, but because its isolation fills it with overwhelming hate and anger. It quickly becomes clear that Frankenstein sees isolation from family and society as the worst imaginable fate. Altogether, the themes used in Shelley’s work create meaning for the reader and allow a better understanding of the
The word “monstrous” can be confused with the definition of “monster” as something inhuman, something or someone who has lacks of remorse or caring for things that a normal human being should care for. In literature, the word monster is used to refer to men/women who have done horrible mistakes like murder or those who have no regard for life and nature. Victor Frankenstein is the real monster of the story because he condemned everyone around him to dead because the isolation that he provoked by cutting everyone of his life caused him psychological damage. Through Frankenstein, Mary Shelley attempts to show the idea of how it is unnecessary to be a creature in order to be a monster. We could be human but we still act like monsters.
They did not accept Grendel and they even tried to physically harm him. Does being alone and feeling rejected give Grendel the right to kill them? How do people classify societal outcasts? Is it physical appearance, personality, where you come from, etc. The humans classify Grendel as a “monster” but does this mean he truly is one?
If Frankenstein is a book of its age, it also looks ahead to its century 's end when interest in the human psyche uncovered the unconscious mind. The idea of the Doppleganger, the double who shadows us, had been around since the origins of the Gothic novel in the 1760s. By the end of the nineteenth century, works such as Stevenson 's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde made the idea that we had more than one self common. Capable of both great good and evil, we had, it seemed, a "monster" always potentially within us and not always under our control. Freud 's splitting of the psyche put the monster-like id at the core of our persons.
It is my belief that society is the true ‘monster’ in the novel, and that it is through our experiences and interactions with society that shapes us into the person that we become. Because of the creatures experiences with abandonment, abuse, rejection, and lack of nurture, the creature turns from an innocent soul into a murderous monster. Society plays a huge role in the destruction of both the creature and Victor. When Victor first leaves for ignostalt he believes that “he will be unfit for the company of man.”
Victor destroys the mate he is creating because he had lots of doubts and he felt tricked. I know this because one doubts he said about creating the mate was, "Had I a right, for my own benefit, to inflict this curse upon everlasting generations? " So he felt like it was a mistake or a regret. He also felt like it was a mistake because after all the doubts he thought of he later seen the creature and he promised that he wouldn 't follow him.
He hated his creator to such a degree that he was willing to do anything to hurt him. The monster was right, however, in hating Victor because of Victor’s terrible treatment and disposition towards the monster. The first wrong that Victor committed was making the monster unbearably ugly. When he first creates the
What truly, is deception? Perhaps it may be the ability to persuade others into committing certain actions. Perhaps, it may be the ability to keep the truth hidden. The truth itself, is a very controversial topic fueled by ideology and aspects of individuals, communities and societies. While the truth may be heartbreaking , unbelieveable or may even seem irrational, its exposure will always lead to a series of events in relevance to the past.
A character who undergoes an important inner change, as a change in personality or attitude: The creature is a dynamic character. As he changes into a bad person from a good person to bad person. In the beginning of the novel, the creature is very kind to everyone. For example: He helps a girl from drowning in the river, He enters a village and hides in the hovel outside the house of a group of peasants of whom he grows fond.
In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein the character of the creature is a problematic one, but what makes him so problematic? The reason that the creature is problematic, that this paper is going to argue, is that the creature is problematic as a character is because of his education, and just as importantly the creature’s devolution of his education. In this paper I’m going to talk about the creature’s education, the devolution of this education, and his overall role in the novel as a way for Shelley to make a point about knowledge. [FIX IT] The creature can easily be said to be somewhat of an auto-didactic.
In Mary Shelley’s book Frankenstein she presents the monsters rejection for society be the horrific cause of his rebellion and put the innocent people that face him at risk. Frankenstein tries to deal with the pain of being called names like ogor and wretch but couldn't take the pain anymore and rebels by killing Victor's loved ones and doesn't feel accepted but feels like an object. The monster rejection on the system was based on specifically how Frankenstein outer appearance is. Whether we like it or not we are based on how society judges us and if you don't meet up to the standard code then you will get called names like the monster did.