Still thou canst listen to me and grant me thy compassion’”(Shelley 70). This quotes means that the Monster takes a burden from Frankenstein- the burden being the sight of disgust. The Monster goes on to complain that Frankenstein can’t listen to reason and love him for who he is. After only a few minutes of living with Frankenstein, the Monster realized that he was not a good person because he judged the Monster based on his looks instead of personality. The Monster now had a personal vendetta with his creator because he left the Monster to rot after he woke up.
Body parts assemble the monster, which he births, from numerous decayed bodies collected by body snatchers. After successfully creating the monster, Frankenstein is perplexed by what he has created. Due to the monster’s annoyance with Frankenstein, he acts back against Frankenstein mostly due to his lack of parenting and responsibility. Shelley’s novel strongly connects with the act of parenting. It is clear that Victor Frankenstein did not complete his role as a parent.
In Frankenstein, the monster lives in constant isolation. Anyone who the monster comes into contact with fears him. His own creator, Victor Frankenstein, runs aways in horror after creating the monster. The monster has nobody to interact with, so he asks Frankenstein
This act feeds into man versus nature, the monster has no idea how to react to the unknown in the world and creates internal frustration. The last conflict that is created in the movie is man versus man, when the creature kidnaps Henry Frankenstein, nearly kills him and it shows how he is ultimately in conflict with his creator. D: Approaching the end of both the book and movie, the drastic differences are seen and the theme becomes relevant to the readers and viewers. In the film, Henry Frankenstein escapes the monster’s trap, Elizabeth lives after the monster attacks her during her wedding, and the monster dies in the building that catches on fire. Despite the different endings, the themes throughout the book and movie are revealed.
In a real sense, although Frankenstein does not acknowledge any heavenly creator, he acknowledges his parents for giving birth to him. Contrary to man’s belief that man is made in God’s image, Frankenstein intricates his image in; “my vampire, my spirit let loose from the grave and forced to destroy all that was dear to me” (Shelley 57). Frankestine notes that he finds nothing blamable in all his part. In essence, he tries to justify his action of-of creating a creature which is beyond his control and is killing people. On the other hand, is referred as a criminal make the beast unhappy since it holds that all humans have wronged
Then he feels disgusted with what he had created and leaves it to fend for itself, unknowing of the terror he could bring. Mary Shelley describes the changes that occur between Victor and the monster throughout her novel by using indirect characterization to show these transformations. Throughout the novel Victor is conveyed as a dynamic character who changes from obsessive to regretful through his actions and feelings. Shelley shows that Victor is obsessed with his creation of the monster by how he disregards everything around him so he could finish his work. Shelley describes,“Winter, spring, and summer passed away
His quest for absolute knowledge and power will eventually end his own ruin. Frankenstein created a Creature that later resented him for his creation. The unnamed Creature believes that Frankenstein should have to pay for the damage he has done. The Creature and Frankenstein develop a contrasting relationship throughout the novel and end in somewhat compassionate relationship. Frankenstein created a Creature out of recycled parts which resulted in the creature not being highly appealing.
The novel mainly centers on Victor Frankenstein [the young student scientist] and his 'monster’ creation. Victor is able to create life, but to his horror, the creature is a ‘monster’, thus, he runs from him. Victor than begins to feel guilty for creating such a thing. On the other, the creature with a kind heart is rejected constantly by his creator and society, leading him to become a ‘monster’ by nature; he extracts revenge by killing Victor’s
In my opinion, Victor Frankenstein is the hero of Frankenstein. He is a tragic hero and a scientist who is obsessed with creating life from lifeless things. After Victor created the monster, he ran away. After Victor created monster, he wanted to destroy the monster as it felt it needed revenge against his creator. We will focus on three aspects to explain why Victor Frankenstein is the tragic hero of Frankenstein.
“The creature is bitter and dejected after being turned away from human civilization, much the same way that Adam in “Paradise lost was turned out of the Garden of Eden. One difference, though, makes the monster a sympathetic character, especially to contemporary readers. In the biblical story, Adam causes his own fate by sinning. His creator, Victor, however, causes the creature’s hideous existence, and it is this grotesqueness that leads to the creature’s being spurned. Only after he is repeatedly rejected does the creature become violent and decides to seek revenge” (Mellor 106).