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.
Mysterious creatures from novels may all not be as different as they seem. A monster or creature are often the antagonist in the story, but does this void them from all human emotion? Are they perhaps more human than actual human beings? The “Monster” from Mary Shelly’s “Frankenstein” and the creature Grendel from John Gardener’s “Grendel” are creatures that may have more emotion than what we think. Grendel and the Monster share a sense of loneliness, suffering, and are both curious of their own creation.
Tina Chen Mrs. Lazar British Literature- Period 8 10/12/2016 The Truths Behind the Monstrous Figures From traditional folktales to modern literature, monsters are often referred as daunting. Their existence meant disaster for the society. Their presence, in all of these literature pieces are neglected, feared, and abhorred by their civilization. Every monster that was created ought to have a loathsome and corpulent appearance. Their personality, usually described as melancholy when readers compares it to the protagonist, or unpardonably vicious from their actions toward the civilians.
Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary defines a monster as "a person of unnatural or extreme ugliness, deformity, wickedness, or cruelty." The being is unnatural right from the very beginning; his "birth." He was not carried in his mother's womb and delivered as normal babies are. The being is solely a construction of random corpses' bodily parts sewn together and brought to life. In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, society continually regards Victor's creation as a monster, both physically and psychologically.
A Human Monster Although humans are similar to other mammals around the world, the thing that most elevates them above these other creatures is human nature. Human nature is something that we all understand and experience, but is difficult to truly define. Our human nature is essentially centered around our want for social interaction, capacity for emotions, creative and higher level of thinking. In Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein, written in 1816, the monster is more human than his creator, Victor Frankenstein, because it exhibits stronger human qualities than Victor including: a desire for companionship and personal interaction, an ability to show compassion and grace to others, and has an imagination and intelligence. Throughout the novel, the Monster shows a human characteristic of longing for companionship and love.
A strangled boy, an innocent executed girl, a sick boy, constant fears and several mysterious deaths...It is not a killer, who is guilty of all these terrible and strange events, but a young scientist whose name is Victor Frankenstein. In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein we are told of a man Victor who creates a life. This creation, his creature, is perceived by society because of his physical appearance being so called a “monster” although his creator is in fault of his creatures actions. Frankenstein leaves us asking questions and raises some serious issues, one of which that comes up time and time again. Who is the real monster?
“Unpleasant Appearance” The ardent and apologetic tones in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein demonstrates Victors evolution from a character who was a benevolent creature that showed loving and caring compassion, but was creature with a terrifying appearance, to a creature that was became belligerent, because he wasn’t socially affected. Victor Frankenstein expressed a resentful attitude while creating the creature since the creature was given a horrid appearance. The creature was greatly affected towards his appearance, because of this the creature didn't have the same socially interaction with other, this caused the creature to become a murder towards Victors loved ones. Victor evidently reacts to the horrid appearance of the creature in
Frankenstein's Monstrous Qualities Mary Shelley’s, Frankenstein, is well regarded as one of the first science fiction novels for the monstrous creature that young scientist, Victor Frankenstein, brings to life, and for the chilling events that follow this “abhorred” being’s creation. For many, such a brief synopsis implies that the true monster of the novel is the murderous creature, of which is composed of mix matched human body parts. However, others would agree that there are multiple characteristics displayed by Frankenstein himself that reveal a more monstrous disposition than his creation. I argue that, in this case, the difference between being a monster, and being monstrous are blurred, and that Frankenstein is quite monstrous due
The monster’s soul, designed to be human-like, corrupts as his acts of kindness are treated with hate and malice. In Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, the monster causes suffering and harm to others due to the injustice and harm inflicted upon the monster’s well intentioned actions. Since the monster’s creation, he isn’t guided through what is right or wrong, and his appearances prevent him from establishing rapport with other humans. When the monster tells Victor about his first feelings upon being created, he states “I saw, felt, heard, and smelt at the same time; and it was, indeed, a long time before I learned to distinguish between the operations of my various senses” (Shelley 70). The monster is similar to a child since