Mary Shelley shows this burden of responsibility throughout the book by continually showing the reader how much Victor’s unthoughtful actions affect his future, and how he copes with the results. When Victor first gets the idea
The concept of responsibility is a central theme held between the creator and the created in every creation story. Newton stated that “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” This not only applies in physics, but also in the actions of others. A creator holds many responsibilities over it's creation. In other words, all actions from the created fallback on the creator due to perception of the audience and any negative action is observed that the creator was negligent to it's creation.
In Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein (1818), Shelley shows her audience that while acquiring knowledge leads to survival for the Creature and power for Victor Frankenstein, the path to obtain this knowledge leads to the destruction of one’s self. Education and knowledge have major negative effects on both of the characters’ attitude, perception, and decisions. The life experiences of each character is dependent on the amount of knowledge that the character possesses. Knowledge gives Victor Frankenstein a superiority complex, and it changes the Creature’s perspective of the world and the people in it. The Creature, like a baby, is brought into the world with no prior knowledge of how society behaves.
The Moral Decision Being a moral person comes down to the choices being made, whether it will create benefits or adversity for others around, it should satisfy the one making the decisions. In the film The Green Mile, directed by Frank Darabont, based on the novel written by Stephen King, displays many concepts of morality—what is right or wrong—through the decisions of the protagonists Paul Edgecomb and John Coffey. The two protagonists, Paul Edgecomb and John Coffey, both reveal throughout the film that everyone can have different views, as both the protagonists have various outlooks of what the moral idealism is. The concept of morality within the film develops through the complex decisions that the characters have to make. These decisions
The Monster and Exile Every person in life is created with a strong sense of belonging. Whether the belonging is to a person, a place, or a moment in time, they still feel connected and influenced by it. Exile is an action that separates a person from this connected belonging, and can suffer great consequences, but can also enrich their lifestyle. In Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, the creature creaked by Victor Frankenstein is forced, from the very beginning of his existence, away from his creator and society as a whole. This type of exile turned the creature into what he is, shaping his ideas and mentalities.
The creature, good or evil, represents the conscience Victor created. Back in the 1800’s, when Frankenstein was written, men could do everything but create a life, unlike women, in which, that is all they can do. Victor wanted to be able to do everything which made him turned monstrous with his knowledge. The creation represents Victor’s
Soon after he gets rejected from the De Lacey family, he exclaims to Victor, “Cursed, Cursed creator! Why did I live? Why, in that instant, did I not extinguish the spark of existence which you so wantonly bestowed? I know not; despair had not yet taken possession of me; my feelings were those of rage and revenge” (117). The monster explains that he had been truly overcome with anger because of the De Lacey family’s rejection of him.
Here, Frankenstein describes his creature and his own reaction to what he has accomplished. Again, before the subject of description has spoken a single word, Victor makes a judgment upon it. He describes the monster’s features with negativity, speaking of his “watery eyes,” “yellow skin,” and “shriveled complexion.” He claims “horror and disgust” consumed his heart at the realization of what he had done, and he says that the creature was “ugly” before it had been completed but, once finished and given life, was “a thing such as even Dante could not have
Hemingway App makes your writing bold and clear. Judgement has always been a part of the world, many people judge others for their appearance or for simply being different than they are. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is based on a scientist’s successful experiment of bringing a dead body back to life. Once the scientist succeeds, he is left frightened at his creation and abandons it . The scientist Victor Frankenstein calls his creation a “wretch” and assumes that it is evil solely based on it's appearance.
One can also see the destructive impact of knowledge through the perspective of the creature. This is evident in that as he reads books and learns how different he is from humanity, he feels miserable and regrets being created. He becomes melancholic first, then vengeful towards his creator because he leads a cursed existence. He, the offspring of Victor’s knowledge, then destroys Victor’s life. His is the middle box, the 3rd frame, and the reader can see his side of the story, how knowledge has impacted him negatively through his eyes.
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.