I had desired it with an ardour that far exceeded moderation; but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart” (42). Shelley uses the words “horror” and “disgust” to express Frankenstein’s regret. At first, Victor “desired” to make the monster with extreme “ardour,” or passion, which consumed him and damaged his “health.” The damage inflicted to Frankenstein is both physical and mental, as his physical “health” is diminished and the “dream vanished,” causing “disgust to fill his heart,” a fact which is only actually true in Victor’s
victors response: "I felt light, and hunger, and thirst, and darkness: innumerable sounds rang in my ears, and on all sides, various scents saluted me." (Marry Shelley pg. 106). Victor created a monster and left it to fend for itself in a world in which he does not belong, and it is, therefore, Victor who is responsible for the misery and thus the evilness of his creation. Furthermore, the monster 's awareness
The novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley says a person is responsible for their actions if they do not weigh the possible consequences of their actions before making their final decision. Throughout the novel, Mary Shelley shows the consequences of actions that are done without proper thought beforehand. Victor Frankenstein wants to create life, he wants to be god, and his lust for this goal overtakes his common sense. Victor rushes into making his creature and then makes rash decisions which also contributes to his demise and the death of several of his close friends and family. The monster should be held responsible for his actions to a certain extent, however, his actions are influenced by Victor’s initial impetuous decisions.
The scientist Victor Frankenstein calls his creation a “wretch” and assumes that it is evil solely based on it's appearance. Shelley chose to write her novel to criticize and comment on human nature’s form of judgment. In order to accomplish her writing purpose she shares Frankenstein’s reaction to his creation's existence through imagery and foreshadowing. Shelley shared Frankenstein’s reaction to his creation
Society judges on looks, therefore, society described him as a monster. Monster is defined as an imaginary creature, typically large, ugly, and frightening and serves as a caveat (Dictionary.com). Mary Shelley uses the term monster when referring to the creation when she wants to demonstrate the differences between Victor and the creation. This monster, in such sense, might indicate a better version of humanity. However, the monster demonstrates that he can also be empathetic, as spoken about
The Monster Is A Man and Victor is God During the main story of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Victor is shown struggling to understand why his monster has ruined his life. Victor created the monster to be a better version of humans, to be physically perfect superhuman. However, due to his pride, Victor put more into his monster than just conciousness. When Victor gave the monster life, he became a godly figure to the monster, a creator of life. The monster learned of his creator’s humanity and became the physical embodiments of man’s sins; greed, envy, anger, lust, and pride.
Rejection is like ripping the wings off a butterfly; you force the butterfly to live forever on the ground taking its innate ability to fly. Author, Mary Shelley, in her novel, Frankenstein, illustrates how Victor Frankenstein’s obsession with creating new life ends up destroying everything he loves. Shelley’s purpose is to highlight how the regressive effects of rejection can push someone into a maddening state. Through Shelley’s use of point of view, emotional reaction, and tone, I believe that Frankenstein’s creation should be pardon from all his crimes committed due to the mental state others pushed him into. The first instance where we learn about the monster is through Victor’s point of view; however, due to the monster’s constant acts of revenge, everything Victor says shows his hateful bias against the creation.
Jekyll and MR. Hyde. share a common theme of the consequences that follow a lack of social convention. The death and despair that follows the experiments and mad science of Victor Frankenstein and Dr. Jekyll is a result of their poor moral choices as a result of the lack. Further, the fate that befalls those around them is a result of their actions and in both cases, their actions result in their own deaths. In this way Lack of social convention leads to the worst parts of human
Why did you form a monster so hideous that even you turned from me in disgust? God, in pity, made man beautiful and alluring, after his own image; but my form is a filthy type of yours, more horrid even from the very resemblance. Satan had his companions, fellow devils, to admire and encourage him, but I am solitary and abhorred” (155). Goodness is all lost when the creature, driven by his desire for revenge, kills those dear to Frankenstein, in which the creation believes will therapeutically heal his personal recounting the pain of the mistreatment over the years. Even in the creation’s acts of kindness towards the family, because of the family’s reaction to the creature, this allows Shelly to reinforce that man is both ‘so virtuous and magnificent’, but also ‘vicious and base’.
In Frankenstein, Mary Shelley utilizes her protagonist’s agony over his “failed” creation––what Attridge would call the “act” of creation–– and the suffering he engenders in his creation through the rejection of it––what Attridge would call the “event” of creation––to illuminate how the creation derived from suffering arises not from the failure to create something beautiful, but from our recognition of our own ugliness, our own shadow, our own suffering in what we