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.
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 monster gives Victor one chance to fix their relationship, but Victor choses his life over the monsters. “I thought with a sensation of madness on my promise of creating another like him, and trembling with passion, tore to pieces the thing on which I was engaged. The wretch saw me destroy the creature on whose future existence he depended for happiness, and, with a howl of devilish despair and revenge, withdrew” (Shelley 171). Victor doesn’t want to create “another like him” but he doesn’t realize that the only way the monster acts the way he does, is because Victor was never there to help him through life. Victor could help the monster by making a companion for him, but instead Victor got married to his own.
Frankenstein claims he will “pioneer a new way,” and discover “the deepest mysteries of creation.” By this he means he will “unfold” the truth about creating life from death. The desire for the knowledge consumed him, allowing him to only think about “one thought, one conception, one purpose.” The dangers of desire are examined after he has created the monster. Victor has just finished the monster and realizes the gravity of the situation. He diminished his “health. 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).
Those causing the mistreatments were acting in fear. In the novel, Victor Frankenstein allows this fear to spread across the town and terrorize people. His concern was not on what may happen if things did not go the way he planned them. He was selfish in his eagerness to achieve something that was not accessible to mankind. In the novel, Victor states, “ His limbs were in proportion, and I had selected his features as beautiful.
He was tempted to taste the knowledge fruits, but eventually averted his will. He also attempted to persuade Eve not to taste these fruits. At the end, however, God banished both of them from Heaven. In relation to Frankenstein, this means Frankenstein judged his monster, to which he was the blame, for deeds he did not do, regardless of the fact he himself was probably for the blame of most of them. Also, this means Frankenstein’s monster will adore Frankenstein no matter what happens, as he owes him his creation.
Victor rejected the monster for his appearance, “Oh! no mortal could support the horror of that countenance”(Chapter 5 paragraph 4) and if Victor accepted the way the monster looked his fate could have been changed and he could have lived a happy life with Elizabeth instead of watching her die to the monster. So many
Victor should have taken into consideration that the monster was like this because he had experienced abandonment in a world he had not known. But, the disdain is understandable since the monster had murdered his relatives. The monster’s words seem surprising because if he thought his creator was worthy of love, why try and
Both villains have the physical appearance of external monsters. Those who first lay eyes on these monsters feel uneasy and have a sense that because they do not look like average humans, they are dangerous. Dr. Frankenstein’s monster only kills because he doesn’t understand cultural norms, and the only way Count Orlok can survive is by a food source outside the cultural norms of humans. Each monster has specific reasons as to why they kill their victims, whether it is out of self defense, misunderstanding, or because they needed
Because of his lack of human appearance, society making something bad awake inside him rejects the monster. He started to take revenge of his creator by killing the people of the town and the ones that he loved. All of this would have been different if victor would have pay attention to the monster. To have a successful invention one must have responsibility and take care of