A monster being more human than a human is the intriguing and bold concept that Mary Shelley successfully conveys throughout Frankenstein. As the story progresses a clear shift of protagonists is crafted creating a fascinating yet subtle paradox, that allows the reader to empathise with the monster. This subtle paradox seems to be one of the guiding plotlines that makes this story an excellent reflection of human arrogance. While it may seem difficult to empathize with a hideous murderous monster, the reader is constantly reminded that he was built to be loving and exactly like a human. However, after constantly being corrupted and morally tested by human thinking the monster is led to become aggressive.
Blame is assigned to those at fault: It’s easy to just blame the monster for all of the destruction. But it was because of Victor abandoning his creation and running away from his problems what caused the once good and benevolent monster to become vile. Victor was the one who created the monster, his aspirations and thirst for knowledge caused him to make the creation. He was very eccentric, he worked so hard on his creation and became ill and mad. When it didn’t turn out like he had hoped he just ran away.
The monster sees himself as both Adam and Satan, because like Adam, he was created and set free. Yet he feels like Satan because of how society treats him. While Adam has a companion, the creature longs for one and begins to threaten Victor that if he does not create one, he will harm those around him. In comparison, Victor also feels like characters from Paradise Lost. Victor assumes that role of Satan.
A common definition of a hero is one who defies the given law and creates their own storyline through his or her actions. However, In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, we see Victor Frankenstein go under a complete mentality change due to his curiosity in science, which leads him to becoming what is known as a byronic hero. Shelley shows Victor’s descent into madness by exploiting certain byronic characteristics such as a destructive passion, self-doubt, and loneliness. Victor’s passion ultimately proves destructive as it only causes him and his surrounding people pain and grief. Knowing he is causing said grief, Victor plummets into a self-loathing and lonely period where he must remain isolated.
Frankenstein is a thought-provoking novel that empowers readers to have their own opinions about who the actual monster is and what it looks like. Readers can conclude that Victor Frankenstein is the actual monster in Frankenstein because of how he views himself, how he creates destruction, and how he destroys himself. Many people characterize themselves as being a monster because of their self-image. Readers can deduce that Victor thinks he is a gruesome individual because of what creates. Even though he is not at fault, he blames himself for every atrocious act that his creation carries out.
An individuals' desire to seek vengeance can only be accomplished through the corruption of one's soul. Whether one seeks revenge through violence, or emotional torture, the individual seeking retribution discovers that they will pay a high price on their own innocence and emotional well being. In the novel Frankenstein the main protagonist, Victor Frankenstein, creates a creature who seeks vengeance on his creator as a result of his abandonment. Victor, in an act of protest also seeks his own revenge by not giving into the creatures demands. In the end both ultimately pay the price of revenge with their own lives.
Satan had his companions, fellow-devils, to admire and encourage him, but I am solitary and abhorred." (Shelley, 93) As the monster further explores himself through the lens of others, he fulfills what he fears. The disdain from society left the monster alone. His desire for societal acceptance prompts inadequacy that gives way to his true monster and murders Frankenstein's family and friends. As can be seen, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is a tragic novel that explores the creation of man and his self-knowledge that spirals into an abyss of discovery and death.
Victor's knowledge was dangerous because the outcome led to mejor destructions. Furthermore, the monster that Victor created also ledo to the misuse of knowledge. The monster was eager to gain knowledge to understand his faith. However, when the monster gains knowledge he is
The actions of Frankenstein creating this frightening creature, created a wretched outcome, because the creature was overwhelmed with such hate that the creature had killed people whom Victor Frankenstein cared for. The overall moral of this novel is for one to not have any regrets in one's actions, to have a knowledge of your actions and the outcomes of