In Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, it scrutinizes the punishments when a man creates life, and plays the role of God. Victor Frankenstein, is at fault for the creature’s actions. Victor was looking for some honor and triumph, but when he accomplished his experiment, not only did it bring terror to Victor, but to the whole world. The monster never learned right from wrong and was never raised correctly, his first moment of life, all he experienced was the fear in Victor's emotion, and was abandoned right from the start. Victor selfishly isolated himself from society and ran away from his responsibilities which caused destruction to the people Victor cared for and loved deeply.
His drive for knowledge drove him to create the creature, and after it was created he soon came to regret his thirst for knowledge. For instance, after the creature came to life, he could not stand to go back into his laboratory as it would remind him of his regretful creation. The creature also came to regret himself as his, ‘father’ regretted creating him. The creature tells Walton, that he deeply regrets having become an instrument of evil and that with his creator dead, he is ready to die ( chapter 24). Anyone who has come to regret themselves or their actions, will inevitably lead to their
The name “monster” was given because of his anger filled retaliation towards Victor and his family. The monster was neglected from the second he was created and nobody ever gave him a chance to learn what life was about and help guide him. Imagine all of the wrong choices you would have made with no parents telling you what was right and what was wrong? Or people not only wanting to stay as far away from you as they can but also have another group of people that want to kill you because of your physical appearance. “Life, although it may only be an accumulation of anguish, is dear to me, and I will defend it.”
He eventually came to a point where he wanted to put an end to his madness and set out to kill the monster. The novel of Frankenstein can be interpreted to a student who became so engulfed by the thought of recreating life from those that were dead that it ended up ruining who they were as a person. Through the pursuit of his found passion in his work he wanted to accomplish, the
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
He forced himself into isolation from his family and friends because he immersed himself into science instead of dealing with his mother’s death. He also felt alone and isolated because he deprived himself of human companionship, which could have drove him into making a new species. This scene stresses selfishness because Victor abandoned his family to achieve fame and glory for himself. His mother’s death took a toll on his whole family except him. He left his family behind to cope and grieve in such a sensitive time.
However, Victors reckless and unthoughtful actions pushes the monster into a state of rage and hatred that overrides his ability to stop from exacting revenge on Victor. Victor initially creates the monster thinking that it will be an amazing creature, built from the best human body parts Victor could procure. After he views the outcome of his work he is repulsed by it and abandons it, hoping that it would cease to exist. Not only did the monster survive, but it learned to speak, write, and read. After reading the book Paradise Lost, the monster thinks of its own situation and states the following:
Victor has finally accomplished his goal that he has brought the Monster to life. Unfortunately, he is promptly appalled by his creation because of the Monster’s appearance. It is described as horror and disgust which has pale eyes and rigid skin; hence, it makes Victor
There should have been a practice run or speaking to someone who has intended the same thing as he has. If his creation develops emotions, such as, rage or any sudden shock that might scare him away he should look into all those materials before anyone really got hurt or else he would have been proud of his restless work. Frankenstein did not succeed in this responsibility because at the moment the monster opened his eyes he knew it was alive and not only that “... the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled [his] heart.” (Shelley 21). The monster was alive but he was drowned in sickness and weak mental health.
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. Victor describes that “breathless horror and disgust” (Shelley, 59) filled him and that he was “Unable to
Both the creature and Victor had similarities ; wanting to seek revenge to destroy , was selfish with life the creature thought of himself as ugly saying make him someone as ugly as he is that wouldn’t fear him. Obviously he wasn’t pleased with the way he was made. Victor was selfish because he wanted everything to himself, first he didn’t care what his family thought when he was gone for two years straight without anyone knowing where he was, second when his fiancée died the night of the wedding he recreated life for her and she didn’t want to return back to life instead of giving the creature a helpmeet he brought his fiancée back to life .And third, they both played "God" Victor created life while his creature took life.
Through life, relationships may branch from many different circumstances, and in Frankenstein, Mary Shelley focused primarily on a relationship between a creator and his creation. Victor Frankenstein, the creator, was intrigued by science as a child. This interest sparked the desire to create life, more significantly, the life of a creature. Considering the relationship between Victor and the creature was that of a relationship between a father and his son, they embodied various similarities. Each was isolated, had the same desire for family and the same urge to obtain knowledge.