And when Victor breaks the natural law the unnatural life of the Creature comes into being, one that would bring nothing but misery and despair to Victor and his creation. It is easy to simply put the blame on the Creature for the list of deaths he caused; however to judge the Creature would be like judging an animal or toddler. The Creature did not learn the laws of nature, as one should. He was a child in the body of a monster. His constant rejection led to resentment, weak emotional strength and ultimately the deaths of five people.
The creature learned what "bitter indignation" was and how to be "cruel" based on the way the villagers and his own creator treated him. The Creature is human because he has all the same emotional traits as we do, he may not look like us, but the thing that makes us human is making mistakes, " My feeling hurt. My heart aches. I cry. I feel sorry for myself.
Victor Frankenstein, the narrator and main character in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, animated a horrific being from lifeless matter. Throughout the novel, he discussed the impact of the creature’s actions on his wellbeing, as well as the lives of those around him. However, he focused little on how he affected the creature. Frankenstein’s greed led to the consequences of the creature’s animation.
The creature’s nature generally remains the same throughout the novel up to the most rational state in the end. The very instance where the creature shows his good nature is during the confrontation with one of the narrators, Robert Walton, “While I destroyed his hopes, I did not satisfy my own desires” (231). This quotation proves that there was no evil or signs of monstrous mentality in the creature to begin with. Only a true monster would feel satisfaction through the hopes and dreams of others being destroyed. The creature only wanted to end his loneliness and gain a friend but instead faced rejection amongst everyone including his creator.
The creature’s mental knowledge is very small-minded and intolerant, causing his understanding of justice to be exceedingly narrow. The monster’s isolation from society is forced by its fate. Nobody could with handle the hideous looks given by the creature 's appearance, this made it nearly impossible for the creature to have any interaction with any sort of human. To illustrate, the creation said while reciting his tale to Victor “And what was I?
Comparison can be made between Ahab and the monster in Frankenstein on the basis of revenge that the monster wanted to take from Victor. Victor lost all the power over his creation when the monster killed William. Frankenstein immediately felt responsible for the crime because he never made his creation to go around and kill people. After destroying the work of second creature, the monster threaten Victor saying that, “Remember that I have power; you believe yourself miserable, but I can make you so wretched that the light of day will be hateful to you. You are my creator, but I am your master;—obey!”
Lack of connection is what really prevents the monster from being able to define himself as nice, kind, and personable because people react negatively when they see him. When he wants to get to know the DeLacey family better they take one look at him and strike him “violently with a stick” (Shelley 124). People do not even take the time to meet him they just set and assume. In Frankenstein, using her main characters Victor and the monster, Mary Shelley is able to help set stone what humanity needs.
From beginning to end, the idea of isolation and its dangers are constantly repeated as seen through the monster. The effects of being rejected from society mirror what we see in the real world as shown by Elliot Rodger, the perpetrator of the Isla Vista Massacre. Rodger’s main motives for his attack were social and sexual rejection which is the same as the monster in Frankenstein. As stated in his “vlogs” Elliot Rodger was rejected from relationships and had the inability to communicate with women. He envied everyone he saw who was capable of interacting with others and being sociable.
Frankenstein really wanted to use the electricity in something great. But ended up with something unfortunate. Frankenstein-”I didn 't create you to do evil-why have you betrayed me!”. As can be red in this. Frankenstein tells the monster he wasn’t meant for evil.
The monster explains that he has worked hard to try to break the communication barrier with humans. He attains social skills that are similar to those of his human counterparts and is able to adequately communicate when speaking to a blind man, however, when the monster communicates with people that are not blind, they can only see his flaws in his appearance and are afraid of this monster. The monster is unable to conform to society and is prevented from being accepted by his peers. Conversely, Eliza is able to conform to society and is accepted by most of her peers: “I shall always be a flower girl to Professor Higgins, because he always
He probably had more emotions than humans themselves. Frankenstein was just a clueless monster. All humans saw was a monster though, and this would lead frankenstein to actually become a monster. He was broken that his creator left him so he was confused on what he was.
This is reinforced by the rhetorical question that serves to convince Walton that the Monster hated having to turn to violence. In both situations, a friendly and accepting hand could have led both monsters to happiness and kindness, but the lack thereof sparked the violence. Grendel and the Monster from their respective works, Gardner’s Grendel and Shelley’s Frankenstein, find themselves with no companionship, nobody to share in their joys or sorrows, which leads to violence being taken out on those who rejected them; if those victims had initially accepted and loved Grendel and the Monster, this would not have
Frankenstein Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, is a novel that incorporates religious morals, scientific perspectives and political ideologies in a way that no other horror novel can. Whether it be paganist allusions reflecting morals from Paradise Lost; the cycle of the creator and the condemnations of his creation. Or the correlations with The Myth of Prometheus; the creator being punished for his creation. This remarkable piece intrudes the reader's mind with concepts like: alchemy, chemistry and electricity. The novel’s main character Victor decides to bring back the dead and create a creature of his own.
Nature definitely was an important part which makes up Frankenstein’s thought process and what he enjoyed. Your view on Frankenstein’s selfish nature is a downfall of our scientist who doesn’t consider what would happen after he creates the monster. He has no consideration for the monster’s feelings and should of made an effort to connect with his friends and colleagues on what his intentions were for the experiment and the outcome he expected once it came to life. The human monster may not have even turned out so ugly if he would of consulted with others during the process of his experiment.