While he did kill Victor’s brother, this all may have been avoided if Victor did not abandon his own creation. “Nothing in human shape could have destroyed that fair child. He was the murderer! I could not doubt it. The mere presence of the idea was an irresistible proof of the fact.” (60.)
We all like to think that evil is not born within us, but rather nurtured into to us; while this may be true for some, others have evil born directly into them. When man toys with the powers reserved for only God, God strikes back with a wicked evil to show many the power that they really lack. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein contains a prime example of a being born of unnatural causes and thus having these evil urges that they cannot control. Frankenstein’s monster is a highly intelligent being, and hence he is very manipulative. He pulls at the heartstrings of Victor’s emotions but Victor can see the true evil that is within him.
There is no doubt that Victor Frankenstein is one of the most controversial characters in literature, yet the creature he creates is the one who really the steals the attention in one of the most recognized books of all time, by creating a controversy of his own. While some readers may sympathize him because he, like a child being left by their parent, was abandoned by his creator, some may also despise him for killing William, a mere child. Of course, either of these opinion could be proven true based on the evidence that may be found in the book, however, no what stance is taken, it does not change the fact that the creature is indeed human. .Humans make mistakes, feel, and need to cared for, just like the creature, despite his appearance.
The abomination succeeded in ruining Victor’s live, but in doing so committed multiple accounts of murder. His only thought was getting what he deserved and he did not see his wrongdoing, or feel remorse, until the very end of the novel when he still had nothing even after all his vengeance. “But it is true that I am a wretch. I have murdered the
Go back to the definition of Sublime- it is to have something of such great beauty as to inspire awe. Victor expected his creation to be magical, but it wasn’t. There was no beauty in the horror he created. Victor was disgusted by his creature at first, but he didn’t try to kill it. He knew that this thing, whatever it was, could be dangerous, but the violence may have been his only link to understanding the monster; one thing that Victor always loved was nature.
Whereas Frankenstein does not properly value the domestic affection he is given until it is violently taken from him, his creation learns that this is what values most in life and yet is not able to gain this affection from others. Francis Bacon says in his essay Of Friendship “I have given the rule, where a man cannot fitly play his own part; if he have not a friend, he may quit the stage”. Shelley highlights the need for a sense of belonging and companionship by letting both her main figures suffer the pain of not having this need fulfilled and, in consequence, they both “quit the stage” (Bacon) and turn their backs on humanity. Social isolation, although through different circumstances, was the predominant cause for both Frankenstein and his creature’s demise. Even Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Shelley’s husband, wrote in his preface to Frankenstein about the “amiableness of domestic affection” (Shelley 9).
From his studies, he finds himself living unhealthy yet unable to leave his work. Shelley displays a dark period that leaves Victor mentally unstable from his scientific discoveries. She also portrays the effects of outside forces on human kindness through the creature’s diminishing good nature. From the creature’s formation Shelley describes his love and hope in the world yet when his interactions with others end poorly his inherently good nature disappears. Shelley’s confirmation of Rousseau’s work continues when she characterizes the women in her novel as submissive.
Victor was long away from his “sister”, his dad and his friend, he just wanted to see his family and friend. Bipolar ran through Victor because different things were happening to him at different
I feel this theme represents “Frankenstein” for various reasons. One reason this theme best signifies “Frankenstein” as stated by Mary Shelley in the story, “But I have one want which I have never yet been able to satisfy, and the absence of the object of which I now feel as a most severe evil, I have no friend, Margaret:when I am glowing with the enthusiasm of success, there will be none to participate my joy; if I am assailed by disappointment, no one will endeavour to sustain me in dejection. I shall commit my thoughts to paper, it is true; but that is a poor medium for the communication of feeling” (Shelley Letter 2). This quote clearly supports my theme, for example, it says “and the absence of the object of which I now feel as a most severe evil, I have no friend” (Shelley Letter 2). This piece of a quote implies that not having a friend makes the monster feel mad.
His actions caused evil results. The results could have been better had the maker not been so selfish and superficial. The monster could be considered evil because he kills many people, he wasn't created evil. He was a victim of the behavior of others toward him. Therefore, he was made evil by the way he was treated.
Harrison may be a hero to some and may not be to others because everyone has a different point of view and witness the situation from different positions. However, in my point of view, he is a hero because he had an effort, was brave, and his goal was heroic. In most societies what he did would make him a hero. In the story, all people were facing the same law. They (including George and Hazel) had an instinct that it was wrong, but no one was willing to break out of it.
Troy becomes a lonely, unloved man from his original position as the middle of attention in his family and social world. Troy often tries to escape his life, and tries to involve life and challenge death because of how genuinely he trusts in himself. Troy starts by challenging his workers about their prejudiced practices, he brags to his best friend Bono that he is fearless of death and he keeps a secret that he thinks he is able to get away with about his issue with Alberta. Shown through the three Fridays interspersed in Fences, Troy appears into an isolated and loveless life when his anger and his secrets get the best of him. This causes his loved ones to lose their admiration for him and to change their life so that he was not in their presence anymore.