The monster points out that “you accuse me of murder, and yet you would, with a satisfied conscience, destroy your own creature” (Shelley 88). It’s easy to blame the monster for all of this, and it may look like that on the outside because he actually murdered the people but Victor has equal responsibility. Victor his creator abandoned him and left him alone in the world. The melancholy and lonely monster realized “ he too can create desolation”
(Shelley 56). This is the reason that Victor did not realize he had gone too far until it was too late. Once victor brings the creature to life, he immediately realizes the hideousness of what he has done: “Now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart.” (Shelley 56). Furthermore, Victor struggles to cope with his creation throughout the novel.
Victor Frankenstein’s allure for power had been solely responsible for his downfall, along with the deaths of whom he loved. Victor created a beast in an attempt to be represented as a god-like figure. Due to Victor’s devotion he could not commit to hating this creature and kill it. It had only been after the murder of 3 of his family members when Victor finally saw his darkness. Frankenstein’s moral ambiguity reveals the meaning of the work as a whole- an overpowering allure for power can be your downfall and bring harm to those around
The monster’s suddenly became obsessed with vengeance. He gave up all good to be a ruthless killer, in hopes to make the creator’s life miserable. On his tireless search for his creator, he of Victor and said, “The nearer I approached to you habitation, the more deeply did I feel the spirit of revenge rekindles in my heart” (p 120). Because of the monsters endowment to revenge, many lives were lost. But the monster was not satisfied with his wrongdoings, instead, he regrets his ambition of evil.
As he leaves home for college, he fuels his ambition of creating life from the dead. From the various studies, he secretly experiments his own design. By creating the monster, the experiment shows the outcome that can occur if knowledge is taken too far. Frankenstein becomes an addict to his own work and study. The overstepping of boundaries, in the long run, gives Frankenstein longlife punishment for his actions.
Throughout the story he is constantly fighting the urge to get revenge on humanity, eventually he is corrupted. Victor breaks his promise to the creature of giving him a mate, this strikes the spiral of horrific events that follow. The first act of revenge the monster commits is killing Victor’s best friend Henry Clerval. In Victor perspective when he first discovers Henry has been killed, “when the mark of the fingers was mentioned I remembered the murder of my brother and felt myself extremely agitated”(Shelley 181). The creature aims to let Victor know he is serious about his threat to seek revenge on his wedding day by killing Henry.
Frankenstein spent many weeks and months on his creation and put tedious amounts of work into his experiment. When his creation truly came to life abandoning the creature is what began the chain of events that would become this wretch. Abandonment made the creature lose trust in his creator, after he was seen as a ‘vile insect’(p.118). The creature makes a promise to Frankenstein stating, “I will glut the maw of death, until it be satiated with the blood of your remaining friend”, (p.119). Frankenstein’s actions made a monster out of his creation.
He believes that his lack of a wife is a flaw and wishes to be corrected. The other point is the time in which it is being placed in, the beginning of understanding science and other phenomenon. This age symbolizes the exploration of the natural world and its laws, the book acknowledges this in Victors learning of Chemistry and Anatomy. But in this theme there is also the message of warning that there are some things we are not meant to know, and that some laws of nature cannot be tampered with. Now
The argument in Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein is nature vs. nurture between the two main characters. Victor Frankenstein and the Creature he created, both have a unique part in each other’s way of life. Frankenstein and the Creature have two very different up brings. Nature and nurture are very important throughout the chapters because how each character is treated. The nature part of the argument is Frankenstein and his background, while nurture is the reason for the creature failing.
He completely abandoned him, leaving the monster in predicaments that, in numerous times, threatened his own life. Everyone in the outside world shunned, beat, and ran away from the poorly constructed monster, automatically assuming he was a malicious demon, ravaging for destruction and death. Not one person who had seen or spoken with him had been nice and accepting, except for one man- who was blind. His unfortunate disposition drew away any type of human compassion for him, eventually filling him with surges of hatred for all of mankind; more so for his creator, Victor. He set his vengeful ways on the scientist's family and loved ones, making sure to fill Victor with the absence of no close comfort or compassion from anyone.
How do male character shape or influence the texts in The Crucible and Frankenstein? “Power is nothing unless you can turn it into influence” (Unknown), it is human nature to want power and influence. The male characters in the following texts have achieved this goal. Society has portrayed males as dominant figures. Males govern the better positions in society whereas females generally do not.
“No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.” Aristotle wrote his over thousands of years ,but when I read this quote I think of Victor Frankenstein. The three themes that describe the character Victor Frankenstein in the novel “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley is the pursuit of knowledge, Isolation ,and guilt and regret. These three themes capture the main character of the novel Victor Frankenstein. Victor was a man that pursuited knowledge ,but came consumed causing him to become isolated because of this made a mistake giving victor great guilt and regret.