The Real Villain Experiences, they mold your personality. They dictate what kind of person you are going to be. Victor Frankenstein clearly did not understand this when he created his “monster”. He left his creation alone in the world to figure things out by itself. In doing so, Frankenstein left the creation to terrible experience that cause him to become murderer.
The most outstanding example of ostracism that occurred throughout the novel is based on the monster’s physical features and structure. This is prevalent due to the fact that the moment the monster is created, Victor calls it a catastrophe and is horrified by what he has created. He explained, “The beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart” (Shelley 51). When Victor uses words such as “dream vanished”, “breathless horror” and “disgust” he is showing his emotions for the
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!” (Shelly, 192).
Some people find it crazy to feel sympathetic for someone they do not know, let alone someone who is not human. Frankenstein written by Mary Shelley is about Victor Frankenstein, a young student studying science who creates a creature from a science experiment. The Creature is given life and eventually becomes responsible for the death of a few characters, but rather receive sympathy for his actions because he’s experienced a bad childhood, being all alone and only having the desire to be accepted. Firstly, the Creature has a bad childhood, and the main cause for that is Victor abandoning him. In the awakening of the Creature, Frankenstein says “I had desired it with an ardour that far exceeded moderation; but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream had vanished.
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.
Frankenstein’s obsession with creating human life, had caused him to be successful in the creation of his monster. Upon seeing how ugly the creature was, he proclaimed “A mummy again endued with animation could not be so hideous as that wretch. I had gazed on him while unfinished; he was ugly then, but when those muscles and joints were rendered capable of motion, it became a thing such as even Dante could not have conceived.” (Shelley, ch. 5). Frankenstein began to neglect the monster, which consequently caused the monster to take the life of his brother William, Justine, and ultimately, his beloved Elizabeth.
Then he feels disgusted with what he had created and leaves it to fend for itself, unknowing of the terror he could bring. Mary Shelley describes the changes that occur between Victor and the monster throughout her novel by using indirect characterization to show these transformations. Throughout the novel Victor is conveyed as a dynamic character who changes from obsessive to regretful through his actions and feelings. Shelley shows that Victor is obsessed with his creation of the monster by how he disregards everything around him so he could finish his work. Shelley describes,“Winter, spring, and summer passed away
The text illustrates Frankenstein’s God complex: “I trod heaven in my thoughts, now exulting in my powers, now burning with the idea of their effects.” Burning is commonplace in Hell, which is the antithesis of Heaven. Far too late, Victor grasps the implications of his playing God. The die had been cast and thrown where Frankenstein could not see it; his actions came back to torment him. In his pursuit of glory, Frankenstein decided to reanimate the dead. However, Victor was a neglectful creator; he rejected his creation--his Adam--and in the monster’s quest for affection and happiness, the monster became a fallen angel.
Frankenstein did so without considering basic ethics and in his mind “life and death appeared to [him] ideal bounds, which [he] should first break through (pg 33).” His pride and desire to control the very nature of life ruled his life for years, driving him into an obsession. Deep down, he know his work was immoral, but “who shall conceive the horrors of [his] secret toil, as [he] dabbled among the unhallowed damps of the grave, or tortured the living animal to animate the lifeless clay (pg 33).” His
Due to Victor Frankenstein evading the scene to which the monster was created the monster began seeking out Victor in return. Victor waited and thought “as it foced it way through the window-shutters, I beheld the wretch-the miserable monster whom I had created. He held up on the curtain of the bed; and his eyes if eyes they may be called were fixed on me. His jaws opened and he muttered some inarticulate sounds, while a grin wrinkled his cheeks. He might have spoken but I did not hear; one hand was stretched out seemingly to detain me but I escaped and rushed downstairs".