The creature lacking love sees himself as a monster, “Accursed creator! Why did you form a monster so hideous that even you turned from me in disgust?” (Shelley 93). As the creature continues to face rejection, he becomes the (humanly) monster that Victor’s negligence creates by killing those who are closet to his creator. The murders that he commits are a direct result from being shunned by society and his creator. The creature’s emotional anguish caused him to snap and proves that he has a very complex human mind.
The creature’s understanding of justice and it’s revenge against Victor is the driving force of the story because it builds up the anticipation the reader has for the final confrontation. 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?
Perhaps, in this novel, Shelley was hinting that the monster like qualities shown by both Victor and Frankenstein are ones that often plague the human race. Humans tend to have unrealistic dreams for the future. Victor, wanted to believe that he could create something that would help benefit the human race, but the outcome was disastrous. If Victor chose to be there for his child, the Creature wouldn’t have the constant thirst for vengeance. Victor’s creation of an abandoned creature and the search to become “God” may have been more responsible for his own demise rather than the Creature
Then, the monster had the audacity and was selfish enough to blame their maid and friend, Justine for the murder of William. The monsters need for revenge costs Victor two people he loves so far. After
In “Frankenstein” Mary Shelley writs about a curious scientist who wants to test nature’s bounds by creating a superhuman. Victor ultimately succeeds in creating this giant creature from putting together dead human body parts. The creature in a way resembles a young child trying to find his way into the world. Sadly without the guidance of a parental figure such as Victor, who abandons the creature out of fear, causes the creature to take a long, dark path for the rest of his life. The creature is seen as morally ambiguous because of his reasoning behind his actions to kill people.
However, with these unbelievable discoveries that bring benefits also comes people who tend to lose their end goals and end up creating harmful things. In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein is a young man who yearns for scientific knowledge. Victor ends up creating a monster that he brings to life through galvanism. However, this monster later turns out to be the murderer of Victor’s brother. This sends Victor into a whirlwind of emotions and begins to blame himself when he exclaims “ I had turned loose into the world a depraved wretch whose delight was in carnage and misery; had he not murdered my brother?”.
Victor’s suffering is entirely self-inflicted. He brings his problems upon himself through his relentless desire for knowledge. His downfall is brought upon him by his creation, which uses knowledge again to do damage to him and those close to him. Knowledge has destructive capabilities and they were abused by Victor and his creation until their ultimate
Feeling lost and unwanted, the Monster vows for revenge against his creator, Victor Frankenstein. As the climax of the novel approaches, we see that the Monster has killed Henry Clerval, a childhood friend of Victor’s, and Victor’s wife Elizabeth. The theme
In order to further understand the person who is Victor Frankenstein, we will analyze two specific quotes in which he ponders the consequences of creating his monster. The first specific quote that shows Dr. Frankenstein pondering the consequences of his actions is when he states, “but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust fill my heart.” When Victor is initially building his creation, all he thinks of is the great science behind his work. However, he never once thinks of the consequences he may face once his creation becomes a reality. This lack of complete thinking is what leads to the “beauty of the dream vanishing” for Victor Frankenstein. The instant his creation comes to life,
This is similar to how God delivers divine retribution to his creation. This is all in vain when Victor dies after a miserable life of guilt, shame, paranoia, and tragedy. After spending so much time learning the secret to life, Victor spends a lot of time trying to destroy the very thing that he creates. Shelly does this to inform the reader that some mysteries are not worth pursuing. Frankenstein punishes himself, his family and his consciousness suffered because of his arrogance of trying to have the power of God.