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 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
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?”.
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
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 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.
Once he completes it he then rips it apart so the monstrosity will not spread. This causes the monster to be lonely, and become angry. When Dr. Frankenstein creates life from a monstrosity of parts he abandons it in disgust that he had the nerve to give an inanimate object life.
Nature is the foundation of our world and it is the basis of all creation. Science is the area of research that is determined to expand knowledge so that one is able to better understand the way nature functions. Both nature and science are governed by a specific set of rules and regulations that abide by their principles of origin. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein presents a prevailing theme of nature versus science. By having each of the two main characters represent one side of the argument, Shelley is able to effectively explore the confrontation between natural and unnatural.
During the quest for power and greatness, humans often change and transition into people they are not. Their changes affect themselves and others, typically ending in a bad result. In the novel Frankenstein written by Mary Shelley, the main character Victor attempts to create a human and partially succeeds. It turns out to be horrifying looking and actually quite smart with human characteristics. As a result, Victor changes and becomes lonely, mentally and physically ill.
As the novel goes on, Victor steadily starts growing into his responsibilities more and more recognizing himself as the true creator of this turned into “monster”. It is essential to recognize how Vicor’s view as role of the creator changes. His initial irresponsibility and inability to truly claim his creation, is what sparks the monster’s malicious ways in the first place. When he recognizes he is bound to his creature, he takes a type of responsibility by feeling he owes his creation a companion. Victor then goes on to take full responsibility by accepting he must destroy his creation before further damage is done.