This was evidenced by Frankenstein rejecting the creature due to its physical appearance. He was also afraid that the creature resembled how he felt on the inside. Frankenstein tried to run from his emotions while the creature was discovering his. Mary Shelley described this encounter with the De Laceys after observing the family for a considerable time. “I felt sensations of a peculiar and overpowering nature: they were a mixture of pain and pleasure, such as I had never before experienced, either from hunger or cold, warmth or food.” I do not believe that Frankenstein was a bad person, but one that was irresponsible and afraid.
Alienation is the common attribute between the two main characters. Victor Frankenstein is perhaps the only character that more or less chooses alienation by himself because of his desire for knowledge. In the end, Victor becomes the “prisoner of his own creation.” On the other hand, “The Monster” is from birth abandoned in solitude, it is the experiences the monster encounters in life that reflect his actions. The monster is greeted with disgust and violence even though he introduces himself with friendly intentions. By giving the Creature a voice, the reader can sympathize with the suffering caused by the humans.
Victor, however, didn’t learn from his mistake of creating the monster, and created another. The monster also refers to the family in the cabin as “[his] friends” when they didn’t know of his existence (103). He despised the monster he believed he is; he stated that “when [he] heard the details of vice and bloodshed, [his] wonder ceased, and [he] turned away with disgust and loathing” (104). Therefore, he realized his flaws, which Victor failed to
Frankenstein hesitates on this quest due to past experience while creating the current monster. The monsters goal is to be happy and to feel love by another, but his goal is unattainable because the mate might have a different mindset than the creature; she could possibly hate the creature or turn him down in disgust. Frankenstein rejects the favor and the monster, in anger, swears to his creator that he will make him miserable since he failed to make him happy. For instance, The monster’s selfish ways determines him as a fiend because he says “ Your hours will pass in dread and misery, and soon the bolt will fall which must ravish from your happiness forever. Are you to be happy while I grovel in the intensity of my wretchedness?
Human interaction is one of the five basic needs as stated by Maslow. Human interaction is what stabilizes many people, without it we see the negative behavior changes in the lives of those who are in constant isolation. In the novel, Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein creates a monster from the scraps of body that instantly becomes a reject in society. Throughout the novel, we see the toll that isolation takes on the monster and how to leads him to make cruel choices. In Frankenstein, the monster lives in constant isolation.
Frankenstein seems to show a prejudice towards his own creation; though he purposefully made the monster large to make it easier to add smaller things—such as nails and eyelashes—he chooses to look at his newly-awakened creation with repugnance. “For this I had deprived myself of rest and health. I had desired it with an ardour that far exceeded moderation; but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart.” (Shelley 35) This disgust motivates him to run away, thus abandoning his monster. Unfortunately, this was not the only event that contributed to the annihilation of Frankenstein’s
However, Eliza is more capable of becoming a functioning member of her society and is successful in receiving respect from her peers. The monster is not respected despite his efforts and faces discrimination. Both creations were set up for failure by their creators and were not expected to be successful. They were utilized by their creators in an effort to achieve a new scientific breakthrough and prove their original hypothesis. Due to their inhumane origins they will never, despite any progress they make towards becoming more human, be considered human or successful creations by their
Drastically impacted by the time spent on the creation of his monster, Frankenstein finds that he not only ignored his own life, but also the lives of those who surround him. Frankenstein’s realization of his isolation is apparent when, “the same feelings which made [him] neglect the scenes around [him] caused [him] also to forget those friends who were so many miles absent, and whom [he] had not seen for so long a time” (40). The root of Frankenstein’s isolation was the two years spent on the creation of his monster, as he was separated from all of society. In the context of the novel, the words “neglect” and “absent” reveal Frankenstein’s isolation atop of his limited emotion. Frankenstein’s representation as the brain of the body reflects on his longing desire to feel emotion as a result of his isolated emotions.
And, even in death, he did not obtain happiness or even guarantee his sons’ happiness, though he ends his life just because there is a possibility that his death may inadvertently bring success, and with it, happiness, to his family. As Willy considers his plan, he exclaims that his son, Biff, will “worship me for it!” (135). Soon after, Willy says, “When the mail comes he’ll be ahead of Bernard again!” In response, Willy’s image of Ben replies that this suicidal plan is a “perfect proposition all around,” (135). But, as much as Willy yearns for success and happiness, especially through Biff’s career, he fails. The proposition is not perfect, and Biff will not succeed as a salesman.
Further, it is these “same feelings which made [him]…forget those friends who were so many miles absent” (37). It is evident here that Frankenstein’s lack of connection with nature correlates with his lack of human connection, which he similarly detaches from, causing him to cease writing to them as a method of connection and communication. He wants to “procrastinate all that related to my feelings of affection until the great object, which swallowed up every habit of
He said that “I never once acted on them because I’m not the coward my father was.” He didn’t enjoy the emotions following his words because he has moved past that time in his life and wants to forget about it. What is more in focus is that from the beginning of kindergarten to the end of high school he has changed so differently he considers himself a new man. learning to cope with pain overtime he considers his disease a false diagnosis to overpower his brain with the beauty of the world: he knows its true he
His false portrayal and constant rejection never stopped him from adapting to society, evidently it did turn him down a dark and vengeful path. Just as it did for the Monster. When Frankenstein attempted to join society, he was rejected and chased out due to his differences, but he wasn’t as interested in joining the society as Grendel was. The monster was content staying away from humans until he happened upon the family of
Victor expected his creation to be this beautiful being that would because somewhat of a hero figure. But when it was born, if mind was cleared, and he had realized what he had done. He had created a monster and had to disown it. He didn’t want anything to do with it because he felt ashamed that he created such a
Because he don not want any one know about he said the lie, and he want to teach his children be a good person in the world Although "The Crucible" is a powerful drama, it stands second to "Death of a Salesman" as a work of art. Mr. Miller had had more trouble with this one, perhaps because he is too conscious of its implications. The literary style is cruder. The early motivation is muffled in the uproar of the opening scene, and the theme does not develop with the simple eloquence of "Death of a Salesman." ---------By BROOKS