" 'Frankenstein! you belong then to my enemy -- to him towards whom I have sworn eternal revenge; you shall be my first victim.” Upon his arrival to Geneva The Monster comes across a ‘beautiful child’, Victor’s younger brother William. The Monster was then enraged, and fueled by vengeance. This is Shelley’s way of revealing the Monster’s true inner character, and reminding the reader of his burning hatred for Victor. The tragic death of young William was 100% caused by the negligence of Victor.
The actions of Frankenstein creating this frightening creature, created a wretched outcome, because the creature was overwhelmed with such hate that the creature had killed people whom Victor Frankenstein cared for. The overall moral of this novel is for one to not have any regrets in one's actions, to have a knowledge of your actions and the outcomes of
The Chilean poet Pablo Neruda once described the emotional suffering that can be caused by the absence of someone in our lives,“Absence is a place so vast that you will pass through its walls and hang pictures in the air.” In Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein, abandonment plays a large role in affecting the creature created by Victor Frankenstein. Victor has an unending thirst for knowledge that leads him to animate a creature made of dead body parts, when the creature is brought to life Victor is immediately disgusted and leaves his creation. The creature who is left on his own eventually kills all of Victor’s family and his friend. The creature’s violent behavior is due to the anger he feels from the lack of nurture he receives from his creator, however one could argue that the cause was his innate evil.
With much deliberation, Frankenstein agrees to do so. It is then revealed how he had suffered inequality in the nearby villages of Ingolstadt, as well as a cottage in Germany. In reaction to the monster’s deformity and shape, the actions taken against him, overall, were made out of fear and discrimination. In his account of the nearby villages of Ingolstadt, the monster claims that “the whole village was roused; some fled, some attacked me, until grievously bruised by stones and other kinds of missile weapons.” (Shelley 73) The monster was left feeling miserable, as he reflected upon “the barbarity of man.” (Shelley 73) Aroused by fear, with the accompaniment of outrage and violence from others, which
The article “Ways that abortion is evil” states that, ”Abortion is never a more personal choice but a grave offense to God and his creation. God’s plan for the little ones have been ruined” (Geoffery). Baby’s lives can be taken away very quickly and without any consent. In the epic poem Beowulf, Grendel took many lives away and didn’t care at all who it was or anything. The quote from Beowulf, "Till the monster stirred, that demon, that fiend/Grendel who haunted the moors, the wild/Marshes, and made his home in a hell” (Heaney 101) creates a horrible person who takes away lives for no reason except for pleasure.
Mary Shelley utilizes the selection of detail in Frankenstein, to create a tone of anger and despair. Shelly uses the words “wild” and “broken” to describe the feelings of the creature following the horrifying meeting with Felix, Safie, and Agatha. These words convey the rejection the creature is faced with, giving a sense of lost hope. The encounter with the cottagers doesn’t go the way the creature planned, which enrages the creature sending him in rampage of destruction. Shelley uses alliteration to express the feelings the creature has towards his creator, Frankenstein.
This becomes more notable as the story progresses especially when the monster states that his “heart was poisoned with remorse” (Shelley 186). In this vital statement said by the monster, his intense regret for his murders is clearly conveyed. He even goes to the extent to metaphorically hyperbolize his feelings of remorse by stating that they have “poisoned” his heart. He adds on by saying that his heart was “fashioned to be susceptible of love and sympathy” (Shelley 186), which even further supports the idea that the monster truly believes that he was originally intended to have the traits and mindset of a human. However, the rejection brought against him by society destroyed his human traits leading him to murdering people.
In the novel Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein creates a “monster”. Throughout the novel, there are many scenes of violence that contribute to the complete meaning of the passage. In the beginning of the book, the creation is very lonely and in need of a friend. Due to Victor’s abandonment of his own creation, the creation has a lack of “parental guidance”; thus the creation becomes deviant, violent, and ultimately, a monster. The creation’s deviance leads him to have violent thoughts.
Frankenstein is considered a gothic novel due to all of the vital deaths. Which include the deaths of Victor Frankenstein, Victor's wife Elizabeth Lavenza, Justine Moritz who is accused of murder, Victors beloved brother William Frankenstein, Victor's beloved father, and Victors role model and friend Henry Clerval. All the illnesses in this novel represent additional aspects to a gothic structure. For example, when Victor's creation of the monster came to life, he suffered constant collapses because the monster traumatized him. However, Victor also suffered with a massive amount of emotional sickness because, he felt extremely guilty for being such a coward towards his own invention.
The Blame Game Throughout the gothic novel, Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, blame is often thrown in two directions. Victor, who created the monster for his own superficial reasons in order to become famous and have the gratification for “conquering death”, is blamed by many. On the other hand, the monster could also be the one to blame, as it is his own destructive actions that bring grief and sorrow to many. From my point of view, there is a simple question and answer. Why did the monster feel like he needed to wreak havoc in order to get empathy and understanding for his own isolated feelings?
This quote said by Frankenstein, gave proof that he believed that the monster he created, was pointless. Also, the monster 's appearance leads many to believe that its behavior is immoral and ruthless. One of the most memorable reactions from the book is the reaction of the old man in the hut. "...perceiving me [the monster] shrieked loudly, and quitting the hut, ran across the fields with a speed of which his debilitated form hardly seemed capable." The man ran because he believed that the monster was about to hurt him, from the monster 's gruesome appearance, the man automatically assumed the monster was evil.