“Yet when he saw his creature reaching out toward him, trying to smile, Victor rushed from the building, unable to take on the creature as his own charge.” This is the turning point where the monster sees that he is not loved by his creator. This is the part that kind of
The word “monstrous” can be confused with the definition of “monster” as something inhuman, something or someone who has lacks of remorse or caring for things that a normal human being should care for. In literature, the word monster is used to refer to men/women who have done horrible mistakes like murder or those who have no regard for life and nature. Victor Frankenstein is the real monster of the story because he condemned everyone around him to dead because the isolation that he provoked by cutting everyone of his life caused him psychological damage. Through Frankenstein, Mary Shelley attempts to show the idea of how it is unnecessary to be a creature in order to be a monster. We could be human but we still act like monsters.
From reading Grendel, I took away that he let society's idea of himself captivate who he thought he really was. Grendel had the potential and the curiosity to be harmless, but he let the powerful words and actions of the humans, the Shaper, and the dragon take over his thoughts. In a way, the humans were just as much monsters in this book for not accepting Grendel, and making him become the monster he was. If the humans were to accept Grendel and they were able to understand each other, prevention of further catastrophes probably could have been
To finish off the creature shows the best and the worst
Of course, he had been a wretch, a murderer, a complete and total monster. Had he been a monster from the start, or only once he killed poor William? That was the one thing that still puzzled him. He had nothing to be proud of, nothing to take pride in, except his killings, which he abhorred. Ultimately, those would be the things that made him a monster, he could not think of anything else.
As previously mentioned, one main question invoked by the reading of this novel is whose fault is it that many terrible things happened as a result of the monster's creation. Is it Frankenstein's fault for making the monster or was it just bad luck meaning he had no control? Regardless of whether or not Frankenstein was guilty for the crimes of the monster or not, he created a hideous and scary monster, he didn’t help him. He cause all of the events to unfold. So maybe the blame does fall on Frankenstein.
He hated his creator to such a degree that he was willing to do anything to hurt him. The monster was right, however, in hating Victor because of Victor’s terrible treatment and disposition towards the monster. The first wrong that Victor committed was making the monster unbearably ugly. When he first creates the
What did he there? Could he be (I shuddered at the conception) the murderer of my brother?” (Shelley 163). All of the people who see Being, scream and run like mad men because of its atrocious physical appearance.
Victor refuses, punishing the monster for his actions by forcing him into isolation. The monster turns vengeful not because it's evil, but because its isolation fills it with overwhelming hate and anger. It quickly becomes clear that Frankenstein sees isolation from family and society as the worst imaginable fate. Altogether, the themes used in Shelley’s work create meaning for the reader and allow a better understanding of the
Both Caliban and the creature are constantly insulted by their creators. Throughout “Frankenstein”, it is clear that Frankenstein abhors the creature and feels ashamed for creating it. In “Frankenstein”, Shelley states, “I shudder to reflect, that I have been the miserable origin and author?” From this piece of text, the reader can infer that Frankenstein wants nothing to do with the creature. Caliban is also treated in a similar manner.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is about a man that creates human life. The abandonment, unhappiness, and misunderstandment between the creature and the other characters causes a lot of suffering. Throughout the novel no one will give him a chance to show them that he is not harmful, despite his appearance. If Victor wouldn´t have turned him away from the very beginning he could have saved a lot of people from getting hurt. As soon as the creature comes to life Victor is startled by his appearance, as well as everyone else in the novel.
He probably had more emotions than humans themselves. Frankenstein was just a clueless monster. All humans saw was a monster though, and this would lead frankenstein to actually become a monster. He was broken that his creator left him so he was confused on what he was.
Humans are complex creatures that can be defined by the unique characteristics that they possess. When analyzing the differences between humans and other species, it is important to take into context the non biological differences. The mental capacity of humans affects how they are able to function in the world and creates a mental barrier between them and other earthly creatures. In the novel Frankenstein, Mary Shelley highlights some of the defining characteristics of humans. Shelley displays an artificial creature that is inhumane in many aspects, but over time showcases human like characteristics.
Throughout history, mankind proclaims a future world close to utopia; however, the results of the present day veers far from ambitions. Repeating the words from The Great Gatsby’s, Nick Carraway, “ No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart,” reveals that the vivid imaginations of humans always surpass the true extent of the situation. Furthermore, evidence proves Carraway’s assertion through classic novels such as, The Great Gatsby, Frankenstein, and Jane Eyre. Each of these storylines’ characters fall into an optimistic reality compared to the tangible society surrounding them.
Evil by Nature? Monster stories have surfaced in nearly every culture, language, and place throughout humankind?s history. The monster stories take the form of vampires, ghosts, zombies, werewolves, and evil beings, and they are all shared themes found throughout various cultures. The common factor between these monsters is that they are all arguably monstrous and evil by nature.