The fear for his safety not only physically isolated him, but emotionally scarred him. The monster is even “terrified” of his own reflection, suggesting there is no hope of acceptance from humankind since he cannot even accept himself (Shelley 121). The monster later comments that he was “drivest from joy for no misdeed” (Shelley 105). People were too quick to judge the monster’s image instead of
The monster was completely inculpable of harming anyone. The monster witness hatred from his own creator, yet he still choose to learn the ways of a loving human. You can’t blame the doer when that who created him has injected his horrors upon him. The monsters
In the same way, she uses Victor Frankenstein to represent his display of humanity by showing responsibility and compassion for his creation. This also involves the Enlightenment era because Victor gains knowledges to create his creature, but instead he created a monster that he could not control. He starts to resent his own creation because of its imperfections and with that there is an emotional barrier between his creation and him. This only caused more problems as it made the monster feel lonely and unloved. When Frankenstein and the monster met again, the monster demanded that he creates a female companion for him.
The creature only wanted to end his loneliness and gain a friend but instead faced rejection amongst everyone including his creator. When he acted kindly, he received no love and when he acted with hatred, he still recieved no
The pristine blankness of their mind is susceptible to impressions, both positive and negative, from external factors, primarily parenting, schooling and their interactions with society. Victor’s physical and emotional reactions to his child tarnish this slate, altering the monster’s interpretation of the parent-child relationship and that of his part in the social order. Victor’s “bitterness of disappointment” reflects through his avoidance of his creation and foreshadows the abuse and abandonment that would ensue for the rest of the novel (Shelley 60). The monster cannot help his actions and thoughts because the only moral confidant that could possibly understand him is the absent
In Frankenstein, a cautionary tale by Mary Shelley, the reader is given a more extreme example that proves science has boundaries and shows many consequences without responsibility and ethics. In the beginning, Victor Frankenstein grew up eager for knowledge and a longing to learn. He studied diligently and the result was a fascination with life and death, “the genius that [had] regulated [his] fate (pg 22).” . Over his life, he developed a “God-complex” and set out to create life. Frankenstein did so without considering basic ethics and in his mind “life and death appeared to [him] ideal bounds, which [he] should first break through (pg 33).” His pride and desire to control the very nature of life ruled his life for years, driving him into an obsession.
The protagonist becomes obsessed with his desires to create life and attain glory and seemingly, revenge that he neglects his family, relatives and friends. This is apparent when he does not write letters to his father and Ms. Lavenza, his lover while doing research. Even Henry Clerval, his childhood friend pleads, “…your father and cousin would be very happy if they received a letter from you in your own handwriting” (Shelley 66). After Frankenstein completes his creation, he is disgusted with it and recognizes that he has gone against God and this is morally wrong. Owing to this, his Superego causes him to feel guilt.
The underlying truth of the Underground Man’s hatred is within himself. He confesses, “That was my ruin, for when I was in the mud I comforted myself with the thought that at other times I was a hero, and the hero was a cloak for the mud: for an ordinary man it was shameful to defile himself, but a hero was too lofty to be utterly defiled, and so he might defile himself” (Dostoevsky 73).” He fears of rejection, so he creates a barrier between himself and the rest of the world. Even so, he desires for honesty which requires some sort of determination or resolution. There is a whole truth lying somewhere to be found and then faced; that finding and facing it involves courage. By daring himself to go underground, a world full of literature, the Underground somehow transforms himself into a hero because he goes against the odds even though he constantly criticizes himself as spiteful or sick.
Science-fiction stories captivate human minds because they explore the dangers of the unknown, yet modern society discounts the ominous themes of science-fiction stories in favor of curiosity. Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, which developed the science-fiction genre, conveys its message by telling the somber story of Victor Frankenstein and his monster. Victor abandons his creation when he sees the monster’s disfigured physical appearance. The monster learns to understand his need for compassion and creates hell on earth for Victor and his loved ones because of his rejection from society, afterwords justifying his actions as a result of his misery. The warning that attempting to change the forces of nature will ultimately result in universal unhappiness from multiple stories, including Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keys and Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, is relevant today yet ignored specifically in CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing.
Alceste is the cause of being a social misfit; the society has always been like that and it is not likely to change for one man, Alceste did not even try to actively do anything to try and change people’s beliefs, he continuously judged and looked down on them thus society making it impossible for him to apply his odd ideas and ideals. He is mismatched to the society not only because he is the society in which he lives is bad but also because he turned out to be a ridiculous opportunist, an absurdly jealous idealist, an impractical hypocrite and a