Their values become our own, just as their parents’ became theirs. Supposing this is true, what would become of those who are without parents? In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein animates a creature out of dismembered pieces of corpses. But instead of educating and guiding his creation, he washes his hands clean of the entire situation. As the creature stumbles through life, both literally and figuratively, consumed by the raging wildfire of Victor’s abandonment, and fueled by the obsession of beauty and the deprivation of a stable foundation, he wreaks havoc in Victor’s life and the lives of those who surround him.
Abandoning his creation only brought out the truly evil side. The deprivation of companionship leads the creature to kill Frankenstein’s brother, William, not just to kill the young boy though. The creature tells Frankenstein that he killed William but he only executed the plan so that Frankenstein could truly feel the way that he did. He let Frankenstein know how he truly felt saying, “I am alone, and miserable; man will not associate with me”, (p.172). The death of his brother was to aid him in seeing that his creation did not have trust and did not have friendship.
Everyone has had a moment in their life when they have been evil. In the poem Beowulf, good vs. evil is greatly used in conflict between many of the characters. Beowulf, a warrior helps out Hrothgar when his land was being attacked by a monster named Grendel, who was an ugly beast. Beowulf defeats Grendel and kills him with just his hands. Grendel’s mother becomes very angry that Beowulf killed her son so she wants revenge.
The monster then decides to take the life of Victors companion. He does this for revenge as that is the one thing Victor refuses the monster. The reason for these characters deaths is in Foster's words “to put stress on other characters.”(90) These deaths cross a breaking point in Victor's mind. When Victor has nobody left in his life he makes up his mind to kill the monster in an act of violent passion. He sets out to hunt the monster, but gets sick and dies on his journey.
In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, both Victor and the creature have qualities that make them resemble “humans,” or “monsters.” A monster finds joy in bringing harm to others, and does anything to get what they want. They do this without thinking of the consequences, and may not feel regret afterwards. The creature repeatedly demonstrated this quality throughout the novel. The creature resembles a monster because he makes Victor suffer after feeling rejected. The creature finds William, Victor’s brother, in the woods and kills him.
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.
Vengeance, an act of inflicting pain and suffering on another individual, was used between the two protagonists as a means to resolve conflict. The monster accomplished his revenge by murdering Victor's loved ones, while Victor responded through direct violence on the monster and his creature bride. Ultimately, both achieve their revenge on each other through their own demise. These acts resulted in tragic and devastating consequences for both Victor Frankenstein and the monster. If Victor has created his monster, and integrated him into society, and gave him the knowledge, affection he deserved, then it can be inferred his relationship with humans would have been completely different.
From the moment he was brought to life the only thing he knew about himself was that he was seen as a monster, "I beheld the wretch - the miserable monster whom I had created," (Shelley, 59), which gave him the reasoning to act upon what he was labeled as. Except the monster was not a monster in the slightest. He was kind and was able to understand emotions. After stealing the families necessities he began to interpret the problems the family he was encountering when, "I discovered one of the causes of the uneasiness of the amiable family: it was poverty…I had been accustomed, during the night, to steal a part of their store for my own consumption; but when I found that I doing this I inflicted pain on that cottagers, I abstained," (Shelley, 114), however since society had already labeled this creature based on the outward appearance they were unable to look past it. Whereas the real monster throughout the story is no other than Victor Frankenstein.
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
On the third part of the expedition, there was a car taken along, which proved to be useless in the snow. They also found the ponies had the same problem. This forced the men to carry the sledge themselves. Many of the ponies collapsed on the journey and had to be shot and used for meals. Some of the meat was stored for later.