Encompassed by the outside world, one lives through many encounters where learning is acknowledged. Experiencing other individuals reflects upon one 's recognition and realizes oneself choices. Frankenstein, shows the readers through characters that learning to a greater extent may destroy one 's life. The eagerness of broad learning is first observed through Victor Frankenstein. Toward the start of the novel, a young man named Victor experiences childhood in Geneva “deeply smitten with the thirst for knowledge” (Shelley, 20).
The creature said that “ But in the detail which he gave you of them he could not sum up the hours and months of misery which I endured, wasting in impotent passions. For while I destroyed his hopes, I did not satisfy my own desires. They were forever ardent and craving; still I desired love and fellowship, and I was still spurned.” Victor destroyed the one thing that could have given the creature happiness. The creature went through a lot and saw how cruel people can be just because you look different. He didn 't understand why people weren 't nice to him even though he was nice to them.
Receiving Justice (Mythological) Justice in the creature’s eyes is not just to fix karma, but meaning equality for all in society. Justice refers to the quality of being fair and reasonable. The creature was thirsty for justice and fairness between him, society, and especially his creator, Victor Frankenstein. As the creature learns by experience, he notices he is hideous and does not fit in with the world. “The source of the conflict between Victor and the monster starts when the monster knows that he has been the victim of foul injustice at the hands of humans and he wants Victor to correct these wrongs, and do in this way, justice” (Skuola.net).
The desire to discover what has not yet been discovered or to know what remains unknown often causes destruction and misery. In the Gothic novel Frankenstein, written by Mary Shelley during the Romantic Era, the protagonist Victor Frankenstein experiences anguish after creating life. Victor shares with the reader the anxiety he suffers and the grievous events that permanently alter his perspective after creating a monster. Throughout the novel the reader develops sympathy for Victor due to his dedication to do the right thing, admirable purpose for his creation and the consequences he endures. One is compelled to show affection toward Victor because of his determination to perform noble acts despite the hardships he faces.
The novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley says a person is responsible for their actions if they do not weigh the possible consequences of their actions before making their final decision. Throughout the novel, Mary Shelley shows the consequences of actions that are done without proper thought beforehand. Victor Frankenstein wants to create life, he wants to be god, and his lust for this goal overtakes his common sense. Victor rushes into making his creature and then makes rash decisions which also contributes to his demise and the death of several of his close friends and family. The monster should be held responsible for his actions to a certain extent, however, his actions are influenced by Victor’s initial impetuous decisions.
The creature wants a companion and shows Victor that breaking his promise has consequences. By murdering Elizabeth and lingering to savor Victor’s despair, it is evident that the creature wants to bring pain to Victor, and finds pleasure in it. The creature also seems to “jeer” (242) through the window, exhibiting no remorse for killing Elizabeth. Someone who finds pleasure in inflicting pain upon another is a
However, the rejection brought against him by society destroyed his human traits leading him to murdering people. In contrast to the remorse of the monster, Victor feels only disgust when creating the monster rather than remorse. In hact he claimed that the “beauty of the dream vanished” (Shelley 61). This indicates a rather larger ideology within the story; While Victor constantly displays his disgust and hatred towards the monster, he begins to show less remorse as the story progresses. Obviously, the human reaction to creating a monster that would kill people would be remorse.
The knowledge itself, or the journey to gain information? Shelley creates an overlying theme of knowledge and the dangers associated with it by using allusion and development of her characters Victor Frankenstein, Robert Walton, and the Creature. One of the biggest ways Shelley executes the theme of knowledge and its consequences is through allusion. Shelley alludes
Rejection is like ripping the wings off a butterfly; you force the butterfly to live forever on the ground taking its innate ability to fly. Author, Mary Shelley, in her novel, Frankenstein, illustrates how Victor Frankenstein’s obsession with creating new life ends up destroying everything he loves. Shelley’s purpose is to highlight how the regressive effects of rejection can push someone into a maddening state. Through Shelley’s use of point of view, emotional reaction, and tone, I believe that Frankenstein’s creation should be pardon from all his crimes committed due to the mental state others pushed him into. The first instance where we learn about the monster is through Victor’s point of view; however, due to the monster’s constant acts of revenge, everything Victor says shows his hateful bias against the creation.
He makes the crowd hear him out alone. For instance, when Justine was blamed for the murder for William, Victor supposes he is the most exceedingly terrible off and says,“the tortures of the accused did not equal mine.” (Shelley 105). Victor likewise loses the reader’s sympathy, making disdain for the beast without becoming more acquainted with him; this implies we have pre-judged the creature as a monstrosity. We then understand reality when we hear the creature's story. We feel sensitivity and distress towards the beast in light of the fact that the creature has been denied of his life as a result of partiality from the initial introduction.