she was arguably influenced from his epic poem, “Childe Harold's Pilgrimage.” (1812-1818) Additionally, Shelly was greatly influenced by John Milton’s, “Paradise Lost,” (1667) as evidenced by the correlations between Satan and Frankenstein’s monster. Both characters exhibit traits of having an alluring and attractive nature while simultaneously being frightening and a danger to society. Victor Frankenstein longed to reanimate a living being and in his efforts to do so, he created a monster that will prove Doctor Frankenstein is just as monstrous.
The threat that the monster made of his family when they were in the cave gave him anxiety. The signs are super clear here. He finally drives home the point when he is making the monster. After his creation, Frankenstein was always looking over his shoulder for the monster. This is clear signs of anxiety, he is always nervous and worried about the monster.
Sacrificing. Suffering. Despising. The novel Frankenstein by Marie Shelly tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a grotesque creature in an experiment trying to invent life of his own. Victor regrets his action so turns the creature lose to the world and closes himself in his abysm of thoughts.
Although his primary secret is now exposed, he takes it upon himself to find and destroy what he had brought into the world because he believes it to be his responsibility , and sees it as a way to avenge the people he had lost at the hands of his creation. Frankenstein had come
Victor goes back on the deal so the monster vows to get revenge out of anger. After a tumultuous couple of years, the monster kills Victor’s best friend Henry and soon-to-be wife Elizabeth, leaving Victor to blame himself for the deaths. Killing Henry and Elizabeth through rage are the monster’s sense of atonement. It seems as if it is a sense of karma since Victor did not truly help his monster. At the end of the novel Victor dies with regret since “even the enemy of God and man had friends and associates in his desolation; [he] is alone”
The creature that he abandoned took away his loved ones. “Again do I vow vengeance; again do I devote thee, miserable fiend, to torture and death. Never will [Victor] give up my search until he or [Victor] perish” (182). Victor at this point has lost everything he’s ever known, and is forever consumed by his hatred of the creature and lost his sense of reality. In Frankenstein, Victor’s sense of morality is destroyed by the dark side of human nature and technology.
Mary Shelley 's, Frankenstein, depicts the inevitable downfall of Victor Frankenstein, the doctor who created a monster that in the end destroys him. From the start of the novel, Victor tries his best to catch the monster who is running north. From there Victor begins to tell the story of his miscreation, and all the disasters the monster causes. Shelley 's novel is combined with a variation of allusions that showcase her work and enhances the novel 's overall meaning.
This would be similar to leaving a baby all alone and making it fend for himself when they do not know the basic needs to live. In addition of this Frankenstein became a threat to others because of his sheer size. The monster was traveling to find Frankenstein and once he reaches town he finds a little boy; the boy tells the monster that his brother is Frankenstein and the creature kills him out of hatred for his creator. The boy has to pay the price of death due to his brother’s wrong decisions and actions and frames Justine by putting the locket in her dress. Frankenstein is requested to make a female monster to live with the creature so that he will not be so lonely.
Victor had said goodnight to Elizabeth and let her rest. As he was leaving he heard a shriek come from Elizabeth’s room, he realized the monster had killed Elizabeth. The monster killing Elizabeth, which is Victor’s wife, causes Victor to be hurt and very angry with the monster. Victor then tried to kill the monster by attempting to shoot him with his pistol. When Victor misses, he shows the guests which way the monster ran and they all hunt for him, he was not found.
Thinking about the deal with his family in mind, Victor begins his work on the second monster. The first monster made Victor suffer terribly and threatened his family; trying to scare Victor for not creating his mate, the monster angrily said to Frankenstein, “I can make you so wretched that the light of day will be hateful to you” (162). While looking back upon his unfinished work, Victor remembers “the miserable monster whom I had created,” (152). “With the companion you bestow I will quit the neighborhood of man,” (142) promises the monster to Victor upon completion of his mate. Victor, trying to act morally, destroys the monster for the good of the world.
Along with the aforementioned characteristics, he also demonstrates peripeteia, anagnorisis, and catharsis. Peripeteia is a sudden shift in plot line which is shown through Victor creating monster and how he almost becomes fatally ill. Frankenstein runs into his old friend Henry which gives him relief and hopes of sanity which could also be seen as forms of catharsis. The shift of Frankenstein’s gloomy outlook to this joyful relief shows the frustrations and trouble Frankenstein had with creating his monster. Later in the novel Frankenstein finds out that his brother has been murdered.
In the novel Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus, written by Mary Shelley, the creature that was created by Victor Frankenstein, possessed certain qualities that made him indifferent to the human race. These qualities, however, made the creature more friendly, than a fiend. From the moment the creature was in the world, he possessed a mind like that of a child, ready to absorb any knowledge that was accessible to him. He had found himself spying on a diverse family who lived deep in the woods, away from society.
The theme of Frankenstein is revenge and how it influences one, when affected, in doing stuff that affects one's family and loved one. At first, when the creature is brought to life, he is confused and feels abandoned after his creator leaves in disgust after seeing him. The creature is first mistreated by Victor and then by the De Lacey family, leaving the creature to feel pain and anger, turning to revenge. The creature compares himself to the devil saying, “I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel, whom thou drivest from joy for no misdeed,” (Shelley 42). The creature turns to revenge in a want to hurt those who have hurt him.
Society views those who are aesthetically pleasing in a positive way and those who are less pleasant to the eye are immediately judged in a negative way. In the novel Frankenstein, author Mary Shelley shares the comparison between Victor’s actions and how a man should not sacrifice his humanity in the pursuit of knowledge. Mary gives us many examples as to when Victor did not remain engaged in the real world and how that backfired. Victor’s creation slaughters his cousin, younger brother, and best friend. Victor’s actions become the characteristics of a monster to which he kills the monster’s potential mate and causes the death of the most important people to Victor.
The ambition for knowledge is a dangerous thing, especially if that knowledge is kept a secret. The novel Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, follows Walton who, while searching for new land, helps Victor Frankenstein and listens to his story. Victor Frankenstein is a wise character, but his passion for knowledge, his ambition, and his decision to keep his past a secret drives him and others around him to a short life. Frankenstein’s passion for knowledge drives him to isolate himself and make those around him worry. Frankenstein has a lonely life due to his pursuit of knowledge.