Lord Byron penned the first Byronic hero in 1812 and when Mary Shelly wrote, “Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus,”(1823) 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. In the corpse turned monster, we find the Byronic hero. The monster has an unavoidable fate.
The threat of who he could attack next makes him have anxiety. 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.
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.
After many deaths caused by the creature, the end of the novel signifies a turning point in Frankenstein as he admits to creating the being and demands that it should be hunted down for its heinous crimes. 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
Later in the novel when Victor visits the monster, he is asked to create a companion for the monster. 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.
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. Shelley utilizes the allusion from the story of Prometheus to recreate the character of Victor that comes from the Greek legend that Prometheus was created with the ability to mold humans.
He has a hatred for Frankenstein and how he left him all alone. 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.
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.