Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein may be one of the most popular novels of the 1800’s. In her novel, it can be seen that it was, in fact, meant to be a horror story. One of the elements she uses to convey the horror of her story in through the use of manipulation of the creature. Manipulation and the use of manipulation is a great detail that most glance over when looking in a horror story. Manipulation is a common tactic used by many people who want to get another person to commit an act they want them to do. This can turn the reader from seeing a very kind and sympathetic character into a not so great and conniving monster. Manipulation is observed in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, with Victor's creation. The creature uses manipulation to sway Victor’s
Have you ever judged a person by how they look? Or Ran away from your problem but they seem to come back and haunt you? Well in the book Gris Grimly 's Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein had created a creature so horrible looking that he ran away from it. Everyone believed that he wasn’t a human being, but I believe that everything he 's done was the most humane thing he could have done. The creature was a kind and "benevolent soul" that cared for everyone until he would be turned away from humanity all because he looked different. The creature learned what "bitter indignation" was and how to be "cruel" based on the way the villagers and his own creator treated him.
Archetypal Character Frankenstein just like many falls under the archetypal horror character. One might compare Frankenstein to other characters like Shere Khan from the Jungle Book and Long John Silver from the movie Treasure Island. So the question stands, how does the creature Frankenstein fit into the archetypal horror character? Mary Shelley more than likely created the creature to fit the archetypal character to separate him from the other characters.
The novel “Frankenstein,” by Mary Shelley tells the story of a man named Victor Frankenstein, who decides to go against the laws of nature by bringing to life a being constructed with decaying body parts. Victor believes in natural philosophy and science, which leads him to the idea of creating this Creature. Although this novel can be interpreted in many ways, I believe that Mary Shelley is shining a light on the harmful and dangerous impacts that prejudice and assumptions can have on people who are considered different. Shelley may be suggesting that humanity is the true 'monster ' due to its socialized ideologies that make ambition, self-greed and rage fulfilling. Even to this day society is known to shun those who we do not see as equals. It is my belief that society is the true ‘monster’ in the novel, and that it is through our experiences and interactions with society that shapes us into the person that we become. Because of the creatures experiences with abandonment, abuse, rejection, and lack of nurture, the creature turns from an innocent soul into a murderous monster.
Some people find it crazy to feel sympathetic for someone they do not know, let alone someone who is not human. Frankenstein written by Mary Shelley is about Victor Frankenstein, a young student studying science who creates a creature from a science experiment. The Creature is given life and eventually becomes responsible for the death of a few characters, but rather receive sympathy for his actions because he’s experienced a bad childhood, being all alone and only having the desire to be accepted.
The fictional horror novel of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is driven by the accentuation of humanity’s flaws. Even at the very mention of her work an archetypal monster fills one’s imagination, coupled with visions of a crazed scientist to boot. Opening her novel with Robert Walton, the conduit of the story, he also serves as a character to parallel the protagonist’s in many ways. As the ‘protagonist’ of the story, Victor Frankenstein, takes on the mantle of the deluded scientist, his nameless creation becomes the embodiment of a truly abandoned child – one left to fend for itself against the harsh reality posed by society. On the other hand, Walton also serves as a foil to Victor – he is not compulsive enough to risk what would be almost
In the novel Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, Robert Walton is on a voyage to discover unexplored knowledge. While on this journey he finds Victor Frankenstein, who tells the reader of his own journey to discover the unknown. In this novel, Mary Shelley employs literary devices such as repetition, imagery, and rhetorical questions to provide meaning to the audience. For example, the author uses repetition to emphasize Elizabeth’s confidence. Expressing her frustration with the situation Elizabeth repeats, “But she was innocent. I know, I feel, she was innocent” (Shelley 63). The repetition used in this phrase shows how Elizabeth feels very irritated with the circumstance she is currently in. Another way Shelley uses literary devices to convey
In the fiction novel Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, the Creature that Victor Frankenstein created was originally good at heart. When he was first brought to life he had good intentions and just wanted to be loved. Although, the Creation sought acceptance from humans, he soon realized he looked monstrous and no one would ever care for him. Many humans look at him disapprovingly, and, they judged him without knowing his kind heart. The judgmental humans are what lead to the Creature 's downfall.
The Relationship Between the Creature and the Creator Rough Draft Frankenstein written by Mary Shelley goes in depth to the theme of the relationship between the Creature and the Creator. Categorized as a gothic novel. Victor Frankenstein develops an interest in science after reading about the "wild fancies" of several noted alchemists who live hundreds of years before him. He maintains driven by ambition and scientific curiosity. His quest for absolute knowledge and power will eventually end his own ruin.
In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the Creature that the protagonist, Victor Frankenstein creates, exhibits the same characteristics of a stalker. The Creature does not look like a normal human being and this causes people to be afraid of him. Though, like any normal human, he just wishes to be accepted. Because of his outward appearance, the creature is unable to address people directly, thus forcing him to observe society from its perimeters. He is unable to make any friends which causes him to be a very lonely being. The habit of stalking that the Creature from the novel Frankenstein practices is a result of the loneliness that society imposes on him.
In the book Frankenstein by Mary Shelly , the creature undergoes specific events that shape his personality. The creature shows aspects of being a human being and has goals he wants to achieve such as finding a companion and hopefully stopping the horrible deeds he has been doing. Throughout events , the way society looks at him shaped his opinion on himself affecting his future actions such as murdering William and causing the death of Justine. In the book , the creature explains itself of having sensations of pain mixed with pleasure when someone showed him an act of kindness towards another person . In the book it says , “ He raised her and smiled with such kindness and pleasure , such as I had never before experienced , either from hunger
In Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, the creature 's acquisition of knowledge leads to his diversion from benevolence to pure hatred towards mankind. The works of Victor Frankenstein, the monster was created by old body parts and strange chemicals, animated by a spark making him come to life. The Creature enters life as an eight-foot giant only to have been created with the intellect of a newborn. Abandoned by his creator and confused, the Creature attempts to integrate himself into society only to be shunned away in disgust by humanity. The Creature then makes his way and lives next to a human family which is essentially the start for the creatures detestation towards humanity.
Monstrosity is a deceiving word that can cause society to act in a particular way blinding them from looking at the inner traits and rather focus on the physical traits. A person 's personality has now no longer defined whom they are but instead, their physical appearance has. For quite some time society have judged those who are any different and don’t meet the standard of normality and as a result, people tend to lash out of anger, leading many people to accept the fact that mankind is nothing but corrupted and evil. One of these people being Mary Shelley 's who shared her views on mankind in her novel Frankenstein, as she presents a creature that had been viewed as an abomination to society for its appearance and wrongdoings. However, these
When reading through the novel some might question who's the real monster? Throughout Frankenstein Mary Shelley uses the concepts of Science and knowledge, social rejection and true evil. Victor is a lonely guy who takes on a “God like” role for his personal satisfaction. Victor creates the monster out of his greed and ambitions which led to many of the horrible events throughout the story. He was portrayed as the victim at the beginning of the story because of how secluded he was and his mother died. Victor was a lonely guy and all he wanted was a friend so he took science to the extreme. All throughout Mary Shelley's novel she tells a story about how Victor the creator is clearly the real monster and his creation is the victim.