Frankenstein 's Journey In Mary Shelley 's “Frankenstein”, Victor Frankenstein seeks out a commodity for all of his stored feelings and unspoken thoughts after the loss of his mother. Reanimation of sewn body parts to create life also create a disgust like feeling due to the action Victor has taken against nature itself. “I had worked hard for nearly two years, for the sole purpose of infusing life into an inanimate body.”(47) Although Frankenstein takes on the power of god by reanimating life, he cannot carry the burden of his actions. This results in loss and hardship he cannot handle. “...it may be imagined that while during every hour of my infant life I received a lesson of patience, of charity, and of self control, I was so guided by a silken cord that all seemed but one train of enjoyment to me.”(27) Frankenstein’s recollection of his early years is that of love and happy remembrance.
He then followed the creature to an icy ocean where his fate would be set. After a while, the ice broke and Victor was getting closer to his death until he noticed Walton’s ship and he went aboard it. He stayed with Walton weak and ill, telling him his story of the creature and making friends with him. He motivated Walton’s crew to do something’s that were insanely hard. However, his rage for revenge raged on, but his body could not keep on and he slowly died.
Nearing the end of his life, Frankenstein fell ill due to what seemed a fragile emotional state. Seeing the corpse of his beloved friend, Henry Clerval, almost immediately sent him over the edge to death. Nevertheless, he continued to live in order to track down his creature and see that none of his loved ones were harmed. Unfortunately, his creature was not to be stopped, and continued with the murder of Frankenstein’s beloved wife, Elizabeth. (Shelley, 137).
Frankenstein, written by Mary Shelley, is a novel that explores to answer the questions that many philosophers have pondered upon. This book is mostly famous for the richness of ideas it asks mankind to confront—how the uneducated and deprived people are treated, how knowledge could be used for good and evil, and how the influence of technology affects mankind. The novel is about Victor Frankenstein, who is a young, talented scientist obsessed with discovering the secret of creating life. While studying in a university, he works alone in his apartment and creates a living being by recycling old body part from deceased people. At first, the creature created seems gentle and harmless, but because of its grotesque appearance, he is forced to hide away from civilization.
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is a cautionary tale of man's dangerous ambition when testing the boundaries of technology. It combines Shelley’s intuitive perception of science with the vast scientific discoveries of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, specifically the discovery of the nature of electricity. In Frankenstein, electricity serves as the technological tool which creates the monster, giving life to an assemblage of lifeless body parts. Medical experiments of the time demonstrated how a dead frog leg would jolted with the injection of electricity. This phenomenon served as a bridge between science (electricity) and nature( biology).
Imagine being cast into exile by your own parents at birth, forcing you to discover the world on your own. That’s exactly what Victor Frankenstein did to his own creation in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Destruction and turmoil were some of the many things brought about by Victor’s reactions towards creating life. Instead of facing the new problems placed in front of him by his decision to create a new being, Victor ran away. He left his creature without the fatherly guardian it needed when first discovering the world, thus creating an vindictive relationship between the two.
Many people wonder what is out there, but there are reasons why people shouldn't rush into exploring the unknown. In Frankenstein, written by Mary Shelley, three storytellers who are also the main characters tell the reader about their life stories. One main character named Robert Walton goes on an exploration to the north pole. On his expedition, he meets a stranger named Victor who tells Robert about his strange story of how he created life in the form of a creature. Victor explains how this creature, which he had created, had to raise himself and that this creature ended up killing most of his family.
The creature, also commonly referred to as the monster, is abandoned by its creator, Victor Frankenstein because of its horrid appearance. After the monster spends twenty months enduring the European seasons and pursuing his creator, he is reunited with Victor, an encounter that ignites the gradual, violent demise of their creator-creation bond. As Shelley explores and develops the relationship between human and creature and the perceptions each being holds of one another, the definitions of humanity and monstrosity morph into blurred lines of ambiguity in regard to their characters and man as a
However, when this unnamed monster, often mistakenly called Frankenstein, is introduced to the story, he starts off by revealing to his creator what he has been doing since his creation two years prior. This causes the reader to form a different opinion on the monster, beginning to feel compassion for him as he
James Joyce once said that “mistakes are the portals of discovery.” However, when it comes to the field of genetic engineering, specifically cloning, mistakes, or even discoveries, could turn out to be disastrous. Victor Frankenstein found this out when, in the book Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, he discovers the secrets to creating life which, some might say, led to a horrifying 8 foot tall creature. Nonetheless, cloning has become a lucrative field in the past twenty years since the first sheep was cloned. The process of cloning is essentially extracting tissue from an organism and growing the tissue within a laboratory by means of asexual reproduction. Bioethics have limited cloning to just animals such as a sheep as well as a monkey, but as technology has advanced, so it seems that humans are closer to being able to clone a human.