The id which is the basic desire for what each person wants. The superego, which is the opposite of id, it houses our sense of guilt. Lastly, there is the ego, the balance between the id and superego. The ego represents reality. Focusing on Victor Frankenstein and the monster he created, one can better understand their personalities by examining
Mary Shelley uses Frankenstein's rationalizations to show how his ego seeks to protect itself. Shelley focuses on how Frankenstein's ego gives Frankenstein a warped sense of reality. This warped sense of reality is first seen when Frankenstein decides to go from having little scientific experience to creating life from nothing. His ego forces him to labor with rot and the dead to achieve a mythical status as first and lone creator of life, further blinding him to the horror of his creation. As the novel progresses, Shelley uses ego to once again rationalize Frankenstein's actions.
There are many similarities between Frankenstein and Prometheus. Both of them were beings who created life that violated the principles of natural birth and were severely punished for their actions. Although both were seen as criminals by authority, Frankenstein was seen to be as a bad creator while Prometheus was seen to be good. Shelley was able to portray the image of Frankenstein being just like Prometheus, but in her own interpretation that clearly separates the fate of the two
The settings, characters, and story line has a way of making the reader invested by hooking to their emotions. Literature can be put into categories but it does not mean that all stories are the same. The character. Frankenstein includes characters such as victor the creator of a monster that end up death. The monster he lives up to his name .He struggles for acceptances and kill some of his creators (victor) loved ones.
In the novel “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley, the main character Victor Frankenstein is portrayed as a pathological narcissist throughout the entire story, he has this personality trait because of a traumatizing event that occurred in his youth changing his ideology to pursue a way to be better than death itself and play as a god. What a pathological narcissist is, is a “Personality Disorder is a disorder that is characterized by a long-standing pattern of grandiosity (either in fantasy or actual behavior), an overwhelming need for admiration, and usually a complete lack of empathy toward others. People with this disorder often believe they are of primary importance in everybody’s life or to anyone they meet” according to an article written by Dr. Steve Bressert. These are the base traits of a pathological narcissist, but in order to see how this affects Frankenstein in his life, a closer look needs to be taken to see how his actions reflected on his personality. First, we can see that he was traumatized by his mother passing and this death was the seed that would
In my opinion, Victor Frankenstein is the hero of Frankenstein. He is a tragic hero and a scientist who is obsessed with creating life from lifeless things. After Victor created the monster, he ran away. After Victor created monster, he wanted to destroy the monster as it felt it needed revenge against his creator. We will focus on three aspects to explain why Victor Frankenstein is the tragic hero of Frankenstein.
The Creature begins to hurt Victor is many ways. Science is something that should not be mixed with nature. Victor went too far with science, intermixing science and nature. When Frankenstein intermixed them, he got the Creature out of it and the Creature hurt his desperately. Some could say Victor got punished from intermixing nature and science, but we have to look through Victor’s perspective.
“ It was the secrets of heaven and earth that I desired to learn; and whether it was the outward substance of things or the inner spirit of nature and the mysterious soul of man that occupied me, still my inquiries were directed to the metaphysical, or, in it highest sense, the physical secrets of the world (Shelly 22-23).” In the novel Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein tells the story of how his ambitions for science lead him to create life in a way he would soon regret. His creation of the monster was grotesque and even he did not accept him. This abandonment caused him to feel isolated and alone and he took it out on his creator by destroying everyone dear to him. Through this passage, Shelly uses symbolism of nature to show how the pursuit of knowledge can be destructive.
Freud 's splitting of the psyche put the monster-like id at the core of our persons. Freudian readings of Frankenstein see the monster as the outward expression of Victor 's id or his demoniacal passions. In other words, Victor and the monster are the same person. Hence, Victor must keep the monster secret. His hope to create a being "like myself" is fulfilled in the monster whose murders we must see as expressions of Victor 's own desires.
Frankenstein, a work by Mary Shelley, is a story about how man creates life so he can carve a new era of society, but ultimately faces the repercussions from attempting to defy the laws of nature. In Frankenstein, Mary Shelley uses the themes revenge, nature, and isolation from society to create meaning for her readers. For example, Revenge is a powerful force that will consume the minds of those it inhabits. The monster begins its life with a warm, open heart. However, after it is abandoned and mistreated first by Victor and then by the De Lacey family, the monster turns to revenge, it became blinded, and “...feelings of revenge and hatred filled [its] bosom… [and it] bent [its] mind towards injury and death” (Shelley 99).
Due to the monster 's appearances, humanity rejects him. Within this rejection of humankind, the creature was made evil. Throughout the novel, Mary Shelley explicitly portrays that not only did humankind shun the creature but his creator, Victor Frankenstein, also rejected the creature, making the creature becoming
This depicts male violent tendencies that dominate feminine nurture. Thus, the nurture that the monster desperately needs is replaced with violence, indicating another example of societies’ failure to foster the monster. After this rejection, the monster travels to Frankenstein, declaring that he “ought to be...Adam” but instead he is “the fallen angel” (93, Shelley).