One's Morality can be determined the actions that they choose to do, this complication can happen. Victor, the creator is a smart man for knowing right and wrong because he's known what it means. In the creature's brain is just developing when victor was creating. The creature is known as Frankenstein as to learn from listening and observing one's surroundings. Frankenstein has to learn right from wrong because frankenstein is more a visionary character.
When victor says he felt the duties of a creator, he means that he needs to kill what he created, his creature. First off, Victor's life has collapsed into nothing since the monster was created "Cursed be the hands that formed you. You have made me wretched beyond expression". (Victor page 85)This quote shows the reason why Victor should kill his creature. It has ruined every aspect of his life, leaving him feeling much misery.
Also, this lead to Victor’s dedication to ending with the monster’s life until the rest of his life. The results were that because Victor was so dedicated to kill the monster, he died trying to do so and could never take justice by his own
Another time in the novel where it shows Victor being a moral monster is in chapter 8, page 67, paragraph 1, it goes on to say “ A thousand times rather would I have confessed myself guilty of the crime ascribed to Justine, but I was absent when it was committed, and such a declaration would have been considered as the ravings of a madman and would not have exculpated her who suffered through me.” This quote shows how even though Victor saw the creature in the woods the night before the murder, he sat there and let Justine take all the blame for the crime instead of speaking up and confessing. His reasoning behind not confessing and helping Justine is because he didn’t want to be seen as mad, Victor cared more about his ego and how people looked at him over helping others and doing the right
Victor Frankenstein is selfish. The novel portrays Victor as a selfish character who is only concerned about his own well-being. Frankenstein wanted to manipulate the power of life. He abandons his creation because of the creature’s appearance and also withholds information or lies about his creation. Due to Victor 's selfishness, readers feel sorry for his creation.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is a gothic novel that tells the story of scientist, Victor Frankenstein, and his obsession with creating human life. This leads him to creating a gruesome monster made of body-parts stolen from grave yards, whom upon discovering his hideousness, the monster seeks revenge against his creator, causing Victor to regret the creation of his monster for the rest of his life. Shelley uses the literary elements of personification, imagery, and similes to give a vivid sense and visualization of Victor Frankenstein’s thoughts and feelings as well as to allow us to delve deeper into the monster’s actions and emotions. Throughout the novel, Shelley uses personification of various forces and objects to reflect the effect in Victor’s actions.
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is the story of a young man named Victor Frankenstein who does the unthinkable, creates life from dead flesh. Victor is a young, educated and wealthy member of society who grows up in a loving home with high standards of ethics and morality. He creates a creature out of impulse with little thought of its future well-being and abandons it carelessly. The creature is left to discover life without teaching or direction. Only when the creature impacts Victor’s life, by taking away his loved ones, is Victor forced to deal with the consequences of his own actions.
The creature wants to take revenge on Victor for abandoning him and causes Victor grief by killing the people he cares about. When the creature kills, Victor feels responsible and guilty of the murders. He continually breaks down with each death by “his” hands, which makes him go mad. The task of creating a monster turned Victor into a monster
After realizing what Victor had done, he ran away not taking responsibility for what he had made. “The porter opened the gates of the court, which had that night been my asylum, and I issued into the streets, pacing them with quick steps, as if I sought to avoid the wretch whom I feared every turning of the street would present to my view. I did not dare return to the apartment which I inhabited, but felt impelled to hurry on, although drenched by the rain which poured from a black and comfortless sky” (161) Victor saw what huge mistake he made and ignored his problem(s) rather than taking accountability that he has created a monster hideous to the human eye. He didn't even return to the apartment. He just fled hoping that abandoning his creation would solve the problem.
He attempted to play God, and paid the ultimate price for it. Victor’s inability to think beyond the scope of his mania left him unprepared for the result of his actions. He gave life to a being without considering the possible consequences and liabilities of creating a life. Oppose to taking on the responsibilities of being the conceptual parent-figure to the monster, Victor abandoned him. The monster’s lack of support, affection, and guidance eventually led to his immoral actions.
The moral violation of a lie is but one factor, but the lifechanging consequences of the lie is the abusive stimuli that sends the monster on to the murderous rampage that goes on to kill Henry and then Elizabeth. The monster knows that Victor is the only one that could bring him companionship and love in this cruel and hateful world. Victor’s actions show that he will never afford the monster the capacity to love and achieve happiness. Broken and without reason for existence, the monster will forever be lost to
Throughout this novel, we learn the views of the creature that Victor Frankenstein created. His views on society, justice, and injustice. When he is first created, he seeks to be accepted by society despite his appearance. However, the events he experiences shape his views. Victor Frankenstein, the DeLacey family, and the father and daughter he meets throughout his journey do not accept him.
The Consequences of Victor Frankenstein 's Ambition in Frankenstein Novel by Mary Shelley in Reader Response Criticism Nevita Rizki Ariyani 30801500218 Nevita1510@gmail.com Frankenstein novel is one of the great masterpiece by Mary Shelley that written very well in its time. The novel gives many different perspective of the character throughout the story that makes it the difficult one. In the beginning of the story it’s describe about Robert Walton that has an expedition to the North Pole and send letters to his sister, Margaret in England. Walton tells her that he met someone, named Victor Frankenstein. He explains what happened during Victor’s entire life until he marooned in fragment of ice.
Poet Mary Oliver once wrote, “Someone I loved once gave me a box of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too was a gift.” Darkness is usually framed as being corrupting and evil in life, the little known truth is that Darkness can also be a force healing and development as seen in Frankenstein , A Tale of Two Cities, and Cannery Row. Frankenstein is the tragic story of Victor Frankenstein and his monster.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley tells the story of passionate scientist Victor Frankenstein, whose devotion to science leads him to become obsessed with creating life, but his genuine intentions lead to a lifelong conflict with his problematic creation. This creature causes pain and suffering for Victor by killing his friends and family, which causes him to feel responsible for their deaths. Ambition’s dark and addictive side got the best of Victor, who became blinded by his dreams of glory. Similarly, Don Quixote fails to identify the risks of ambition while exploring Spain. He wants to be a famous knight so badly that he begins to hallucinate obstacles that he must conquer.