Vengeance is certainly an underlying theme. This is carried out mostly by the monster, but Victor is eventually consumed by it towards the end. The monster wanted to cause Victor suffering as punishment for creating him, and more so later for taking away his potential mate. Victor destroyed the mate not only for revenge, but also for what he saw as the greater good. Vengeance is a vicious cycle, and it is clearly displayed in this story as the two main characters go back and forth.
(Ramones, lines 3 and 4). These lyrics relate to the monster’s promise as they represent how he imprisoned Frankenstein in his own personal nightmare – a terror where all of his loved ones perish. At the end of the book, the strong emotion that arises when the monster sees the dead body of his creator influences him to make another poor decision. Despite spending the duration of the last few years plotting ways to make Victor’s life agonizing, the creature asks for forgiveness when the realizes that his creator is deceased: “What does it avail that I now ask thee to pardon me? I, who irretrievably destroyed thee by
“I had determined, at one time, that the memory of these evils should die with me but you have won me to alter my determination” (Shelley.13). In all, the creature’s own selfishness for ruining Frankenstein’s life influences the way that Frankenstein continues to live on. This is portrayed within Victor’s cautionary tale to Walton. This tale is attempting to ensure that no one else will make the same mistakes he has made or be consumed with the same ruinous ambition that Frankenstein
Later on, Shelley further develops the theme in the way she makes the monster act after Frankenstein destroys his mate. Throughout the book, the creature’s feelings about Frankenstein lead him to be angry and murder all of Frankenstein’s closest friends and family. Finally, Frankenstein tries to hunt down the creature to kill him for revenge. In the beginning parts of the story, after Frankenstein creates the creature, Frankenstein sees, in a note from his father, that William has been murdered.
A huge number of movies were created about mad scientists and their human creations. And who adapted aspects of Victor Frankenstein 's story without making direct reference to Frankenstein. The mad scientist theme can be reduced to one simple equation, Scientist creates monster then monster goes crazy therefore justice is done to the scientist by his own creation". One film is Star Trek In the episode Data 's creator, Professor Noonian Soong, is destroyed by his own creation.
As a result, the creation decides to get revenge on Victor by killing all of his loved ones, consequently causing Victor and the creation to devote their lives to obtaining vengeance upon one another. By giving her characters the trait of ambition, Mary Shelley uses her novel, Frankenstein, to express that going beyond the limits of ambition can cause people to negatively change who they are in society. Early in the book, as Victor starts to construct the creation, he becomes passionate in his work,
It killed his beloved Elizabeth, and that sparked Victor’s desire for revenge which then became the authority over him. He tried to inform the authorities of his creation but they just scoffed at him which grew his desire for revenge. Victor said, “My revenge is of no moment to you; yet, while I allow it to be a vice, I confess that it is the devouring and only passion of my soul” (148). Victor then made it his only goal in life to track down his creation and punish it for what it has done. He decided to follow the creation to the north toward the ocean, and he purchased a sled and dogs to chase it.
In effect, when the monster finds William in the forest, he says “Frankenstein! You belong then to my enemy- to him I have sworn eternal revenge! You shall be my first victim!” (79). Since the monster wanted revenge on Frankenstein,
The creature comes to understand that the anguish endured and the joy he was deprived of was because of his creator, Victor Frankenstein, and he seeks revenge upon him and other privileged individuals in society. During his time in Geneva, the creature captures a young boy with the intention of educating him as his own companion. When he comes to know that the boy, William Frankenstein, is a relative of his enemy, the creature grasped his throat until he lay dead. The monster becomes fixated on tormenting and destroying Victor Frankenstein, who is the cause of his misery, and states that the murder of William is just one of the many (Shelley 126-127). He then leaves the spot where the murder was committed and searches for a secluded hiding place and he finds a barn.
It portrays the danger of obsession because Frankenstein has defied all laws of science and nature and created life without knowing the risk and as a result, he becomes terrified of his creation as if the creature would bring upon danger. Chapter five is also a biblical allusion to God and his creation of Adam and Eve where Victor Frankenstein represents God and the creature represents Adam. God created Adam and Eve on the notion that they would do good in the world. Similarly, Victor created the monster thinking it would be a service to humanity. These themes tells readers that in the 19th century, it was the beginning of the breakthrough of scientific and medical advancements of technologies.
Victor blames himself for the deaths of his friends when he says, "I am the cause of this-I murdered her. William, Justine and Henry-they all died by my hands”(136). This is essentially true because it was Frankenstein who created the Creature and made him a monster by abandoning him. It is Frankenstein who is the monster Frankenstein hating himself for lack of thought when unleashing his creation into the world upon his own kind., the monster hating him for his abandonment. In their hate they are each fighting for control of the
This shows him being misunderstood as he only wanted to become friends with anybody he could, but he was just assaulted instead. The monster eventually begins to become self-destructive and says he will get revenge on all mankind and he will kill all of Frankenstein 's family, even after he caused the death of four others (122). Eventually, Frankenstein dies and the monster goes to see his dead body. The monster is immediately filled with regret and explains how he is truly sorry for everything that he has done and that he knows there is no way for him to fix all the mistakes he has made (180). He then says that he will end his own life in order to put himself out of his misery.
This undoubtedly would have caused emotional stress or trauma, as would be expected with anyone. His own creator, swearing to take life from the thing he had so selfishly given it. It did not stop there. Mr. Frankenstein also often referred to his creation with vulgar terms, such as monster, demon, and wretch(95).
How do male character shape or influence the texts in The Crucible and Frankenstein? “Power is nothing unless you can turn it into influence” (Unknown), it is human nature to want power and influence. The male characters in the following texts have achieved this goal. Society has portrayed males as dominant figures. Males govern the better positions in society whereas females generally do not.