You, my creator, would tear me to pieces and triumph; remember that, and tell me why I should pity man more than he pities me?" (175). At this moment, the reader and Victor Frankenstein realize that the reason for the monster's malicious acts is due to the suffering that he has endured while attempting to gain acknowledgement from humans. The reader is once again reminded of the dangerous outcome the path of knowledge leads to. Deol 5 These three characters all had their individual goals that they set out to achieve, Victor Frankenstein failed at creating a monster which would benefit society, Robert Walton attempted to discover new land beyond the extents of the North Pole, and the monster strived to gain acceptance from humans.
The author explains how Frankenstein's ambition for discovery takes him on the opposite path that he planned to go. I do believe Victor Frankenstein failed to see his flaws in his experiment with life and he could have been more mature about the way he handled the monster. Victor Frankenstein failed to realize that something that is desired is not always
Joyce Carol Oates states in her essay Frankenstein Fallen Angel, “…he (Victor) seems blind to the fact that is apparent to any reader – that he has loosed a fearful power into the world, whether it strikes his eye as aesthetically pleasing or not, and he must take responsibility for it.” Victor is unwilling to care for the creature, because he finds him dreadful, so he takes the easy way out and leaves the creature to take care of himself, which he is not capable of doing. Victor’s obsession to act superhuman blinded him while he was creating the creature because he had a desire to assemble the creature from makeshift parts so that the creature would be hideous and therefore inferior to Victor. The creature is formed as an ugly being so that it is easier for Victor to walk away from. Victor is willing to abandon his own creation because he views the creature as a, “… filthy mass that moved and talked” (136). Victor is stirred by his work, but not in a positive manner.
I would not be surprise how Victor 's creation had caused him so much stress and depression ever since Victor had created the creature, which then led up to his death. According to Gris Grimly 's Frankenstein, the creature had devoted himself to follow his creator, to cause him pain and suffering, he had done this to show Victor how he feels because he had read Victor 's notes saying how Victor felt about his creation, and the creature was not to ecstatic about reading that. Besides that, I believe Victor Frankenstein 's creature is not human, because of many reasons. Adding on, here are a few reasons why I believe Victor 's creature is not human. When Victor was on his death bed he had said, "he is eloquent and persuasive; and once his words had even power over my heart: but trust him not.
Their ambition drives them to take risks and even put the lives of themselves and others on the line. Throughout the novel, these characters toil with the pursuit of forbidden knowledge by suffering through the ramifications of their decisions to satisfy their desires. The author implies that blind ambition can lead to the downfall of beings who don’t limit their curiosity. These endeavors include determining the secret of life as well as its creation, discovering a passage in the North Pole, and learning to understand one’s place in the world. Victor Frankenstein suffers from the cost of knowledge by allowing his thirst for the unknown to exceed his limits.
Sacrificing. Suffering. Despising. The novel Frankenstein by Marie Shelly tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a grotesque creature in an experiment trying to invent life of his own. Victor regrets his action so turns the creature lose to the world and closes himself in his abysm of thoughts.
The novel have been able to implore into the role that the society plays in creating social identity and systemic structures. Victor experiences alienation all through his life. His goal in life thus is to understand the miracles in the world. His entire life is being spent on creating a monster who would help him in understanding the meaning of life. Victor, however is not aware of the consequences of doing so.
This conclusion can be made because the Monster has the characteristics of a hero. These Characteristics include courage development, determination, risk taking, and a sacrificial spirit. The Monster in Frankenstein had proper motivation to be so determined and courageous to get what he desired in life. He longed to be accepted by others; this was his struggle in life. All heros encounter some sort of struggle on their journeys.
It is clear that the monster wasn’t born to be a murderous, deceptive, villain. Instead, it was his surroundings that slowly molded him into such a wicked being. “Cursed, cursed creator! Why did I live? Why in that instant, did I not extinguish the spark of existence which you so wantonly bestowed upon me; my feelings were those of rage and revenge.” (Chapter 16, page 146) This outburst occurs right after being rejected by the beloved De Lacey’s.
It is possible that Victor could have instilled values, and taught the monster kindness and compassion rather than hatred and resentment. One of the main reasons the monster was so violent was that he was seeking revenge for the fact that Victor wasn't an ideal creator to his creation. Before Victor even brought the monster to life, he was already going against nature. Bringing something that was dead back to life goes against nature, and against religious nature. It is horrifying to think that Victor was playing God himself, and took it in his hands to decide to bring something to life once again.