The search of knowledge can help take away the doubt, but it can affect the ones around you. Victor doubts and knowledge cause the death of his wife, best friend, and his brother. Victor should have known that bringing something back to life would had consequences. His relentless search of knowledge did brought him suffering because he involved his family and didn't thought about the consequences. Victor’s passion about learning new things brought him to the creation of an ugly monster.
He did not realize this however. His passion clouded everything else in his life which drove him into the first steps of the loneliness that led him to make the mistakes he did. After the monster was created and Victor had fled to outrun his problems, the monster drove Victor’s sense of loneliness to new heights. Victor felt he had no one to turn to because he did not want to tell anyone what he had created. Because of this, he became very depressed which took a huge toll on his mental side.
He developed a deep love for the noble, albeit impoverished, family. Seeking some kind of human relationship, to be more accurate, just any kind of contact, he first tried to talk to the oldest family member as he was blind and the monster knew that his hideous physiognomy, excites not only disgust but more so fear. However, the other members of the family returned unexpectedly, and drove him with stones from the cottage. Upon this, the monsters sorrow increased, and he cursed his creator and his own hideousness.
Receiving Justice (Mythological) Justice in the creature’s eyes is not just to fix karma, but meaning equality for all in society. Justice refers to the quality of being fair and reasonable. The creature was thirsty for justice and fairness between him, society, and especially his creator, Victor Frankenstein. As the creature learns by experience, he notices he is hideous and does not fit in with the world.
Throughout the novel Frankenstein a big part of this theme is in relation to the creature. The creature was created by Victor Frankenstein yet, being the one person who could have shown the creature the compassion that he desired Victor ran away from the creature in horror. Everywhere the creature went he wanted to be accepted, but the people would just see him for his countenance and run away, but they did not see him for what he was on the inside. Some would say that his hopes of being accepted were gone that is until he meet the cottagers. He found a family who he called his protectors and
The Monster Is A Man and Victor is God During the main story of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Victor is shown struggling to understand why his monster has ruined his life. Victor created the monster to be a better version of humans, to be physically perfect superhuman. However, due to his pride, Victor put more into his monster than just conciousness.
As seen in Frankenstein, family plays a key element in the development of each character. Victor Frankenstein was nourished by his family from crib to grave and they served as a support system for him. In contrast, The Creature was abandoned from the day he was created. It was the lack of family that drove the creature to seek revenge on his creator, Victor Frankenstein.
By this he means he will “unfold” the truth about creating life from death. The desire for the knowledge consumed him, allowing him to only think about “one thought, one conception, one purpose.” The dangers of desire are examined after he has created the monster. Victor has just finished the monster and realizes the gravity of the situation. He diminished his “health.
His drive for knowledge drove him to create the creature, and after it was created he soon came to regret his thirst for knowledge. For instance, after the creature came to life, he could not stand to go back into his laboratory as it would remind him of his regretful creation. The creature also came to regret himself as his, ‘father’ regretted creating him. The creature tells Walton, that he deeply regrets having become an instrument of evil and that with his creator dead, he is ready to die ( chapter 24). Anyone who has come to regret themselves or their actions, will inevitably lead to their
The monsters only oversight was to let the words of others around him define who he was. Through the novel, Frankenstein felt sick and asked himself why would Victor create a monster so hideous that even he would turn from disgust. (Shelly,116). Even though many would say that this was the moment when Frankenstein started to developed hatred towards Victor, this is in fact when the monster started to express some sense of vulnerability. He questions his existence and why people had this electric feeling of horror towards him.
An expectation for an average child to develop is under the condition that the child is shown affection and love. These are key factors in an early childhood because it affects an individual’s mental well-being. The state a child is raised, will further affect their adult life. In the article The “Anatomy of Violence” by Sharon Begley and Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, prove a person’s psychological state is the outstanding factor which leads to potential violent actions and the state of nurture a person undergoes in their early years will further influence them mentally in the future.
The creature’s misdeeds against humanity can be justified because his creator didn't take proper care for his creation. The creature states,” Yet you, my creator, detest and spurn me, thy creature, to whom thou art bound by ties only dissoluble by the annihilation of one of us. Your purpose to kill me”(P.112). Even though Victor found success in creating a creation, he decided to replicate the usefulness of his finding. Instead of being something Victor could celebrate and help the people in need, he chose to alienate his creation, forcing his creation to take matters into his own hands.
In Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein creates an intelligent monster with no name. The creature is thrust into the world to fend for itself when Victor leaves it alone in his lab. The creature has childlike tendencies because he has recently been “born”. If the creature is viewed as a child, then Victor is essentially his father. There are many times in the book where the author elluded to Victor and the creature being like father and son.
When Society has the power to create, the creation is given the power to destroy through the choices of the men who want to gain from it. In the book, Frankenstein, society pushes and pulls at the emotions and opinions of the people who allow it to. From society telling victor what science he should be doing, to the judgement of the Creature only upon is looks and the incorrect persecution of Justine through evidence proving who killed William. The only real monster is society through its corrupted, imperiousness power over the people.