Without anyone to guide him and help him learn from more than just literature, the monster was forced to learn the hard way. The downfall of the monster started when he fell in love with the De-Lacey family. Loving this family, though it taught him something valuable, caused him to turn into an actual monster. Confronting them and being rejected affected the monster worse than a normal man, as he now completely understood what his place in society was. Unfortunately, this made the monster result to revenge and decide to use his corruption to hurt his creator.
The novel Frankenstein brings to light many problems and situations that shed light on the faults of mankind. Cruelty was a huge factor in the novel; throughout Frankenstein is cruel to his body and to his creation. When he first makes the creature he runs from it, leaving the creature to fend for himself; even when reuniting with the creature he continues displays cruelty. The creature, in turn exhibits Victor cruelty right back. Within Frankenstein cruelty can be attributed, often affecting both Victor and the creature; serving as a crucial motivator and revealing their anger, pain, frustration till eventually both die.
Mary Shelley implements the destruction and theme throughout her works through her main characters. The first main character is Victor Frankenstein. We can see that Victor is a very ambitious, intelligent, and intellectual person. But towards the end of the novel, there is a feeling of vengeance that slowly grows itself in the heat of Victor. From wanting to get revenge to going to great lengths to get it, what makes Victor a tragic hero is his fatal flaw.
He stated he was going to seek revenge.“Cursed, cursed creator! Why did I live? Why, in that instant, did I not extinguish the spark of existence which you had so wantonly bestowed? I know not; despair had not yet taken possession of me; my feelings were those of rage and revenge.” (Shelly 162). This quote conveys the monster was angry with Victor for creating him then abandoning him.
It only scratches the surface with them both. When you get deep down to the details of them, they are just as different. Blade Runner also has the chase between the monster, Replicants, and Victor, the Blade Runner. The difference between the Blade Runner and Victor is that Victor has rage and revenge in his heart for his family against Adam. The Blade Runner was merely doing his duty as a Blade Runner, nothing more.
In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein becomes obsessed with the need for revenge on his monster. The demon that Victor creates kills Elizabeth, one of his many victims that are close to Victor’s heart, and this sets Victor over the psychological edge. Victor gets consumed with a burning sensation and hatred for the monster: “I was possessed by a maddened rage when I thought of him, and desired and ardently prayed that I might have him within my grasp to wreak a great and signal revenge on his cursed head” (Shelley 147). This heated quote shows the intense hatred Victor has for his creation. He actually prays for the opportunity to get his hands on the monster so he can kill him himself.
Victor’s actions resulted in the Creature killing others because Victor made the Creature miserable. When Victor first created the Creature, he observed it with horror and disgust. When the Creature found out what Victor thought of him he stated “I am solitary and abhorred” (111). Finding out that even his creator hated him filled the Creature with agony and rage. These emotions that Victor brought upon the Creature compelled him to kill Victor’s loved ones.
On the contrary Frankenstein killed because of anger and pleaded for a companion instead of randomly killing as well as wanting to escape mankind. Over all their actions, although are both isolated and lonesome, they come from different origins, and have distinctly different fates. Both monster have that tragedy that concludes why they commit their actions and behold their
In Frankenstein, the Monster, is created by Victor Frankenstein. Victor creates the Monster and hates him, because of this the Monster only sees hate and learns to hate. Victor has moral corruption as well because he has a very mundane outlook on life and this dictates how he reacts to the Monsters plot for revenge. Both characters in Frankenstein are infected by moral corruption and are controlled by there moral values. In this paper I will use Aristotle and Augustine to explain how moral corruption is corrupted by a persons environment and how they are treated in their environment.
The power shifts dramatically once he brings the Creature to life. Victor is terrified of his creation and that he has created something that has the potential to kill. Victor is the creator of this hideous Creature, but at this point, the Creature is the master. The Creature begins killing those closest to him, which makes Victor very sick at the thought that he indirectly was the killer. Victor was unable to stop the Creature from committing these horrible acts of violence, which proves how out of control he was in this situation.