Did Victor Frankenstein make the correct choice? Loneliness can cause people to do unpredictable things, and it can also make people feel poorly about themselves. Victor Frankenstein’s monster, after being abandoned, became a lonely and miserable creature. The reason for the creature’s feelings was mainly because he was alone and unable to make friends because of his appearance. What caused the creature to lose faith in humanity was, after several attempts of doing good, he was repaid with rejection because of how terrifying he looked.
Young Victor belonged to a very happy family and had an amazing life. He was smart and had many that loved him. From a young age, everyone saw potential in him due to how much he loved to learn. Instead of taking in the beauty of nature, he would first want to find out what made things tick. Everything was great for him and then one day he went to go study at Ingolstadt.
The cliche, “no one is ever ready for a baby.” echoes in the homes of prospective parents. The create a seemingly foolproof plan and hope for a child that makes them happy but, they are faced with unexpected challenges. Shelley’s juxtaposition of Victor’s admirable and disgusted tone reveals the unrequited unconditional love that a creation as for its creator who reacts with hatred and indifference. In the opening of the passage, Victor has reached the end of his two year long experiment of bringing life into the lifeless.
To be accused of both “child” neglect and abuse towards the monster is unjustifiable for Victor Frankenstein. Victor Frankenstein is not guilty for the “child” neglect and abuse of the monster because the monster is not a child, he was made up of many adult human body parts, Victor only created the monster, Victor did not teach the monster to kill and because the monster is responsible for its own actions. As the one of Victor Frankenstein’s defense attorney I believe that Victor Frankenstein should be declared innocent. When Victor Frankenstein was creating the monster, he was getting body parts from any place that had body parts such as the morgue or the slaughterhouse. Calling the monster a child is wrong, since he was made up of adult
Repetition of Failure Offspring and their guardians possess unique and influential relationships that can either benefit or harm the individual. In the novel Frankenstein, written by Mary Shelley, there are instances in which poor parenting causes for dilemmas to arise deeper into the novel. As a parent, it is expected to meet the responsibility of properly raising the child, and preparing it to accustom to society. The values and guidelines one’s guardians set early on influence the parental styles of that individual in the future. This notion is portrayed often in the novel through Victor Frankenstein's boyhood, and later on his treatment of his creation, identified as the “monster,” for the duration of its youth.
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein examines how the presence of a mother, negatively or positively, affects the development of a child. Victor’s mother, Caroline Frankenstein, dies while Victor is still a young man (he is about 17 years old), breaking their relationship between mother and son. Because Victor loses his bond with his mother, he is unable to act as a mother would when he creates his creature. Caroline Frankenstein’s absence in Victor’s life creates a disunion between the mother and child bond, which is evident in Victor’s creation and his fragmented relationship with the creature. Caroline Frankenstein, Victor’s mother, portrayed a traditional mother in the Frankenstein household, until her death.
In the novel Frankenstein, the parent conflict that I mostly seen throughout is between Victor Frankenstein and his creation, whom is the monster. The conflict that Victor create is the abandonment on the monster after he realizes what he has created. Victor leaves for the mountains and the monster stays behind in Geneva feeling lonely, as the society hates him. The relationship between Victor and his monster is replayed by Alphonse Frankenstein, an abandoning father, and Victor.
Nature versus nurture is one of our society’s oldest philosophical debates. Famous intellectuals from John Locke to Renee Descartes have contested both sides of this debate for centuries. Some believe that personal development is determined by one’s DNA, while others deem that behavioral characteristics are the results of one’s overall environment and upbringing. In the novel, Frankenstein, Mary Shelley contributes to this debate by extensively exploring the notion that an individual’s character and actions are greatly influenced by their experiences within society. Shelley reasons that the monster’s character deficiencies are due to society’s inclination to judge individuals based on appearance and Victor’s shortcomings as a parent, rather than the monster itself being intrinsically evil.
A hero, who is a person considered to be looked up by someone in a respectful way. A hero, who is willing to leave their lives to help someone. Having amazing abilities, powers but hero will not waste any of them. A hero, who would not waste the powers to complete the selfishness on his own perspective. Moreover, there should not describe a hero if he or she is considered as selfish, undetermined, and uncompassionate and so on.
Love and Responsibility are two complimentary themes which present themselves simultaneously on multiple important occasions throughout Mary Shelly’s: Frankenstein. Responsibility, for the circumstances of this essay, is defined as taking care of one whom does not have the necessary materials or intellect to take care of themselves. Love, subsequently, spawns from these positive relationships. Thus, Mary Shelly combines these two themes to create a super theme of love and family. For instance, when Victor Frankenstein’s mother, Caroline, adopt Elizabeth.
Consumed by the potential achievement of one’s desires, an individual tends to be obsessed with the fulfillment, while disregarding every other valuable aspects of their life, such as family and self-prosperity. The overlooked journey, is only an obstacle in the way of obtaining the ultimate goal, usually centered around glory. In the novel, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein seizes his lifelong ambition of creating life from the nonliving. After the long awaited achievement, Frankenstein finds that the triumph does not live up to his glorified expectations of success. Thus, the time spent to attainment is misused, not being thoroughly enjoyed by Frankenstein.
Victor is to be blamed for numerous incidents throughout the story. First, Victor is to blame because of his desire to create life. If it wasn’t for his desire, he would have never created the monster. Second, Victor is to blame because he abandoned his monster because he got so scared of his unpleasant appearance. If Victor spent a little bit of time with the monster and taught him the correct behavior for life, then maybe the monster wouldn’t have been so unstable.
Grace Cochrane Mrs. Schroder English IV Honors 8 December 2016 Duties and Responsibilities of a Creator The kind of responsibilities that come with being a creator can have life changing effects on both the creator and his creation. Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” demonstrates a situation in which the creator neglects his responsibilities and duties to his creation; leaving his creation lonely, confused, and angry. Throughout “Frankenstein” Shelley compares the relationship between Victor Frankenstein and the monster to God and Adam.
In chapter seventeen, the monster is feeling very lonely. He is trying to explain to Victor how he would like to have a female friend and that it is his right to be able to have that kind of companionship in his life. The monster promises that he will take his companion to hide in the jungle of South America and stay away from human contact. He also promises Victor that he will not be compelled to kill anymore with a female companion. Those arguments convince Victor to create a female companion for the monster.
In the book Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, there is someone that fits many traits of a hero, even though he hasn’t done many good actions. This person is an almost perfect epitome of the classic definition of an epic hero. He fits many of the traits needed to be considered as a hero and acts arbitrary to what a hero is today. In the book, Victor is the obvious choice for the position. Even though he doesn’t have the attitude or personality of a hero, he has symbolic traits that decipher him from the creature.