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.
Victor rejected the monster for his appearance, “Oh! no mortal could support the horror of that countenance”(Chapter 5 paragraph 4) and if Victor accepted the way the monster looked his fate could have been changed and he could have lived a happy life with Elizabeth instead of watching her die to the monster. So many
As stated earlier, Frankenstein and his monster are not completely alike. For example, Frankenstein wanted to play God. He wanted to breach the boundaries of life and death. The monster did not care about anything like that. All he wanted was companionship and someone to love that would love him back.
The monster gives Victor one chance to fix their relationship, but Victor choses his life over the monsters. “I thought with a sensation of madness on my promise of creating another like him, and trembling with passion, tore to pieces the thing on which I was engaged. The wretch saw me destroy the creature on whose future existence he depended for happiness, and, with a howl of devilish despair and revenge, withdrew” (Shelley 171). Victor doesn’t want to create “another like him” but he doesn’t realize that the only way the monster acts the way he does, is because Victor was never there to help him through life. Victor could help the monster by making a companion for him, but instead Victor got married to his own.
At the end, however, God banished both of them from Heaven. In relation to Frankenstein, this means Frankenstein judged his monster, to which he was the blame, for deeds he did not do, regardless of the fact he himself was probably for the blame of most of them. Also, this means Frankenstein’s monster will adore Frankenstein no matter what happens, as he owes him his creation. The monster will always be the product of
She uses imagery to show the kind of reaction that Frankenstein had on his creation’s awakening and the kind of words he used to describe his very own creation. His description of the creature is used to show how judgemental humans are against other people who are not similar to them though they do not even know the other being. Frankenstein’s foreshadowing of the future with his creation in it, also is used as an example as to how humans discriminate others and assume the worst based on appearances. Shelley’s use of both of these strategies gives the readers a first hand look into how judgemental and discriminating humans can be to those that are slightly or majorly different to them, and it allows the readers to see why this way of being and thinking is not acceptable. Her way of writing her story serves as a lesson to those who read it and as an example about what is wrong with the way Frankenstein judged his own creation and why it is not right to discriminate or isolate another individual or group based on their appearance or any
One’s personality or inside appearance should not be determined by their outside appearance. The monster was treated differently because he looked different, but if one got to know him he might have been a kind, caring person instead of a vicious person. If Frankenstein realized his responsibilities for others, his citizens, he would not have made this vicious monster, or Frankenstein would have given it the nurturing it needed to be a good person. As global citizens, we should understand the risks we can put each other through with our scientific, social, or personal life decisions. Our responsibility for others could be to help one to grow up as mature, kind, effective
“The source of the conflict between Victor and the monster starts when the monster knows that he has been the victim of foul injustice at the hands of humans and he wants Victor to correct these wrongs, and do in this way, justice” (Skuola.net). The unjust way to get back at Victor results in loss and brutal suffering from the hands of the creature. Shortly after Victor created the creature he abandoned the monster he made and ran away, hoping to never see the horrid thing again. The creature acts out and needs revenge against Victor because of the way his creator left him after just bringing him into the world. The way of revenge isn’t directly to Victor but to those who are meaningful to him.
Did his ‘perfect’ childhood cause Victor to have unrealistic images of what was supposed to be a ‘perfect’ human being? Does this then put the blame off of Victor for abandoning the monster? Either way, Victor has evidently influenced on the development of the monster’s violent nature and desire for revenge through complete rejection and abandonment of his own creation. Point 3: Society’s rejection + Rousseau Society’s hostility towards the monster and the resulting pain of loneliness and not belonging is another factor that motivates the monster to revenge. Rousseau also had a major influence on Shelley’s views of the nature nurture debate.
The creature, good or evil, represents the conscience Victor created. Back in the 1800’s, when Frankenstein was written, men could do everything but create a life, unlike women, in which, that is all they can do. Victor wanted to be able to do everything which made him turned monstrous with his knowledge. The creation represents Victor’s
I had gazed on him while unfinished, he was ugly then… it became such a thing such as even Dante could not have conceived”(81-83). The outcome of his creation turned out to be nothing like Frankenstein expected so therefore he kept away from the monster. Although the curiosity and eagerness of scientists spark the technology we have today, greed and power can change technology into harmful weapons. While genetic engineering can benefit the human race, it could also potentially wipe out the entire human race. Just like Frankenstein tried to
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).
He probably had more emotions than humans themselves. Frankenstein was just a clueless monster. All humans saw was a monster though, and this would lead frankenstein to actually become a monster. He was broken that his creator left him so he was confused on what he was.
In the classic novel, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley it is considered an emocore novel due to the danger the scientist, Frankenstein, did to Europe and Switzarland. The knowledge the scientist had caused the “monster” he brought back to life to cause the death of many love ones of his. I believe that having too much knowledge can be very dangerous. Therefore, when Frankenstein decided to pursuit his life in the world of science, he was hooked on by electricity.