On March 11th, 1818, a classic novel was created that would remain popular for centuries to come. Frankenstein, written by Mary Shelley, depicts a story about a man, named Victor Frankenstein, who lost his sanity to create a monster that would ultimately be the cause of his own destruction. Throughout the novel, Shelley uses an extensive list of rhetorical strategies. One underlying strategy that she uses is a motif, or theme. Shelley uses fire as a motif to show the destructive path of Victor and his creation from beginning to the end.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is a gothic horror novel about how, after weeks of being at sea, explorer Robert Walton comes across a very ill man named Victor Frankenstein. In a series of letters to his sister in England, he retells Victor’s story of the creation he made and how it forever changed his life. In the novel Frankenstein, readers know the real monster is Victor Frankenstein because he was selfish and only focused on himself, abandoned his creation, and let other people die as a result of his actions. In the beginning, Victor Frankenstein starts to show how selfish he truly is by ignoring his family’s requests to write letters to them while he is away.
The Monster’s Nature “For while I destroyed his hopes, I did not satisfy my own desires. They were forever ardent and craving; I still desired love and fellowship, and I was still spurned. Was there no injustice in this? Am I to be thought the only criminal, when all human kind sinned against me?” (Chapter 24, 240)
The novel “Frankenstein,” by Mary Shelley tells the story of a man named Victor Frankenstein, who decides to go against the laws of nature by bringing to life a being constructed with decaying body parts. Victor believes in natural philosophy and science, which leads him to the idea of creating this Creature. Although this novel can be interpreted in many ways, I believe that Mary Shelley is shining a light on the harmful and dangerous impacts that prejudice and assumptions can have on people who are considered different. Shelley may be suggesting that humanity is the true 'monster ' due to its socialized ideologies that make ambition, self-greed and rage fulfilling. Even to this day society is known to shun those who we do not see as equals.
Mary Shelley 's, Frankenstein, depicts the inevitable downfall of Victor Frankenstein, the doctor who created a monster that in the end destroys him. From the start of the novel, Victor tries his best to catch the monster who is running north. From there Victor begins to tell the story of his miscreation, and all the disasters the monster causes. Shelley 's novel is combined with a variation of allusions that showcase her work and enhances the novel 's overall meaning.
In Frankenstein, through strong diction, the simile of a demon, and characterization of Victor and the Monster, Shelley argues that the greatest influence on human behavior would be that a person 's environment is that completely takes a toll on their mental state. Authors such as Noreena Hertz and Roger Scruton also have similar analysis on this idea of human behavior. Through what Victor and the Monster have been through, towards the end, the monster felt he went through much more pain then Victor did because of how he didn’t care for him and expresses this through the strong diction Shelley portrays. As the Monster was speaking to Walton( friend of Victors) he exclaims “ Blasted as thou wert, my agony was still superior to thine” (Shelley 166), referring to Victor by this statement. Shelley 's use of the word “superior” shows how the Monster felt about what he feels and thinks is way worse then what Victor has felt.
In Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein attempted to create life without truly understanding life’s implications. Throughout Frankenstein’s relentless pursuit of knowledge it becomes painfully apparent that he has become consumed with his task. In becoming consumed he neglects his humanity and many conventional morals. In their place he instead focusing on self-glorification and personal prowess. He blindly and dangerously pursues the knowledge of the creation of life without maintaining the necessary morals to successful complete his research.
“I had worked hard for nearly two years, for the sole purpose of infusing life into an inanimate body. For this I had deprived myself of rest and health.” (Shelley, ch. 5), Frankenstein says, as he looks at the human life he has created. Obsession of a goal leads to a loss of innocence for Victor Frankenstein, the monster, and Robert Walton, in Mary Shelley’s work of literature Frankenstein. Frankenstein’s obsession with creating human life, had caused him to be successful in the creation of his monster.
“I was seized by remorse and the sense of guilt, which hurried me away to hell of intense tortures such as no language can describe.” (Frankenstein 101) Frankenstein is a novel written by Mary Shelley. This quote was said by Victor Frankenstein explaining how he felt about Justine’s trial after the death of William. Once Justine’s trial ended in her death, Victor became very guilty because he knew that this all started because of his passion and ignorance that led to the creation of his dream.
When humans are developing throughout their early childhood and teenage years, they shape and adapt their personalities and thoughts with what they are surrounded with. This is defined through the process of socialization, which, according to Vasta et al, is the process through which society molds the child’s beliefs, expectations and behavior (445). Socialization can be affected by many factors, such as the people the individual is surrounded with, positivity and negativity in their life, how stressed out or happy they are, and many more. Socialization can further be defined as: Socialization is assumed to continue throughout childhood and later on affects many of the child 's more complex social behaviors, such as moral development and