Prometheus the Friend of Man and Frankenstein The idea of creating life should be above us, right? What if I told you regular human beings like you and me, accomplished this? Whether their creations benefited or hurt humanity, the importance of this is what responsibility the creators took over the resulting consequences. Although these stories are fiction, there is much to learn from them. Introducing something made by oneself takes as much responsibility as purchasing a new pet.
I would not be surprise how Victor 's creation had caused him so much stress and depression ever since Victor had created the creature, which then led up to his death. According to Gris Grimly 's Frankenstein, the creature had devoted himself to follow his creator, to cause him pain and suffering, he had done this to show Victor how he feels because he had read Victor 's notes saying how Victor felt about his creation, and the creature was not to ecstatic about reading that. Besides that, I believe Victor Frankenstein 's creature is not human, because of many reasons. Adding on, here are a few reasons why I believe Victor 's creature is not human. When Victor was on his death bed he had said, "he is eloquent and persuasive; and once his words had even power over my heart: but trust him not.
Frankenstein is the tale of a man who took his strong curiosity, and made it into a reality only to have it backfire on him, ruining his life. It is a series of events that lead to disaster after disaster. Victor is unique in his interests. The monster is unique in his appearance and creation. Both are constantly punished by both nature and society for being what and who they are.
Victor Frankenstein: From Fascination Passion to Unwinding Isolation Madness is defined as “the quality or state of being mad: such as a state of severe mental illness” or “behavior or thinking that is very foolish or dangerous: extreme folly an idea that is pure/sheer madness” (Merriam-Webster). It is also believed that madness also has varying forms and can be caused by feelings of isolation from society. A main part of being human or even most species on earth live with community. This definition of madness fits the stereotype media has placed on scientists and Victor Frankenstein is a prime example.
“This was my duty; but there was another still paramount to that. My duties towards the beings of my own species had greater claims to my attentions, because they included a greater proportion of happiness or misery” (Shelley 184). Dr. Victor Frankenstein was a brilliant scientist whose ideas were to bring both not only success but death upon others including his own loved ones. Like most scientists in real life today and from the past, they tend to struggle with whatever knowledge they can learn about. The only problem was that the education they possess shows that they have no idea of the outcome of their experiments until tested and by doing so scientists can easily temper with the laws of nature on animals, humans and even the environment, not to mention defying information from other scientists to prove their own theories correct and to
The Cost of Conceit A scientist alienates himself to make a miraculous discovery only for it become an outcast to society. Literary criticisms “Frankenstein” by Susan Sylvia and Bonnie Flaig, and “An overview of Frankenstein” by George Griffith, allowed for a more complex look into the the book Frankenstein, by Mary W. Shelley. The criticisms allow for a more in depth view on Victor Frankenstein’s overwhelming fascination in science and how it resulted in him alienating himself. His fascination in science leads him to become careless and upon completion of his creation he realizes what he has done, and abandons his creation.
In Frankenstein, the monster behavior of anger to the Frankenstein family and is greedy for something more, a female companion, like Victor craves for knowledge of creating life in his own hands and worked restlessly for days and nights without thinking of the creating a carbon copy of himself. In Frankenstein the conflict between the creator and the monster were similar because of Victor is the one who created the monster who wish for a female companion to be created for the monster so he can be happy and he would leave Victor alone forever. In the process of making the female monster Victor has second thoughts of making this for the monster and destroys the unfinished female monster. When the monster found that Victor has failed to make his
Frankenstein Essay In Mary Shelly’s novel Frankenstein, she shows a new and different way of scientific advancement. Her book goes through the fictional tale of Frankenstein’s relationship with the creature he created. From the beginning of the book to the end Frankenstein chooses to neglect the creature, causing a plethora of pain and loss for himself. Throughout this essay I will talk about the many dangers of scientific advancement and the responsibility I believe you need to advance science.
Similarities between Victor and the Monster In the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley she wrote that it was okay to be different. People in this society think that if you’re any kinds of different then you must be judged on the way you look at things or even just the way you look. And in this book Victor Frankenstein judged his creation by the way he had created it. And instead of taking care of his responsibility he just let the monster run wild. He was afraid of what he had created at first, but in the end he realizes that it doesn’t matter what others think as long as you are happy with what you have chosen.
A new technology is being created every day in this fast growing world, and a majority of them are helping the human society in some way shape or form. Technologies today are being created to have multifarious effects that will help improve the quality of humanity. But, with all good things there will be some “unintended consequences … and revenge effects” as stated by Tenner who suggests that there was no human invention ever that completely fulfilled its intended uses or completely ignore the unintended effects (Tenner). Tenner reaches his conclusion about the revenge effects by referring to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.