The book is centered around a man named Victor Frankenstein who is this genius doctor and his creation, whom is not given a name and goes by Frankenstein’s Monster, or Frankenstein’s Creation. Frankenstein neglects the Monster and he runs off and villagers do not like the
Hero or Villain? (Discussing the story Frankenstein) There has been many questions about weather Frankenstein is a hero or if he is a monster that just caused trouble. When reading Mary Shellys Frankenstein we are told about a scientist that makes a monster out of body parts that he found in graves. Many people think that it's not worth reading but others see it as a true masterpiece.
This is similar to how God delivers divine retribution to his creation. This is all in vain when Victor dies after a miserable life of guilt, shame, paranoia, and tragedy. After spending so much time learning the secret to life, Victor spends a lot of time trying to destroy the very thing that he creates. Shelly does this to inform the reader that some mysteries are not worth pursuing.
At the beginning of the novel, we see that Victor Frankenstein, a high profile scientist is found chasing a Monster. Victor Frankenstein is being described as we see in a series of letters that Captain Walton has written. Moving from letter to letter, we find more information about the Monster that Victor is chasing and why he’s chasing him. The Monster is described as being deformed as he searches for love and companionship but only finds denial. Feeling lost and unwanted, the Monster vows for revenge against his creator, Victor Frankenstein.
8.Explain the irony in Frankenstein's actions Even after Victor’s mother dies, and she wished for him to take care of the family and to wed Elizabeth, Victor spends his time in science and neglects his family, shutting off contact for 2 years and not returning home until 6 years later. A bigger show of irony is Frankenstein’s constant return to isolation. Even after becoming somewhat mentally insane, Henry restores his friend and rehabilitates him back to his previous health. Although not fully recovered, Victor returns home and decides not to tell his family, but rather go back into nature for more isolation, He did not learn from his actions and after the monster pays him a visit, Frankenstein continues his mission in isolation. (Takes place in chapter 9 and 10) 9.What does the death of William symbolize?
It is clear that Dr. Frankenstein is in a regretful mindset when he states, “I suffered living torture.” Meaning that he knew it was never Justine who killed William. However, he would never be able to speak up because he is fearful that he will be perceived as mad by his family and by the public. This was just one of the consequences that Frankenstein has to face due to his creation. Frankenstein also recognizes the fact that it is ultimately his own fault that William has died and that Justine will be wrongly sentenced for his death.
This quote conveys the monster was angry with Victor for creating him then abandoning him. Distinctly, Victor left the monster and the monster is not happy about it. The monster feels as though he should atleast know who he is as a person. There is no one to tell him who is, why he was created, and how to behave. Similarly, When he thought all day of how he was to seek revenge on Victor.
When the Creature comes to life, Victor sees how ugly and terrifying he looks. He is horrified and runs away from this living thing. On the day the Creature ‘awakes’ he is very confused and cold. He doesn’t know how to live like a human.
However, with these unbelievable discoveries that bring benefits also comes people who tend to lose their end goals and end up creating harmful things. In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein is a young man who yearns for scientific knowledge. Victor ends up creating a monster that he brings to life through galvanism. However, this monster later turns out to be the murderer of Victor’s brother. This sends Victor into a whirlwind of emotions and begins to blame himself when he exclaims “ I had turned loose into the world a depraved wretch whose delight was in carnage and misery; had he not murdered my brother?”.
Once home, Frankenstein finds that his youngest brother, William, has been murdered. Frankenstein knows it was the monster’s doing, despite the court trying and sentencing an innocent woman. Eventually, Frankenstein finds the monster hiding in a barn, and the monster tells him of how it had survived for so long and then
The monster declares that he desires “creatures…cheering my gloom”; however, no “Eve soothed my sorrows” (118, Shelley). Because of this abandonment, the monster “cursed [Frankenstein]” (118, Shelley). No mother or Eve is present to nurture the monster. Therefore, he faults his creator for his isolation and plans to seek vengeance against Frankenstein, sending a message to the reader concerning the violent repercussions from an absence of nurture. Similarly, after the De Laceys beat the monster, he feels there are “none…men that existed who would pity or assist” him, causing him to “declare everlasting war against the species” (122, Shelley).
Jekyll and Frankenstein bring out monsters that cause catastrophe in their own worlds. Both Dr Jekyll and Frankenstein explore the catastrophic results of overreaching. Shelly portrays the effects a negative environment can have on The Monster whilst Stevenson sates all humans must endure the battle of duality between good and evil. Jekyll and Victor’s intentions are well intended but are lost into the abyss of their prior motivations. The Monster proved that he had compassion whereas Hyde demonstrated pure evil.
Many people say that in order to get justice they have to respond to what's been done to them. In frankenstein the creature that victor creates tends to search for justice. In this novel the way that the “monster” tends to be rejected by many and brought him to the point that he understands and gets justice by killing different persons throughout the whole book. Victor was a scientist who created and brought a life into the world which had been thought to be impossible. For example, when the creature had recently been created at first he didn’t have any feelings.
In chapter V the monster has been created and has realized he is ugly and does not have a place in the world. In season 4 of Buffy, Adam, a modern Frankenstein’s monster has been created secretly by the government. Both of the “monsters” question their existence and find themselves as recluses to the community earning for a friend and becoming violent due to lack of love. The creations wonder the reason their creators want to destroy them after they have just been created. Victor’s creature and Adam in Buffy display the misuse of technology and power shown by scientists and the government.
The creature’s misdeeds against humanity can be justified because his creator didn't take proper care for his creation. The creature states,” Yet you, my creator, detest and spurn me, thy creature, to whom thou art bound by ties only dissoluble by the annihilation of one of us. Your purpose to kill me”(P.112). Even though Victor found success in creating a creation, he decided to replicate the usefulness of his finding. Instead of being something Victor could celebrate and help the people in need, he chose to alienate his creation, forcing his creation to take matters into his own hands.