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. “The endurance of Frankenstein and its amplification to truly mythic status results from its articulating; "perhaps for the first time in Western literature, the most powerfully felt anxieties of pregnancy.”” (Lehman).
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. Frankenstein punishes himself, his family and his consciousness suffered because of his arrogance of trying to have the power of God.
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. Thus the reason he states that the trial is a “wretched mockery of justice.” The death of both William and Justine then lie on Victor Frankenstein’s shoulders.
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.“ but allowing myself to be borne away by the stream, I bent my mind towards injury and death.” ( Shelley 165 ).
All he cares about at this point is to discover something no one else has before him. 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?”.
Frankenstein falls violently ill as a result of the shock and must return to Geneva. 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).