Analysis of the Last Scene of Film Frankenstein by Kenneth Branagh The monster that Victor Frankenstein created to stop death has destroyed him emotionally. This monster has killed all that Victor ever loved. He killed his little brother, his wife, his father, and his housemaid. Wanting vengeance Victor follows the monster north in an unwavering pursuit. All he wants to do is to destroy the monster. But the monster soon kills him by torturing him while on the run. Victor dies from exhaustion almost immediately after he finishes telling Captain Walton his frightening tale. His final words are ''I'm tired, so very tired.'' The monster appears on the scene and is miserable at the death of his …show more content…
The close up on Frankenstein as he speaks his final words focuses all our attention on him. We suddenly have a feeling of anger towards the monster as he has just tortured a suffering man to death. The situation here is that creator has been destroyed by his creation. The film then tries to make us feel sorry for the monster. This is shown during the scene in which Captain Walton comes down into his cabin shortly after Frankenstein's death after hearing a groan from below deck and finds the creature weeping over the corpse of the recently deceased scientist. Walton asks the creature what he is and he answers with "he was my father." This reply starts to build up our sympathy for the monster as he has just lost his "father". This scene tries to increase the sympathy successfully when the creature also says "he never gave me a name." This adds to the sympathy by making us feel guilty that this creature towards whom we first felt anger doesn't even have a name. At this point the scene changes to the funeral of Frankenstein and we can see that the creature stands away from captain Walton and his men. This emphasises his loneliness and difference to mankind. This depiction of the monster's loneliness is given greater depth when he says, "I am done with man" in his reply to Walton's request for him to come with
Analysis of the Creation Scene from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Kenneth Branagh’s 1994 Film Version
Alienation is a product of society’s inherently discriminatory bias, catalyzed by our fear of the unknown in the realm of interpersonal conduct. Mary Shelley, in her novel, Frankenstein, dissects society’s unmerited demonization of individuals who defy—voluntarily or involuntarily—conventional norms. Furthermore, through her detailed parallel development of Frankenstein and his monster, Shelley personifies the tendency to alienate on the basis of physical deformity, thereby illustrating the role of the visual in the obfuscation of morality.
Shelley addresses romantic conventions in Victor to convey his loss of identity. Victor is impatient and restless when constructing the creation, so much, that he does not think about it’s future repercussions. One of the great paradoxes that Shelley’s novel depicts is giving the monster more human attributes than to it’s creator [p. 6 - Interpretations]. This is true as the monster seeks an emotional bond, but Victor is terrified of it’s existence. The monster later reveals, “I, the miserable and the abandoned, am an abortion, to be spurred at and kicked and trampled on [Shelley, p. 224].” Victor’s lack of compassion is rooted from the inability to cope with his reality. He distances himself from others and is induced with fainting spells [Shelley, p. 59]. From this, the nameless creature exemplifies Victor’s attempt to abandon his creation to escape his responsibilities. His creation is described as, ‘wretched devil’ and ‘abhorred monster,’ eliciting that the unobtainable, pitied identity [Shelley, p. 102]. The act of not naming the creature reveals Victor as hateful, and unnaturally disconnected to his own created victim.
Scene Analysis of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Frankenstein was a novel written by Mary Shelley in 1832. At the time
In Frankenstein, written by Mary Shelley, the creation, made from scraps of corpses, was built by Victor Frankenstein, a man fascinated and obsessed with the knowledge of life. Following the creation’s rouse, Victor immediately abandons him with no desire on keeping or teaching his new being. Because of his lack of nourishment and direction “growing up”, the creation goes through a process of self-deception. He endures a period of deceit by believing that he is a normal human being like everyone around him. But as time progresses, he learns to accept how he is alone in this world and disconnected with everyone. Because of the creation’s lack of guidance and isolation, he grows up feeling unwanted.
John Locke is one of the most influential Enlightenment thinkers and is famously known for asserting that all humans have natural rights. He also believed that humans are born with clean slates, and that the environment humans grow in, especially at a young age, has massive influences on aspects of their personalities, ideals, and motivations. Shelley was most definitely influenced by this claim when writing Frankenstein. As the reader, we can see the monster that Victor Frankenstein creates grow up alone, without guidance, and be formed by the experiences it is put through while trying to survive. Its emotions and beliefs throughout the book were merely a result of its experiences as it encounters the harsh reality of the world. Mary
Victor Frankenstein’s thoughtless surrendering and animosity of his creation motivates the catastrophe in the novel. After devoting many hours of restless, yet hopeful, labor to his work, Victor completes his final masterpiece. However, he loses all hope as he explains how “the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled [his] heart. Unable to endure the aspect of the being [he] had created, [he] rushed out of the room” (Shelley 36). Victor exhibits
1. The paradox that the creature sees in humankind is that humans can be glorified and worshipped at one point but, can later fall and have a downfall. The capricious nature of humans is what surprises the creature. This is shown when the creature is watching the De Laceys and the old man is reading a book, Ruins of An Empire about the Greeks and Romans and in both of these empires they both had a rise and then they both eventually fell. Also, he also learned how humans have many different sides to them on one hand they can be good and caring but also, learned that they can be evil and vicious towards one another.
In Frankenstein the creature wanted to be loved by Victor, but his master betrays him and pushed the monster down the path of revenge until he has nothing left. The creature came into the world happy and innocent, but as time went on he realized that humankind and his master had betrayed him. He wanted help people like De Lacy by cutting wood for them and getting food,u but he introduces himself to them, they made it so “[his] heart sunk within me as the with bitter sickness, and I refrained”(97). Human kind and not only his master betrayed him, but this anger manifested as anger towards the Frankenstein family. The creature felt everyone was trying to betray him and go against him so he turned him evil and made the creature want to seek
Victor Frankenstein engulfed in the dedication of creating a god like image of himself creates a monster. Upon its creation, the monster’s entire perception of the world was around Victor Frankenstein resembling an infant perceiving its surroundings through its parents. Victor was the monster’s “father”. The monster tried to learn more information on its creator by staring at Victor Frankenstein laid out on the bed. The monster is displaying the behaviors of the attachment theory. All of us have a predisposition to “instinctively and immediately seek to attach ourselves to someone who will keep us safe” (Lines 51). Victor Frankenstein is the first one who outcasts the monster. Victor shuns the monster for being hideous, from the moment he is resurrected. His aspirations of a creature worth admiring was plunged down the drain. Ostracized by Victor Frankenstein, the monster left the humble abode of Frankenstein. Child abandonment, in
There was a time in history when people used science as an everyday issue; there was a time when it was almost legitimate to provide a practical explanation, and when people preferred to ignore the subliming side of nature; people called this time in history the Age of Enlightenment (otherwise known as, the Neoclassical Period). This generation was based on the growth of scientific scrutinizations overwhelming people minds and (in a way) erasing the traditional teachings. It was particularly well-educated individuals who relied upon logic to explain the world and its resources, enabling greater evidence and certitude, which, in return, allowed matters to be more convincing. To support this philosophical movement was the Industrial
Once upon a time in a faraway land there lived a family of four, a mother, father, and their two children. Every morning they were woken up by an evil, disgusting creature who would bang on their doors and ring in their ears. This happened to everyone in the town for years until one day we had had enough and we decided to fight the monster.
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is a literary classic that tells a story of a young scientist Victor Frankenstein who created a monster that tries to live in society but is rejected. The monster will later seek revenge by going after his creator. In this essay I will be evaluating two critiques about the novel. Beginning with Professor Naomi Hetherington’s critique and the second critique written by Professor Sherry Ginn.