Frankenstein was doing work in the subject that he adored the most. “Unfold to the world the deepest mysteries of creation"(33). While reading, one can infer that this was not the creature Frankenstein had worked so delicately for. If Frankenstein had thought of all the consequences he could face during his experiment, he would have been prepared for the monster that awoke before him. From the aftermath of the horrid making of the monster, Frankenstein senses the danger to the human race, showing from the murder of his own brother. What once was a creation he was eager to finish, now became a mistake he wanted to escape and take
When Frankenstein decides to create the Creature, he isolates himself from his family and friends in the name of scientific discovery. His father, writing letters of concern, receives no response. Henry Clerval, Frankenstein’s life-long companion, tries penetrating his friend’s depressed mind to no avail. Frankenstein’s self-inflicted isolation in the early stages of the plot foreshadows the breakdown
A Very Complex Character “Frankenstein’s creation is a wretched, evil creature, which deserves nothing but death”. This is a statement, we people, might make if we base our opinion of this new creation only and purely on his actions. Can the creature’s actions condemn him to a life of solitude and immorality? If we look at the situation more closely and with an open mind, we might indeed find ourselves connecting and even sympathizing with this wretched beast. How could someone consent of such evil actions? Well, the reader does not have to; all the reader has to do is keep an open mind and a soft heart. In order to understand how and why the full presentation of the creation’s character might entice the reader to sympathize, one must first look more closely at the actions seen as “evil” and the reasoning behind them.
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein examines two phenomena of human nature, scientific curiosity and loneliness; the latter will serve as the focus of this essay. The very manner in which Frankenstein begins, that of the correspondence of an unattached explorer who longs for a companion on his voyage, with no one
Shelley uses imagery relating to your senses to describes the creature’s awakening. Shelley compares this awakening to a baby who was just born."A strange multiplicity of sensations seized me, and I saw, felt, heard, and smelt, at the same time..."(Shelley 90), this quote means that the monster just experienced the
“Yet you, my creator, detest and spurn me, thy creature” (Shelley 83). William A. Walling goes on to say, “…still later, as the monster recalls the anguish he has endured because the life given him has fallen so short of his innate desires, he cries bitterly to Frankenstein”(Walling1)
It is in hindsight in his narrative to Walton that Frankenstein says he feels he had “feelings of affection…requited by detestation and scorn”. This seems an ironic statement as it is clear
Annotated Works Cited Bentley, Colene. "Family, Humanity, Polity: Theorizing the Basis and Boundaries of Political Community in Frankenstein." Bloom 's Literary Reference Online [Facts On File News Services]. N.p., 2005. Web. 26 Apr. 2015.
“Unlike so many of his on-screen interpretations, the Creature of the novel is eloquent, thoughtful, and — at least at first — inspired by the beauty of the natural world. Later, he uses his gift for language to articulate his anguish, telling Frankenstein, ‘I am content to reason with you. I am malicious because I am miserable. Am I not
In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein’s passion for science and knowledge drove him to create a being that he did not understand. After creating what he refers to as “The monster”, in fear for his own life, he ran away. The monster search tirelessly for victor hoping to acquire his creator’s love but after reading his journals about his creation, the creator came to realize that he was not loved, but hated, that he was not wanted but
Like most horror stories, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has a wretched monster who terrorizes and kills his victims with ease. However, the story is not as simple as it seems. One increasingly popular view of the true nature of the creature is one of understanding. This sympathetic view is often strengthened by looking at the upbringing of the creature in the harsh world in which he matures much as a child would. With no friends or even a true father, the creature can be said to be a product of society and its negative views and constant rejections of him. Although this popular view serves to lessen the severity of his crimes in most people’s eyes, the fact remains that the creature is in fact a cold-hearted wretch whose vindictive nature
In the book Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Victor Frankenstein suffers from severe depression caused by his loneliness and self loathing. In the beginning of the book this depression is something he is able to overcome, but throughout the book the depression becomes worse and worse, further sinking down and causing him to be immutably depressed. Frankenstein becomes so depressed after he creates the monster and the monster begins killing his friends and family. When this happens, he isolates himself and shuts himself out from the rest of the world causing him to become increasingly lonely. On top of all this Frankenstein loathes himself because he played god and he feels as though he killed the people the monster killed. On page 166 Frankenstein
Frankenstein’s and society’s rejection of the monster, however, drove him to an uneven passionate pursuit for a companion. He forced Frankenstein to create a female monster, and he provided motivation by killing Frankenstein’s loved ones and threatening to kill more of them. The monster recalls in this final scene of Shelley’s novel how his desire drove him to evil. “. . . do you think that I was then dead to agony and remorse?--He . . . suffered not more in the consummation of the deed;--oh! Not the ten-thousandth portion of the anguish that was mine during the lingering detail of its execution. A frightful selfishness hurried me on. . . .” (153) At that point in the novel, the monster has changed from good in nature to evil in nature. His own desires are more important to him than the well-being of others and he is willing to commit murder in order ensure the fulfillment of his desire.
Deng,Xiaochen DENXD1303 Oct.30.2014 ENGL105 The Monster: A Mirror to Reflect Dr.Frankenstein’s Character In Frankenstein, written by Mary Shelley, the monster which is created by Victor Frankenstein acts as a mirror to reflect and bring out Victor’s hidden thoughts. In a particular study called Frankenstein – A Critical Study from a Freudian Perspective, it argues that Victor on the surface seems to be a “healthy man” (Johnson 1). In fact, he unconsciously has many dangerous thoughts, and the creation of the monster brings out those thoughts and finally leads to his failure (Johnson 2). In specific, present paper will analysis Victor’s characters by examining his intention and decisions toward the monster he creates, and the paper is intended
Introduction: Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” is a book with a deep message that touches to the very heart. This message implies that the reader will not see the story only from the perspective of the narrator but also reveal numerous hidden opinions and form a personal interpretation of the novel. One of its primary statements is that no one is born a monster and a “monster” is created throughout socialization, and the process of socialization starts from the contact with the “creator”. It is Victor Frankenstein that could not take the responsibility for his creature and was not able to take care of his “child”. Pride and vanity were the qualities that directed Victor Frankenstein to his discovery of life: “...So much has been done, exclaimed the soul of Frankenstein-more, far more, will I achieve: treading in the steps already marked, I will pioneer a new way, explore unknown powers, and unfold to the world the deepest mysteries of creation”[p.47]. He could not cope with this discovery and simply ignored it. The tragedy of Victor Frankenstein and the tragedy of his creature is the same – it is the tragedy of loneliness and confronting the world, trying to find a place in it and deserve someone’s love. The creature would have never become a monster if it got the love it strived for. Victor Frankenstein would have never converted his creature into a monster if he knew how to love and take responsibility for the ones we bring to this world.