Frankenstein's creature does not follow the stereotype of a monster that it has been traditionally thrown under. A monster is not born of innocence, and does not feel sympathise with the helpless. The array of emotions, actions, and requests that this supposed monster displays allude to his humanity flourishing within. He is an extreme of the human condition. In every person, there are horrific characteristics along side unbelievably vulnerable aspects that shape and highlight their essence, defining who they are. Someone who is a killer does not cease being human, and nor does a baby when it first born. The creature is as human as a murderer, and as innocent as an infant.
When one looks in the mirror, they see many things about themselves; the color of their eyes, the way their pupils dilate when exposed to varying intensities of light, the curve of their mouth contrasting against the flatness of the surrounding walls. They look into the mirror and form a judgement about themselves, their appearance, their behaviors, who they are and what they are to become. But the question no one seems to ask themselves when they look in the mirror is what exactly makes that person they see human? And while this may not be a question that most people ask about themselves on a personal level, it is a topic that is widely discussed alongside Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein. Many debates have surfaced discussing if
In the novel Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, human connections play an important role in people’s lives as individuals. These connections help people learn social skills, understand the difference between right and wrong, and to feel a sense of belonging, which keeps them from acting rashly. Also, strong human connections foster new relationships. Shelley shows how social skills are an importance through the monster and his actions.
"What can stop the determined heart and resolved will of man?" This question, posed by Captain Robert Walton on page 22 of Mary Shelley's immortal Frankenstein, lies susceptible to interpretation to mean the ambition of man in one sense, but in another, the collective persecution and prejudice inherent in mankind.
Frankenstein was a scientist who thought that the world was a secret, which he desired to discover in the scientific field. He worked to find out the relationship between humans and animals. He was attracted by the structure of the human body, any animal related with life, and the cause of life. One day, Victor Frankenstein made an experiment where he included many different human parts from different dead people. This resulted in a human being and a strange creature never seen before in life, which made Frankenstein very scared. This creature or monster was tall enough to scare people by his height and with muscles that were well proportioned.
In the novel "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley, the relationship of external apperence and internal feelings are directly related. The creature is created and he is innocent, though he is seaverly deformed. His nature is to be good and kind, but society only views his external appereance which is grotesque. Human nature is to judge by external apperence. He is automatically ostracized and labeled as a monster because of his external apperence. He finnaly realized that no matter how elequintly he speaks and how kind he is, people will never be able to see past his external deformities. Children are fearful of him, Adults think he is dangerous, and his own creator abandons him in disgust.
If there is one theme that the gothic novel Frankenstein expresses it is humanity. Throughout the text we are shown example after example of the little things that define humanity: curiosity, love, and mistakes.
Sometimes, in novels like Frankenstein, the motives of the author are unclear. It is clear however, that one of the many themes Mary Shelley presents is the humanity of Victor Frankenstein's creation. Although she presents evidence in both support and opposition to the creation's humanity, it is apparent that this being is indeed human. His humanity is not only witnessed in his physical being, but in his intellectual and emotional thoughts as well. His humanity is argued by the fact that being human does not mean coming from a specific genetic chain and having family to relate to, but to embrace many of the distinct traits that set humans apart from other animals in this
Most characters within Frankenstein have a sense of full conformity, while a select few feel full disregard. Victor Frankenstein has the best-and the worst-of both worlds as he possesses outward beauty and conformity while having inward regrets and questioning. Frankenstein had many benefactors that had contributed towards his outward acceptance; on the other hand, he had his inner demons that had placed him in a position of questioned deposition. Victor Frankenstein, truly, is a piece of the puzzle with regards towards the entire understanding of his society and its other human inhabitants. The theme of outward appearance and inward regret drives the character of Frankenstein to home base with obvious examples, implicit reading, and a full-circle
In the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, man tries to tamper with nature. This is an enormous mistake, because his experiences prove that man should respect the omnipotent power of nature so man can be happy. Man should respect nature because if man goes beyond his limits, then nature lets man creates all types of consequences for himself which proves Shelley’s point to respect nature’s powers.When people look at nature, they are automatically healed just by its looks. This is a much more powerful force than anything man is capable of doing, thus nature is all powerful. Nature is constant, unlike man who is constantly changing, which shows that nature is always in control.
For as long as man has encompassed this world, the divisive enigma of humanity has prevailed. Seeping its way into each generation, while sparking heated conversations, it has become evident that there is much we do not know about what truly makes us human. Regardless of our genetic composition, philosophers often ponder the deeper meaning of humanity. We know that, biologically, recreating the genetic makeup of a human does not yield humanity, so what is the missing aspect? Humans -have the ability to contemplate their own existence in this world. Awareness of existence. This driving force enables us to analyze situations while placing ourselves within them. Our involuntary ability to understand the impact of our actions and the affect they have on others causes us to be inherently human. Our actions evoke strong emotions within us that allow us to learn through our experiences. We retain the resonated feelings of certain occurrences and apply them to others in order to deduce outcomes. Often this facet of mankind is taken for granted, yet we are reminded, through both literature and hypothetical scenarios, of its importance. Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, constitutes as one of these profound reminders. Shelley develops a theoretical story in which the humanity of Frankenstein’s monster is questioned. Despite having the accurate organs and framework of a human, Shelley causes the reader to seek the missing aspect that is preventing the monster from being human. Likewise,
“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.
Victor Frankenstein travels to Ingolstadt to study. Once there, he was stuck to the sciences and especially for chemistry. He reads all the books he could come over and going at all lectures in the subject. In the end, one thing that interests him most and is the body's structure and origin of life's principles are based. He studies the anatomy and he gets very interested in death to thus get answers about the origins of life. After some time, he finds that he is inclined to give life to inanimate objects and decide to create your own creature from dead matter. This turns out to be not too successful. Frankenstein do not think through the consequences of his actions he may have and when the monster finally gets life and becomes Frankenstein
Frankenstein also known as the modern Prometheus who was a Titan from Greek mythology and he stole fire from the Gods who only kept it to themselves and also brought knowledge and enlightenment to mankind. For his actions Prometheus was punished by the Gods and was chained to a rock and an eagle ate his liver everyday as punishment. Mary Shelly was influenced by the tale of Prometheus and this led her to write her own story which was influenced by the modern Western world which was during the Romantic movement during the early 19th century. Romanticism was an artistic, literary, musical and intellectual movement that originated in Europe during the 18th century.The ideas of the Enlightenment are obvious in Dr. Victor Frankenstein because he is fascinated with science and discovery.The creature also reflects the ideas of the Enlightenment without the influence of God. The creature feels alone and rejected from everyone. "When I looked around I saw and heard of none like me. Was I, the monster, a blot upon the earth from which all med fled and whom all men disowned?"