He decides its time for breakfast. He grabs a sharp rock and runs up a tree. He hops from tree to tree and waits for an hour, as still as a dead tree. A deer comes along, tall thick, high antlers, Richard sets his sights on it as he leaps from the tree onto the dear, stabs it in the leg. The deer bucks him off and runs at a high speed. Richard takes a minute to recuperate before he slowly runs after the blood trail. After walking for a good half hour the trail leads him to an open field. The field itself is clear, but it is surrounded by trees. Richard looks out in the field and spots the deer, he runs over to it, grabs the rock he lodged deep into its leg and begins to gut it. Once he is done, he begins to leave but he hears a noice, a low roar from the distance, but he decides to investigate.
The creature in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, who parallels Milton’s Eve and Satan in many ways, also makes choices based on his envy for human beings and Milton’s Adam. When the creature is hiding out by the De Lacy cottage, he finds books that include Paradise Lost. The creature acknowledges his feelings of envy saying that he feels like Satan because “often, like him, when I viewed the bliss of my protectors, the bitter gall of envy rose within me” (Shelley 90; vol.2; ch.7). The creature is envious of the DeLacey family because they have what he does not: family and friends. The creature is all alone, so he akins himself to Satan feeling envy for The Son, whereas his envy is rather more like Eve’s because his creator made him unequal to other humans, although not on purpose. The creature also envies Adam, of Paradise Lost because he says that “like Adam, I was created apparently united by no link to any other being in existence; but... He had come forth from the hands of God a perfect creature, happy and prosperous, guarded by the especial care of his Creator; he was allowed to converse with, and acquire knowledge from beings of a superior nature: but I was wretched, helpless and alone” (Shelley 90; vol.2; ch.7). Although the creature was created in similar circumstances to Adam, he struggles because his creator shunned him and left him to be alone and ugly. The creature, so much like Adam, envies how Adam was loved by his creator.
After eating some food and resting, he headed to the village nearby. At his arrival, “the whole village was roused”. “Children shrieked” and “women fainted”. “Some fled, some attacked” the creature. The creature was “grievously bruised by stones and many other kinds of missile weapons”. He ran away and “fearfully took refuge in a low hovel”. (p. 83)
The tickling sensation of heat bathing his face forced him to slowly open his eyes. The sun’s golden rays stunned him blurring his vision as he quickly turned away. As his eyes adjusted, he was surprised to find the absence of his father. His heart started to pound and all the confidence and security that he had built up melted in the space of a few seconds. He jumped up flinging his sleeping bag on to the ground and looked around taking note of his surroundings. To him, it felt as if the trees were suddenly sent out to attack him like stealthy assassins gaining on him as they moved side to side from the winds steady breeze. The faint noise of bugs and animals chattering sounded like the grunt of a predator before it hunts its prey. A colossal cloud
A few months later, I found myself riding with Halt back to his quaint little cottage nestled in the woods. He was teaching me about animal tracks. As our horses tread against the snow that lay on the ground, I noticed a massive print next to the cottage, and Halt said it was a giant boar. A man was lying in the bushes and came out to claim that he had seen the boar first hand, and that it was a mad and destructive one. Halt told him to go to the castle and tell the Baron to gather a group of men so that we can all go hunt the boar in the morning. The next day, I found myself on horseback on the outside of a circle of warriors, and Horace. If the boar were to escape through our circle, I was to chase it down and finish it off with my bow.
The monster notices that humans are afraid of him because of his appearance, he feels embarrassed of himself, as humans do when they don’t seem to be accepted. He admires the De Lacey Family that lives in the cottage, he also learns from them, and hopes to have companion as they do. The monster is like humans, as mentioned, in the way that he wants someone to listen and care about him. He is discovering the world and his capacities, he seeks knowledge and understand plenty aspects of life by learning how to speak and read. “The gentle manners and beauty of the cottagers greatly endeared them to me; when they were unhappy, I felt depressed; when they rejoiced, I sympathized in their joys” (Shelley 47). The monster developed feelings and emotions as humans. The creature is different from humans also, since he never got to grow up as a normal human, and
After the death of Frankenstein, the Creature is met face-to-face with Walton, and here the Creature meets his final challenge of communicating and addressing a human who might have compassion for him. Upon seeing and hearing from the Creature, Walton experiences similar reactions as Frankenstein upon first communicating with the Creature. His physical appearance once again stains with utter disgust any attempt at showing benevolence: “Never did I behold a vision so horrible as his face, of such loathsome, yet appalling hideousness. I shut my eyes involuntarily” (Shelley 211). Once this reaction takes place, the Creature’s words do cause a small time of wavering of compassion for Walton, although ultimately he does reject the Creature once
Victor Frankenstein, a man obsessed with scientific oddities since his youth, finds a way to reanimate the dead. In the hope of creating “a new species [who] would bless me as their creator,” (33) he designs what he hopes to be the creation of a man-made human being. However, his attempt produces merely a living being, a being which Victor grows to despise and fear, despite his initial claims that “darkness had no effect upon [his] fancy” (31). However when faced with his creation later within the novel he describes his experiment as a catastrophe when he “saw the dull yellow eyes of the creature open” (Shelley 35). In an attempt to be accepted by Victor, the creature journeys into the village to learn the ways of the humans. However
The creature is miserable because the creator just made him and right after he got afraid and then he wanted to kill the creature because Victor thinks that he killed his brother William.According to the text it said, "The tortures of hell are to mild for thy crimes you've done. So what he is trying to say is that he hall go to hell for the people he killed including William. In my opinion I think that the creature didn't kill William because he said in the text that his soul is full of love and community.An other reason is because he lives in the mountains and in
The Frankenstein monster is often portrayed in the movies as unemotional and violent: a barely functioning behemoth. However, these depictions are far from the canon storyline. In Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein, the creator of what shall be called the Creature, was actually rivaled in empathy and joie de vivre by his wretch. Throughout the story, the Creature showed more compassion and emotion than Frankenstein, but committed multiple monstrous things after facing neglect and trauma.
“I’m just a soul whose intentions are good, Oh lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood” a verse from the notorious rapper Lil Wayne who judges one’s physical appearance rather the inner qualities that never is seen. Throughout the last century, society has been based on superficial concepts of good or evil, beautiful or ugly, ordinary or abnormal. In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the Creature is depicted as a overwhelming ugly monster with superhuman strength and the lust to kill his next victim. Playing with the elements of God, Dr. Frankenstein’s dream was to bring upon life regardless of how it was created. Frankenstein’s creation is human in the sense that
In the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, some characters were viewed to be morally ambiguous. One character that discourages readers from identifying them as purely evil or purely good is the creature. The creature goes through many obstacles that test who he is. The creature sacrifices loved ones to get what he wants. He also does this to show his creator the pain he has caused him. The creature says, “ If you will comply with my conditions, I will leave them and you at peace; but if you refuse, I will glut the maw of death, until it be satiated with the blood of your remaining friends.”(68) This shows that the creature is not only bad but can be good too. However, The creature is in pain, and hoping by threatening Victor that he’ll get
Hatred and fear blind us. We no longer see each other. We only see the faces of monsters, and that gives us the courage to destroy each other." by Thick Nhat Hanh. In Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is about a scientist named Victor Frankenstein who is taken over by his interest in science. He wanted to create life like God, but with science. He created a monster but this came with consequences that He never imagined. The monster was kind hearted and nobody saw it because they focused on his appearance instead of his kind heart, and feelings. Frankenstein didn't give much thought about how this would affect the monster in the future. At the end Frankenstein and the monster are both driven by revenge and this affected their relationship in a negative way. Frankenstein and the monster shared similarities that were driven by revenge, anger, and loneliness.
The creature relates to Dorian as they both act unruly and engage in acts that Society refuses to agree with. Both are responsible for multiple deaths, and are responsible for ruining other's lives until they both commit suicide. They even commit murder. The creature achieves this while learning who he is and Dorian attains it by virtue of his own choice. The creature is trying to discover himself and Dorian bases his life off of the pursuit of forever youth and beauty. Both destroy everything in their paths to reach their ideal life. Physically, the creature relates more to Dorian’s portrait than Dorian himself. Dorian possesses hubris attitudes and also Hedonism developing from his excessive confidence in is physical appearance, while the
The creature can be considered human because he can feel human emotion such as love, sadness, pain, and lonesomeness. The creature states to the ship’s captain after victors death, "'My heart was fashioned to be susceptible of love and sympathy; and, when wrenched by misery to vice and hatred, it did not endure the violence of the change without torture, such as you cannot even imagine...But when I discovered that he, the author of my existence, sought his own enjoyment in feelings and passions from the indulgence of which I was forever barred, then impotent envy and bitter indignation filled me with an insatiable thirst for vengeance'" (Grimly 190). He felt like he was made for hate and then as he grew he learned that victor could choice his