In Shelley’s Frankenstein, the monster commits a number of immoral acts out of rage. These actions are directly related to the monsters creation and upbringing. The burden of fault for the monsters actions rests on Victor Frankenstein’s shoulders alone.
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.
In his refusal of his creature twice in less than twenty- four hours, it only can solidify and foreshadow the trials to come. Frankenstein then, in a wonderful show of character proceeds to hunt the creature and allow for hatred to consume him. “When I reflected on his crimes and malice, my hatred and revenge burst all bounds of moderation. I would have made a pilgrimage to the highest peak of the Andes, could I when there have precipitated him to their base” (Shelley 9.6). In a predictable turn of events, the creature lets his hatred to blind him as well. “Frankenstein! you belong then to my enemy--to him towards whom I have sworn eternal revenge; you shall be my first victim” (Shelley 16.30). The creature goes from being a seemingly innocent and child- like character to a cold-blooded killer in a matter of chapters. This transition can be marked by his disownment by Frankenstein, or his father for all intents and purposes. Frankenstein’s refusal to accept his failure poses new threats (Betty T Bennett). Now, Prometheus and his relationship with his creations are on the totally opposite end of the scale. Prometheus loves his creations and they love him. “As their
Throughout the novel Frankenstein written by Mary Shelley, the creature is subjected to countless acts of violence and rejection. For a monster to develop, one must have been formerly exploited either by an individual or their society. The creature is not only a physical product of science, but his atrocious behavior is also an explicit result of Victor’s actions toward him. The creature was not born a monster, but slowly morphed into one as he experiences violence and rejection from his society.
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.
In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus, the monster that Frankenstein created committed the crimes due to the actions and negligence from Frankenstein.
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; or, The Modern Prometheus" is a sci-fi novel composed by Mary Shelley. This is the story of a science understudy, Victor Frankenstein, who made a beast amid one of his trials. This beast ends up being an inconvenience for Victor. The creature depicted as a living being with all the emotions and feelings, and his appearance of beast was a huge issue when he felt that individuals dreaded him, and they abhor him. He would not like to murder individuals; indeed he attempted to spare a young lady, yet because of dread a man attempted to execute him as a beast. Victor 's sibling additionally attempted to shout when he saw him, in his endeavor to keep the kid calm, he strangled the kid. To stay away from all these killings, he asked Victor to make him a female with the goal that he can leave this spot with his mate and will never come in broad daylight. Victor concurred, however when he understood the results of this entire type of creatures, he slaughtered the fragmented female. Creature attempted to take reprisal and murdered Victor 's wives. The story was an incredible achievement and confronted negative feedback before all else. Commentators consider it as a sickening awfulness story; however with its prosperity it got different positive remarks.
The desire to belong is natural in most humans. Even though we understand the struggle of belonging, we, as humans still persecute others who are different. This exclusion is, in itself, a form of bullying. In her novel Frankenstein, Mary Shelley exemplifies this phenomenon of human behavior when she shows the maltreatment Frankenstein’s monster receives for his unattractive physical features and how he attempts to communicate with others in order to put an end to his isolation. Despite the monster’s benevolent nature, he is still alienated because he is different. Through the use of the monster and his discrimination, Mary Shelley shows that humans are not that different from the monster in the way we seek others; and those that persecute others are the real monsters.
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.
Mary Shelley’s ability to create such multidimensional characters in Frankenstein proves that writing is a powerful tool that has the ability to provoke vastly different opinions amongst readers. Even though each individual reading the story is reading the exact same words, their interpretation of those words often leads to opposing views in regards to the fate of the characters. The creature, in particular, has been a popular topic of discussion when conducting a close read of the novel due to his arguable versatility as a victim and villain. The concept of the villain has evolved over the years, however its basis still rests upon the simple fact that as a character in the story, their actions are a result of malicious intentions
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley follows Victor Frankenstein as he retells his story of trying to break scientific boundaries by creating life unnaturally without women and the consequences of his endeavors through Robert Walton’s, an explorer, letters to his sister. In Frankenstein, science, the acquiring of knowledge, is a unnatural and destructive force destroying everything in its wake, when it is pursued without reserve; bestowing pain and extinguishing lives, loneliness and obsession with specific scientific ambition, and penetrating nature, emphasized through Walton’s and Victor’s distinctive pursuits in the name of science.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is an incredible novel that is as popular as it has ever been, despite being written in the 1700´s. One of the main reason for its notoriety is how well Mary Shelley was able to develop the main characters in the story. The story focuses around Victor Frankenstein and the Creature, who are uniquely presented as to leave it up to the reader to decide who the good guy in the story is, and who is the villain. Each conducted many actions that were beyond reason and unjustifiable, but also had instances where they appeared to be the victim or were trying to better the lives of others. I do believe though, that the creature had more justifiable actions throughout the entirety of the story. The Creature was the result of Victorś insane desires, was left abandoned and forced to go through the world without any knowledge, and whose mind was poisoned by the humans he interacted with.
The inclination to belong in a group or society is naturally present in all humans. We, as a species, want to belong somewhere or with someone. Even though, we understand the struggle of fitting, we, as humans still persecute others for not being similar to us. All in all, the exclusion is a form of bullying. In her novel Frankenstein, Mary Shelley exemplifies this phenomena of human behavior, when she shows the maltreatment that Frankenstein’s monster is given for his unattractive physical features and what he does to terminate his isolation.
"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.