However, the results of the creation of the Creature are egregious, as the creature begins to murder people, specifically Victor’s loved ones, including his brother William upon realizing that William is related to Victor. Victor here is partially at fault in his brother’s death, as he abandoned the Creature, leaving it to terrorize the people. Though he is overwhelmingly contrite for their deaths, he neglects to admit who the true culprit is in William’s murder and allows Justine Moritz to take the blame, an example of his morally ambiguous actions. His inconsiderate actions cost Justine her life, though he feels horrible for it. Even then, he argues that the action he regrets the most—the creation of the monster—was the work of destiny, which was “too potent, and her immutable laws had decreed my utter and terrible destruction.” (Shelley 23) Again, Victor places blame on fate to justify his obsession with ambition that led him to create the thing he regrets the most. His failure to recognize his role in William’s, Justine’s, etc. deaths while concurrently feeling remorseful for them solidifies his status as a morally
So Vengefulness and Family ties are one of the best significant aspects affecting the resemblance of both victor and this monster created by him. As a Youngin victor was left without a mom and as a result he missed out on the experience of (one would say) a mothers love and warm touch. Like the monster not only missed out but didn’t have anyone at all to love, but he had to teach himself things. Back on track to what I was saying, as a result, the missing feelings in there lonely lives caused the two to be driven with way more rage then patience and true pure love.
While the creature explains to Victor that he is not inherently bad, Victor chooses to see him in a much different light. The creature reveals that before the rejections that created hatred, vengeance and loneliness in him, he was kind and took into consideration his actions and how they affected others. Due to these actions, he believed that his negative emotion arose when his appearance kept him from creating close relationships. Notably, this argument demonstrates that nurture trumps nature and the creature became vengeful due to his treatment by others, originating from Victor's desertion. Victor Frankenstein on the other hand, believed that the creature was born bad and did not develop this behavior. He blames the creation of the creature on the Angel of Destruction, as if the Angel of Destruction planted a seed of evil into the very being of the creature. Thus blaming the actions of the creature on nature rather than nurture. This ideal allows him to dissociate himself from the fact that he created the creature and is responsible for the creature just as a father would be responsible for his child.
When Victor creates the creature that later comes to haunt him, the creature doesn’t seem to be originally evil despite its unnatural and abnormal creation. If nature was a personal figure, enacting on negative events on those who toil with the unspoken bounds of human nature such as artificially creating life, the creature would have been malicious and negative from the moment of its animation. This was not the case in Frankenstein, as the creature is first brought into life innocent, only to be tainted with negativity by Victor’s harsh neglect and lack of any sort of parenting. The creature seems to yield positive ideas and good intentions to be happy and help others, yet his killings seem to testify against that. This morally ambiguous character of the creature only strengthens the idea that nature is impersonal because the creature’s negative reactions never came naturally. Through the learning of human life and the observation of other cottagers, the creature becomes intelligent. It is the treatment from Victor that wills the creature to hurt or cause suffering on to Victor back, the creature was never evil by nature. The killings from the creature were carried out on its own motives, influenced by Victor’s actions. In Frankenstein, the creature’s morally ambiguous character supports the idea that nature is impersonal.
At the beginning of the book, Victor is focused on his work more than his family and friends. According to the text it said,"He began his lecture by a recapitulation of the history of chemistry." He joined because their they taught about bringing organs and human's. In the text it said,“The ancient teachers of this science promised impossibilities, and performed nothing."So he can get learn more about bringing a human back to life. At the end of the book he is focused on revenge because when he made the creature he was terrified so he ran and the creature got mad so, killed lots of his family and friends. That made Victor mad and it left Victor with no family or friends. According to the passage it said,"Know that, one by one, my friends
A monster is often perceived as an innately evil and ugly creature or human that is sinful and malicious. In “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley the creature created and brought to life by Victor Frankenstein is labeled as the villain and antagonist of the plot at first glance, but upon further inspection things are not always what they seem; appearances can be deceptive. Despite his appearance, Frankenstein’s creature was not born a wicked beast but was treated as such. After perpetually being seen as a demon along with rejection and mistreatment the creature eventually became what others could only see him to be.
For what we could say that both of them had many things in common as in to enjoy life and wanting more to enjoy with close companions, but soon seeing how horrible reality could fall on them. Though both were different, Victor had shamed himself for making an abomination, while the monster was trying to present himself more to others. To better explain what Victor is than I could, then we can hear from James Whales, a man who directed “Frankenstein” making it show on screen, he says this for Frankenstein “as an intensely sane person, at times rather fanatical ... [yet] Frankenstein's nerves are all to pieces. He is a very strong, extremely dominant personality, sometimes quite strange and queer, sometimes very soft sympathetic and decidedly romantic”. Though this is low for the monster’s story about what kind of person or thing for what makes himself, it could be that he’s just an experiment gone wrong, or something that shouldn’t be made ever ?, though this is a debate about something different, but I could just personally that the monster is a rather more of a person than any other human he ever
“Who is the true antagonist” is a question that a reader may mull upon during the reading of certain novels. In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the main character, Victor Frankenstein, although thought to be a victim, is in fact the villain of the novel Frankenstein. The plot of the novel consists of Victor Frankenstein causing tragedies and deaths as a result of his irresponsibility and yearning for fame. Victor also creates an antagonizing creature that has absolutely no knowledge of the basic ways of life and leaves him companionless. This, ultimately, catalyzes the monster’s hard, corrupt life.
The creature is rejected by Victor throughout the book, which removes any positive role model that the creature might have had. The two encounters that Victor has with the creature when it is first created are evidence of his rejection. During the process of creation, Victor dedicates himself so greatly that he "pursued his undertaking with unremitting ardour" (32). He puts aside everything else in his life, and concentrates completely on his purpose, which is to bring a being to life that would serve him. In order to do so, he spent an entire summer "engaged, heart and soul, in one pursuit" (32). Because of the hard work that Victor puts into his work of creation, he never really examines the fruits of his labour. He is too caught up in his work, and has "lost all soul or sensation but for this one pursuit" (32) of finishing his work on making the creature. In this process, Victor is never really aware of what he is creating because he is too focused on the actual act of creation. When Victor finally finishes making the creature and takes time to look at what he has done, he is horrified by his accomplishment.
What ever we think of Victor’s pursuits whether noble or ignoble, it is at its fundamentals, humane. He says that “ he sets about the creation of a human being in the hopes of banishing disease from the human frame and rendering man invulnerable to any but a violent death.” While his intentions were noble the actions only had horrible repercussions. Something then happens when Victor’s creation comes to life. Victor no longer sees it as a human being, but as a monster. The Preconceived notion of the monster as Human is only discredited
When the monster was made, his intentions were not evil, he just wanted to learn, fit in and be loved, but because of Victor neglecting the creature he turned into a monster. The monster was not able to be loved and receive the companion he wanted because of how ugly he was made. “ I grasped his throat to silence him and in a moment he lay dead at my feat’ this was when the monster first murdered a human, by accident because all he wanted was for William to understand him and talk to him, but because that did not happen, the monster held on too tight and murdered William. Victor was so overwhelmed by the monsters actions that he wanted to commit suicide.’ I was tempted to plunge into the silent lake that the waters might close over me and my calamities forever” even though he felt this would be the best choice for him, he chose not to because of how selfish it would become after Williams death. He still had other family members he could be there for, who loved and cared for him. But all of this ended when the monster killed all of his family members one by one. Of course none of this would have occurred if his “thirst for knowledge” had not overcame him. Or at least if Frankenstein had taken responsibility over his creation the creature would have not bothered by being filled with evil, “but I was wretched, helpless, and alone. Many times I considered Satan as the fitter emblem of my condition; for often like him, when I was viewed the bliss of my protectors, the bitter gall of envy rose within me”. All the loneliness and helplessness the monster felt caused him to be lead towards evils rather than good. He was
Victor’s selfishness is one of the several characteristics that makes him a monster in this novel. Many casualties in the book were due to Victor even if he was not the actual killer. When the creature murdered William, Victor still kept his creation a secret. Justine was blamed for the murder and even when she falsely confessed to being guilty he still did not speak a word about his invention. The reason that was holding him back from revealing what he had made was he did not want to look like a fool. This is shown when he says “A thousand times rather would I have confessed myself guilty of the of the crime ascribed to Justine, but I was absent when it was committed, and such a declaration would have been as the ravings of a madman…”(Shelley 83). Another example of Victor’s narcissistic personality is how he used Elizabeth and their wedding just to lure in the creature. Victor's plan was to give the creature what he wanted which was a wedding, and when he was close enough, he would shoot him. We
Even though he is responsible for the murders of William, the younger brother, Henry Clerval, Victor’s friend, and Elizabeth Lavenza, as well as being responsible for the hanging of Justine, the maid of the Frankenstein’s, he cannot be regarded as pure evil. Although the creature took revenge because of his anger and bitterness, it can be said that he was not born with those character traits. Due to Victor’s rejection he became such a being. He experiences hate from the very beginning as Victor is horrified by his
In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the lead character Victor Frankenstein created life. Towards the beginning of this novel the creature would be considered a victim. Victor resented him for what he was even when Victor was his creator. This led the creature to run out into the world on his own, and this led to his downfall of being a villain. The creature was very compassionate to others in the beginning of his life, but like all stories the villain isn’t born evil they develop over time. The creature murders people in cold blood, knowingly leads a woman to her death, and threatens Victor of making his life horrible.
The monster should not be blamed because victor crossed the line of trying to better human kind and playing God. He created this hideous and ugly monster that no one can possibly love and abandoned it and left it to die. The actions of victor can also justify the actions of the monster. If victor actually took the time in thinking of what he was doing, he would’ve realized the mistake he was making. He made another mistake right after making the first one. He gave this monster life and limitless power and intelligent, obviously this monster can survive and cause great harm to him and his love ones. If he actually stayed with the monster and taught him how to live and act towards other beings, things would’ve of turned out totally different.