Yesenia Castro Mr. Diehl English 1102 01 March 2012 Right or Wrong? Frankenstein by Marry Shelly depicts the negative side of an unorthodox scientific experiment. Victor in a way wanted to create a creature to experiment his skills and try to expand life, which in turn turned out to be a catastrophe. Victor had created a monster that created uproar in the society. Later on, that same monster that persuaded Victor to make him to make him a female companion, threatened him and his loved ones.
Eulogy for Lennie Smalls For those of you who don’t know me, I am George Milton. Not only was Lennie my best friend, he was like a brother to me, and I to him. Lennie’s aunt Clara was a good friend of mine, so when she passed on, I promised I would look after him. He was the kindest, gentlest soul I had ever met, and he never meant any harm to anything or anyone. He was also known to sometimes find himself in sticky situations; the last of which being when he petted Curly’s wife’s hair a little too violently, but he never wished harm on anyone.
The desire to succeed interferes with being happy. A person can get lost in the process of solving a problem so intently that they forget those around them, to eat and even where they are. In Mary Shelley's horrific Frankenstein an example is the character of Victor, whose unnatural pursuit of knowledge, of discovering how to create the perfect being, is so extreme that he loses himself in his creation. Frankenstein follows the story of the brilliant Victor and his many achievements, which go astray after he brings to life a creature in order to sate his own curiosity about the "mysteries" of life. It becomes difficult to picture Victor as a human being because he attains in-human qualities like the ability to go countless hours without eating
Innocence and purity are tarnished when pride is introduced into oneʼs mind. Benjamin Disraeli supports this by stating “pride ruined the angels.” When people have pride they will go to extreme measures to remove the ﬂaws that surround them; this leads to them losing the morality and naivete that once established their being. The novel Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, exempliﬁes the disintegration of integrity through her protagonist: Victor Frankenstein. At ﬁrst, Victor was a pure and intelligent human who once held a great passion for science and wanted to pursue his dreams of creating life; however, once that goal was achieved, Victor isolated himself from his creation due to all its imperfections and the overwhelming feelings from failing himself thus diminishing his pride.
His concealment causes his obsession, a lack of preventative measures against the creature, and his fear of appearing to be mad. The nature of Victor Frankenstein secret derives from pride and the prevention of humiliation. Frankenstein discreetly gives life to a being in an attempt to escape what seemed to be inevitable; death. This hidden creation ultimately turns into a deranged monster who successfully seeks vengeance on Frankenstein and his family. Knowing that he is indirectly responsible for the tragic events that have transpired; Victor Frankenstein
Frankenstein Sean Saenz Period 1 5/21/11 ''Ignorance is bliss, and knowledge is pain.'' This statement’s truth is argued in Frankenstein. Victor decides to bring a creature to life and that is something that god is supposedly only to be able to do. Victor soon realizes what he has done is a horrible mistake. He must then deal with the consequences unable to tell anyone what has happened and who really killed his friends and family.
This is a cycle that is not uncommon and continues in this day and age. Was the monster really a monster before his contact with man? Was his only sin being hideous to look upon? These monsters that have been created owe their birth to man. Whether these monsters come into existence to serve a purpose as with the puritan ministers or by a mob of children.
Both Victor and Frankenstein have a human and demonic side to them. In the beginning of the novel Victor shows many human traits to do with his need for knowledge and for love. However as the story progresses, we see this unloving perturbed, malicious and somewhat dark side of Victor. It is firstly evident in his disgust for his creation when he says. “For this I had deprived myself of rest and health.
Being “by birth a Genovese,” and belonging to “one of the most distinguished [families] of that republic”, coupled with his conceived omnipotence after creating life, Frankenstein believes he can predict other’s motives and solve problems single-handedly, betraying an excess of pride (14). For instance, Victor fails to register his own advice that he relates to Captain Walton, which expresses that “if the study to which you apply yourself has a tendency to weaken your affections, and… destroy your taste for… simple pleasures… then that study is certainly unlawful… [and] not befitting [of] the human mind”(56). Instead, this character continues with his experiments, believing that adhering to this rule would cease human progress, and thus destroy his vision. As well, he neglects the guidance of his own family. When Victor is thirteen, he chances to find a volume of the works of a famous natural philosopher.
Frankenstein Essay What makes a monster? Society makes a monster. As shown in Frankenstein, appearance is very important. If the monster had a normal body or looked appealing, he wouldn't have been rejected, which may result in a different way, where he would not have killed those people. His sheer size and look frightens people, and not understanding that even though he looks the way he does he still just wants to be loved like everyone else.