Victor mentions his upbringing ; “ No human being could have passed a happier childhood than myself”(Shelley 120). Victor had grown up with loving parents who were “ possessed by the very spirit of kindness and indulgence”(16), wealth and also knowledge which he had the opportunity to pursue. Victor at the end of the book is no longer the person he was before but someone who seemed to be what was left of Victor Frankenstein, an apparition. This downfall is due to his ambition. After isolating himself from everybody for two months while creating his monster, his health started to deteriorate, and in the end died alone.
It is Frankenstein’s responsibility to teach the monster and see it as a friend. It’s because Frankenstein rejects his creature that causes it to become evil. “Oh No mortal could support the horror of that countenance. A mummy again endued with animation could not be so hideous as that wretch. I had gazed on him while unfinished; he was ugly then, but when those muscles and joints were rendered capable of motion, it became a thing suck as even Dante could not have conceived.”(pg.49) Each time the monster killed it was a consequence of Victor’s actions.
Frankenstein Personal Response Why Victor Frankenstein is Responsible for his Death When one initially reads the gothic tale Frankenstein, it may seem obvious that Victor’s monster was directly responsible for the death of Victor’s loved ones. At the hands of his very own grotesque creation, Victor lost his younger brother, his friends and his newlywed wife, Elizabeth. However, upon reflection on the actions of Victor Frankenstein, I concluded that Victor himself is indisputably responsible for the deaths of the people closest to him. I found these three very distinct reasons that support my thoughts: he created the monster, he rejected and abandoned it, and he refused to make a companion for the monster in the midst of his loneliness. As a result of Victor’s pursuit of scientific knowledge and the desire to infuse life, he created a very grotesque creature that murdered his loved ones.
His unusual blend of creativeness, insight, and inventiveness can still attract attention today. He is one of the most influential psychologists of the twentieth century and his colorful history makes him an unusual case study that we can all appreciate. B.F. Skinner’s Early Life Burrhus Frederick Skinner was born on March 20, 1904, and at home they called him Fred. His father was a lawyer and his mother, originally a typist, stayed at home to raise his brother Edward and
However, the serial killer lacked these essential traits. Impulsivity is the failure to plan ahead and to act without thought. However, in the movie Seven, the serial killer lacks this important trait. He plans all of his remorseless killings ahead of time, and analyzes them thoroughly. An example of this was when the deranged murderer devised a year long plan to slowly eradicate a man guilty of the capital vice of sloth.
II Chapter II, Page 117). The monster made Frankenstein listen, because as Frankenstein was his creator, he owed it to the monster to hear his story. The monster swore to leave Frankenstein in peace if he met the monster’s demands; otherwise, the monster would destroy Frankenstein’s family. After a lot of contemplation, Frankenstein decides to listen, and goes to the fire in the ice cave with the monster. The monster starts to recount the story of his life once they are inside.
From the start of Victors narration, we are shown his character in a good light through the account of his childhood - "I, their eldest child, their plaything and their idol, the innocent and helpless creature bestowed on them by Heaven" We see from this quote that he's painting the picture that he is from Heaven, that he's such a good man who is of high importance. We learn that he had a love for science, and he became a student at Ingolstadt at 17 years old, these expectations of successfulness and of Victor being a very smart person along with the expectations of Victor created by Victors account of his childhood influence the way the reader responds to his narrative. At this point, we believe that he's a good character in the novel and this influences our reaction to the monster as we don't believe that Victor could abandon the monster coldheartedly. Before the creation of the monster, we see Victors expectations for the creature. We see that Victor had high hopes for the monster he's about to create in the story.
Flowers for Algernon Essay In the story “Flowers for Algernon”, Charlie undergoes an experiment that triples his IQ of 68 and makes him into a genius. Even though it was temporary, Charlie expressed deep joy over this, and therefore I believe that this was a positive experience for Charlie. First of all, he stated near the start of his regression that he felt glad that he was able to find out so much for science, even if he had to disprove Dr Nemur and Dr Strauss’ theories. Secondly, he pointed out in the beginning that he didn’t care that the intelligence wouldn’t last, and that he just wants to be able to experience it once. Finally, Charlie stated in the end that he was very glad he was able to see things from a smart person’s perspective for once and he was happy that he saw things he never even knew existed.
Entering-the-Conversation Project Many children utilize the act of lying to get through their childhood as Tobias Wolff brilliantly displays in his essay “This Boy's Life”. I find this essay intriguing because he is so truthful in the retelling of his younger years. What follows is an analysis of his persona and credibility as it is displayed in this essay. I really identified with his young self in many ways and find him to be an author I would like to read more of. I appreciate the believability of his work and how he draws you in to his life through the use of vivid images and the truthful retelling of his story.
Of course not, the information of that wretched monster is already too much for me to bare but for a simple psychologist to learn of what went on, well… that would be absolutely devastating to his mind. But of course other men should be told of my creation, and what I did that night… Oh yes how I remember it so clearly… that horrible face with those eyes… oh those disgusting yellow eyes, when they opened it was like the devil himself started staring into my soul. Of course I do remember that I was excited by my work, but prior to its creation I was too ignorant and fool hearted to comprehend the pain and destruction I would be bringing upon this earth. I know now that had I just stopped before I succeeded I wouldn’t be sitting here trembling, grasping for a breath of knowledge that would help me understand a method in which I could undo that being from this earth. And of course no man will be able to stop it; it was obvious that by creating this monster I had given the gift of strength, strength far greater than that of any ordinary man.