During Shelley’s time period, females were considered to be inferior to men, but Shelley shows how men actually feared a woman’s power. For example, when Frankenstein was creating the female mate for his monster, he started thinking about the consequences of having a female version of his monster in the world. He thought that she can create a whole new race of them and that she would not listen to the male monster and do things her own way. These were horrifying to Victor and all of these were thoughts of fear. Frankenstein feared the power of the female and her capabilities.
This is a cruel and evil thing that victor has done. The monster responds by saying, “Shall each man…find a wife for his bosom, and each beast have his mate, and be alone? I had feeling of affection, and they were requited by detestation and scorn” (110). After several more back and forth between the creature and Victor the monster threatens to destroy Victor by destroying those around him. Again this may seem like the creature is the
“Anguish and despair had penetrated into the core of my heart; I bore a hell within me, which nothing could extinguish.” (Shelley 75) However, Victor cannot explain the truth because he is afraid people will think he is crazy. He is convicted knowing that the monster caused the death of his own family member and the execution of Justine. Shelley conveys that the scientific attitudes of Victor creating the monster made Victor feel
Not only does she let the stories play off one another, she also lets the characters play off each other. For example Walton sympathizes with Victor however in a way resembles the monster, Walton is yearning for a friend “no friend…no one to participate in my joy…to sustain me in dejection.” (Shelley Letter
In asking Victor to create a life partner, the monster dreams of finally finding someone to belong, granting him purpose in life. When his last hope of happiness and companionship is destroyed by Victor, who again betrays the monster, are crushes his feelings of undeniable acceptance. The monster reasons, “here was none among the myriads of men that existed who would pity or assist me; and should I feel kindness towards my enemies? No: from that moment I declared everlasting war against the species, and, more than all, against him who had formed me and sent me forth to this insupportable misery” (Shelly 117). The monster’s estrangement is replaced with his utter rage and vengeance towards his creator who brought him life, yet tantalized him with the values of a society which rejects
R2 6, 4 6. The relationship between Frankenstein and his monster is a very interesting one. Frankenstein is so desperate for a friend to avoid his own isolation that he is willing to go to extreme measures to make sure that his friend stays happy with him. The monster is definitely the more powerful of the two but he ultimately knows that Frankenstein is the creator of life, so he calls the shots. Frankenstein decided that he wants a girl to have because he sees the was Frankenstein interacts with women and wants the same thing.
Or rather, stay, that I may trample you to dust! And, oh! That I could, with the extinction of your miserable existence, restore those victims whom you have so diabolically murdered!” (M. Shelly, Frankenstein, Chapter 10) Frankenstein’s reasons for creating the monster was that he was so utterly obsessed with life itself he wanted to create a being that would never die out of his mother’s memory so no one else felt his pain, So mainly the reasons for him rejecting the monster is because it was nothing he expected and especially creating it out of his mother’s memory he felt the need to reject
During the murder the Creature tells William, “Frankenstein! You belong then to my enemy to him towards whom I have sworn eternal revenge; you shall be my first victim” (Shelly 122). The only reason the Creature murdered William is because he is angry that he is on Earth even though no one wants him. I would rather defend the Creature if they were on trial for murder because the Creature really does not know any better and was never taught what was right and wrong. 4.
In addition, he did nothing to stop the monster of striking again because he didn’t want to destroy what he had created. Dr. Frankenstein traits reveal the potential for his heinous doings. All of his actions lead to satisfying his self-center ends. Some of his traits may make him out to be a shrinking violet, however there’s more than the meets of the eyes. Mad scientist is the best way to describe Dr. Frankenstein.
The Evil Created By Frankenstein In the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein animates a being made of grotesque human body parts. The hideous appearance of his creation gave the creature no chance of fitting into society or ever being accepted. Throughout the story, the monster who has a “natural tendency to kind feelings” (Bloom 100) becomes violent and aggressive after being rejected and isolated. The creature is wronged many times by his irresponsible creator who abandons him within the first seconds of his life and then refuses to provide him with a friend. These mistakes of Victors, among others, are what cause the creature’s evil actions in the end.