Betty Ramirez Mr. Unger English 4P 12 March 2012 Frankenstein Enormous, frightening, unintelligent, and green? These thoughts are automatically in one’s mind about a creature supposedly named “Frankenstein.” These assumptions are wrong, in fact, the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley describes a creature created by Victor Frankenstein. The fictional story seems to convey the creature as a monster. Victor does unfathomable things in order to create this so called monster. Just as many other people in the novel, Victor “judges a book by its cover.” He is in a sense evil, heartless and a complete coward.
The monster acts with extreme selfishness and from that comes unethical behaviour and actions. After not getting what he wanted, he promises to destroy Victor’s life and threatens him, by saying “I go; but remember, I shall be with you on your wedding-night" (137). The monster decides to unrightfully take revenge on Victor. The monster is so self-centred that it is incapable of acting ethical, and that its actions are solely to achieve its horrific goal. The above quote also ties in with one of the themes of the book, which is monstrosity.
What triggers his hatred even more is the fact that the monster is responsible for Justine’s and William’s murder. With this knowledge Victor screams in rage towards the monster “Scoffing devil! Again do I vow vengeance; again do I devote thee miserable fiend, to torture and death.” (107) Victor becomes overwhelmed by the murder and feels totally responsible for it, since it his creation that has committed these murders. "I did confess; but I confessed a lie. I confessed, that I might obtain absolution; but now that falsehood lies heavier at my heart than all my other sins.
Since the monster blames Victor he seeks revenge into making Victor as alone as possible and the monster is successful with that. Eventually Victor leaves Geneva because he is alone but he swears to his father’s death that he will seek revenge through all the pain and problems that he yet alone has been forced to go through. Prometheus and Victor both demonstrate how uncontrolled ambitions lead to unwanted consequences, such as betray and revenge. Mary Shelly uses allusion to Prometheus because she saw similarities between both characters which there equal ambition of creating a human being causes them great
Reasons Behind Frankenstein’s Monster’s Anger In the book Frankenstein, Dr. Frankenstein creates a monster. He later abandons the monster due to being horrified by the sight of it. In turn, the monster creates chaos for Dr. Frankenstein. The monsters anger came from rejection and lack of friendship. Frankenstein’s monster’s anger comes from rejection and lack of friendship.
Essay: Frankenstein's rejection of his monster can be interpreted to be a representation of man being ironically disgusted at sin - his own sin. Frankenstein can be likened to a man who has condemned fornication in public, but he keeps going to motels and sex clubs in secret. What Frankenstein created in his monster is in one way a mirror of his own soul. The story shows that whatever the monster does is Frankenstein's responsibility, and it in a way mirrors Frankenstein's own deterioration of his humanity. Perhaps Frankenstein's fear at seeing his monster's eyes open was a fear of himself, his own faults.
The monster can be seen as monstrous because he is hideously ugly and rejected by society. However, he is also monstrous because he lost his innocence by killing people that were innocent to get revenge on Frankenstein. The monster kills everyone who was close to Frankenstein, including Elizabeth, the person he loved the most since childhood. This vendetta was the result of Victor breaking his promise to make a companion. Frankenstein himself also has a monstrosity to him because his ambition, secrecy, and selfishness make him isolated from society.
The use of the Monster as the main internal conflict of Victor Frankenstein demonstrates the concern of the corruption of the creature. Victor feels guilty and feels like he is responsible for the killings that the Monster is committing. Victor also feels fear towards the Monster because of his constant pursuit of revenge against him. Victor’s emotional state of stress eventually leads to his intense state of confusion and also leads to his obsession over the death of the evil being that he himself had created. Victor’s plans for his creation were more than great, but once he had actually created the Monster, all of his past feelings turned into disgust and horror.
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
This repetition of destruction shows that the creature is no longer of sound mind. The creature being alone for so long and unwanted for so long has made him become hateful to everything. The tone then makes another shift to self pity, as the creature becomes disgusted by himself. He goes back to believing he is human for just a few lines, asking the rhetorical question: “should [he] feel kindness toward [his] enemies?” Then the final shift to vengeance takes place. The creature decides “No” he will not “feel kindness toward [his] enemies,” but instead, declares everlasting war against the species,” the species being mankind and specifically his creator.