Halberstam infers to keep an open mind to what really is the object of terror (28). She advises that monsters are a figment of our imaginations, the fact that Frankenstein’s monster fits the perfect description to what a human would picture as monstrous (31). Society has created monsters based upon it’s own prejudices and experiences in mortality, gender, sex and even social class: “His humanness depends as much upon his status as male bourgeois and white as the monsters monstrosity depends upon his yellow skin, his gargantuan size, his massive shape and his unstable gender”(32). Halberstam
Frankenstein decided that he wants a girl to have because he sees the was Frankenstein interacts with women and wants the same thing. The way he asks Frankenstein is borderline threatening. “You must create a female for me with whom I can live in the interchange of those sympathies necessary for my being. This you alone can do” (Chapter 17page
Multimedia Mainstreams the Monsters “Like Kings writing the history of their people, it’s their prolific nature that both creates and procures what will later be perceived as the kingdom. So the real truth about Lady Gaga fans, my Little Monsters, lies in this sentiment: They are the Kings. They are the Queens. They write the history of the kingdom and I am something of a devoted Jester” (Manifesto of Little Monster, 2010). In her sermon for the Little Monster Manifesto, Lady Gaga declares that each Little Monster is a unique being and that she is merely a servant to her own followers.
Derek Gibbins The Creature Completes Frankenstein Frankenstein, speaking of himself as a boy in his father’s home, points out that he believes he is nothing like Elizabeth. He decides to pursue the knowledge of the “world” through investigation and experience, while Elizabeth is more poetry oriented, if you will. As the novel progresses, it is clear that the meaning of the word “world” for Frankenstein is very close-minded. He is hungry for knowledge of the physical world and if he believes an idea is unrealized within society, he attempts to expand the idea in order to give it a better-known existence. He creates the creature, which he then rejects, because its physical body did not end up as he had imagined.
Physically speaking, the monster’s character is built by combining raw materials from dead and useless body parts; although, secrecy is how the monster’s mental character is built in both the film and book. It made him as a good-hearted fellow, which eventually was turned to a darker side due to the treatment he received from every person who laid eyes upon him. Society rendered his presence nothing but a relentless creature; even his own creator could not tolerate the look of the
When approached about the murder, Frankenstein explained that the root of all his evil actions were in response to his desperate loneliness. Toulmin explains an initial enthymeme “is composed of a claim, stated reason, grounds, warrant, and an unstated assumption” (Toulmin 1). Frankenstein’s initial enthymeme is that he deserves a mate in which his creator should provide him with. His claim, “the point or position you are trying to get your audience to accept” (Toulmin 4) is that he deserves a mate. Toulmin also says that a claim should be supported with a because clause, and in Frankenstein’s case, he was created as a man, and he deserves a mate because no man deserves to be alone all his
In both texts, both protagonists seek earnestly to become God-like by taking on the role of creator, Frankenstein with the monster, and Tyrell with the replicants. Both texts show that their protagonists seek, above all, fame. Their selfish pride drives them to cross the line, as all they truly desire is to be the first to do the extraordinary, the first to cross uncharted lands. Frankenstein can be related to John Milton’s Paradise Lost, as Victor seeks to earn himself a God-like
I agree with Anne Mellor in the fact that she portrays Frankenstein as being sexist and against women. In the analytical essay, “Possessing Nature: The Female in Frankenstein”, written by Anne Mellor, she talks about how Shelley depicts women’s injustice in nineteenth century society through her use of characters, science, political constructs, and offers an alternative portrayal through the DeLaceys. She explains how Victor Frankenstein possesses the patriarchal mindset prevalent during this time through his inability to exhibit balanced emotions, his creation of a being which perpetuates the idea that females are no longer necessary, and his need to keep women in a submissive role. Mellor describes how the women within the novel are confined to the home, while the men are
In the book, Frankenstein shows his disgust of creating a mate for the creature and he goes on to talk about all the possible consequences. “Had I right, for my own benefit, to inflict this curse upon everlasting generations?” this quote could directly apply to some of the problems of genetic modification. Frankenstein eventually comes to the conclusion that he does not have any right to create a second creature to satisfy the existing creature’s wishes as well as for sake of himself. By creating a second creature, it could possibly bring unintentional consequences to the future generations. Frankenstein felt so strongly against it that he stopped the creating and damned himself.
He went on a tour with Clerval until he felt he was ready to begin making the female monster. Victor no longer had the same intense feeling he had when making the first fiend. This time, he was making it thinking about the fact that the monster told him “Oh! my creator, make me happy; let me feel gratitude towards you for one benefit (Page 99)!” Victor could do nothing but think if he brought this “creature” to life he would have to take care of it as a father would a child, but this was not the case. I guess looks do play a big role in any society.