Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein had Victor Frankenstein as the creator of the monster. Through his creation you can see Victor becoming the monster “If you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes into you” (Nietzsche). After Victor Frankenstein’s monster was created he is then set upon a path of his own. The Monsters first encounters with people lead him down a path of himself becoming a monster himself. This is a cycle that is not uncommon and continues in this day and age.
I will analyze the author's title and expain the relationship between the title and the novel. I will also discuss the effect of the title on the reader. -The name "Frankenstein" is often used to refer to the monster itself. Frankenstein is a well established title because it gives a hint of the theme. In the novel, the monster is identified by words such as "creature," "monster", "fiend", "wretch", "vile insect","being", and "it", but speaking to Dr. Frankenstein, the monster refers to himself as "the Adam of your labors", and elsewhere as someone who "would have" been "your Adam", but is instead your "fallen angel."
The human emotions often represented in the Romantic Era of literature are clearly displayed in the novel Frankenstein through the monster itself. The monsters emotions are what rule him. He displays every negative human quality that each of us wishes didn't exist, such as rage, jealousy, and hatred. Chapter 20 is a prime example of this, in which we can see how he demonstrates human emotion in a negative as well as a positive aspect. “"The wretch saw me destroy the creation whose future existence he depended on happiness and with a howl of devilish despair and revenge, withdrew."
So, Victor Frankenstein was guilty as he created the creature, and left him alone. Victor caused Frankenstein’s monstrous appearance and his appearance resulted in misunderstandings about the creature. The main point is that the guilty one of these misunderstandings, the creature’s appearance and his exclusion from society was Victor Frankenstein, the creator. Particularly by focusing on the given passages 15, 16, and19, I will try to show how far away Victor is from humanity. Before Frankenstein creates the creature, Frankenstein goes graveyards to collect dead body parts with an aim to accomplish his ambition.
Discuss how a combined study of both Frankenstein and Blade Runner accentuates the distinctive contexts of their composition ‘Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein’ and ‘Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner’ are compositions that discover similar essential apprehensions and ideals in humanity. Despite the texts being fabricated virtually 200 years in difference, the equivalent spirits are existent. During the creation of Frankenstein and Blade Runner through their literary work by Shelly and Scott, the authors observe their position within the world of their time period. Through the rapid development of scientific knowledge, economic and sociological apprehensions, Frankenstein and Blade Runner re-examine and demonstrate in their didactic styles about mankind’s obsession with progression, deprived of valuing the importance of nature. These didactic styles are demonstrated through the Promethean myth, religious allusions and the language forms, features and structures of both texts.
How has context affected the treatment of the concepts of nature and transgression in the texts under study? Although written almost two centuries apart, both Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and Bladerunner by Ridley Scott are products of their respective times. Multiple parallels can be drawn between the two texts including the significance and transgression of the natural world and natural order, the questioning of the human condition and the nature of humanity. While both texts can be said to be a product of their time, by drawing on numerous aspects of their respective contexts, what makes them significant is their exploration into ideas that continue to be prevalent in the 21st century. Nature often holds revitalising and sublime qualities
Past speaks to the future in the pairs of texts set for study. To what extent is this made evident in Blade Runner and the extract from Chapter 5 of Frankenstein? Both texts, the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and the movie Blade Runner the Directors Cut by Ridley Scott demonstrate very similarly the consequences of the abusive use of scientific development. Although Mary Shelley and Ridley Scott were influenced by different events in different times, both texts show the degradation of human values as a result of abusing scientific advancement in an attempt to play god. Ridley Scott expresses this in Blade Runner through use of a variety of film techniques, sound imagery and events at the time which relate to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
Frankenstein and the Mariner In the poem “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” and the novel Frankenstein¸ there are many similarities. When the shift occurs, it changes the characters’ lives significantly. Once they have realized what they caused, they feel penitent and end up solitary and disgusted with themselves. The antagonist characters have similarities as well, such as killing people that the main characters loved, and were close to, and setting a bad curse or problem to everyone around them. There are many similarities seen throughout the novel and poem, but these are the biggest eye openers.
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was composed in a time of scientific/industrial developments including Galvani’s concept of bringing dead organisms back to life through the use of electricity. Shelley’s Romantic beliefs reflected these developments through the creation of a gothic world in which scientific development has become unrestrained and dangerous. Shelley throughout the book warns of the dangers of disrupting nature, this is demonstrated through Viktor’s words “how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge”. Shelleys choice of diction using the word ‘dangerous’ creates a sense of foreshadowing of the consequences to come from Viktor’s actions. Shelley then suggests that nature is not supposed to be disturbed as she directly questions the scientists of her era, including scientist Erasmus Darwin, to reinforce the dangers of our humanity’s desire to play the role of creator.
Frankenstein Bibliotherapy While hiding near the De Lacey's cabin, the monster read four books: Paradise Lost by John Milton, Plutarch's Lives, The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and the journal of his maker, Victor Frankenstein. These books had a profound impact on the monster's personality, and negatively shaped his life. It is possible that with different literary material, the monster would have avoided the path of evil and instead pursued good. Paradise Lost is the epic poem written by John Milton, which tells the tale of Satan as well as Adam and Eve. Because the poem places a large emphasis on Satan and the fall of man, it could give a sense of rebellion to an uneducated reader, which it certainly did with the monster.