In this mission he encountered Victor Frankenstein, an extremely weak and moribund man. Victor soon explains to Walton his treacherous journey to find and exterminate his “monstrous” creation. Most people who read “Frankenstein” have the same perception of the characters involved in the novel. This perception usually has to do with Victor Frankenstein being a victim of his so-called “monster”, in other words his creation. This “monster” with grotesque features and actions ends up killing every one close to his maker out of hatred and vengeance.
Soumitra Sarkar ENGL 220 Section 62 Instructor: Mikael Awake Frankenstein Research Proposal 04/22/2015 Frankenstein Research Proposal - Human Nature Branching off of the third topic of the research prompt, I’m making a proposal to work on how Shelly has portrayed human nature in Frankenstein. In the novel, Dr. Frankenstein makes a monster from the best body parts and yet others reject that monster along with it’s own creator. The status quo is that humans are naturally accepting and good people. However, in every single instance, the monster in the novel is rejected. Initially the monster seeks to somehow befriend others.
Victor has not only treated the monster with heartless emotions but has repudiated Frankenstein, this helps express your sorrow. “I beheld the wretch- the miserable monster whom I had created.” Not only does it show Victors distaste but his abandonment towards the monster, which attract pity towards Frankenstein. The way Mary Shelley uses the term “monster” to address Frankenstein only adds to the feeling of neglect created by Mary Shelley. At the beginning of chapter 5 she describe the creation of Frankenstein, the way Victor discarded Frankenstein as if only a mere tool makes the reader feel a throbbing pain. The reaction of Victor changes the role between him and Frankenstein, making Victor the monster.
This shows Victor to be prejudiced through the use of horrific language to describe his own creation. This creates the reader to feel compassion as we all crave love and understanding within our daily lives. The creature is a victim to events that are beyond his control for instance the way that he finds out about his creation which leads him to a murderous pathway. The creature shows distress and grief when he talks about Frankenstein’s journal as he sees that it “bears my cursed origin (…) series of disgusting circumstances” volume chapter seven and feels that the
Victor and the monster in Mary K. Shelly's Frankenstein are both dealing with this sort of half demon, half human internal battle, while heartache surrounds them. This twisted Gothic tale explores the relationship between creator and creation, and the universal need for love and acceptance from one's parents and society. Victor acts basically for his own interest and wants to see his name glorified by humanity. To achieve this goal, he makes extensive use of his knowledge of natural philosophy and Chemistry. He even foreshadows his own fate by saying “Natural philosophy is the genius that regulated my fate” (Shelly, 46).
This is also similar to Frankenstein because Shelley uses a similar example of personification to describe Victor’s feelings. “The sun and the heavens, who have viewed my operations, can bear witness of my truth” (Shelley, 1994, p.137). These are both instances of how personification is used, in similar ways, to show that both Victor and the Mariner feel as if they are being watched by the people who have died because of their mistakes of either killing the bird who brought good to the men, or created a monster who killed people that Victor loved very
(dictionary.google.com) Characters within the novel make socially prejudiced judgments towards Victor Frankenstein’s creation, resulting in the mistreatment and dehumanization of the creature. This leads to the question: was Frankenstein’s creation “born” or made a monster? We learn of the creature’s story and struggles through his first meeting with his creator, Victor Frankenstein. One main issue the creature is faced with is his immediate isolation, rejection and abandonment by his creator. He is never given a name or treated equally; he is instantly seen as being a monster and “filthy creation.” (Shelley, 41) After spending countless time creating, Frankenstein made the conscious decision to make the monster large in stature and size.
Frankenstein AP Book Report Frankenstein. Mary Shelley, 1816 London, England Major characters: “So much has been done, exclaimed the soul of Frankenstein—more, far more, will I achieve; treading in the steps already marked, I will pioneer a new way, explore unknown powers, and unfold to the world the deepest mysteries of creation. “ (Shelley Chapter 3) –Victor Frankenstein. Victor Frankenstein, a young Swiss boy, who is obsessed and fascinated by the works of outdated alchemists finds himself on a path to misery, death, and sell destruction. Victor attends a university in Ingolstadt and it is there where he finally discovers the secret of life and creates an intelligent loving creature that carries the burden of being shunned by the
In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein the tone in the beginning of the passage starts out as ominous when Frankenstein has a “presentiment of who it was” (159) knowing that the monster has discovered the unbroken promise. There is terror and enragement of Frankenstein and the monster that shifts the tone to a more volatile one. When the monster finds Frankenstein and the ruins of the mate that Frankenstein was suppose to create it foreshadows the violence that will ignite between the two people. The tone conveys on the passage that although Frankenstein is seemed to be a man of wisdom and caring, he portrays hatefulness toward the monster and had never really meant to create another creature. His disgust with what he had created caused the
However, I feel no more fear toward him now but only pity and sympathy. If he was in front of me, I would hug him and cry together for his tragedy. This novel, Frankenstein, is not the amusing horror story that conveys thrill to the readers all the time, but opaque story that makes reader think more seriously toward the world and themselves. Irresponsible Frankenstein who created the monster and left him behind and the monster which wanted to get harmony with human but