“‘ I do refuse it. ... and no torture shall ever extort a consent for me.”(125) Frankenstein is truly blind. He cannot seem to comprehend the creatures outcry for aid and help. Instead of seeing this female creature as a way to satiate the creature’s needs, Frankenstein remains set on a perverse ideal of destroying his own creation. The creature, however does his best to try and plead his need for Victor’s help.
Later on in the novel, the monster is described as having a gigantic stature, with limbs in proportion. The giant figure in the arctic is not only a foreshadowing of the monster, but also one of a scene/event later on in the story, which plays a key role in the novel. | 3 | “My more than sister, since till death she was mine only.”Foreshadowing/Theme | Chapter 1/ Page 21/ Victor Frankenstein | Frankenstein refers to the new family member Elizabeth as more than a sister, and says that it will be death that will take them apart. In a more direct sense, this passage shows the intense love felt by Victor feels for Elizabeth. This passion and emotion felt by Victor were common in novels of the time; show the Characteristics of the Romantic Era.
Victor grows his animosity when the monster turns out entirely different than he had hoped. Victor hoped to achieve the power to give life to beautiful beings to walk the earth. With the monster’s first breath, Victor is traumatized by what he has created and can’t believe the result of all his hard work. As the days go by, Victor starts to despise the creation he has produced. What triggers his hatred even more is the fact that the monster is responsible for Justine’s and William’s murder.
This causes Victor to go into an extreme depression and eventually causes him to also go after the monster with a vengeance, allowing him to cross paths with Walton. Victor’s selfishness does not cease despite his health degrading in the novel. Instead of turning around, and leaving the situation, Victor is determined to keep going. The reason Victor is the monster is because he has no respect for the monster as a sentient being and only seems to care about himself. He is the prime example of a character that is easy to sympathize with or feel sorry for; however, the monster deserves a lot more sympathy than Victor does.
Frankenstein’s creation has never been shown kindness, but yet it still tries to earn the love of others. It can only take so much revulsion until the monster himself becomes corrupt and, “Ultimately, however, the monster grows ugly and twisted inside: psychologically speaking, he grows into the ‘monstrous mask’ that once concealed an innocent nature” (Pifer 5). His innocence becomes clouded by the wrong doing of
As the deaths continued and the monster’s vengeance inclined, Victor became increasingly enthralled in his problems and seemingly ignored others’. He could have killed the creature after he found that he killed William and Justine.. Instead, Victor san and reduced to face his problems face to face, he escaped. To call Victor a “hero” would be ignorant. He did create life, however he never took flu responsibility, always took the easy way out and was the force that created the suffering of the novel.
In chapter 15, the monster attempts to tell his story to a blind man in hopes that the man see’s him not as a hideous monster. Unfortunately two other men come back to the cottage only to chase the monster away. In the wake of the monsters rejection he swears revenge on his creator and all human beings. He starts to make his journey towards Geneva when he spots a young girl, who he thought was alone, drowning. In another attempt to be seen not a monster, he saves the girl, only to be shot at by a man.
Freud argues on behalf of the monster because he interprets Victor's refusal to let the monster have a companion as a part of being mildly content. Victor convinces the real monster that he's going to build this new "companion" for him yet decides not to after considering reasoned ramifications at the costs of the lives of others he loves. Freud argues, "When any situation that is desired by the pleasure principle is prolonged, it only produces a feeling of mild contentment" (Freud 25). Victor is a monster in that he let's his own family die at the hands of the monster in order to make himself not look foolish after refusing to build the monster a woman-monster and to content himself with what is just in his eyes. Victor even travels for some time with his friend Clerval, ignoring his promised task to the monster in order to avoid further suffering.
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.
When Jack is not accepted by all of the boys as the new leader he becomes angry and violent against those who disagree with him. The creation of Victor Frankenstein is sensitive, very intelligent, and wishes to interact with the human race. However, because he is very hideous he becomes shunned by the humans because he represents the unusual and unknown. Because he is shunned and rejected by the world the monster seeks revenge on Victor Frankenstein "Cursed, cursed creator! Why did I live?