Frankenstein upon creation reveals “now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart.” This allows us to understand that victor in no way feels empathy or a sense of obligation towards it. This is unhuman like, instead of the natural mother figure nurturing her new born we see quite the opposite. Victor is consumed by an obsessive hatred of his creation, “I was possessed by maddening rage,” he explains. This is the turning point for the mentally human like creation. He quickly grows a negative view upon humanity.
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.
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. Victor in a sense is the counterpart to the monster; he is surrounded by people who love him and cherish his company and thoughts. The monster on the other hand has no one to talk to, and is rejected by all even if though his heart is passionate. It is as the saying, ‘do not judge a book by its cover’,with the monster it is this way. He seems to be a very intelligent being, though he may be a little immature, this is all Victor’s doing.
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 supernatural belief comes from Frankenstein being excessively strong and fast. An example is when Frankenstein chases Victor up the mountain and is able to outrun Victor so that there is no possible way of him running away. Victor first began believing about supernatural powers when he first read the book on Cornelius Agrippa. It had ideals of possessing greater powers than the ancient due to the powers of the latter were chimerical. This gives Victor inspiration to create something with supernatural abilities.
* Question the degree of the influence Edie has on him and his future. * He turned Edie away from being a nun. Both of them had an equally important influence on each other. This is where the subtlety and nuance. * Its more revenge and self-interest rather than the driving force behind his moralities * He is uneasy about taking on the role as whistle-blower * Struggles with the decision to abandon the code of D & D * He is indecisive until Charley’s death * Rage and desire seem to drive him rather than any desire to address a moral failing * After inquiry Terry is transformed into a stronger more positive version of himself.
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.
He was constantly trying to escape from his problems and the deaths that were his fault. Victor was trying to escape from the :monster” he created, however it just drew the creature closer to him. The creature was the instrument in the deaths of all of Victor’s loved ones- William, Justine, Henry and Elizabeth. Victor was so consumed with escaping from the monster that even on his wedding night he was less concerned with Elizabeth, leading to her death. As the deaths continued and the monster’s vengeance inclined, Victor became increasingly enthralled in his problems and seemingly ignored others’.
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.
In reality though, Grendel is a monster. Throughout his tale, Grendel commits multiple acts of violent, cruel and monstrous attacks. Seeing the story through Grendel’s point of view might make us feel sympathy for him, and possibly view him as a hero, but no one can deny his monstrous tendencies, and Beowulf heroic