Only after being treated so poorly and outcast by every human he comes in contact with is Frankenstein’s monster driven to rage and vengeance. Victor Frankenstein’s actions throughout the novel prove
In chapter thirteen of Frankenstein, the creature realizes that he was “a monster, a blot upon earth, from which all men fled and whom all men disowned” since there was “none like him” (Shelley 123). The result of the atrocious appearance given to him by Victor Frankenstein is that the monster is more than dejected in human society. Even his creator, Victor Frankenstein, gasps at the dreadful wretch he created, “Oh! no mortal could support the horror of that countenance” (Shelley 59). Since he was so apparently appalling to the people he stumbled upon, he was entirely repudiated from human society.
Frankenstein Essay Murder, violence, and hatred have been the disastrous results of a social phenomenon that has occurred since the birth of humanity. The insider/outsider phenomenon is one that cannot be avoided for all humans are different and all humans have the right to express this. However, the majority has always persecuted the minority, the strong the weak, the “right” the “wrong”. Mary Shelley incorporates these situations within a chilling, yet depressingly realistic story, Frankenstein, in which a confused and lost man learns what it means to be an outsider. Humans have always feared the unknown, frightened by the eruption of a volcano or the trembling of the earth, and labeled these as the wrath of an angered God.
The Evil Created By Frankenstein In the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein animates a being made of grotesque human body parts. The hideous appearance of his creation gave the creature no chance of fitting into society or ever being accepted. Throughout the story, the monster who has a “natural tendency to kind feelings” (Bloom 100) becomes violent and aggressive after being rejected and isolated. The creature is wronged many times by his irresponsible creator who abandons him within the first seconds of his life and then refuses to provide him with a friend. These mistakes of Victors, among others, are what cause the creature’s evil actions in the end.
As exemplified by both Dr. Frankenstein and his monster, prolonged estrangement from society essentially rips the lid off Pandora’s notorious Box, prompting self-destruction and magnifying the human tendency to harbor resentments towards a society that has become foreign to them. Our gruesome adventure begins
In sum, isolation becomes the worst imaginable fate throughout the novel, which leads to violence, rage and disaster. Knowledge, social responsibility, society's view of beauty, and secrecy are the major themes that were presented in this gothic novel. Shelley identifies the most hideous of human characteristics in Victor and his monster, and she focuses on how obsession can be a very dangerous and blinding force that leads to various disasters. Frankenstein and his monster represent the good and the bad through the reckless pursuit of knowledge. Both of these characters were afraid of rejection.
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.
It was this impatience which led him to be hasty in building the creature. “The minuteness of the parts formed a great hindrance to my speed, I resolved…to make the being of gigantic stature…” Yet when the creature first ‘awakes’ Frankenstein is horrified by the creature he himself has created. “…breathless horror and disgust filled my heart”. Yet it was Frankenstein who chose the creatures features, who decided to make him gigantic in stature but he is disgusted by what he has created and seems to blame the creature for its appearance. This is an example of Frankenstein lacking ‘clear sight’.
Karma is shown clearly throughout Mary Shelley’s story, “Frankenstein.” This idea, of karma, is shown in numerous cases and situations within this story. One situation that arises, where karma is a factor, is the issue of the resentment the creature has towards his creator, Frankenstein, for abandoning him shortly after his making. As a result of Frankenstein’s neglect towards his creation, his creation began to become bitter towards the one who invented him. The deformed being felt abandoned. This abandonment caused a severe sense of hatred to form, inside the monster, towards his master.
Frankenstein is repulsed by the creatures physical appearance and immediately rejects him, leaving the creature, recently created and new to the world, to fend for himself. This creature contemplates and muses like a human being, appealing to his creator Frankenstein, and even asking himself: “Was I, then, a monster, a blot upon the earth, from which all men fled and whom all men disowned (Shelley 85)?” The fact that the creature is commonly perceived as an inhuman ‘monster’ may be due to his evil, murderous actions. The way the story is narrated may influence the reader to believe this as well. The story is not told directly from the creatures own words, but through words of another. Like any other story when one does not experience the events himself it tends to sway towards the story tellers point of view.