The monster starts to recount the story of his life once they are inside. In this chapter, it is shown that Frankenstein still feels guilty about the murder of his brother, and the execution of Justine. It is shown that he is deeply flawed, and feels isolated. The monster is shown to be more human in this chapter, as he engages in conversation with Victor, and portrays some form of emotion. He states that he was a virtuous and worthy creature until the disdain and ignorance of humans made
The Monster had done nothing to deserve what Victor has put him through, so the fact that the Creation turns on Victor was perfectly normal. Victor has no respect for his creation, abandoned him, and causes him to turn on his creator therefore, making him the real monster. The monster does not deserve the behavior he gets from Victor. He treats his creation like property when the Monster deserves to be treated normally. If parents would respect their children more then cases like Victors creation would be much
As a result of Victor’s pursuit of scientific knowledge and the desire to infuse life, he created a very grotesque creature that murdered his loved ones. The very act of creating such a monster makes the deaths of those innocent people Victor's fault. Although the monster physically murdered Victor's loved ones, I easily concluded that if Victor had not been successful in his endeavour to create such a monster, then the lives of those closest to Victor would have been spared such tragic fates. As the creator, Victor is responsible for the actions of his monster. However, the creation of the monster did not have to result in such horrific acts.
Through his pursuit of playing God, he did not realize that his actions would result in the downfall (death) of him and everyone he loved. Also his pursuit of this dangerous knowledge resulted in the creation of a monster, maybe not completely bloodthirsty, but a monster that was willing to kill. Likewise, the first sin of Adam and Eve was in the pursuit of a dangerous knowledge. Eve was swayed by the serpent, into believing that by eating the fruit in the Garden of Eden, she would gain all of the knowledge of God. This also led to the downfall (death) of he characters.
It is Frankenstein’s responsibility to teach the monster and see it as a friend. It’s because Frankenstein rejects his creature that causes it to become evil. “Oh No mortal could support the horror of that countenance. A mummy again endued with animation could not be so hideous as that wretch. I had gazed on him while unfinished; he was ugly then, but when those muscles and joints were rendered capable of motion, it became a thing suck as even Dante could not have conceived.”(pg.49) Each time the monster killed it was a consequence of Victor’s actions.
Frankenstein’s abandonment of the Creature arguably leads to many of the events that later occur in Shelley’s novel Frankenstein. Only too late does Frankenstein realise it was his duty to care for his creation when instead he had fled and left it to survive alone in the world. This neglect of his duty showed Frankenstein to be weak and the creature later uses this weakness to seek his revenge. The Creature always lacked a parental figure to help and teach him. He only realises this though when he observes the De Lacey family.
It takes a true person to look past the horror and terror of the monster Grendel. This shows that our society is quick to judge things that they are unfamiliar with. Grendel is a horrifying monster, but acts like this because that is where he comes from. He receives no love and attention from the human society in which he wants to be a part of, so his actions are taken out on that, depicting him as a savage beast. If our society wasn’t so quick to judge from the outside appearance, maybe they would see a lost, lonely creature, just craving and searching for a way to fit
He also creates the unhappiness amongst his replicants, “it created a virus so lethal the subject was dead before it even left the table,” through the flippant tone we see his lack of responsibility, like Frankenstein, he acts more like the monster than his creation. “Also extraordinary things, reveal in your time,” Tyrell’s dismissive tone, gives a similar impression of his lack of morality and care for others. Even when faced with the threat of death, he refuses to increase the happiness of his creation, much like Frankenstein when faced with the proposition of the creature; “I refused, and I did right in
By: Kyle Penfound Frankenstein A layer Monologue Setting- The setting takes place in a dark and gloomy house, location unknown. Dr. Frankenstein has been captured by police just a day after he created the monster, they forced him to go see a psychologist and this is him after the psychologist. How dare they … How dare they force me to go see that doctor, it was of no benefit, it merely created more confusion and led to temporary chaos? Did they actually expect me to tell him what I know? Of course not, the information of that wretched monster is already too much for me to bare but for a simple psychologist to learn of what went on, well… that would be absolutely devastating to his mind.
Many times, individuals fail to overcome suffering while their suffering continues to overcome them. Frankenstein shows that despite what one does to rid themselves of suffering, it may just never go away. In the novel, Victor Frankenstein builds a creature, but he is disgusted not only by his deed, but the appearance of the creature, turning him away. This first feel of rejection from his creator is what begins the creature’s suffering. The decisions the creature makes out of his suffering, or his characterization, show that one may not overcome suffering.