Frankenstein and the Mariner In the poem “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” and the novel Frankenstein¸ there are many similarities. When the shift occurs, it changes the characters’ lives significantly. Once they have realized what they caused, they feel penitent and end up solitary and disgusted with themselves. The antagonist characters have similarities as well, such as killing people that the main characters loved, and were close to, and setting a bad curse or problem to everyone around them. There are many similarities seen throughout the novel and poem, but these are the biggest eye openers.
This is a cruel and evil thing that victor has done. The monster responds by saying, “Shall each man…find a wife for his bosom, and each beast have his mate, and be alone? I had feeling of affection, and they were requited by detestation and scorn” (110). After several more back and forth between the creature and Victor the monster threatens to destroy Victor by destroying those around him. Again this may seem like the creature is the
His arm stretched out seemingly to detain me, but I escaped.” – Victor "Frankenstein! you belong then to my enemy--to him towards whom I have sworn eternal revenge; you shall be my first victim." - The Monster “I was benevolent; my soul glowed with love and humanity; but am I not alone, miserably alone?” - The Monster call it murder”- The Monster "Accursed creator! Why did you form a monster so hideous that even you turned from me in disgust? “ A pair of star crossed lovers take their life” “ My only love sprung from my only hate” ” Away, begone , the sport is at the best” O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?
During the novel Frankenstein creates the Monster and when he realizes what he has created he almost instantly regrets the idea. “I had desired it with an ardour that far exceeds moderations; but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart,” (Shelley p.58). The feeling of remorse for creating something that grotesque remains with Frankenstein till his death. That same feeling of remorse can be seen in the Monster when he realizes that he had killed and destroyed everything he came in contact with, killing his creator and everyone close to him. This was the result of the love he never felt and in the end the Monster living with the burden of this remorse.
The novel implicitly associates this realization of the necessity of a personal war with adulthood and the loss of childhood innocence. For most of Gene’s classmates, World War II provides the catalyst for this loss, and each reacts to it in his own way—Brinker by nurturing a stance of boldness, for example, and Leper by descending into madness. Gene himself, though, states that he fought his own war while at Devon and killed his enemy there. The obvious implication is that Finny, as the embodiment of a spirit greater than Gene’s own, was his enemy, casting an unwavering shadow over Gene’s life. One might alternatively interpret Gene’s statement to mean that this enemy was himself, his own resentful, envious nature, which he “killed” either by knocking Finny from the tree or by obtaining forgiveness from Finny for doing so.
The main character’s name is Victor Frankenstein and the entire novel is based on what he has done. What he did to ruin his life, how he played god and in the end caused the killings of his loved ones, everything is centered on his decisions. Every moment that lead to his demise, that is what this novel is about. Shelley’s technique is amazing. She puts a story within a story and within that story lays another story.
Victor is “disturbed by the wildest dreams” and sights Elizabeth. “as I imprinted the first kiss on her lips, they became livid with the hue if death”. This builds the atmosphere and develops the contrast between life and death. It also gives a sense of imagery. This shows that from the moment he had tried to bestow life into the dead, he accomplished the total opposite; he causes the living to die.
He now lives in fear that the monster will kill him. That is also foreshadowed by the quotes “....I escaped..took refuge in the courtyard...listening attentively, catching and fearing each sound as if it were to announce the approach of the demoniacal corpse to which I had so miserably given life”. These quotes show that Frankenstein is truly afraid of what he has created and he will continue to run for his life. The Story of Frankenstein is one of terror and suspense, so diction is a very important aspect of this book, and specifically this passage. Shelley is an expert at selecting the right words to provoke the desired reaction upon whoever is reading her book.
While the groom is looking for the creature, he gets to Elizabeth, the bride, leaving her “lifeless and inanimate”. When looking upon the crime scene, Victor sees the murderer: “A grin was on the face of the monster; he seemed to jeer, as with his fiendish finder he pointed to the corpse of my wife” (Shelley 174). This evil act is directly caused by the creator’s rash decision to destroy the female and ruin his monster’s life once again. Many people agree that it is “Victor’s inability to see the monster’s own value and not his concern for the world that leads him to leave his “Adam” without a mate. This, of course, drives the monster to kill again” (Lunsford 175).
“Anguish and despair had penetrated into the core of my heart; I bore a hell within me, which nothing could extinguish.” (Shelley 75) However, Victor cannot explain the truth because he is afraid people will think he is crazy. He is convicted knowing that the monster caused the death of his own family member and the execution of Justine. Shelley conveys that the scientific attitudes of Victor creating the monster made Victor feel