Mary Shelley uses many language devices to portray conflict in the novel Frankenstein. In chapter 5, Mary Shelley uses alliteration to convey to the reader the emotional conflict the monster is forced to face. Victor finally finishes his creation and observes its appearance: “I beheld the wretch -- the miserable monster who I created”. This suggests to the reader that Victor is not pleased with his creation as he calls him a “monster”; the word “monster” makes the reader visualize a horrendous, spine-chilling, eerie creation creating a dark ambience. Furthermore, the author uses feelings to describe the monster.
However, the creation of the monster did not have to result in such horrific acts. Victor was mortified by his creation, and immediately rejected and abandoned it to face the world of judgmental people alone. “Was I, then, a monster, a blot upon the earth, from which all men fled and whom all men disowned?” (Shelly, 108) It is believed that this irrepressible feeling of abandonment and the continuous rejection angered the monster so intensely that he sought to soothe his revengeful soul by murdering those closest to the one whom he felt responsible for
The Two Monsters of Frankenstein The main ingredients in creating a monster, in Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein, are obsession, selfishness, and doomed loneliness. Shelley creates not one but two monsters in the novel. Shelley shows Victor as the selfish and obsessed monster that created a living creature dooming it to forever loneliness. Shelley's other monster is the creature that Victor made that is rejected by everybody due to his ugliness. Victor is a monster by selfishly remaining quiet about the creature as more and more lives are taken.
In the beginning of the book, right after the creation of the monster, Victor fled his home to get away from the creature, only to return and find that it had escaped. While in the mountains Victor is approached by the monster who begs for understanding from Victor, that it's killing of Victor's younger brother William Frankenstein was out of confusion and it was only intending to hurt Victor, as he saw him as his cruel creator. The monster then asks Victor to create him a female monster, equally grotesque to be his soul mate. If Victor was so passionate about his work you would think he'd keep his monster locked up or under some kind of control, but since victor left his monster free to roam, it left Victor not knowing any better. It is Frankenstein’s responsibility to teach the monster and see it as a friend.
The Wretch ruins the life of Victor “his creator”. Is this justified? Often times when you set out on a goal to get justice the journey will take a turn, and justice turns into revenge. In Frankenstein the Monster murders William as a way to get back at victor, then he plants evidence to get Justine convicted for a murder she didn’t commit, and finally the Monster ruins Victor’s life. Did the Monster’s quest for justice turn into the pursuit of revenge?
Once the monster knows that Victor will not make his a friend, the creation says, "'from that moment [he] declared everlasting war against the species, and more than all, against [Frankenstein] who had formed [him] and sent [him] forth to this insupportable misery'" (121). Victor could have saved his loved ones but his fear caused the death of others. The Creation reaches a point where he has had enough of Victor and says, "'You can blast my other passions, but revenge remains -- revenge, henceforth dearer than light of food! I may die, but first you, my tyrant and tormentor, shall curse the sun that gazes on your misery'" (153). 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.
Mary Shelley, the author of The Frankenstein, provides valid points to prove that the creation of Frankenstein was a victim of circumstances verse a monster. It is a misguided, although a common belief that the creation of Victor Frankenstein was a monster, when in actuality based on the facts of the novel and the events that transpired their in , the creature of victor Frankenstein had the following transgression enacted upon him. The day he was brought to life, he was abandoned and left for dead by this creator, for the mere fact that his appearance was not elastically pleasing. With an overwhelming desire to live, the creature of Victor
Macbeth becomes victim to guilt when he kills Duncan for the throne, and guilt then takes over his life, leaving him without control of his own behaviors. “ Sleep no more! Macbeth hath murdered sleep!” suggests that … As it is ambition that had inspired Macbeth to commit the sin of killing Duncan and become victim to guilt, it is also ambition that leads him to a loss
The eponymous villain Dracula exemplifies and personifies the fears of society during the 1800's including the spread of the plague, and milieu of the 1800's. Throughout the horror novel we can see Dracula as an alluring, mysterious figure that embodies the paradigms of science, religion and patriarchal values as he changes from a man to a monster through the narration of various personalities, most informatively, Jonathan Harker, Van Helsing and Mina Harker. Reflecting in its epistolary style, Dracula represents Bram Stoker's oppressed individualism, making it unique and refreshing in contrast to other novels of the time. The combination of journals, letters and newspapers allows the reader to observe the point-of-view of each character and
At first, Victor sees the creature as an amazing breakthrough created by defiance nature, but soon after the creature’s creation, he realizes how truly awful the creature is and rejects him. Victor is in bed asleep, and suddenly wakes to see “the wretch the miserable monster”(Shelley 56) he had created. The creature opens its mouth as if to say something, but only sounds, not accurate words, come out. Frightened Victor escapes from the creature, before it can detain him with the filial grasp of a child towards its parents, and runs down the stairs still horrified by the creature. After escaping from the creature and learning the mischief the creature got into, Victor begins to realize how he must take responsibility for the creature, like a child takes responsibility for his/her puppy.