He even foreshadows his own fate by saying “Natural philosophy is the genius that regulated my fate” (Shelly, 46). Victor is consumed by the desire to discover the secret of life, and after several years of research, becomes convinced that he has found it. When Victor creates the monster, his elated expectations of science being a beautiful resource has become his burden because he's created a horrid looking monster. Victor's desire to control and manipulate nature, becomes his down fall. Outward appearances are deceiving in this novel because the real monster is not in physical form.
It was the secrets of heaven and earth that I desired to learn; and whether it was the outward substance of things, or the inner spirit of nature and the mysterious soul of man that occupied me, still my inquiries were directed to the metaphysical, or, in its highest sense, the physical secrets of the world” (38). The reader can infer that science to Frankenstein is religion from how he focuses on the subject and wants to know more of it in depth. Then he began to read the studies of Cornelius Agrippa but soon as his father told him not to waste his time reading that “sad trash” (40), he became furious and did not listen and read it anyway. He was so wound up in the studies of science, he did not heed his father’s advice and he did what he thought was best for
What he saw was black and white, and the issue stayed the same even after he altered the very fabric of his reality. But this monster he had created was no demon, it was in fact lonely and misplaced because of his creator’s own ‘morals’ which caused him to deny his own son, cast him out into the cold, and deny him any rights of being called human. It was Frankenstein’s morals that interfered with this brilliant mind, causing it to go abnormal and violent. If Frankenstein were to treat this creation as brilliance he had done before animation, then perhaps the tragedy of Frankenstein would have played out differently. If he had treated his science as progressive, instead of being evil, the outcome of the science would revolutionize the
I find that odd because I think that brothers and sisters should not marry or fall in love no matter if they are adopted or not, I just find that strange. The thing that is driving Victor Frankenstein to create his monster I think is because of Victor’s interests that lie in science, chemistry, and of the balance and contrast between life and death. Also, Victor was always questioning nature and science which helped to make Victor so interested in this science he became obsessed with it and he started to experiment
This lack of fatherhood is also shown in both Victor and Clerval’s father’s objection to learning. However Victor’s father had a different approach, he stated that the science used in victor’s books had been disapproved long ago and that they were ‘sad trash’. Freudian analysts claim that all sons feel they are in competition with their father and often feel in a battle against the father. This is shown when the rejection and lack of explanation and knowledge from victor’s father leads him to find out for himself, and it is in this task that his passion for science unfolded. Victor discovered ‘the elixir of life’ and that he was capable of ‘bestowing animation upon lifeless matter’ as his knowledge increased.
Unlike its creator, the monster did not choose to be alienated. It desired more than anything the experiences and relationships Frankenstein was so willing to abandon for his scientific ambition. Countless attempts were made by the creature to establish a healthy relationship with the humans he held in such high esteem, regarding them as a species of love and intelligence. The newborn creature trusted humankind with the naïve confidence of a being who had never known rejection, simply over brimming with hope and admiration. But it was harshly rejected time after time and upon observing their disgust at the mere sight of the monster, all preconceptions of humans as beautiful loving creatures were shattered and it was left embittered by their crueler
Even after hearing the creature’s tale of his hardship, loneliness, and rejection, Frankenstein still refuses to accept the creature’s request for a female companion, which is its one wish in life. Frankenstein displays selfishness and a lack of compassion, so consequently he does not display human qualities. Empathy and compassion towards others are key characteristics of human beings, so the creature’s exhibition of these traits and Frankenstein’s lack prove Victor Frankenstein may have been a brilliant scientist; his creation is more human than he ever is in the
I think this is the most sorrowful part in the whole story. Enormous loneness would be hard to bear for him. I don’t even want to imagine the creature’s situation. How terrible and lonely it would be to know everyone in the world always hate and curse me and there’s nobody that I can communicate
He should be to blame for all the series of events that led up to the death of the creature. No blame should be put on the creature because he is merely a product of an experiment gone wrong. Being the mastermind behind the entire operation he is expected to have his experiment under control at all times, and the fact that he didn't shows that he is an irresponsible scientist. This could be due to the fact that he is over-ambitious, making him blind to all of the possible consequences of his actions because he is only focusing on becoming famous and making money, not weighing out the flaws of his operation. His goal of generating life which turned into an obsession is what turned him into the monster he has
What might be the cause for the lack of emotional control or perception? President Nixon, A very complicated man. He had a terrible temper and kept his emotion bottled up it led to terrible outbursts. Thus he looked comical to some and downright fearful to others. He has had the inability to trust anyone.