Compare the Way Obsession is Presented in The Collector, Frankenstein and Hamlet In both The Collector and Frankenstein the protagonist’s obsessions become a reality early in the novel and the way in which they react to this reveals a lot about the character and their obsession. In The Collector when Clegg finally stops fantasising about kidnapping Miranda and actually does take her he appears to be completely overcome by what he has done saying, ‘I lost my head, I didn’t know what to do’. This shows that Clegg understands what he is doing is wrong and that he is unsure whether he should have kidnapped Miranda; however it could also be interpreted as sheer excitement as people often ‘lose their head’ when they are overly excited. It also helps to understand the extent of the effect and the power Miranda has over him as instead of being overjoyed that he has achieved what he wanted Clegg appears terrified and worried. This is conveyed through short sentences and phrases such as ‘She bent forward to peer in, I flashed a look down the road, no one, and then I got her in’ that create a quick pace showing his hysteria.
When Shelly is trying to put out the problems of the Enlightenment such as individual’s to know things that are unknown, Victor takes the spotlight when he is messing with life and death. By showing that everyone has some evil in them it shows that some parts of the Enlightenment could be used against people. The collapse of the Enlightenment thinkers was on the verge when people continued to have reasoning for things weather they were right or wrong. I see this novel as a human and a monster who just both want to be loved in the wrong
Victor literally compared himself to a slave because he was extremely caught up in his work. Honestly I’m not too fond of Victor’s personality because of how obsessed he got with science. Maybe he just was too nerdy of a person for me I don’t know I just can’t make many connections with him. Also, I find it weird that he becomes friends with a girl named Elizabeth then his parents adopt her because her parents died then the parents say that they should marry some day. 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.
First of all, I am going to state how Victor resembles more of a monster than the creation itself. Victor only thought so much of himself and what he wanted to achieve that he really did not analyze completely what he was doing or what consequences this might have had. At the same time that these actions represent his selfishness and egocentrism, it evokes his madness. Victor became so obsessed with his ability to play God that he became completely detached from all his loved ones and humanity. All of this,
She discloses that character and nurture plays important role on revealing ones morality. In her novel Frankenstein her characters demonstrate that sometime one’s morality may be awful depending on their being and how each are being nurture, if of Victor Frankenstein his great desire of creating life endanger his family, his recklessness in nurturing a naïve creature into vicious exterminator and Robert Walden’s unachievable goals put his crew in grave situation.
The parallelism between Victor Frankenstein and Prometheus is seen through both of their actions of trying to play God by giving life. Both Frankenstein and Prometheus tried to create their own being or race to worship them, and were punished in the end for their endeavors. In “Frankenstein”, one can see the power struggle between Frankenstein and The Creature. Frankenstein becomes obsessed with his studies and project of creating a human, and in a way becomes power thirsty as he plays God by giving life. When his experiment comes to life, Frankenstein gets scared, thus giving The Creature all of the power he previously held.
The creature ends up being alone and he comes up with an idea. “I know not; despair had not yet taken possession of me; feelings were those of rage and revenge.”(p.146) The creatures idea is revenge. He wants to get revenge on his creator because of the way he was treated by Frankenstein. The creature does get his
The monster's actions proved to Victor that he was thriving for a female companion. The monster's use of emotion and logic to appeal Frankenstein's sense of responsibility creates a theme of isolation When Victor spends two years creating his monster, he becomes lost in his studies and isolates himself from society. The monster on the other hand becomes resentful because he becomes overwhelmed with rejection and isolation. Those feelings lead to anger and rage and in return he tries to make Victor feel as isolated as possible. In sum, isolation becomes the worst imaginable fate throughout the novel, which leads to violence, rage and disaster.
Shelley evidences this theme through Victor stealing the Gods gift of life, alluding to Prometheus stealing the Gods gift of fire, epitomised in Victors dialogue “A new species would bless me as its creator”. ( can also add from here the domino effect/ notes taken from book, consequences of playing God) Victor becomes a lost soul when he tries his ghastly experiments on the dead and loses his moral compass when he becomes obsessed with animating the dead. Victor's overindulgence in science takes away his humanity, and he is left with the consequences of these actions without having reasoned out the reality that his experiments may not have the desired effects. (can also talk about loss of parental duty/abondment) Rejecting and not naming his invention makes the reader feel a sense of prejudice against the monster as it is given titles such as the ‘monster’ or ‘creature’, words that linger on a negative aspect. This initial reaction of Victor was an indirect means of Shelley showing how humans would react to side effects or catastrophes caused by scientific
Or rather, stay, that I may trample you to dust! And, oh! That I could, with the extinction of your miserable existence, restore those victims whom you have so diabolically murdered!” (M. Shelly, Frankenstein, Chapter 10) Frankenstein’s reasons for creating the monster was that he was so utterly obsessed with life itself he wanted to create a being that would never die out of his mother’s memory so no one else felt his pain, So mainly the reasons for him rejecting the monster is because it was nothing he expected and especially creating it out of his mother’s memory he felt the need to reject