He is rejected by the De Laceys and Frankenstein and ponders the question: ‘Am I not alone, miserably alone?’. The monster is represented as the dark side of Frankenstein. Shelley depicts Frankenstein as the real monster of the novel. Frankenstein appears to look like a nice person but Shelley creates him as a blasphemous person whose arrogance and obsessions with science end up costing him dearly. In contrast, the monster appears to be a nasty, unapproachable beast but actually appears to be well-educated and is knowledgeable about the world around him.
Satan and his minions have corrupted the minds of those people who listen to his deceptive ideas so as to continue their hell-based schemes. In relation to the end-time situation it is prophesied by our Lord Jesus Christ that "Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow coldâ¦. "(Matthew 24:12). Like St. Peter, we must accept Jesus as the Son of the Living God and experience the citizenship of heaven kingdom while living on this planet earth (Mathew
What lead to the fall of man? Why did Adam and Eve get exiled from Paradise by God? Why is there eternal chaos and suffering in every person’s life? Why can’t the world be a perfect and peaceful place with no disorder and no judgement? These are the kinds of questions John Milton may have asked himself nearly half a millennium ago.
“Two of far nobler shape erect and tall, Godlike erect, with native honour clad In naked majesty seemed lords of all, And worthy seemed, for in their looks divine The image of their glorious maker shone.” (IV.288) This quote excellently describes the marvelous creation of Adam and Eve with elegance and grace. In Paradise Lost Adam and Eve where tempted by an evil serpent to rebel against their creator by putting themselves in his place. Because they gave into this temptation, all of creation comes under an evil curse which results in suffering and anguish. In Genesis, they are enticed by a serpent as well, but it is not made clear how the serpent turned evil. It is also said that the serpent is a representation of Satan in other parts of the Bible.
In Frankenstein, Victor continually refers to his creation as ‘vile wrench’, ‘abhorred devil’. This uses of epithet illustrate his immediate repulsion towards the creature and his recklessness towards conformity of life he has bestowed. Despite this, the creature gladly desires Victor’s acknowledgement on his behalf - ‘Remember that I am thy creature; I ought to be thy Adam; but I am rather the fallen angel, whom thou drivest from joy for no misdeed’. Juxtaposition between two biblical allusion, ‘Adam’ and ‘fallen angel’ suggests us the contrast in Victor and God. In Bible, Adam was the first male with gifted creation from the God’, but the creature rather refers himself more of ‘fallen angel’, ‘devil’ who plunges the eternal war against God.
Except the monster had no one. He saw how happy the De Lacey family was together, he also saw how overjoyed Felix was when Safie returned, and most importantly, he read the story of Adam and Eve. He compared himself to being like Adam, and soon he started to wonder about his own “Eve”. Thus, the monster decided to strike a proposal with his creator. “I demand a creature of another sex, but as hideous as myself; the gratification is small, but it is all that I can receive, and it shall content
At the heart of Mary Shelly’s novel, Frankenstein, lies the life story of protagonist Victor Frankenstein. One gets an insightful glimpse into his moral character through his evolution from an innocent young man enthralled with the exciting world of science into a cynical, guilt-ridden individual determined to annihilate the fruits of his scientific experiments. Though the lasting impression of his morality might make it easy to admit that Frankenstein certainly had a few minor character flaws, based on his motives, intentions, and actions, it is almost impossible to claim that he was evil. One can imagine that unfortunate events in life such as perhaps poverty and abuse at a young age could lead to an individual taking a very grim perspective of the harsh realities of life and resorting to evil. Frankenstein was neither poor nor was his childhood one full of misery and suffering.
The Creation realizes there is no one like him and Victor causes his creation to say, "'I am alone and miserable: man will not associate with me; but one as deformed and horrible as myself would not deny herself to me. My companion must be of the same species and have the same defects. This being you must create'" (129). The monster would not have gone crazy if Victor would have done just a simple thing and create him a friend. When Victor's creation was made he says, "'When I looked around I saw and heard of none like me.
The first sin of eating the apple set forth a multitude of sins that we are dealing with to this day. Adam and Eve immediately recognized nakedness and this shows itself in today's world with sexual perversions. Wasn’t Cain that killed Abel the first murder in the world. Didn’t deceit, lying cheating and stealing all come from this first deviation for what God planned for us. The only question I have is the God I know,
To the reader, it seems that Shelly consistently reminds us of the lack of responsibility on the part of Frankenstein, and the monster’s inherent innocence, who is only made evil by his circumstances. But like the reader, Shelley too, is unclear about whose behaviour is most unjustifiable and unpardonable. With reference to David Punter’s essay “Gothic and Romanticism”, Victor Frankenstein can be compared to the ‘Wanderer’, the Wanderer’s essential characteristics being that he is hero and victim both, who defies God by crossing the laws of mortality and dares to touch the untouchable. The Wanderer is never satisfied with the restrictions placed on him by an ordered society, and he ultimately suffers for his disobedience. Victor clearly fits the description of the Wanderer, as his obsessive need to create life and be its sole creator has a hint of an unnatural desperation to satisfy his ego and attain gratitude.