This “monster” with grotesque features and actions ends up killing every one close to his maker out of hatred and vengeance. With extensive analysis of the novel I have encountered with sufficient evidence that led me into thinking otherwise. Such evidence will be presented throughout this essay. Victor Frankenstein, we may say that actually is the incarnation of all human evilness and misdeeds while the so-called "monster” is merely a victim of Victor's mad, selfish, and egocentric state of mind. First of all, I am going to state how Victor resembles more of a monster than the creation itself.
In both Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, we are introduced to monsters of various forms and natures. These monsters ultimately expose the true nature of other main characters within the novels and ultimately, humanity in general. The authors detail the inhumane cruelty that occurs in both novels to serve as statement of human nature and a warning for mankind. Both monsters in these novels are created, which begs the question: If one creates a monster does that not make the creator monstrous as well? In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, we are introduced to Victor Frankenstein; a man obsessed with discovering the secret to creating life.
In each case, these monsters come from faulted creators that will not or cannot take the necessary action to see their creations through to success. These creations become monsters because they have no choice, yet if the creators are truly responsible for the beings to which they give life, does that not make them the monsters? Although some critics say that the monster Frankenstein has created in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, is the blame for the destruction and rampage that follows the experiment, it is Victor who is the guilty party. First, Frankenstein, being the scientist, should have known how to do research on the subject a lot more than he has done. He has not thought of the consequences that may result from it such as the monster going insane, how the monster reacts to people and things, and the time it will take
During Shelley’s time period, females were considered to be inferior to men, but Shelley shows how men actually feared a woman’s power. For example, when Frankenstein was creating the female mate for his monster, he started thinking about the consequences of having a female version of his monster in the world. He thought that she can create a whole new race of them and that she would not listen to the male monster and do things her own way. These were horrifying to Victor and all of these were thoughts of fear. Frankenstein feared the power of the female and her capabilities.
Soumitra Sarkar ENGL 220 Section 62 Instructor: Mikael Awake Frankenstein Research Proposal 04/22/2015 Frankenstein Research Proposal - Human Nature Branching off of the third topic of the research prompt, I’m making a proposal to work on how Shelly has portrayed human nature in Frankenstein. In the novel, Dr. Frankenstein makes a monster from the best body parts and yet others reject that monster along with it’s own creator. The status quo is that humans are naturally accepting and good people. However, in every single instance, the monster in the novel is rejected. Initially the monster seeks to somehow befriend others.
Option 3 Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, is a novel about a young scientist, Victor Frankenstein. Who, by assembling body parts, discovers how to create a monster. His monster then vows to seek revenge on his creator after being rejected from society. In the novel, there are two very important characters; Victor and his monster. They may be similar, but in other ways they are also very different.
However the monster was brought into the world, isolated, unwanted and discarded; he deserved sympathy not cruelty. Modern day Frankenstein’s can be seen as people who play God, by making or taking away defenceless creatures lives. For example Cloning is creating another creature exactly like another; this is a type of modern day Frankenstein as the creatures know that the creature is going to have many health problems throughout its life. Terrorists can also be seen as modern day
Although Victor Frankenstein brings a monster to life in the novel of Frankenstein; he himself grows to become a monster throughout the process. He becomes a disheartened, guilt-ridden man that is determined to achieve his goal but gives up his family. He desires to obtain a godlike power of creating new life which can be interpreted as monster-like. Since Victor is the responsible party for creating the monster which is to blame for the violence, he is the monster in that sense. As a scientist, he should have done more research on the topic and considered the consequences beforehand.
Victor Frankenstein is the doomed protagonist in Mary Shelley’s thriller, Frankenstein. Victor Frankenstein proves he is irresponsible by creating the monster, leaving the monster multiple times. And beginning to build another monster. In the beginning, Victor displays to readers how irresponsible he is by creating the monster in the first place. Victor did not completely understand how large of a responsibility it is to bring a life into the world.
More of this ominous diction that Shelley uses is shown here and it provides very disturbing imagery. The creepy imagery that is used really makes one's stomach turn so they can see the gruesomeness of the monster, and the gravity of the situation that Frankenstein has put himself in. This also helps us know how he must’ve felt in that position! Obsessed with the pursuit of knowledge, Frankenstein ends up destroying his whole life. He now lives in fear that the monster will kill him.