Samuel Davalos Frankenstein Shaping an Attitude begins at Birth It is a known fact that the type of upbringing a child has plays a crucial role in forming his future character, attitudes, and perceptions. Without a parental guide, a child can end up lost and full of confusion. The creature in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein shows evidence of this. Being his creator or “father”, Frankenstein has a responsibility to his creation, regardless of any flaws or deformities it might have. Instead of taking the moral route of caring and teaching the creature, Frankenstein blatantly rebukes his creation and goes on to hate it.
Later on, that same monster that persuaded Victor to make him to make him a female companion, threatened him and his loved ones. Once again, it’s too late when Victor realizes his fault at making a monster in the first place. After all the suffering that the monster had gone through, he asked Victor to make him a female companion, and Victor obeyed. In the process of making
This is really all the monster wants, and technically, it is Frankenstein’s duty to do so. An example of this is when humans want to reproduce and have children. As being the children's creator, they must provide for them and the accept the responsibility of caring for their children. The monster makes a bargain with him saying that he will leave forever if Victor provides a female equally hideous. At first, Victor says no, however, after hearing the monster's explanation of having a companion, he agrees.
Whether if he is naïve or whether it is his ego, Victor believes that when he does not follow the creatures demand for him to create a female monster for him, he is only putting his life in danger. For example, when the creature says he will see Victor on wedding night, he believes he is the target of the creature. He sadly finds out that it was Elizabeth who was the target when he says “I rushed towards her and embraced her with ardour, but the deadly languor and coldness of the limbs…The murderous mark of the fiend’s grasp was on her neck, and the breath had ceased to issue from her lips,” (Shelley 204). At this point near the end of the book, Victor finally realizes what the creature wants, but the creature feels the determination to make victors life miserable. It is best said by a blogger when they said “The monster yearns to be a part of society, wants to be recognized by his creator, and desires to have a wife so that he can know kindness and love first hand.
Cody Cunningham Novlan English IV – 1 February 17, 2015 Bonds of Creator and Creation Frankenstein by Mary Shelley tells the story of a science apprentice that becomes possessed with creating a new life from stolen body parts only to withdraw in disgust at the monster’s unsightliness. The faultless monster, plagued by isolation and abandonment turns to destructive and harmful attacks against his creator, Victor Frankenstein. Who should be more responsible, a creator or his creation? Some may say the creator is accountable for what he designs. Others may say the creation has an ultimate duty to his maker.
Victor represents society intent on pushing the boundaries and themonster represents the product of this curiosity; of technology gone wrong;technology without ethics. “Accursed creator! Why do you form a monster so hideousthat even you turn away from me in disgust?” The monsters constant rhetoricquestioning addresses these ethics and illuminates the monster as a symbol of innocence in the face of corruption. Victor’s relationships also allow insight into themoral dilemma of creation. Victor’s positive family relationship is juxtaposed againsthis spite for the monster, a somewhat child of his.
With both Victor and the monster being similar, working in secrecy and animosity are the most present traits displayed in Frankenstein. Victor works in secrecy excluding himself from society and gives life to a monster. Victor succeeds at his goal of becoming god and achieving the power to give life but runs away from his creation. Victor flees from his experiment mostly because it
In this essay, I will try to explore Victor Frankenstein’s characterization, in terms of his humanity considering his experiences, and his narration. My aim in trying to explore Frankenstein’s characterization is to show that although the appearance of the creature was resembled a monster; it could not be defined as monster. It cannot be denied that the creature behaved mercilessly and he was accused of murdering even though he was good hearted. However, the creature could not present his feelings and thoughts to anyone as his appearance was monstrous. So, Victor Frankenstein was guilty as he created the creature, and left him alone.
Frankenstein Essay What makes a monster? Society makes a monster. As shown in Frankenstein, appearance is very important. If the monster had a normal body or looked appealing, he wouldn't have been rejected, which may result in a different way, where he would not have killed those people. His sheer size and look frightens people, and not understanding that even though he looks the way he does he still just wants to be loved like everyone else.
In the book, Frankenstein shows his disgust of creating a mate for the creature and he goes on to talk about all the possible consequences. “Had I right, for my own benefit, to inflict this curse upon everlasting generations?” this quote could directly apply to some of the problems of genetic modification. Frankenstein eventually comes to the conclusion that he does not have any right to create a second creature to satisfy the existing creature’s wishes as well as for sake of himself. By creating a second creature, it could possibly bring unintentional consequences to the future generations. Frankenstein felt so strongly against it that he stopped the creating and damned himself.