“Anguish and despair had penetrated into the core of my heart; I bore a hell within me, which nothing could extinguish.” (Shelley 75) However, Victor cannot explain the truth because he is afraid people will think he is crazy. He is convicted knowing that the monster caused the death of his own family member and the execution of Justine. Shelley conveys that the scientific attitudes of Victor creating the monster made Victor feel
Victor Frankenstein’s claim that there can be no ‘community’ or overall , kinship between the creature and himself basically means that he does not want any sort of relation with his creation as he considers him less of a human and more of a monster. My opinion on this is that I completely disagree with his claim. Mainly on the basis of the most obvious reason which is it’s his creation and as the maker he has a certain responsibility for the creature. Not only this but the creature craves attention just like a child from his parents, Frankenstein rejects him which throws the creature in a spiral of hatred to mankind. On the basis
Frankenstein, Dr. Victor Frankenstein, the creator of this so called creature. The creature, made of human body parts, does not know anything about the world. He has to learn how to write and speak. The creature ends up teaching himself these things “I was dependent on none and related to none.”(p.5) He wants to be recognized as a human but the people of the village do not see him that way. The cottagers are terrified of him.
In Frankenstein, Shelley tells a story about the invention of a creature who is different than any other. One of the protagonists, the creature Frankenstein, has to deal with being mistreated and living life without love, because of his appearance and innocence. When the creature, Frankenstein, murders William Frankenstein, it is the moment he recognizes his place in the world, and it represents Shelley’s theme of creation itself and the problems that come with it. It all begins with the creation of Frankenstein, and the things he was not given that led to his loss of innocence. Although Frankenstein was not technically a human, he still felt the same feelings, he still wanted to have a name, a friend, a job, and a home, but unlike Adam, he
Victor has not only treated the monster with heartless emotions but has repudiated Frankenstein, this helps express your sorrow. “I beheld the wretch- the miserable monster whom I had created.” Not only does it show Victors distaste but his abandonment towards the monster, which attract pity towards Frankenstein. The way Mary Shelley uses the term “monster” to address Frankenstein only adds to the feeling of neglect created by Mary Shelley. At the beginning of chapter 5 she describe the creation of Frankenstein, the way Victor discarded Frankenstein as if only a mere tool makes the reader feel a throbbing pain. The reaction of Victor changes the role between him and Frankenstein, making Victor the monster.
Frankenstein is repulsed by the creatures physical appearance and immediately rejects him, leaving the creature, recently created and new to the world, to fend for himself. This creature contemplates and muses like a human being, appealing to his creator Frankenstein, and even asking himself: “Was I, then, a monster, a blot upon the earth, from which all men fled and whom all men disowned (Shelley 85)?” The fact that the creature is commonly perceived as an inhuman ‘monster’ may be due to his evil, murderous actions. The way the story is narrated may influence the reader to believe this as well. The story is not told directly from the creatures own words, but through words of another. Like any other story when one does not experience the events himself it tends to sway towards the story tellers point of view.
The monster also always runs away from him leaving some traces for Frankenstein. The reason why the monster leaves some marks would be that he didn’t want to break the relationship with Frankenstein because he was the only person who knew and proved the existence of the creature himself in the world. And also the creature thought Frankenstein as a God or father even though he really cursed the Frankenstein who made him to live in the harsh world without any help. We can see this with the tears and ejaculation of creature at the moment of death of Frankenstein. I think this is the most sorrowful part in the whole story.
This shows Victor to be prejudiced through the use of horrific language to describe his own creation. This creates the reader to feel compassion as we all crave love and understanding within our daily lives. The creature is a victim to events that are beyond his control for instance the way that he finds out about his creation which leads him to a murderous pathway. The creature shows distress and grief when he talks about Frankenstein’s journal as he sees that it “bears my cursed origin (…) series of disgusting circumstances” volume chapter seven and feels that the
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
A monster is a person who excites horror by wickedness, cruel or inhumcenperson (dictionary.com). Dr. Frankenstein is the real monster. It is clear that his obsession with creating life is what is more important to him for better or for worse. He was willing to sacrifice his family for the result of his creation. In addition, he did nothing to stop the monster of striking again because he didn’t want to destroy what he had created.