This caused the monster to feel hatred: “if I cannot inspire love I will cause fear, and chiefly towards you my archenemy, because my creator, do I swear inextinguishable hatred.” There is a use of contrast in this quote: love vs. fear, bringing out the message that the monster has experienced discrimination and all the love in him was taken away, and to be replaced by hatred. This again is because of the creator’s lack of ability; he
“ I will cause fear....do I swear inextinguishable hatred....I will work at your destruction....you shall curse the hour of your birth....fiendish rage animated him ”. (Pages 133 and 134 Lines 32-3) Between these two passages, it is seen that the creature is loving and evil at the same time. The creature was made to love and to be able to have feelings just as a human being; despite this, he ultimately chooses the path of evil instead of good. To pick a life of evil instead of good is terrible. This further shows that the wretch is a monster because a life full of revenge and evil is
The monster acts with extreme selfishness and from that comes unethical behaviour and actions. After not getting what he wanted, he promises to destroy Victor’s life and threatens him, by saying “I go; but remember, I shall be with you on your wedding-night" (137). The monster decides to unrightfully take revenge on Victor. The monster is so self-centred that it is incapable of acting ethical, and that its actions are solely to achieve its horrific goal. The above quote also ties in with one of the themes of the book, which is monstrosity.
The Obsessions of Love, Hatred and Fame Obsession comes in many forms, but it’s the obsessions with love, hatred, and fame that can make or destroy a person. Obsessions can be put to good use when used as a tool to drive a person forward to obtain a goal. But more often they become a consuming force that blinds and stifles a person’s view purpose. In Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, obsession is clearly evident throughout the story with the characters Victor Frankenstein and Robert Walton. It is these obsessions of love, hate and fame that eventually destroy Frankenstein and defeats Walton.
Such violence is really only the cause of Roy’s pain, his emotions controlling his actions conflicts with our prejudice. Frankenstein's Monster's anguish comes from the rejection he feels from society “Am I to be thought the only criminal, when all human kind sinned against me?”. Posing this Rhetorical question highlights the Irony of how the monster while innocent has been judged just as the reader has. Influenced by her father Mary Shelley's story of a monster portrays the idea that to be human goes beyond that of the body. The Monsters vulgarity and the Replicants perfection does not define them their reaction and action and the ability to think morally and ethically makes them human.
Frankenstein’s creation has never been shown kindness, but yet it still tries to earn the love of others. It can only take so much revulsion until the monster himself becomes corrupt and, “Ultimately, however, the monster grows ugly and twisted inside: psychologically speaking, he grows into the ‘monstrous mask’ that once concealed an innocent nature” (Pifer 5). His innocence becomes clouded by the wrong doing of
These include both Macbeth and Frankenstein on the hunt to kill and destroy, Frankenstein creating evil with in a monster the Weird sisters creating an evil monster in Macbeth and his wife and both have a tragic flaw, and last but not least them both using mad science and dying in the end of both the stories, and movies. What is a tragic hero? A tragic hero is the protagonist of a tragedy. Tragic heroes appear in the dramatic works of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Seneca,Marlowe, Shakespeare, Webster, Marston, Corneille, Racine, Goethe, Schiller, Kleist, Strindberg, and many other writers. A tragic hero is one that has one major flaw and the audience usually feels pity, sympathy, empathy, and compassion
Monsters By: Robert K. Van Fossen April 26, 2012 Van Fossen Monsters are our doubles they share the same character flaws that we, humans, have. Monsters come from our mind they are, for the larger part, just a figment of our imagination. When you think of Hollywood or movie monsters you think of large, grotesque, and suffering from some kind of mental illness. Have you ever looked at the definition of “monster”? The Oxford Dictionary of English states that “monster” is an inhumane, cruel, or wicked person; or a thing or animal that is excessively or dauntingly large; how about to criticize or reprimand severely; or the Latin word “monstrum” meaning portent, omen, or well monster.
He also uses his strength to save a young girl from drowning. No matter what the monster does, he is always misinterpreted. The monster says, “Fatal prejudice clouds their eyes, and where they ought to see a feeling and a kind friend, they behold only a detestable monster” (pg.119). Felix and Agatha think he has come to attack their father, William Frankenstein thinks the monster is trying to kill him, and the man thinks he is trying to murder the girl rather than rescue her. The real turning point for the monster is when he is accused of trying to murder the girl.
Upon seeing the creature in years, Victor is completely filled with hatred and angst. Contrast to a normal reaction to a lost “son,” Victor shows tremendous hate and fear towards the creature, “‘Devil...Begone, vile insect!”(81) These few words express the bottled up emotions Frankenstein has had deep within, and finally is able to express upon seeing the creature. However, this emotion from Frankenstein only adds more depth to the creatures response. The creature knows Frankensteins hate towards him, but during the confrontation the creature is able to vent and show his human tendencies. “[Y]ou, my creator, detest and spurn me, thy creature, to whom thou art bound by ties only dissoluble by the annihilation of one of us.”(81) Although Frankenstein hates the creature, there is no denying the bond they share.