As the deaths continued and the monster’s vengeance inclined, Victor became increasingly enthralled in his problems and seemingly ignored others’. He could have killed the creature after he found that he killed William and Justine.. Instead, Victor san and reduced to face his problems face to face, he escaped. To call Victor a “hero” would be ignorant. He did create life, however he never took flu responsibility, always took the easy way out and was the force that created the suffering of the novel.
This causes Victor to go into an extreme depression and eventually causes him to also go after the monster with a vengeance, allowing him to cross paths with Walton. Victor’s selfishness does not cease despite his health degrading in the novel. Instead of turning around, and leaving the situation, Victor is determined to keep going. The reason Victor is the monster is because he has no respect for the monster as a sentient being and only seems to care about himself. He is the prime example of a character that is easy to sympathize with or feel sorry for; however, the monster deserves a lot more sympathy than Victor does.
The ultimatum that the Monster gives to Frankenstein is really what makes Victor so conflicted with himself. He loves his family and wants to save them from the Monster’s wrath, but he also doesn’t want to make another mistake by creating another monster that could become another killing machine and put lives of many others in jeopardy. "Three years before…I had created a fiend whose unparalleled barbarity had desolated my heart and filled it forever with the bitterest remorse." (158) "…but now, for the first time, the wickedness of my promise burst upon me." (159) Victor ends up destroying the halfway completed companion for the
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.
Essay: Frankenstein's rejection of his monster can be interpreted to be a representation of man being ironically disgusted at sin - his own sin. Frankenstein can be likened to a man who has condemned fornication in public, but he keeps going to motels and sex clubs in secret. What Frankenstein created in his monster is in one way a mirror of his own soul. The story shows that whatever the monster does is Frankenstein's responsibility, and it in a way mirrors Frankenstein's own deterioration of his humanity. Perhaps Frankenstein's fear at seeing his monster's eyes open was a fear of himself, his own faults.
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
Frankenstein Frankenstein and the Monster share no common characteristics and live completely separate lives. Many believe that parents and children will always share common characteristics because of the simple reason that they are related, but this is not always a true theory. In the case that is presented in Frankenstein, because of the fact that victor left his monster , the monster cannot learn from Victor or vice versa, therefore they cannot become like each other and share common characteristics. There is a lot of information that leads to the belief that Frankenstein is different than the creature, but many also make the mistake that he is more alike. Although Frankenstein created the creature, he and the creature separated right from the monsters creation and they did not encounter each other again and the creature had developed different characteristics and habits of his own.
Freud argues on behalf of the monster because he interprets Victor's refusal to let the monster have a companion as a part of being mildly content. Victor convinces the real monster that he's going to build this new "companion" for him yet decides not to after considering reasoned ramifications at the costs of the lives of others he loves. Freud argues, "When any situation that is desired by the pleasure principle is prolonged, it only produces a feeling of mild contentment" (Freud 25). Victor is a monster in that he let's his own family die at the hands of the monster in order to make himself not look foolish after refusing to build the monster a woman-monster and to content himself with what is just in his eyes. Victor even travels for some time with his friend Clerval, ignoring his promised task to the monster in order to avoid further suffering.
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
This Creation was seen as a big scary monster that would kill you if he even laid eyes on you. Although he was some-what a normal human being, he was just not educationally advanced like we are. If you think of him as being like a caveman it is easier to understand that Frankenstein’s Creation was, well let’s just say the lights were on but nobody was home. That would be a kinder way of describing the Creation. The people where scared of him because he seemed violent, he wasn’t violent he was just afraid and didn’t understand.