If the creations are indeed “more human, than human” what defines our humanity? The replicants are portrayed as the violent antagonist only once compared to the humans (Tyrell) do they become admirable. While the death of Tyrell confronts the audience the close up on Roy's face shows the agony he is in. He doesn’t enjoy the killing but believes that his father must pay for his sins, pay for all the pain he has cause to him and his friends. Such violence is really only the cause of Roy’s pain, his emotions controlling his actions conflicts with our prejudice.
The creature, however does his best to try and plead his need for Victor’s help. “If any being felt emotions of benevolence towards me, I shall return them a hundred and a hundredfold”(125) Even though the creature has performed cruel acts, he explains the potential for him to change and become a better person. But there is on obstacle standing in his way, lack of support. The mere fact of asking for help shows the creatures human attitude. Seeking help from Frankenstein, shows the creatures' breaking point in his last attempt for a chance in the world.
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. These things are denied him, mostly because Victor is unwilling to acquiesce to his demands and create a mate for him, and he becomes vengeful and villainous as a result.” When Victor did not fulfill these requests, the creature devotes his life to making the life of the Victor miserable. The creature did not take long before he kills the next person
He quickly grows a negative view upon humanity. “My soul glowed with love and humanity: but am I not alone, miserably alone?" The monster was able to create this bond initially with humanity, which they couldn’t make it with him. So morally what makes him any less human. This could represent Shelley’s view that man in the religious times, rejects something who’s characteristics do not fit gods standards.
This repetition of destruction shows that the creature is no longer of sound mind. The creature being alone for so long and unwanted for so long has made him become hateful to everything. The tone then makes another shift to self pity, as the creature becomes disgusted by himself. He goes back to believing he is human for just a few lines, asking the rhetorical question: “should [he] feel kindness toward [his] enemies?” Then the final shift to vengeance takes place. The creature decides “No” he will not “feel kindness toward [his] enemies,” but instead, declares everlasting war against the species,” the species being mankind and specifically his creator.
In his search for vengeance the creature condemns himself to the internal suffering of knowing that he has taken the life of a person. The inner torment of this does not even get through the thick folds of padding that is his lust for
However, I am sure he would not want the bullying gene. “The child still struggle, and loaded me with epithets which carried despair to my heart: I grasped his throat to silence him, and in a moment he lay dead at my feet” (Shelley 102). Sadly, something so fascinating turned into something murderous because of his appearance “can you wonder that such thoughts transported me with rage? I only wonder that at that moment, instead of venting my sensations in exclamations and agony. I did not rush among mankind, and perish in the
At first, Victor says no, however, after hearing the monster's explanation of having a companion, he agrees. However, halfway through the second creation process, Victor changes his mind yet again and destroys the second monster before he gets a chance to put life into it. Victor’s reasoning is logical, but this decision doesn't make the situation better. The monster retaliates by saying, “Shall each man find a wife for his bosom, and each beast have his mate, and I be alone? I had feelings of affection, and they were
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
The constant demand for societal acceptance among individuals is irrefutable. People will do whatever it may require to attain public approval for the satisfaction of their personal well-being. Whether it is physical or psychological, the idea of being unattractive to man is distressing provided that in such circumstances, the obstacles that one must face can be fierce. In result, the population strives to attain this acceptance so that the consequences can be successfully avoided. Oftentimes, this hindrance can be mistakenly placed upon virtuous beings even though it is typically a self-controlled formulation.