However, I feel no more fear toward him now but only pity and sympathy. If he was in front of me, I would hug him and cry together for his tragedy. This novel, Frankenstein, is not the amusing horror story that conveys thrill to the readers all the time, but opaque story that makes reader think more seriously toward the world and themselves. Irresponsible Frankenstein who created the monster and left him behind and the monster which wanted to get harmony with human but
Fame being one of Frankenstein’s prime motive for creating a superhuman portrays that he does not realize his motive will cause low credibility. Even though the monster is portrayed as ugly and demonic, he longs for a female companion of the same species that will understand him. Moreover, because his physical appearance does not fit in with those around him, he claims he is mean because he is alienated. Thus, Victor suggests the monster’s words are reasonable and promises to create the monster’s companion. However, in the process of his work, Victor slacks off and
Another aspect that is interesting is the turn in behavior for the monster. Perhaps the best quote to represent this idea comes from the actualization of the monster to himself in front of Victor’s dead body “My heart was fashioned to be susceptible of love...it did not endure the violence of change without torture” showing how evil nature overcomes the good nature in human beings (Shelly, 158). Initially the monster is very amicable, however, due to continuous rejection, he seeks revenge upon all human beings. Is Shelly saying that even though even nature is good, evil eventually overcomes this good nature? Or Is Shelly saying that human nature is bad and full of rejection and isolation?
In what ways does Mary Shelley create sympathy for the monster? When we see the name “Frankenstein”, we are instantly reminded of the doctor’s creation and of how he played God, with out even knowing it. Even by today’s standards he went against human nature after being warned not to. Before studying Frankenstein, I stereotypically associated the monster, to hideous rejects in society. However the monster was brought into the world, isolated, unwanted and discarded; he deserved sympathy not cruelty.
This is because Dr. Victor Frankenstein feels the same way about the creature. Frankenstein wants nothing to do with him. He thinks the creature is an ugly monster. This makes Frankenstein so upset to the point that he decides to abandon his own creation. The creature ends up being alone and he comes up with an idea.
If he has no obervation of human beings, he would not realize his enormous distinction between him and human being. If he does not discover that satchel of books and reads Milton’s Paradise Lost, he would not find out the stories of “Adam”, and how unfair and cruel the treatment he has received from his creator Victor Frankenstein. The allusion to the biblical story is primarily used in this passage. The monster is wondering why “his state was far different from any other being in existence”. God creates “a perfect creature, happy and prosperous”, victor creates a monster who is “wretched, helpless, and alone”.
Or rather, stay, that I may trample you to dust! And, oh! That I could, with the extinction of your miserable existence, restore those victims whom you have so diabolically murdered!” (M. Shelly, Frankenstein, Chapter 10) Frankenstein’s reasons for creating the monster was that he was so utterly obsessed with life itself he wanted to create a being that would never die out of his mother’s memory so no one else felt his pain, So mainly the reasons for him rejecting the monster is because it was nothing he expected and especially creating it out of his mother’s memory he felt the need to reject
Throughout the novel Frankenstein, author Mary Shelley defines morality based on a nature and nurture of ones and it plays relevant role on a person life. Shelley explains sometimes a mankind’s morality can be bad and she mentions it through her the characters Victor Frankenstein, the creature and Robert Walden. Frankenstein’s great desire of creating life endanger his family and goes against nature, his careless disregard for a naïve creature turns it into vicious exterminator and Walden’s unachievable fantasy of finding north pole put his crew in deadly
‘Frankenstein’ and the so called ‘Monster’ Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’ examines human nature. A first time reader may be used to the unfaithful Hollywood adaptions of this timeless masterpiece but can find profound levels of depth and meaning in the art of Shelley’s storytelling. The creature in the story is a creation of Victor Frankenstein who is obsessed by "a fervent longing to penetrate the secrets of nature" (Shelley 21). It is the creatures treatment by society and his creator Frankenstein that leads him to indulge in vengeful and evil behavior. Although this behavior is horrible and not at all sane or acceptable, it does not mean that the creature is an animal or ‘monster.’ Some people, legally and illegally, commit and enjoy
Frankenstein should have loved the creature unconditionally because the monster was like his child. After seeing the Monster, Frankenstein ran away and locked himself in his room, and hoped that when he woke up it would all be gone. This shows Frankenstein in an evil light for making the Monster feel unwanted. The monster would have been born innocent and pure. It’s the way you are brought up that affects the outcome of the person.