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
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.
Primarily it is not Frankenstein who has to suffer the consequences of his creating life, it is the Creature. But for this suffering he makes Frankenstein notice the pain he has caused the Creature by taking revenge and killing the people Frankenstein most cares about. In Frankenstein, the neglect of duty never leads to anything good. Having abandoned his duty of care towards the Creature, Frankenstein then has to learn from his mistakes by suffering the consequences of this
The Creature also wanted revenge when Dr. Frankenstein would not create a companion for him! The Creature promised Dr. Frankenstein that he would regret his decision to not make him a counterpart. Sure enough the Creature fulfilled his promise by making him suffer by killing off Dr. Frankenstein’s best friend Clerval and his wife Elizabeth. They both lived and went out of their way to satisfy there longing for revenge. Even so, they both found solitude in the nature around
Victor’s plans for his creation were more than great, but once he had actually created the Monster, all of his past feelings turned into disgust and horror. Frankenstein finds himself "…capable of bestowing animation upon lifeless matter" (Shelley 51) and attempts to put himself on the same level as God by giving life back to the dead. Although Victor thought otherwise, the creature that he thought would bring him fame and do good for society became a murdering monster. "…I thought that if I could bestow animation upon lifeless matter, I might in process of time (although I now found it impossible) renew life where death had apparently devoted the body to corruption." (53)
The monster can be seen as monstrous because he is hideously ugly and rejected by society. However, he is also monstrous because he lost his innocence by killing people that were innocent to get revenge on Frankenstein. The monster kills everyone who was close to Frankenstein, including Elizabeth, the person he loved the most since childhood. This vendetta was the result of Victor breaking his promise to make a companion. Frankenstein himself also has a monstrosity to him because his ambition, secrecy, and selfishness make him isolated from society.
Betty Ramirez Mr. Unger English 4P 12 March 2012 Frankenstein Enormous, frightening, unintelligent, and green? These thoughts are automatically in one’s mind about a creature supposedly named “Frankenstein.” These assumptions are wrong, in fact, the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley describes a creature created by Victor Frankenstein. The fictional story seems to convey the creature as a monster. Victor does unfathomable things in order to create this so called monster. Just as many other people in the novel, Victor “judges a book by its cover.” He is in a sense evil, heartless and a complete coward.
Often times, the monster would carry out a good and selfless deed, only to be shunned by the recipients. An example was when he tried to save a girl after she fell into a river, only to be shot in the shoulder by her companion. This was when the monster knew that no matter how benevolent he was, humans would never look beyond his appearance, for they rather let their prejudice rule over their decisions than to face an abomination. In a moment, the monster’s impression of humans changed and he desired revenge on Frankenstein for making him an abomination. If only Frankenstein had given his creation a chance, the unjust treatments would have never happened.
Frankenstein said by all means he would chase the creature until one of them dies, but the creature on the other hand after murdering said," I have strangled the innocent as they sleep”. Regretting murdering, the creature wept at his mistakes. Frankenstein died unfulfilled, he had not done what he had hoped to. The creature stated, "I have murdered the lovely and the helpless," feeling awful for what he did and Frankenstein said that someone else might succeed in which he failed. Frankenstein from the start wanted the creature dead and as he was dying he still didn't give up stating that another may succeed.
His concealment causes his obsession, a lack of preventative measures against the creature, and his fear of appearing to be mad. The nature of Victor Frankenstein secret derives from pride and the prevention of humiliation. Frankenstein discreetly gives life to a being in an attempt to escape what seemed to be inevitable; death. This hidden creation ultimately turns into a deranged monster who successfully seeks vengeance on Frankenstein and his family. Knowing that he is indirectly responsible for the tragic events that have transpired; Victor Frankenstein