Shelly, Frankenstein , chapter 10) Taking this quotation into account it further shows my disagreement towards Victors claim that there can’t be any community between the two. However the creature confronts Frankenstein in hope to gain his approval and tell him that he has to do his job as a creator. Off course Frankenstein rejects as he is a murderer now in his eyes and further continues to say there is no community between the two. “Begone, vile insect! Or rather, stay, that I may trample you to dust!
The Evil Created By Frankenstein In the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein animates a being made of grotesque human body parts. The hideous appearance of his creation gave the creature no chance of fitting into society or ever being accepted. Throughout the story, the monster who has a “natural tendency to kind feelings” (Bloom 100) becomes violent and aggressive after being rejected and isolated. The creature is wronged many times by his irresponsible creator who abandons him within the first seconds of his life and then refuses to provide him with a friend. These mistakes of Victors, among others, are what cause the creature’s evil actions in the end.
In asking Victor to create a life partner, the monster dreams of finally finding someone to belong, granting him purpose in life. When his last hope of happiness and companionship is destroyed by Victor, who again betrays the monster, are crushes his feelings of undeniable acceptance. The monster reasons, “here was none among the myriads of men that existed who would pity or assist me; and should I feel kindness towards my enemies? No: from that moment I declared everlasting war against the species, and, more than all, against him who had formed me and sent me forth to this insupportable misery” (Shelly 117). The monster’s estrangement is replaced with his utter rage and vengeance towards his creator who brought him life, yet tantalized him with the values of a society which rejects
From the earliest stages of the novel Frankenstein, I was pressed with one question – “Who is the real monster, Victor Frankenstein, or his horribly mutated creation?” Victor Frankenstein was driven by most selfish ambitions. He discovered the secrets of life and kept them all to himself, an act of greed. And upon finding these secrets, through a hermit lifestyle of isolation and the pursuit of knowledge, he creates what is only to be known as the monster. The monster is a hideous yet intelligent and caring creature whom self-taught himself the language around him, only in order to interact socially with people and to seek approval from his creator. Only after being treated so poorly and outcast by every human he comes in contact with is Frankenstein’s monster driven to rage and vengeance.
During Shelley’s time period, females were considered to be inferior to men, but Shelley shows how men actually feared a woman’s power. For example, when Frankenstein was creating the female mate for his monster, he started thinking about the consequences of having a female version of his monster in the world. He thought that she can create a whole new race of them and that she would not listen to the male monster and do things her own way. These were horrifying to Victor and all of these were thoughts of fear. Frankenstein feared the power of the female and her capabilities.
During the murder the Creature tells William, “Frankenstein! You belong then to my enemy to him towards whom I have sworn eternal revenge; you shall be my first victim” (Shelly 122). The only reason the Creature murdered William is because he is angry that he is on Earth even though no one wants him. I would rather defend the Creature if they were on trial for murder because the Creature really does not know any better and was never taught what was right and wrong. 4.
By the monster killing William, the monster is representing Frankenstein’s evil side in the most malicious way. Victor’s fear of sex is also evident throughout the novel. Upon being told his mother’s last wishes for him to marry Elizabeth he exclaims ‘Alas! To me the idea of an immediate union with my Elizabeth was one of horror and dismay!’ revealing his innermost fears of an intimate sexual relationship. This is also evident in his nightmare in chapter five as he dreams ‘as I
More of this ominous diction that Shelley uses is shown here and it provides very disturbing imagery. The creepy imagery that is used really makes one's stomach turn so they can see the gruesomeness of the monster, and the gravity of the situation that Frankenstein has put himself in. This also helps us know how he must’ve felt in that position! Obsessed with the pursuit of knowledge, Frankenstein ends up destroying his whole life. He now lives in fear that the monster will kill him.
Alyxandria Quinones Frankenstein Motif Essay AP Lit Pd. 8 12-13-11 Alienation: The Real Pandora’s Box An innate craving for companionship and compassion is a quintessential element of human nature. Consequentially, a denial of these cravings results in a slow descent into an exceedingly miserable and unfulfilling existence. The demoralizing effects of alienation are a reoccurring aspect of Mary Shelley’s gothic novel Frankenstein. As exemplified by both Dr. Frankenstein and his monster, prolonged estrangement from society essentially rips the lid off Pandora’s notorious Box, prompting self-destruction and magnifying the human tendency to harbor resentments towards a society that has become foreign to them.
In Frankenstein, Shelley tells a story about the invention of a creature who is different than any other. One of the protagonists, the creature Frankenstein, has to deal with being mistreated and living life without love, because of his appearance and innocence. When the creature, Frankenstein, murders William Frankenstein, it is the moment he recognizes his place in the world, and it represents Shelley’s theme of creation itself and the problems that come with it. It all begins with the creation of Frankenstein, and the things he was not given that led to his loss of innocence. Although Frankenstein was not technically a human, he still felt the same feelings, he still wanted to have a name, a friend, a job, and a home, but unlike Adam, he