“Am I to be thought the only criminal when all human kind has sinned against me?” As a creator, Victor Frankenstein abandons his creature, and neglects him in ways a creator shouldn’t. This shapes his identity and shows that he is in fact monstrous in the way he acts towards the creature. He quotes in the book “He showed unparalleled malignity and selfishness in evil”; this is quiet an ironic quote Mary Shelley has used, as Victor is in fact the evil and egotistical being between the two. The use of emotive language as the Creature tells his story, allows the reader to feel sympathy for the creature. We begin to realize the true identity of the creature, and how it is more humane then humanity itself.
Gothic Texts such as the film Edward Scissor hands and the novel Frankenstein are some examples that explores the inner psyche of the characters minds, maximising suspense and fear through the use of a physically-disabled protagonist whose ultimate fate and violence are a result of the corrupted modern-society. In both texts, the eponymous protagonist-Edward and the monster are created unnaturally by a “father” thus this notion of man playing god is present. Because of this abnormity, both characters are physically-disabled with Edward having scissors as hands and the monster being completely hideous which is evident through the lexical chain of gruesome descriptions “his skin lustrous black..yellow skin..watery eyes…shrivelled complexion..”. This physical unusualness is what makes them initially seem like the monster in the normal society. However, both Burton and Shelley elicit this sympathetic response from the audience because both Edward and especially the monster are so misunderstood.
Domestic affection is the sense of belonging and love one feels when people are accepted by family and friends. Shelly believes that when people loses this affection they begin to make immoral decisions and lose their sense of humanity, and this is when they become truly monstrous. When Frankenstein is read from this perspective, the creature isn’t the only monster in the story. Robert Walton, captain of the ship, also has the potential to be monstrous, and so too do victor, the general population, and the social institutions within the world of Frankenstien. Through the actions committed in the play, Victor Frankenstein becomes one of the most monstrous characters in the story.
Humans do not offer any consolation to the creature, when humans lay their eyes upon him the reactions is harsh and crushing. The creature asks Victor for a mate much like himself to console his loneliness and fulfill his wishes. When he receives his mate, the creature offers to leave Victor and his family alone in peace. Victor has a longing thirst for knowledge. Victor Frankenstein attended the university of Ingolstadt and studied science.
One of the most important aspects of any gothic novel is setting. Mary Shelly's Frankenstein is an innovative and disturbing work that weaves a tale of passion, misery, dread, and remorse. Shelly reveals the story of a man's thirst for knowledge which leads to a monstrous creation that goes against the laws of nature and natural order. The man, Victor Frankenstein, in utter disgust, abandons his creation who is shunned by all of mankind yet still feels and yearns for love. The monster then seeks revenge for his life of loneliness and misery.
9) Frankenstein's creature explains his anger, saying, "There was non among the myriads of men that existed who would pity or assist me; and should I feel kindness towards my enemies?ï¿½ 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." Important quotes - Monster “I ought to be thy Adam; but I am rather the fallen angel." Chapter 10 "I admired virtue and good feelings and loved the gentle manners and amiable qualities of my cottagers, but I was shut out from intercourse with them,
Terrified of what he has created, Doctor Frankenstein hides away while the monster wanders about causing havoc in the town and eventually returns to seek revenge on his creator1. Shelley uses the characters in this document as metaphors, Doctor Frankenstein metaphorically represent an anti-Romanticist as well as an anti-feminist because he tries to outwit nature by creating life from death and also trying to create life without a female partner. This seems relevant to the time because Romanticism, which is the love of nature and its untamable and unpredictable power, was popular as stated above. The monster that Doctor Frankenstein creates can be seen as a metaphoric character that represents the fear of advancements in enlightenment science because the monster is a scientific creation that many fear that eventually scientists may create. The document analysis essay will further elaborate, discuss and support these points mentioned above.
But just like all the female characters in the story, her character has little substance. Victor's character is described in detail, as is that of the monster, and Henry Clerval. When Henry gets killed, sympathy is really felt toward Victor, because he has just lost his lifetime friend. When Elizabeth is murdered, the reader finds it hard to connect with what Frankenstein is feeling. Elizabeth
The Monster in the Lab Coat Many literary critics have long argued a question regarding Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: Who is the real monster? One can argue that, throughout the novel, it is Victor Frankenstein, the overly ambitious scientist, who is the true monster. Victor Frankenstein is depicted as a callous creator who shows no empathy to his own innocent creature. Frankenstein fails his responsibility as a creator and abandons his creation to a life full of abhorrence. The creature has infinite potential, but it is Frankenstein’s prideful nature and negligence that makes the creature become “monstrous”.
This film shows the importance of how one treats others is more important than how one is made, and this is a product of nurture one receives. In the film, Frankenstein, Frankenstein, the scientist, decides to create a life with his knowledge of science. When Frankenstein succeeds in creating a life, the creature tends to respect and obey Frankenstein’s rules. However, the cruelty of Fritz, Dr. Waldman, and the carelessness of Frankenstein’s duty to nurture the Monster leads to the Monster’s evil behavior. The movie begins with a short narration by the narrator that this is one of the strangest tales ever told; with the two great mysteries of creation- life and death.