When his experiment comes to life, Frankenstein gets scared, thus giving The Creature all of the power he previously held. Victor continues to avoid and run from his creation, leaving all of the power out of his hands. Furthermore, The Creature confronts Victor and demands that he listen to his story, and later demands that he be given a companion. Here we can see where the thirst for power has been transferred, leaving the original man of power in desolation. Looking at the work as a whole, we see a common idea about paying God by giving life, and the aftermath that comes with it.
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.
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.
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.
A monster is a person who excites horror by wickedness, cruel or inhumcenperson (dictionary.com). Dr. Frankenstein is the real monster. It is clear that his obsession with creating life is what is more important to him for better or for worse. He was willing to sacrifice his family for the result of his creation. In addition, he did nothing to stop the monster of striking again because he didn’t want to destroy what he had created.
During the novel Frankenstein creates the Monster and when he realizes what he has created he almost instantly regrets the idea. “I had desired it with an ardour that far exceeds moderations; but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart,” (Shelley p.58). The feeling of remorse for creating something that grotesque remains with Frankenstein till his death. That same feeling of remorse can be seen in the Monster when he realizes that he had killed and destroyed everything he came in contact with, killing his creator and everyone close to him. This was the result of the love he never felt and in the end the Monster living with the burden of this remorse.
Victor could be looked at as the real monster in the novel because of his heartlessness. He spent two years creating this creature that he ends up not liking or loving. Even his devotion is deceiving because, he worked so hard on this creation; reading the novel one would think that he would take care of him like a son”….the beauty of the dream vanished and breathless horror and disgust filled my heat-Victor”( pg42Ch5). Is it possible to reject and call your own son, family or friend disgusting? That was the heatless & monstrous heart of Victor.
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.
Although Victor Frankenstein brings a monster to life in the novel of Frankenstein; he himself grows to become a monster throughout the process. He becomes a disheartened, guilt-ridden man that is determined to achieve his goal but gives up his family. He desires to obtain a godlike power of creating new life which can be interpreted as monster-like. Since Victor is the responsible party for creating the monster which is to blame for the violence, he is the monster in that sense. As a scientist, he should have done more research on the topic and considered the consequences beforehand.
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