In this essay, I will try to explore Victor Frankenstein’s characterization, in terms of his humanity considering his experiences, and his narration. My aim in trying to explore Frankenstein’s characterization is to show that although the appearance of the creature was resembled a monster; it could not be defined as monster. It cannot be denied that the creature behaved mercilessly and he was accused of murdering even though he was good hearted. However, the creature could not present his feelings and thoughts to anyone as his appearance was monstrous. So, Victor Frankenstein was guilty as he created the creature, and left him alone.
Since the beginning of time, humans have been playing the game of survival, where the strong ones survive and the weak ones die. In order to stay in the game, people often have to abandon their morals and let savagery take over so that they can get what they need. This forms the basis of evil that exists in each human being. Much in the same way, Jack’s desire to be Chief allows him to gradually discover his own savage instincts, which allows him to hunt and kill. He slowly climbs the ladder and later becomes Chief by convincing the boys that a “beast” exists on the island.
As a result of Victor’s pursuit of scientific knowledge and the desire to infuse life, he created a very grotesque creature that murdered his loved ones. The very act of creating such a monster makes the deaths of those innocent people Victor's fault. Although the monster physically murdered Victor's loved ones, I easily concluded that if Victor had not been successful in his endeavour to create such a monster, then the lives of those closest to Victor would have been spared such tragic fates. As the creator, Victor is responsible for the actions of his monster. However, the creation of the monster did not have to result in such horrific acts.
Persuasive Essay In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Victor had a choice about whether he should play God and create life, or abandon natural philosophy and take a new path. Although some may argue that Victor had no idea that his monster would turn violent and murder everyone Victor loved, Victor is not a victim because he wantonly bestowed life on a creature that was physically more capable but emotionally less adept than he. Some readers may argue that Victor became a victim when his father led him down the wrong path by mindlessly dismissing his interests in Agrippa and Paracelsus without telling Victor why these were exploded philosophies. These readers might contend that it’s only natural to pursue “the forbidden fruit of knowledge.” It follows that once Victor’s mind was set on creating life and making a name for himself, he only thought of his scientific contributions; he wasn’t trying to create an abomination. People who feel sorry for Victor could argue that Victor had no idea how wrong or malicious his creature would turn out to be.
The first example of how the search for the attainment of knowledge is not worth the danger it entails is through Frankenstein’s monster. The monster, Victor's horrific creation, throughout the book had incredible potential to be benevolent and pure from the time he was born, but his fascination with human nature, language, and desire to fit in led him to his terrible demise. The first way the monster tried to attain knowledge was through his fascination with human nature. Rejected by his creator and utterly alone, the monster learned what he could of human nature by eavesdropping on a family of cottage dwellers. These people eventually found out of the monsters eavesdropping and the monster was put in danger of being killed and getting his feelings hurt.
Even though Frankenstein feels that his “human nature [did] turn with loathing from [his] occupation” (55) as he is creating the being, he continues on with an “unnatural stimulus” (55). Frankenstein realizes that there must be some issues with his plan, but never takes the time to stop and think about the possible outcomes of his plan. Because Frankenstein chooses to ignore his own gut
Often times Victor Frankenstein’s “monster” is often referred to as an evil being. Through reference to Frankenstein’s monsters thirst for knowledge and love for the cottagers, Mary Shelley portrays Frankenstein’s monster as a kind, caring, and intelligent creation who longs to be in harmony with society. The monster demonstrates his intelligence when he states “I improved rapidly in the knowledge of language, so that in two months I began to comprehend most of the words uttered by my protectors.” (Shelley, 99) The speed in which the monster developed the skills of interpreting and understanding the language of the cottagers is extremely rapid. It is very rare that someone, or “something,” in the case of the monster can pick up a completely new language in two months. This also proves that the monster is extremely self-sufficient because he did not require the help of anyone else and entirely taught himself the language in a remarkably short amount of time.
Beowulf is aware of his duty, and whether he likes it or not, he is obligated to live for the sole purpose of winning battles and fighting monsters to save those who are weaker than he. In lines 2532-2535, Beowulf tells the people that it is up to him to fight the dragon: “This fight is not yours, / nor is it up to any man except me / to measure his strength against the monster / or to prove his worth.” He knows that he is the only one in the world who can battle such battles, and such knowledge most definitely alienates him from all others. Throughout his life he is set apart. There is no one who can truly relate or put themselves in his shoes. He has responsibilities he cannot forsake.
History shows that when someone is presented with too much power it is human nature to want to abuse it. The greed for power of just one person can easily divert the society from their original plan. Humanity makes this very hard to avoid. While seeking for freedom as a community, Napoleon from George Orwell’s Animal Farm subconsciously forms a selfish pursuit of power which eliminates the initial freedom they won from the farmer. As Napoleon’s power over the farm increases, he slowly becomes a dictator bit by bit.
When Jack gains the support of the boys, this shows that everyone has evil inside of them, but it's usually held back unless something triggers it to come out. Psychological Freud: Jack is the ID because he is driven by his desire for power, control, and the pig meat. In chapter 12, he tries to kill Ralph with the fire, which shows how he really wants the power and will stop at nothing, including killing, to obtain it. Also, he does not