Frankenstein was the representative scary character for a long time in my memory before I really read this fiction. The image was the huge body with yellow eyes, hideous and bloody surgery scars, rotten smells, and the horrible monster itself as in the nightmare. This image would be the popular description of Frankenstein (strictly speaking, it’s not Frankenstein but Frankenstein’s creature.) because of many distorted famous movies or cartoons about it. However, I feel no more fear toward him now but only pity and sympathy.
In this mission he encountered Victor Frankenstein, an extremely weak and moribund man. Victor soon explains to Walton his treacherous journey to find and exterminate his “monstrous” creation. Most people who read “Frankenstein” have the same perception of the characters involved in the novel. This perception usually has to do with Victor Frankenstein being a victim of his so-called “monster”, in other words his creation. This “monster” with grotesque features and actions ends up killing every one close to his maker out of hatred 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.
Victor Frankenstein was a very avid scientist. He would spend years on certain experiments so he could get whatever he was working on perfect. Though, the last invention he made wasn’t very perfect at all. He made a hideous beast who killed multiple of his loved ones and friends, and went on a rampage of destroying peoples homes and whatever else he came across. People in society did not accept this creature, because he was so horribly ugly.
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.
In sum, isolation becomes the worst imaginable fate throughout the novel, which leads to violence, rage and disaster. Knowledge, social responsibility, society's view of beauty, and secrecy are the major themes that were presented in this gothic novel. Shelley identifies the most hideous of human characteristics in Victor and his monster, and she focuses on how obsession can be a very dangerous and blinding force that leads to various disasters. Frankenstein and his monster represent the good and the bad through the reckless pursuit of knowledge. Both of these characters were afraid of rejection.
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.
In the novel Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, the creature is assumed to be evil by everyone he encounters. Many people that read this novel believed the creature is born evil. In my opinion you cannot be born evil , but you have to experience many hardships or negative experiences that make you become evil. At the beginning of the novel the creature was never giving a chance to show that he was not evil because his own creator left him. The creature was treated badly by others which made him feel unwanted and for him to do evil things.
Or rather, stay, that I may trample you to dust! And, oh! That I could, with the extinction of your miserable existence, restore those victims whom you have so diabolically murdered!” (M. Shelly, Frankenstein, Chapter 10) Frankenstein’s reasons for creating the monster was that he was so utterly obsessed with life itself he wanted to create a being that would never die out of his mother’s memory so no one else felt his pain, So mainly the reasons for him rejecting the monster is because it was nothing he expected and especially creating it out of his mother’s memory he felt the need to reject
In each case, these monsters come from faulted creators that will not or cannot take the necessary action to see their creations through to success. These creations become monsters because they have no choice, yet if the creators are truly responsible for the beings to which they give life, does that not make them the monsters? Although some critics say that the monster Frankenstein has created in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, is the blame for the destruction and rampage that follows the experiment, it is Victor who is the guilty party. First, Frankenstein, being the scientist, should have known how to do research on the subject a lot more than he has done. He has not thought of the consequences that may result from it such as the monster going insane, how the monster reacts to people and things, and the time it will take