Isolation Causes Destruction When people think of the story “Frankenstein”, they typically recall the story about a green monster with neck bolts; not an isolated monster who killed a bunch of people to get revenge on his creator. One can acquire many different themes from Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”. In the novel, Victor Frankenstein creates a monster who becomes isolated due to neglect. In the monster’s case, the isolation caused the idea of revenge, which ended with destruction. “Frankenstein” highlights the theme that isolation causes destruction due to the amount of neglect, loneliness, and discrimination the monster faces throughout the book, which ultimately leads to the monster’s killing rampage.
There are many themes in the story Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Some of them are abandonment, neglect, revenge, and scientific knowledge, which are all related to each other in this novel. Throughout the story you discover that a man named Victor Frankenstein wants to create a human life. He does not think through the repercussions of his desire only that he wants the power to create. After Frankenstein creates his creature, he is so frightened and disgusted by the creature?s appearance that he abandons it.
Victor’s loneliness leaves him devoid of purpose and determination, a shell of a human whose essence has been entirely obliterated. Even so, if Victor had not created this unnecessary monster, his family and friends would not have been strangled by his creation. By creating this wretched being, Victor fabricates his own downfall and forces his own seclusion in Frankenstein. To conclude, in Frankenstein, the theme of creation and destruction is portrayed and shapes both Victor and the monster. Due to Victor’s and humanity’s hatred and abandonment of the being, the creation strangles Victor’s brother, best friend, and wife.
Most people would think that the creature is a horrible and evil person because of his foul actions in killing people, but he is not. This creature is eager to learn, and he is very upset that he has been abandoned. On his journey to find Victor Frankenstein, he stops and finds shelter in a co... ... middle of paper ... ...le companion, and it tells Frankenstein, “I shall be with you on your wedding night” (158). The monster tells Victor this before the wedding as a warning. Unfortunately, the monster shows up on Frankenstein’s wedding night and kills his wife.
If having his own creator reject him wasn’t enough isolation, he is soon shunned and hated by society. They all look at him as evil from the assumption of his physical appearance. Since humans cannot accept him for his appearance, the monster demands Victor to “create a female for... whom [he] can live in the interchange of those sympathies necessary for [his] being” (Shelley 174). His search for friends, and even family, fails, leaving the monster with vengeance against Victor and
The murder that had resulted from this creation was absolutely in every way Victor Frankenstein’s fault. In the novel, Mary Shelly portrays the Monster as a mere newborn that had no sense of what was right or what was wrong. The Frankenstein Monster was born by a spark, rising up eight feet tall and abnormally strong. The Monster, after being abandoned by Victor tried to involve itself in society, but strangely was rejected. The confused creature looked at himself and noticed it was his grotesque appearance that made him repulsive to every person that crossed paths with him.
The key figure in the novel Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, is a monster who “was benevolent and good; [but] misery made [him] a fiend” (Shelley 84). The monster is originally created to possess love, kindness, and other human characteristics, but after years of solitude due to his inhuman ugliness, his life is left in ruins. Humans’ normal response to being alone or feeling like no one cares about them, is to curse others and the world. The monster has the same reaction after he is physically and emotionally rejected by society and his creator. Frankenstein explores the journey of a monster and how he deals with his human emotions when he is let out into the world to fend for himself.
The monster struggled to obtain love or acceptance from anyone throughout his lifetime, though it is what he craved the most. In response to this disappointment, the monster reverted to threats and brutal behavior. He named Victor as the source of his pain, as he was the creator that brought him into this world only to leave him alone to suffer. In search of his creator for revenge, the monster came across Victor’s younger brother William. After making the connection between the two, the monster first killed William then planted the evidence on Victor’s family friend, Justine; leading to the murder of two of Victor’s close ones.
Loss of Innocence in Frankenstein In the novel "Frankenstein," Victor Frankenstein is the creator of a "monster." Because of his thirst for knowledge, he goes too far and creates a huge monster, which he immediately rejects. This rejection plays a major part in the monster's hatred for humans. The author, Mary Shelley, supports the theme, loss of innocence, through plot, setting and characterization. This paper will explain the many ways that the characters lost their innocence throughout the novel.
He has created a monster, but as soon as the creature comes alive Victor is terrified by its appearance and abandons him. Victor Frankenstein exclaims, “How can I describe my emotions at this catastrophe, or how delineate the wretch whom with such infinite pains and care I endeavored to him” (42). In Readings on Frankenstein, critic Timothy Madigan explains how Victor Frankenstein does not live up to his role model. He lacks compassion and moral responsibility by refusing to disclose his experiment to the community around him ... ... middle of paper ... ...nothing more for him to do but to kill the monster himself. Victor is so furious with the creature that he dedicates the rest of his life to hunt down the evil creature before he can destroy any more of his family.