His choice is simple, save his own life or save man. The monster was created against his wi... ... middle of paper ... ...the downfall of Frankenstein and the monster. Frankenstein found the secret to life, though he applies his gained knowledge and ambition to his own selfish goals, which wind up destroying him and those closest to him. Walton has something in common with Frankenstein; his ambition to achieve something that no man has ever accomplished before. The difference between Victor and Walton is tat Walton decides to turn back.
Victor was consumed with all the information he had learned from school and his own experiments and he did not care to offend anyone who would try to show affection. The monster wanted Victor to create a monster just as hideous as he was because he didn’t want the other creation to find attention from someone else due to the fact that the female monster would be scary. Victor did abandon the monster and that was a selfish act because he didn’t want the burden of something that was unable to fend for itself to consume him; furthermore, the reason why the monster killed Victor Frankenstein’s younger brother was the selfish act of revenge. The monster wanted revenge only to satisfy his needs and to get even with his creator Victor. The only way the two would avoid any other conflicts that would have come their direction would be to eliminate and face the reality of their own catastrophe.
I have shown in this essay that both did horrid things, unforgettable things and that's why making a choice is difficult for the readers of the "Frankenstein". My decision is still unmade and probably will be as Frankenstein created the monster which was horrible and then ignored it and rejected it. The creature was born and did no harm at first, but the many rejections drove it to kill. You could say Frankenstein is mostly to blame as he created the monster and the monster got driven to kill, but then again you can say, did the monster really 'have' to kill?
Mary Shelly’s captivating novel Frankenstein tells the readers a story of love, life, and tragedy. In the novel an overly curious scientist named Victor Frankenstein decided to play God and mess with the force of nature; he created a life that was an abomination to the natural world. After Victor Frankenstein realized his mistake, he was frightened and decided to abandon all responsibility to fix what had been done. To begin with, the foolish mistake of even attempting to create a life form such as this was at its very core irresponsible and it came with terrible consequences. The murder that had resulted from this creation was absolutely in every way Victor Frankenstein’s fault.
The creature wanted Frankenstein to feel what he felt. This is where the revenge takes place and the creature killed everyone Frankenstein loved. The way people treated the creature just by his outwardly appearance is the way society in general views and treats people even today. Society is unjust and cruel at times to people who are less pretty, less thin, less attractive in general. The creature felt this every day of his life and lost the love of his creator and never found a suitable life partner all due to society shunning the less outwardly beautiful.
He created the monster from the bodies of the dead so this makes him a monster because he will be causing masses of emotional pain to the relatives of the dead. However this could also be a strong proof of his humanity because his experiments show the curious nature that is in every human; he has just taken it one step further and decided to act on his curiosity. Atheist’s who don’t believe in life after death could even call him good hearted because he is recycling! Another reason for Frankenstein being monstrous is that he decided to try and play god a second time when he wanted to create the monster a bride. However this was done at the monsters request so it could be argued that this shows the humane side of Frankenstein because it shows compassion for others.
He was never really a monster until society made him one by corrupting and despising him, causing him to turn towards murder. Most would classify Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein as a horror story because of all of the innocent people in which the “daemon” had killed. These people, and even a pure child, had done nothing to disturb the creature; selfishly, the creature murdered them out of pure revenge for his creator just because of his own misery. However, Victor Frankenstein achieved his goal of "bestowing animation upon lifeless matter" (p. 48), representing Mary Shelley’s belief that even the impossible could be accomplished. In the story of Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein takes into consideration his... ... middle of paper ... ...plessness that he feels and he often turns to it throughout the book.
Victor Frankenstein is given this power when he discovers the secret to reanimating dead remains, by which he creates the Being we have all come to call Frankenstein. In her novel Frankenstein, Mary Shelley depicts this amazing power and the change it causes in not only Victor’s life but in the world. Along the way the young Victor Frankenstein creates more than what he initially believed but his greed and vanity shield him from recognizing the responsibilities and implications that arise, all of which are analyzed the by David Collings in his essay “The Monster and the Maternal Thing: Mary Shelley’s Critique of Ideology.” As Uncle Ben once told Peter Parker “remember, with great power. Comes great responsibility.” Victor acquired great power but disregarded all responsibilities that resulted out of his creations, therefore creating himself as a monster.
In her novel, Victor is one of these people, and wants to be the supreme creator or scientist, and therefore take over the role of God. To do this, he creates a being, thinking that 'a new species would bless me as its creator and source ...No father could claim the gratitude of his child so completely as I should deserve theirs.' (pages 52-53). Victor then abandons this creature which he has made, and this is one of his main crimes. After Victor has done this, his monster murders all those who were close to him, and this represents Shelley's beliefs on how dangerous the worshipping of science could become, and th... ... middle of paper ... ...along with the monster's struggle for acceptance due to his repulsive looks.
Frankenstein was astonished by the human frame and all living creatures, so he built the Monster out of various human and animal parts (Shelley, 52). At the time Frankenstein thought this creation was a great discovery, but as time went on the Monster turned out to be terrifying to anyone he came in contact with. So, taking his anger out on Frankenstein, the Monster causes chaos in a lot of people’s lives and the continuing battle goes on between the Monster and Frankenstein. Throughout this novel, it is hard to perceive who is pursuing whom as well as who ends up worse off until the book comes to a close. At first the Monster never intended to hurt anyone, but continuously being made fun of by every human that he ran into took a toll on his mental state.