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.
However the damage caused by his period of solitude had already been done and the pathway to evil and hatred became inevitable, and in the ensuing months, led to the demise of his entire family and his friend Clerval. This resulted in his bereavement, another example of how isolation is a terrible fate. Then Frankenstein dedicated the rest of his days to the path of evil by seeking vengeance against the monster. As a result, his isolation from society and family ultimately became the root of his evil and hatred. Frankenstein’s isolation resulted in his creation of his monster.
“Frankenstein” highlights this theme due to the amount of neglect, loneliness, and discrimination the monster faces throughout the book, which ultimately leads to the monster’s killing rampage. The monster desires to not remain an outsider in society. Since the monster remains isolated; he goes on a killing
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.
In Frankenstein, Mary Shelley mocks society when she makes the monster very gentle and then turns him into the monster people see him as. She also shows the themes of obsession with vengeance and the quest for knowledge when Frankenstein creates the monster then abandons him triggering revenge within the monster. Victor creates the monster with thoughts to change the world, but instead he ends up putting his loved ones in danger. He seeks revenge on the monster he creates causing further conflict. The monster is the good one in the book but even he seeks knowledge about who he is, and why he is here, but that does not end well and he relies on his destructive nature to find the answers causing both pain and grief on those around him and on himself.
Victor knows it was the monster, so he feels guilty and decides he must stop the monster’s killing. Victor agrees to meet with the creature where the creature requested Victor make him a mate so he wouldn’t be lonely. Victor refuses, but later attempts. After all the work and madness that he put into the second creature he ends up destroying her. The monster states: “It
This is exactly what the creature is if he represents those desires of Victor that cannot be revealed, even to himself. In murdering many people in Victor’s family as well as Clerval, the creature is acting out Victor’s unconscious desire to be free of his family; when Victor is creating the monster, he isolates himself from other human beings and stops responding to his family’s letters (Shelley 36). Up until the creation of the creature, Victor desperately wanted the “glory that would attend the discovery, if [he] could banish disease from the human frame, and render man invulnerable to any but a violent death!” (23). From these intense feelings of wanting to make a mark upon the world by making a huge discovery, springs forth
`Accursed creator! Why did you form a monster so hideous that even you turned from me in disgust?’” (Shelley 111). The monster is shocked that his sole purpose was to bring glory to Frankenstein, but now his creator considers him to be a regretful mistake. Like being abandoned by a parent, he is filled with rage and dejection after hearing how his creator wishes to have nothing to do with him. After hearing it was a “hateful day” when he “received life,” the monster goes on to question his worth and reason for existing.
She uses light to symbolize his happiest times and darkness to represent when he’s feeling bad. The monster is a distortion of the monsters people can become. The monster killed Elizabeth in the novel, but when you really think about it, the real monster was Victor because he created the monster and he chose to abandon home. He didn’t give him any guidance, he left him all alone in a horrible and cruel world. Distortions in Frankenstein served to show humanity in a grotesque way, it served to show humanity in its true colors.
However, they are very similar since they both can be considered murderers and seek blind revenge. Frankenstein even goes as far as to admit to his own guiltiness to the murders of his creation: “...he explicitly acknowledges his own culpability when he first sees the corpse of each of the ‘monster’s’ victims. For instance, Justine’s imminent death provokes him to acknowledge, ‘I [am] the true murderer’” (Feldman 68-69). Despite Frankenstein being the creator he is also the slave to his own creation, consuming him both internally and externally. The creature drives Victor into a frenzy, causing him to travel hundreds of miles and across treacherous terrain just to confront him.