(Shelley 69) The monster, however, maturely and eloquently urges Victor 's "compassion to be moved" (Shelley69). Because Victor is full of "rage and horror" he wants to destroy his own creation even though victor is playing god in recreation of humanity. They both are to blame due to the fact that Victor created the creature as well as the signs of irresponsibility between the two for the Creature killing people and for Victor trying to recreate
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.
In particular, the relationships that other beings are involved in finally leads the monster to reject his creator. A similar comparison can be made with the character of Satan, from John Milton's Paradise Lost. Satan, offended that his creator did not appoint him the savior for mankind, rejects God and his heavenly palace. Cast down to hell, Satan rallies the other fallen angels in opposition to God. He then invokes curiosity to tempt God's perfect man to eat from the tree of knowledge.
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.
A monster story is a story about a creature fashioned to evoke horror. The film and the novels Frankenstein; Dracula; Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with an introduction by Stephen King deals with monsters and how they destroy humanity. In the film and the book, there are universal attributes, but with minor differences in the way, the monsters were created. In the film Victor Frankenstein, the monster is Victor’s creation from dead human body parts, by Victor Frankenstein who live in double strife and turmoil. The monster is depicted as a disgusting, and horrible.
Although most people assume that in Frankenstein, the creature was the murderer, the truth is the exact opposite. Victor was the real murderer. He is the murderer when the novel is viewed on three different symbolic levels, as a Romantic novel, Archetype novel, or a Gothic novel. On the romantic level, Victor is the monster because he abandoned the creature and left him to fend for himself. The creature was miserable and simply wanted a companion, but because of the poor behavior and attitude of Frankenstein, it was impossible.
The monster did not know right from wrong and he especially did not mean to kill anybody. As the story continued, the monster demanded that Victor create a female companion. At first, Victor agrees to the monter’s proposal. However, he soon realizes that another super being would harm the life of not only him, but those who he loved. Still, the monster wants revenge on Frankenstein, and so everything in Victor’s life ends up being destroyed, including his wife and best friend.
When the monster approaches him he calls the monster “devil” and is disgusted in thinking the monster would come to him to talk, “do you dare approach me? And do not you fear the fierce vengeance of my arm wreaked on your miserable head?” (pg. 69). Again Victor tries to reject the monster solely on his appearance. In addition to comparing him to the devil again, Victor also compares himself to God.
From that point on the creatures’ heart becomes cold and makes sure to destroy his creator. When Victor dies the creature repents for the damage that he has done and would live with continuing pain till his death. “…My agony was still superior to thine; for the bitter sting of remorse will not cease to rankle in my wounds until death shall close them forever” (380). William Frankenstein is the younger brother and ... ... middle of paper ... ...erstood that the real monster was his ambition which led to his overall tragedy. He died miserable because of his pride; one could say he is selfish because when creating the creature he did not think of the benefit of others.
Frankenstein and Paradise Lost Mary Shelley has created a subversive and grotesque God/Man relationship in "Frankenstein." Shelly sets up Frankenstein and, at times, Man in general, to be the monster's God. Shelley's integration with Paradise Lost creates opportunity for making such comparisons. When the monster gives his book review of the found classic, he states, "It moved every feeling of wonder and awe, that the picture of an omnipotent God warring with his creatures was capable of exciting." This is reminiscent of the war he has with Frankenstein when his wishes are refused.