Monsters can come in various physical forms, but all monsters share the same evil mentality. A Monster is a being that harms and puts fear within people. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is a prime example of how appearance does not determine whether a creature is a monster or not. In the story, Victor Frankenstein tries to change nature by creating a super human being. The being appears to be a monster. Victor becomes so obsessed with his creation and then rejects it. Victor is the real monster because of his desire for power, lack of respect for nature, and his stubbornness.
An idea becomes a vision, the vision develops a plan, and this plan becomes an ambition. Unfortunately for Victor Frankenstein, his ambitions and accomplishments drowned him in sorrow from the result of many unfortunate events. These events caused Victors family and his creation to suffer. Rejection and isolation are two of the most vital themes in which many dreadful consequences derive from. Victor isolates himself from his family, friends, and meant-to-be wife. His ambitions are what isolate him and brought to life a creature whose suffering was unfairly conveyed into his life. The creature is isolated by everyone including his creator. He had no choice, unlike Victor. Finally, as the story starts to change, the creature begins to take control of the situation. It is now Victor being isolated by the creature as a form of revenge. All the events and misfortunes encountered in Frankenstein have been linked to one another as a chain of actions and reactions. Of course the first action and link in the chain is started by Victor Frankenstein.
...e seeking help and strength to take care of problems in their lives. Victor Frankenstein is a man with a loving and caring family. Family and friends are an important part of his life. He has his whole life in front of him, when creates his monster. He creates the monster in the likeness of man with same need of love and affection as man. Although, this is his creation, he lets the monster down and does not care for him. The monster begins to feel neglected and lonely and wants desperately to have a human relationship. The monster turns angry and revengeful because he is so sad and abandoned. He wants Victor to feel the way that he does, all alone. The monster succeeds and Victor ends up losing all the important in his life and his own life. In the end, the monster dies and the need for human relationship becomes the destruction for both the monster and Victor.
Mary Shelly’s novel Frankenstein showed the true story of the pop culture sensation Frankenstein. The book differed much from my assumptions made on Frankenstein including Victor having a backstory, Victor rejecting his creation, the monster wanting to be accepted. Victor is the narrator of the novel and in the beginning of it we learn of his childhood. The backstory helped me understand Victor better and build a profile off of him though I had no knowledge that the book would focus on tis part of Victor’s life. Victor says, “No human being could have passed a happier childhood than myself. / My parents were possessed by the very spirit of kindness and indulgence” (Shelley 33). With this view of his childhood it is hard to later to see
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, a truly famous novel that has been revisited by many, as well as revised by the author in the many years since its original publication. Within this novel Shelley conveys the tragic fictional story of Victor Frankenstein and his monster that he thoughtlessly brought to life, as well as the lives of those affected by his hideous creation. Throughout the novel it is made quite apparent that the monster was not inherently evil, in fact the monster was quite benign, however through its interactions with society the monster is slowly shaped into a being that can truly be called just that, a monster. All of the aforementioned change to the monster are brought about in part by the societal standards of the time period
At first glance, the monster in Frankenstein is a symbol of evil, whose only desire is to ruin lives. He has been called "A creature that wreaks havoc by destroying innocent lives often without remorse. He can be viewed as the antagonist, the element Victor must overcome to restore balance and tranquility to the world." But after the novel is looked at on different levels, one becomes aware that the creature wasn't responsible for his actions, and was just a victim of circumstance. The real villain of Frankenstein isn't the creature, but rather his creator, Victor.
Character Analysis: Frankenstein
If not, elsewhere they meet with charity. The main character of this gothic, the titular “Frankenstein”, is Victor Frankenstein. In Shelley’s era, “Franken”, was a word meaning a builder or creator of some sort. This caused, Victor, as the doctor prefers, to become adept in piercing persistence, his most conspicuous quality.
He has this yearning, considerably beyond the breadth of a normal human aspiration, to be Godlike but takes it to the next level when he mixes this passion for nature with his scientific experimentation. Victor identifies his connection with science and nature when he says “The world was to me a secret which I desired to divine. Curiosity, earnest research to learn the hidden laws of nature...are among the earliest sensations I can remember” (Shelley, Vol 1. Ch 1). The curiosity he shows is ultimately what drives him to uncover his childhood passion for nature and manipulate it to fit his adulthood passion for this dissension of science versus nature. When he uses the word “divine” he means that he wants to figure it out, figure out this secret; but as he searches for the way he can use science to create nature (life), he is also searching for a way to be divine and create life in the way God creates life; all things made in God’s image are beautiful and perfect and that is all Victor ever desires when he begins to make the monster. Victor represents himself as the force of physical nature (of the monster) and has this triumph over the restraints of theological and social conventions which is another attribute of our romantic
Frankenstein's Literary Devices
Shelley's classic horror novel Frankenstein, Dr. Frankenstein is a boy when he first becomes interested in science and the wonders it holds. As a young adult he studies to find ways to mix natural philosophy and science to create a new area of study. Unfortunately for him and his family he succeeds. The monstrosity Dr. Frankenstein creates, escapes and after years of silence the monster comes back for murderous rampage because Victor refuses to make the monster a wife. Shelly brilliantly uses tone, imagery, and foreshadowing to create a sense of horror for the reader.
Throughout the year Professor Prudden has been teaching us the idea of the individual and when and how it came about. We have studied The French Revolution, Scientific Revolution, Colonialism, and Reformation, all stressing what made this time period important to the individual. We finished the class reading the novel Frankenstein with does a great job of demonstrating a man or “monster” creaking his own being. We have already determined that an individual is; the habit or principle of being independent and self-reliant. Mary Shelley demonstrates individuality through Frankenstein and leads to his internal isolation and loneliness. She shows that uniqueness is the most important aspect of individualism not only through Frankenstein but Victor