The creator of the monster, Victor Frankenstein is a man full of knowledge and has a strong passion for science. He pushes the boundary of science and creates a monster. Knowledge can be a threat when used for evil purposes. Though Victor did not intend for the being to be evil, society’s judgement on the monster greatly affects him. As a result he develops hatred for his creator as well as all man-kind. Victor’s anguish for the loss of his family facilitates his plan for revenge to the monster whom is the murderer. While traveling on Robert Walton’s ship he and Victor continue their pursuit of the monster. As Victor’s death nears he says, “…or must I die, and he yet live? If I do, swear to me Walton, that he shall not escape, that you will seek him and satisfy my vengeance in his death…Yet, when I am dead if he should appear, if the ministers of vengeance should conduct him to you, swear that he shall not live-swear that he shall not triumph over my accumulated woes and survive to add to the list of his dark crimes” (pg.199). Victor grieves the death of William, Justine, Clerval, Elizabeth and his father. Throughout the novel he experiences the five stages of grief, denial/ isolation, anger, bargaining, depression and finally acceptance. Victor denies ...
Few human experiences are as wretched as facing the fact that one is alone; perhaps because isolation is so easily recognized and dwelled upon when one is without friends to distract from life’s woes. Now consider isolation at its most extreme and ponder what such abject loneliness would work upon man. This is the fate of Dr. Frankenstein and the Monster in Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein. Frankenstein is the story of how one man’s experiment has the unintended consequence of making Frankenstein and his creation, the Monster, completely isolated from the rest of humanity: the creator of the unnatural monster dares not relate his tale lest due to his punishing guilt, and the hideous being himself shares neither kinship nor experience with anyone.
Human behaviors can be hard to understand, thankfully there are many ideas that contribute to the study of what controls them. Sigmund Freud, a psychologist, is widely known for his many contributions and theories to the understanding of human behaviors. One of his most accepted theories is the idea that humans have three psychic zones which are in charge of fulfilling desires, considering morals, taking in emotions, and making a decision. The three zones consist of the id, ego, and superego. This Freudian theory can be seen woven throughout Mary Shelley's book, Frankenstein. Shelley creates her main characters with strong psychic zones, but many of them contain unbalanced and unhealthy zones. Victor Frankenstein
When a crime is committed, the blame is usually placed on the criminal. This is because a crime cannot take place without a criminal. However, a lawbreaker generally has reasons for his misdeed. For a crime to occur, a criminal must have incentive. Consequently, the causes of a wrongdoer’s motivation are also responsible for the offence. In addition, crimes can be avoided if the proper precautionary measures are taken. Therefore, anyone who could have stopped a crime from happening is partially accountable for it. In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, a creature created by Victor Frankenstein kills several of Victor’s loved ones. These murders could be blamed on the creature, but he is not solely responsible for them. The root cause of the murders is Victor’s secrecy. His concealment causes his obsession, a lack of preventative measures against the creature, and his fear of appearing to be mad.
Mary Shelly speaks much about life, existence, and creation in Frankenstein. A mad scientist named Victor has a different goal in life apart from the rest. Victor’s goal is to create something similar to the human race. Much like God, Victor has created a human; only this human is more of a monster, also known as Frankenstein. Stitched together from deceased body parts, Frankenstein was far from beautiful, or even normal for that matter. His lack of good looks left him alone and cut off from the rest of society. Always pondering existence, the monster is confused why Victor created him.
...s creation as a way of revenge and payback for all the distress he brought to the creature. The creature, beginning as the most innocent, is alienated by his creator and every individual who witnesses his presence. Finally, Victor isolates himself from his beloved ones in order to fulfill his ambitions. All these misfortunes are caused by the lack of moral decision making. Unfortunately, these decisions ruined the life of many people involved in Victor’s life. All these events are the proof of what people’s actions can result into when isolation is a major theme in one’s life.
In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein there are many examples of how Victor gets ill throughout the book. Victor gets ill multiple times and illustrates that something tragic happens as a result of this. The main reason Victor gets sick in the book is that it is a cause of him creating the monster. There are multiple ways Victor is ill throughout the book but the main reasons are the way he views the monster, it symbolizes death in the story, and it is a symbol of escape.
Victor Frankenstein is the oldest son of Alphonse and Caroline Beaufort Frankenstein of Geneva, Switzerland. After having a good childhood, he leaves Switzerland to attend the University of Ingolstadt. Victor always had a desire to continue his education. Dussinger argues that Victor’s curiosity, his lust for forbidden knowledge, creates a God-complex (40). Victor desires to play God by having the knowledge to be able to create and control life. Victor Frankenstein is the true monster because of his monstrous mind. First, he states:
...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 Shelley’s gothic novel Frankenstein is a novel narrated by Robert Walton about Victor Frankenstein and the Monster that he creates. Frankenstein grew up surrounding himself with what he loved most, science. He attended Ingolstadt University where he studied chemistry and natural philosophy, but being involved in academics was not enough for him. Frankenstein wanted to discover things, but did not think about the potential outcomes that could come with this decision. 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.
Our society relies too much on the physical appearances, and many people are perceived wrongly by their outer image. After the creation of the creature by Victor Frankenstein, Victor fled, and abandoned the creature. Being the first of his kind then caused him to become an outsider and be alienated from the society. The main cause of the alienation of others was because of his appearance. The book Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is an example of how society places a lot of value on appearance which motivates the society’s prejudice against the Creature because of his ugly features, horror, and expectation of him being a monster.
Victor Frankenstein experiences a great childhood life in Switzerland, Victor Frankenstein experiences a perfect childhood in Switzerland; surrounded by a loving family and accompanied by his cousin Elizabeth. Victor is interested in all of the books he reads about science. After the death of his mother, his first murderous experience was when he attended the University of Germany where he applied his newfound knowledge and created a human being, (the monster) of enormous size and strength. When his creation is made and awakes Frankenstein, is so horrified by his creation that he falls into an illness, lasting for months. While he is sick, the creature leads himself into the woods and purposely does what his brainpower tells him to do. Frankenstein returns home when learning that his brother had been murdered and Justine a friend Frankenstein is falsely executed. Having been hated, refused, and feared by every human being he meets, so he decides he wants to change. He asks Frankenstein to create him a female buddy but he never wantsto exchange bread with humanity ...
In volume three chapter one, Victor has returned to the narrator. Victor picks up his story, where he had just been asked to create a female companion for the monster. Volume three starts off when Victor has just healed from being ill. He has been contemplating about making a trip to visit his father. His reasoning is that he can meet a English philosopher who had knowledge and material that could help Victor with his female. Victor is also telling the reader about he how he has just healed by being on a little boat with the fresh air and bright seldom sun. Then once Victor got his exordium about how his father is upset about Victor avoiding marrying Elizabeth, Victor writes back and explains how he can not wait to become a union with Elizabeth.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry once said, “Only the unknown frightens men. But once a man has faced the unknown that terror becomes the known.” The Frankenstein is a story of a scientist who creates a monster and is responsible for the dangers that happens. The tragic events that happen in this novel, lets the reader understand how pursuing to advance your knowledge can cause danger to the world and make you abuse your powers.
He deliberately sets himself apart from his family because he displays that the top priority in his life is making the Creature. When the Creature is first created, Victor rejects it; the Creature is then forced to head towards the forest for refuge. The Creature’s first experience of human interaction is rejection. This instantly plays a factor in the mind frame of what humans are capable of for the Creature. The Creature is forced to experience only isolation because it does not fit in; the Creature is an ungodly being made purposely by the egotism of a human being (Victor). It has no purpose or destiny because it is not made from a higher power other than human. The Creature then heads to the woods for shelter, it is here where the creature learns basic necessities of living. He then ventures into the cottage family. The cottage family scene is clearly the main focus in understanding the entire novel. The monster continuously interprets a family