Victor Frankenstein in the book, Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus, by Mary Shelley is not a hero because he creates life, causes havoc, and loses his loved ones. In Frankenstein, Victor has stumbled upon the ability to create life, however, it back fires on him. Frankenstein goes to a famous university and quickly grasps the idea of science. He soon learns the secret to give life and on one rainy November night, he creates the monster. However, he is deeply grossed out by the features of the creature.
In the novel Frankenstein written by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelly, Knowledge is power for Victor Frankenstein. Mary Shelly explains that Dr. Frankenstein’s hunger for the knowledge to create life out of death only leads to Victor’s unfortunate monster. The consequences that Victor Frankenstein experiences from creating a creature from his own madness leads to his death as well as the creature. Mary Shelly explains in her novel Frankenstein that Victor’s need to study life and how it is created is dangerous; furthermore, the abomination that the doctor creates should have never been created; however, the monster that Victor creates is his own monstrosity. The novel Frankenstein is about an Intelligent doctor who obsesses over wanting to obtain
Frankenstein was a story about a man who created an individual which led his life to failure and death, because of his desire to play which nature, and attempting the role of God. The movie Frankenstein explores the consequences of what happens when man tries to play God and chases his ambition blindly. Victor Frankenstein became very involved in his work to create a being out of dead body parts. The doctor had the desire to achieve something that no scientist has ever done before: to give life to a being through science, not human nature. With this pursuit of knowledge, not only did Victor isolate himself from society but also from those who loved him, such as his fiancée Elizabeth and his father.
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.
The monsters can potentially take over whatever they please, “A race of devils be propagated.” (163) Thought Frankenstein to himself. “Shall I, in cold blood, set loose upon the earth [a] demon….” (162) Argues Doctor Frankenstein with his creation. If Frankenstein does create a mate for the monster there is a chance that the monster will not keep his promise and still terrorize everyone because the monster is pure evil and can not be trusted. Another factor that has to concern with Frankenstein not creating the monster is because he is so evil and corrupted. Frankenstein first of all has a brain of a criminal and therefore doesn’t really know any other thing except to kill and be evil.
Also, throughout Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Victor finds himself literally alone when the monster he created, murders th... ... middle of paper ... ...s! "(Shelley 128) Victor clearly informs us that all this time he spent wasting his knowledge on death and science rather than being out into the world, he was busy wasting it on hatred. On the other hand, the Monster had no say in his isolation. Victor abandoned him due to his looks and fear while the world just did it naturally.
After creating his monster Victor runs away and hides in fear from his monster. As soon as Dr. Frankenstein leaves, his monster travels to Victor’s hometown of Geneva and murders his father’s youngest son, Victor’s brother, William. When Frankenstein's monster stumbles upon an innocent child he thinks, “‘an idea seized me that this little creature was unprejudiced, and had too short a time to have imbibed a horror of deformity. If, therefore, I could seize him and educate him as my companion and friend, I should not be so desolate in this peopled earth’” (102). This statement that the monster makes to to Robert Walton shows how he did not intend to hurt the child.
Is Frankenstein a man, whose ambition led to a disaster; or a monster, which created a life with disregard for the human race? Frankenstein, in my opinion, was the monster not the life that he had created. Frankenstein never admitted to his family what he had done, never admitted responsibility for his actions. He might as well have killed Elizabeth, William, Justine, and Clerval with his own hand. The so called “Monster” only wanted companionship; he did not want to murder those people.
In chapter 5, Victor Frankenstein is narrating the story. He is successful in bringing his creation to life. However, he becomes horrified of the creature's appearance. He describes it as “hideous” and a “wretch”. Without a guide, the creature eventually becomes a monster and gets his revenge on Frankenstein for using him as an experiment.
Victor’s ambitions to be famous went to his head, blinding him of the consequences of his actions. Dr. Victor Frankenstein is the architect of this tragic plan, but turned it all around to become something of destruction and madness. The creature was just a test subject and did not have a choice in the matter of the experiment, leaving only Victor Frankenstein to be responsible.