In volume two, we are able to understand the monster’s tale through his own eyes. This creates... ... middle of paper ... ...n Victor fails to keep his promise we sympathise for the monster even more. Shelley inspires sympathy for the monster because he is alienated and unwelcome. She makes the reader feel emotionally charged and involved with the monster’s feelings by the depth of his expression of rejection. Shelley also uses the theme of prejudice against the monster.
Walton prohibits his thrive for knowledge to be exceeded, whereas Frankenstein allows his compulsive obsession to lead to his death. By contrasting these two characters, the reader is able to grasp an understanding of the evil that has forsaken Frankenstein. Though his appearance is one of a human being, his drive for success has transformed him into a character that he views as his creature, monstrous and destructive, without having the appearance of a grotesque fiend. Mary Shelley depicts Frankenstein as someone more monstrous than his own creation. As of the beginning of the novel, Frankenstein’s stories include an underlying tragedy that will later lead to his downfall, “I feel pleasure in dwelling on the recoll... ... middle of paper ... ...itive qualities he possesses, such as his ability to acknowledge the importance of a family.
Today, with the introduction ... ... middle of paper ... ...eople created the monsters inner ugliness by prejudging it and then moan about it when it turns evil. To conclude Shelley makes the reader have sympathy for the monster and then destroys it using different methods. She uses narration, settings, symbolism and the characters themselves to do so. She also structures the poem in such a way that the reader feels disgust and sympathy at various times. The monster is a successful literary character because he makes you change your mind on whether you like or loathe him.
Even though Victor is successful in creating a human heart beat with the use of dead human rem... ... middle of paper ... ... accused mankind of being barbaric. If Victor and society would have been able to get past their prejudices of the unfamiliar, Victor, his family, and the monster may have been fortunate enough to avoid their doomed endings. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein focuses on several social and emotional themes throughout the novel. The consequence of obtaining too much knowledge for one’s good begins Victor Frankenstein on a canter to an early, lonely grave. The theme of isolation inevitably creates two dangerous monsters within Victor and his creation.
Literature often works as depicted act of betrayal. Many people, friends, and family may portray a protagonist, but they will likewise be guilty of treachery or betrayal to their own values. In the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, there is acts of betrayal between Victor Frankenstein and the monster. In the Novel Victor Frankenstein is a betrayal of life itself because it should be given naturally and not created by a scientist man. The monster is actually the one who is majorly betrayed, he may look like a hideous dangerous monster on the outside but, not one within himself.
Frankenstein can also be 'melodramatic' and may be using this to evoke sympathy for himself. In this novel, I feel sympathy for both Victor Frankenstein and the monster. I am sympathetic towards the monster as Victor Frankenstein started this whole thing by creating it, although the monster killing another that had not harmed him was unjustified. When first created the monster is treated like an inhuman wretch. Frankenstein was too swept up in the idea of bringing an inanimate object to life to realise that what he was creating a monster.
I think that Mary Shelley wanted the Monster to be seen in many different ways, for example his evil side that enjoys killing and destroying things, his loving side that is just waiting for somebody to listen to him and learn to love him, his childish side that just craves the love of a father. She makes the reasons for his evilness very clear through these personas. Bitterness and anger towards the world is only natural feel if the world shunned him. So although the monster is ‘unnatural’ his responses and feeling are those as any ‘real’ person faced with the conflict he has had to face. His evil side is the result of the creation and therefore Frankenstein’s doing.
This he... ... middle of paper ... ...tradictory ways to them, the monster certainly is deserved of his title as "monster". An increasingly popular way of thinking in today’s society is to evaluate the upbringing of someone in order to condone or at least understand their behavior. Along the same lines, one popular view of the creature in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is to be sympathetic towards the creature due to his poor upbringing and lack of a friends or a traditional father figure. Regardless of these unfortunate circumstances, however, the fact remains that the creature is still a cold-hearted wretch bent on ruining the life of Victor, through being the master of Victor’s life and existence, almost in a slave and master sense, who feels remorse yet kills anyway and is therefore deserving of the title "monster". Works Cited Shelley, Mary.
Frankenstein is a novel that is defined by its distortion of humanity. Mary Shelley’s objective is to expose how horrible humans can be to each other. In her eyes the monster represented the cruelty of mankind. Not all humans in the novel were cruel, but Victor was the creator and the monster was part of him. The parable of Frankenstein is that in seeking to represent himself, he created a monster which is a depiction of how he truly feels about humanity.
Frankenstein wanted so badly to play God but when he had finally gotten what he wanted his disrespect for others took over and made him the ultimate villain. He stole what his creation needed to survive, love, acceptance, and an authority figure. Ultimately, it is Frankenstein’s selfishness that brings down not only his own self, but that of his creation as well. Despite Frankenstein's very violent nature and the actions he took within the book people judged Frankenstein before even getting to know him which eventually made him even more mad. Frankenstein is referred to as a monster, yet throughout the novel the reader is made aware of the compassion and morality that Frankenstein has.