A monster is a relentless force that has no regard for life, and that is exactly who Victor Frankenstein is. During the novel Frankenstein there is much debate on the topic of who is the true monster, however, Victor Frankenstein is the true monster in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. As a result of being isolated from the one’s he loved, this lead to Victor being hostile, selfish, and full of ambition. Victor was obsessed with his goal to create life. With this obsession, it led Victor to become isolated from society and those who he loves.
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. Victor Frankenstein serves as an instrument of suffering of others and contributes to the tragic vision as a whole in this novel. He hurts those surrounding him by his selfish character and his own creation plots against his master due to the lack of happiness and love. The audience should learn from Frankenstein’s tragic life and character to always remain humble. We should never try to take superiority that is not granted to us because like victor we shall suffer and perish.
Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein centers around a creator who rejects his own creation. The plot thickens as Victor Frankenstein turns his back on his creation out of fear and regret. The monster is cast out alone to figure out the world and as a result of a life with no love, he turns evil. Shelley seems to urge the reader to try a relate with this monster and avoid just seeing him as an evil being beyond repentance. There is no doubt that the monster is in fact evil; however, the monster’s evilness stems from rejection from his creator.
This is destroying innocent lives. As a romantic, archetype and gothic novel, Victor is responsible for the monsters actions because Victor abandons his creation meaning the creature is dejected and ends up hideous and fiendish. It is unfair to create someone into this world and then just abandon it and not teach it how to survive. The quote from the creature “Why did you make such a hideous creature like me just to leave me in disgust” demonstrates how much agony the creature is in. He is neglected because of his creator.
The creature is brought down alone with his creator. Frankenstein's wished to be happy and worthy, yet it was forever imposed in his situation. The outcome of the creature was not the initial intension of Frankenstein. However, through evil deeds and wrongdoing tragedy was destined to strike. The life of Frankenstein was ill- fated from the begging of his plans to make a creation, Frankenstein lost his loved ones and never got the chance to live a life full of flourished goals and dreams.
Victor abandoned him due to his looks and fear while the world just did it naturally. The creature never asked to be brought back to life, so Victor was the cause of his misery. The monster just went along with his instincts but the relationship between the two became war. In conclusion, loneliness is an important theme in Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein. Being alone differs from being lonely.
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.
Victor’s dream suddenly turns into a nightmare when his creation is portrayed as a monster and "no mortal could support the horror of that countenance" (44). Victors first mistake that leads to his downfall is abandoning the creature without first taking responsibility for the being he had created which evident to many factors of destruction. There are quite a few key factors that contribute to the destruction of Victor’s life as well as those around him. Victor envelops his life to creating a being with no thought on what his creation could bring to the ones he loves. After the monster awakes from his death, Victor is "unable to endure the aspect of the being [he] created, [he] rushed out of ... ... middle of paper ... ...l, Victors great need for knowledge and his rage toward the monster led to the death of all he loved, the being he devoted his life to, and himself.
The creature felt this every day of his life and lost the love of his creator and never found a suitable life partner all due to society shunning the less outwardly beautiful. Basically, the treatment from not only Frankenstein but also society led the creature to seek revenge on the one who created him. Knowledge can be both good and bad. Frankenstein felt that the study of science was greater than another other subject because you can go further than the scientist before you had gone. What Frankenstein failed to understand is just because one becomes knowledgeable in science and has the ability to create something or do something new does not mean it is morally right to proceed with the knowledge.
As the monster is abused by Victor is loses its compassion, and only seeks revenge. Victor, who never had any compassion for his monster, wants to get vengeance for the people who his monster killed. The monster has compassion at first, but the more Frankenstein tries to seek revenge on him, the less compassion he has. Frankenstein was shown compassion all his life because of his loving parents and their money so he does not have any compassion. Both the monster and Victor try to get revenge on each other, but neither succeeds.