Despite his appalling appearance, his “wrinkled” grin is as guiltless as a newly-born child which, in a sense, is precisely what he is to Frankenstein (61). With the rejection of his monster based solely on a personal appearance that epitomizes everything Frankenstein fears in his life, the reader begins to recognize the profoundly unethical character of Frankenstein's experiment and of Frankenstein himself. Works Cited Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein. Johanna M. Smith.
The decrease in his social life developed a more suitable habitat for madness to grow within Frankenstein’s mind. Frankenstein was starting to realize the repercussions of scientific knowledge. The moment the creature came to life Frankenstein felt a pang of fear and regret. He realized how he had wrongly interfered with the nature of science. He was so blinded by the drive to finish the creature that he did not see how he was affecting his fut... ... middle of paper ... ...monstrates how much potential she believed it held.
Mary lets the reader know why Victor Frankenstein decides to create his monster through ambiguous soliloquy like ramblings and critics make sure to let others know their theories behind the motives for his heinous actions. Nevertheless, Victor wants to be famous and he intends to do so by creating a superhuman ‘monster.’ He discovers the hidden secret of creating life and starts right away into a delirious like state of work. The actual abuse of power that he commits can be seen through the lack of thought about the repercussions behind his actions (Shelley 48-51). Victor refuses to acknowledge that he usurps the power reserved to God only. A famous saying I have heard recently states ‘Play God, Pay the Price’; Victor tries to play God and he definitely pays the price by creating a monster who would destroy his whole family.
Throughout Frankenstein, one assumes that Frankenstein’s creation is the true monster. While the creation’s actions are indeed monstrous, one must also realize that his creator, Victor Frankenstein is also a villain. His inconsiderate and selfish acts as well as his passion for science result in the death of his friend and family members and ultimately in his own demise. Throughout the novel, Shelley investigates the idea of monstrosity. She makes the point that a monster does not have to be genuinely evil in order to be considered monstrous.
This ironic foreshadow, depicts the consequential outcomes of his weakening relationships and his deprecating social health. Ultimately, a universal theme seen predominantly throughout Frankenstein is the pursuit of knowledge. The quest for knowledge is not in itself deprecating, but the way Victor Frankenstein pursues it and the motivation for glory that drives him is deprecating. Thus we see, that if knowledge is pursued for the wrong reasons and through the wrong methods, it is deprecating for our social relations and mental
When Victor notices the creature?s muscles twitching, his eyes are opened to what he has really done: ?Oh! No mortal could support the horror of that countenance? (Shelley 57). He had not thought about the consequences of creating a being, only the actual task. Unlike Dr. Frankenstein?s abandonment, Dr. Jekyll finds his experiment intriguing eve... ... middle of paper ... ...ankenstein is horrified of what he is done, whereas Jekyll seems to be virtually proud of his scientific accomplishment and murderous ruse.
What I really consider disturbing is the egotistical manner in which Victor operates himself. He wallows in his own tragedy. He is more interested in his own wretchedness than the fate of his beleaguered family or even this abusive environment his creation faces. He brings his sorrow upon himself, but yet at every opportunity is contemplates the abortion of his creation, even though he constantly ignores him, when he yearns for his love. I wonder whether the villagers find the creature so terrible because is so deformed, or because his appearance suggests a life so malevolent that they cannot fathom to imagine it.
I took their word for all that they averred, and I became their disciple” (21). Frankenstein embodies the movement in science to understand everything, and that is not necessarily a good thing (Storment 2). Frankenstein only understands that this train of thought is bad when he reaches the pinnacle of knowledge and produces the creature. The fruits of Frankenstein’s labor end up costing him the lives of his friends and family, as well as his own sanity. The feeling of guilt thrives in Frankenstein because he knows his work was the direct cause of the chaos in his life.
This network of characters aids the reader in identifying the intertextuality of the two pieces. In the beginning of Frankenstein, Victor was warned of the consequences of his gluttony, whereas Satan swooped under Eve?s radar and deceived her into a desire too strong to give up. Frankenstein exclaimed the even though so much has been done, scientifically, ?more, far more, will be achieved,? and he will ?explore unknown powers.? This aspiration devoured Victor to the point that he didn?t know when to quit.
The Consequences of Technology Revealed in Shelley's Frankenstein In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, written in the late nineteenth century, the author proposes that knowledge and technology can be dangerous to individuals and all of humanity. Frankenstein was one of the first cautionary tales about scientific research. Shelley's novel offers profound insight of the consequences of morally insensitive scientific and technological research. Learn from me. .