Victor Frankenstein views his creation as a disgrace to society and believes that it was born evil. Right when the monster was created, Victor couldn’t bare to see his face and what he had made. The evidence of his violence can be seen when he kills William, Henry, and Elizabeth. During his death, the monster says “...this death will carry despair to him, and a thousand other miseries shall torment and destroy him” (Shelley 122). The monster is exhibited exploding in a burst of anger and killing an innocent sibling of Victor.
Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein, presents the duality between creation and destruction. The theme of how creation leads to destruction is critical in this book because these two subjects shape the monster in the novel as well as the creator of the monster, Victor Frankenstein. Victor, the main character, creates a wretch in the hope to cure death, which is one of Victor’s biggest fears due to the death of his mother and his strong attachment to her as a child. However, when Victor creates the monster, the monster proceeds to strangle Victor’s youngest brother, best friend, and wife, which also leads to the execution of his family’s servant when the abortion, Victor’s creation, frames her for the homicide of his brother. In this piece,
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.
After making the connection between the two, the monster first killed William then planted the evidence on Victor’s family friend, Justine; leading to the murder of two of Victor’s close ones. Even after being responsible of two murders, the monster was still suffering and resulted in threatening both the lives of Victor and his soon-to-be wife, Elizabeth. This resulted in the eventual death of Victor’s wife as well. The monster took extreme actions in response to his own difficult upbringing, while Victor took a much less destructive yet cowardly approach. After Victor’s creation of the monster he made a break for the door, running away from his fears and leaving the monster behind.
Final Paper on Frankenstein In the book Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, one main character, Victor Frankenstein creates a monster. Both characters, Frankenstein and the monster become isolated as a result of this event. Isolation can have outcomes or an impact for the future events in the story. Frankenstein's monster is alienated from the "human" society because of his appearance, and that his creator doesn't want him, which leads the monster to go on a killing spree. Frankenstein's monster is alienated because of his hideous looks which affected others reactions towards him.
Most people would think that the creature is a horrible and evil person because of his foul actions in killing people, but he is not. This creature is eager to learn, and he is very upset that he has been abandoned. On his journey to find Victor Frankenstein, he stops and finds shelter in a co... ... middle of paper ... ...le companion, and it tells Frankenstein, “I shall be with you on your wedding night” (158). The monster tells Victor this before the wedding as a warning. Unfortunately, the monster shows up on Frankenstein’s wedding night and kills his wife.
As a result, the monster can be described as the epitome of the fact that isolation from family and society leads to a pathway of evil and hatred. The catalyst to evil and hatred is isolation from family and society. Shelley successfully proves this in many instances with different characters. With Walton, she showed how his emotional isolation was letting his excessive ambition get the better of him, which ultimately would have resulted in evil and hatred. She evidently proved with Frankenstein that isolation leads to a terrible fate; that being his monster destroyed his family which resulting in him falling onto the roads of evil and hatred by dedicating his last days to seek revenge against the monster.
Shelley creates sympathy for the monster by creating themes of alienation and prejudice towards him. She also adds subplots of the Delacy family and the monster’s lack of childhood to create sympathy in Frankenstein. The theme of alienation is very prominent throughout Frankenstein. Alienation means estrangement, which is exactly what the monster was going through. In volume two, we are able to understand the monster’s tale through his own eyes.
Their relationship is a tumultuous one, mainly due to the fact that Frankenstein created the Monster out of a wish to be some sort of god and be able to play with the balance of life and death. Afterwards, he comes to deeply regret his action and abandons the Monster by throwing him out into the world without any education or guidance. Because of this, throughout the book, the Monster harbors resentment towards Frankenstein and dedicates his life to make Frankenstein’s a living hell. Out of the many horrible things that the Monster did to achieve this goal, the main evil action I will be focusing on is the murder of William, Frankenstein’s younger brother and the framing of his nanny for the murder. After being continually rejected by not only his creator, but countless other humans based only on his gruesome appearance, the Monster decides to exact revenge on humankind and especially on Frankenstein for giving life to such a horrible creature as himself.
The monster, Frankenstein, is created, and the setting is switched yet again to his tale of life experiences. Individuality and nature are key elements in the monster's’ tale of life. The reader is able to capture the thoughts and sorrows of Frankenstein. As Frankenstein struggles desperately to gain Victor’s affections and forgiveness, Victor plots his plan for destruction of the monster. After failed attempts at destruction of the creature, Victor falls ill and the remainder of the novel is told by Walton.