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. However, it is with this knowledge and ambition, that winds up destroying him and those closest to him. His project he felt would better human kind and possibly make a name for himself, which is ironic because he brought only evil to society and death to his name. Frankenstein is so caught up in his work and his yearning to be remembered for all time that he does not think about what will happen after life is breathed into this being. After his creation comes to life, he refuses to accept his obligation as the creator to his creation.
Compassion and empathy are often described as human-kind's greatest quality. Yet, many things can distract or overpower our compassion to allow room for things like cruelty, selfishness, and the need for vengeance. In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein has no compassion for his creation; however, his creation is born with large amounts of compassion, but Frankenstein ignores and abuses his monster. Victor’s lack of compassion towards the monster, makes the monster lose his own compassion in a need for vengeance to make his abuser feel the same pain he does. The monster is the only character who has compassion even though compassion is never shown to him.
First, Victor abandons him, which creates an isolation from the Monster's "father". Second, because of the way the monster looks, he is naturally isolated from society. Wright 2 Although Victor claims his intent is to better humanity, his motivation is for power, and in doing so, he violates morality and manipulates human nature. Victor expresses his personality through creating the monster. Victor broke the boundaries of life and death by creating the monster.
However, the monster is even given the chance to be heard. Otherwise, his intentions might not seem so evil to everyone; instead, the monster is already judged by his appearance solely. Victor does not own up the responsibility of watching his creation and abandons it. Interestingly, the monster’s appearance is the design of Victor; he already knew how the monster was to look. Thus, the monster is isolated from human contact because his design is not of a normal human.
Meanwhile, society couldn’t look past his physical abnormalities to discover the greatness that lied within. In real life, soci... ... middle of paper ... ...ciety proved fruitless in such discriminatory conditions. Although The Monster would do anything to be accepted, that isn’t the case for all people and creatures. Some prefer pursuing their beliefs and ideals, like Daniel in the Bible. These nonconformist decide that belonging to society and living by the norms isn’t worth their own personal sacrifice.
Not knowing what his scientific discovery and work would produce, Victor was adamant about creating this second “being”. However, after seeing it come to life, the scientist was disgusted and terrified of the creature he had made. Brannstrom exclaims that “Victor did not hate the monster he created out of spite, but out of fear”. In addition to this, the author also claims that because“the reputation around this type of appearance, which is associated with monster-like qualities, allows a society in this
The monster is the good one in the book but even he seeks knowledge about who he is, and why he is here, but that does not end well and he relies on his destructive nature to find the answers causing both pain and grief on those around him and on himself. The themes of the quest for knowledge and obsession with vengeance are shown in Frankenstein when Victor creates and abandons his monster causing the monster to monster to want to know his purpose causing him to become destructive and Victor to seek revenge for the death of his loved ones. When Victor Frankenstein gets his hands on the books by Cornelius Agrippa, he knows that he has to change the world, and this ambition cause him to lose his loved ones at the hand of his creation. When he is young, he disobeys his father by reading books by Cornelius Agrippa when he is not supposed to. And he does not stop there, because when he returns home, the first thing on his mind is to “...procure the whole works of this author, and afterwards of Paracelsus and Albertus Magnus.” (Shelley 39) As a child, Victor is full of himself and thinks he can change the world.
In Frankenstein, Shelley describes Walton’s perception of Victor’s perilous adventure to eliminate his life-threatening creation. In accounting Frankenstein’s journey, she adds a cautionary message to society by illustrating the devastating consequences of scientific inquiry and the overall acquirement of knowledge. She uses both Victor and Walton as examples of men attempting to exceed human limits. From Victor’s initial “success” with reanimation, his creation ultimately symbolizes the unpredictability of unrestricted experimentation. His creation throws him into multiple depressions and Victor struggles to maintain a stable life.
There are many themes in the story Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Some of them are abandonment, neglect, revenge, and scientific knowledge, which are all related to each other in this novel. Throughout the story you discover that a man named Victor Frankenstein wants to create a human life. He does not think through the repercussions of his desire only that he wants the power to create. After Frankenstein creates his creature, he is so frightened and disgusted by the creature?s appearance that he abandons it.
At last Victor decided not to create another creature as a companion. The monster finds himself isolated due to large appearance, but he tries to interact with DeLacey’s family. The monster educates himself but he still feels neglected. By this time, monster brought misery to the creator Victor. Shelley uses Victor to show that science is good to know, but the consequences are uncontrollable.