Victor’s quest for knowledge and morality led him in to become a God-like figure that was able to grant the gift of life. The creature’s immense desire for recognition from his creator and other intelligent beings led it into exile as it was never able to obtain the recognition of his creator, similar to the downfall and expulsion of Satan from God’s paradise. The creature’s desire for companionship, rejection from his “father,” as well as being created in the image of his creator links the creature to Adam. Although there are differences between Shelley’s Frankenstein and Milton’s Paradise Lost, the symbolic connection between Victor and God and the creature with both Adam and Satan are clear.
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. The thought process does not match up with the outcome. Why did Victor think that he could create life, usurping God’s power, and not have room for error (Hunter, J. E.D. and Mary Shelley 302)? Mary Shelley tends to tell us no through her writing.
In particular, the relationships that other beings are involved in finally leads the monster to reject his creator. A similar comparison can be made with the character of Satan, from John Milton's Paradise Lost. Satan, offended that his creator did not appoint him the savior for mankind, rejects God and his heavenly palace. Cast down to hell, Satan rallies the other fallen angels in opposition to God. He then invokes curiosity to tempt God's perfect man to eat from the tree of knowledge.
He could have easily thanked the monster, and showed appreciation for his kind gesture; but instead he ... ... middle of paper ... ...taking away. Frankenstein gives the monster life; but just as fast as he gives him a life, he wants to take it away from him. The monster can't live a normal life without having people around that support and care about him; because that would make life miserable and not worth living. As the story unfolds, the reader receives the opportunity to hear the real voice of the monster. The monster states, "Remember, that I am thy creature; I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel, whom thou drivest from joy for no misdeed.
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.
Prometheus suffers because he steals fire from the gods to help mankind, but this angers Zeus and he punishes Prometheus for eternity. He suffers for eternity because he was trying to help his creation, he wanted to enlighten them. Frankenstein fails to be there for his creation, he never “pitied him enough to be there and never assumed responsibility”, so he suffered at the hands of his creation (Hustis 112). His creation made sure he suffered as much as he possibly could by killing his loved ones. If Frankenstein would have taken pity on his creation, similar to how Prometheus did, he may have been able to help his creation live in that world but because he didn’t his creation ended up resenting him, and made sure that he suffered from his
God created Adam and Eve - Adam first and Eve after because Adam demanded for another person - we see that later in the book the creature demands a lady creature just like Adam. However, in this later stage of the book, Victor says. He however failed at this because he abandons the Creature which then creates a harsh reality for him and the people around him. LANDSCAPE In Volume II, Chapter II, Victor meet... ... middle of paper ... ...and innocent people, and caused other innocent people (Justine) to suffer for nothing. Victor reasoned that if he had controlled his passion, his pursuit, none of the tragedies described in the book would have happened.
The confrontation between the two demonstrates Victor 's weaknesses as an individual. Although Victor is the Creature 's creator, he refers to his creation as an "abhorred monster" (Shelley 68) and is willing to "extinguish the spark which he so negligently bestowed" (Shelley 68) upon him. This demonstrates Victor 's lack of responsibility. His goal was to create life, essentially to play God. Once the monster began to murder those dearest to Victor, he failed to take responsibility for the creature 's actions.
I remembered Adam's supplication to his Creator. But where was mine?" The monster relates himself to Adam and expects the same treatment from his 'God.' The full realization of the mockery of Adam and Eve is barely missed when Frankenstein decides to relieve Man of the burden of his monster race by refusing to create the monster's bride. Just as he has the power to create, has he the power to destroy.
?h just as a father would talk to his son. In Frankenstein, Victor is viewed as a father or God figure that can create another life, an Eve for his Ad... ... middle of paper ... ...e your child no matter how he or she may look like or act. Victor and Tyrell saw their creations as less than human, and therefore treated them as such. If we see our children as less than human, and we neglect them, they may grow to believe that they are monsters. Shelley and Scott believed this, and set out to prove a point.