Dr. Frankenstein was blinded by the fact that he was unable to foresee the effects that a creature could never be fully accepted into the human race. He was ultimately haunted by his own creation. Yet is it his monster’s fault that he doesn’t know right from wrong, or is it Dr. Frankenstein’s fault? Frankenstein is called the creato... ... middle of paper ... ... just a phase, hoping he could get over his work and forget about his creation and all the havoc he had caused. But unfortunately he couldn’t, the monster haunted him and eventually ruined him.
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.
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.
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.
As a result of this abandonment, Frankenstein and society ultimately pay a very high price. Telgan says, "Frankenstein's moral failure in his heedless pursuit to know all he might about life without taking responsibility for his acts. His "sin" was not in creating the monster, but in abandoning him to orphanage at birth" (page 194). "Childlike in his innocence, the monster wants only to be loved, but gets it from neither his "father" nor from any other in the community" (page 195). The monster searches for love and friendship, and he fails at finding it.
The creature is miserable and just wants a friend, but was abandoned by Victor making it almost impossible. On the Archetype level, Victor is the villain because he tries to play god. He wants to be worshipped like a god, by creating his own species, and creating life from plain matter. But in doing so, Victor disturbed the natural order of things. Finally, Victor is the villain on the Gothic level.
The monster was shunned because of his “hideous” appearance. This singular feature was the reason he was beaten by Felix, and almost killed by the man whose daughter he had saved from the river. The monster did not choose to look like this, and there was nothing he could do to change it. The author conveys that society creates the monsters, as no one is born as one. If Frankenstein had cared for the monster, the monster would have had someone to support him and love him.
Sometimes it is easier not to know what you are missing, than to realize what you had once it is taken away. The monster of Frankenstein suffered endless trails of bitter rejection which lead to his final rejection of Victor. His original lack of knowledge ignited a curiosity which played a pivotal role in his downfall. Satan, though a prideful character, also suffered a rejection that drove him to seek revenge on his creator. Curiosity enabled Satan to tempt Adam and Eve to turn away from God.
In Frankenstein, there is really only one evil monster. The monster is Victor Frankenstein. The monster that he creates is nothing more than a misguided child abandoned and rejected by his father and the rest of the world around him. His actions are caused by Victors lack of parenting and compassion towards his son. Compassion and unconditional love is all that the monster tries to get, yet his own father neglects to even look at him in any way other than hatred and disgust.
Then when Victor rejects his own creation earlier he loses his innocence. This is because he was trying to play God and do the forbidden, which is creating life. It connects to Paradise Lost and the theme because the banishment of love that the monster receives is similar to Satans feeling towards God and his goal, which is to defeat him all because of the misfortune the Monster felt of being created