The life of Frankenstein was ill- fated from the begging of his plans to make a creation, Frankenstein lost his loved ones and never got the chance to live a life full of flourished goals and dreams. Rather a life of torture and self-destruction. Frankenstein is loosely based on the novel by Mary Shelley. Gone are a number of key elements of the written work: the endless arctic chase, the concept of a speaking monster, the friendship with the blind man, and the creature's desire for companionship.
In fact, Victor Frankenstein states directly how isolation affected his character when he says that "but, swelling as it proceeded, it became the torrent which, in its course, has swept away all my hopes and joys. Natural philosophy is the genius that has regulated my fate". (Shelley 27) Victor is conceivably an outcast when he dedicates and consumes himself in his constant research and work. Shelly wanted to pronounce how he began with a good mental state, until he starts to solely seek knowledge and a surpassing understanding of natural philosophy. Also, throughout Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Victor finds himself literally alone when the monster he created, murders th... ... middle of paper ...
`Accursed creator! Why did you form a monster so hideous that even you turned from me in disgust?’” (Shelley 111). The monster is shocked that his sole purpose was to bring glory to Frankenstein, but now his creator considers him to be a regretful mistake. Like being abandoned by a parent, he is filled with rage and dejection after hearing how his creator wishes to have nothing to do with him. After hearing it was a “hateful day” when he “received life,” the monster goes on to question his worth and reason for existing.
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.
Frankenstein’s studies convince him to create life. After two years of work, Frankenstein sees “the dull yellow eye of the creature open; it breathed hard, and a convulsive motion agitated its limbs,” (Shelley 51). Frankenstein brings his creation to life but faces the issue of the unethical problem with creating life from dead flesh since he created the creature to prove he can create life without caring about the ethicalness of bringing life to dead flesh. The results from his creation do not match Frankenstein’s expectations. The creation Frankenstein worked on for two years goes to ruin when he sees that “the beauty of the dream vanished, and the breathless horror and disgust filled my heart,” (Shelley 51).
“I escaped, and rushed down stairs. I took refuge in the courtyard…fearing each sound as if it were to announce the approach of the demoniacal corpse to which I was so miserably given life” (Shelley). Once the monster was awake Victor Frankenstein was so repulsed by the monsters appearance that he leaves it in the dead of night. As a parent, you are supposed to love your child unconditionally. Victor Frankenstein was shocked at how his creation turned out, that he denied the monster love and a parent.
The monster was a “poor, helpless, miserable wretch,” with no one to turn to (72). When the creation woke up Victor instantly left the building. The creator never saw his creation after that until he was detained by it. The creation was left to “struggle with a child’s blindness, added to a student’s thirst for knowledge” (23). Frankenstein’s next episode of abandonment tears him away from his family.
“Yet you, my creator, detest and spurn me, they creature, to whom thou art bound by ties only dissoluble by the annihilation of one of us.” (Shelley 89) The monster is saying ... ... middle of paper ... ... is ultimately foiled by humanities prejudices. He was only a victim of circumstance; hence we should feel sorry for him, not condemn him. Frankenstein’s creation was a victim of circumstance. One who is brought into the world alone, with no protector to guide him, and is driven to desolation. A person with no mate is miserable, doomed to spend his life without pleasure or company.
The attempt by the monster to communicate and connect with the De Lacey family is unsuccessful as it is violently turned away by Felix, Tran 2 “in a transport of fury, he dashed me to the ground and struck me violently with a stick” (Shelley, 121). The feeling... ... middle of paper ... ...tein’s life as miserable as possible. Pathos is Tran 4 felt for his death because even though Dr. Frankenstein has made some mistakes that ultimately leads to his downfall he has lost his remaining family due to the monster. This is a price that is far greater than the pain he has cause the monster. So the unjust death in the novel creates a feeling of pathos.
The chaos resulted in mass .destruction and deaths. The author of the novel Frankenstein portrays how society during the nineteenth century consisted of exclusion because of societal norms, gender inequality, and discrimination based on class. In a society full of norms and class people in the nineteenth century felt isolated from society because of how people viewed them. In the novel Frankenstein, the monster was filled with love and humanity but was not shown any love back. The monster felt as if he was alone and that no one wanted to associate with him, and as a result, he rebelled against society in a form of revenge.