That’s why stories about supernatural became popular. ‘Frankenstein’ is one of the typical examples of that time which portrays the effects of these changes. As we read more we get to know that Victor Frankenstein described the monster when he first came alive. The monster was ‘hideous’ with his ‘yellow eyes’, ‘pearly white teeth’ and ‘scarcely skin’. Here Shelley wants us, as readers, to be repulsed by what we see.
After Victor accomplishes his work of genius, with the creation of the monster, he is suddenly filled with terror and hatred towards the hideous being that stands before him. Even after his goal has been attained, he is not pleased, and flees in horror of the monster. This abandonment of the monster by Victor, the creator, builds hatred inside the monster that will soon lead it to destroy everyone who Victor holds dear to his heart. Victor’s quest for creating new life and playing God demonstrates the dangers of seeking knowledge that should not be acquired. 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.
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.
Victor is so furious with the creature that he dedicates the rest of his life to hunt down the evil creature before he can destroy any more of his family. Shelley uses the themes of human relationships and revenge to illustrate the need for everyone to have a companion. The creature is so unwanted by society that he despises Victor for creating him to be so hideous. As a result of the creature’s revenge, he becomes very malicious. All the creature wants is someone to love him so that he does not have to be alone.
(Shelley 69) The monster, however, maturely and eloquently urges Victor 's "compassion to be moved" (Shelley69). Because Victor is full of "rage and horror" he wants to destroy his own creation even though victor is playing god in recreation of humanity. They both are to blame due to the fact that Victor created the creature as well as the signs of irresponsibility between the two for the Creature killing people and for Victor trying to recreate
Loss of Innocence in Frankenstein In the novel "Frankenstein," Victor Frankenstein is the creator of a "monster." Because of his thirst for knowledge, he goes too far and creates a huge monster, which he immediately rejects. This rejection plays a major part in the monster's hatred for humans. The author, Mary Shelley, supports the theme, loss of innocence, through plot, setting and characterization. This paper will explain the many ways that the characters lost their innocence throughout the novel.
Victor’s loneliness leaves him devoid of purpose and determination, a shell of a human whose essence has been entirely obliterated. Even so, if Victor had not created this unnecessary monster, his family and friends would not have been strangled by his creation. By creating this wretched being, Victor fabricates his own downfall and forces his own seclusion in Frankenstein. To conclude, in Frankenstein, the theme of creation and destruction is portrayed and shapes both Victor and the monster. Due to Victor’s and humanity’s hatred and abandonment of the being, the creation strangles Victor’s brother, best friend, and wife.
The monsters unpleasant appearance causes him and Victor a lot of hardship. Would Victor and his creation be more alike if his creation had been attractive? Works Cited Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein. n.p., 2014.
Although the monster is justified in showing anger towards Victor, his killings of Victor’s friends and family is overly brutal. Years of neglect by Victor, which leave the monster fatherless as he grows up, drive him into a vindictive rage, or according to the monster, an "uncontrollable passion". Instead of going after Victor directly and immediately, however, the monster acts to complete what he calls a "demoniacal design". He carries out this plan by methodically killing Victor’s friends and family. This he... ... middle of paper ... ...tradictory ways to them, the monster certainly is deserved of his title as "monster".
`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.