When Victor abandons the monster he runs away and tries to forget about his failed creation. It was extremely dangerous for Victor to flee his experiment because the monster soon becomes aggressive with hate and is curious to know why Victor left him; furthermore, the monster becomes obsessed with self-learning and knowledge. Mary Shelly explains in her novel Frankenstein the cause of Victors abandonment was the rage of the monster that he created. The monster’s reaction to his creator is “Was man, indeed, at once so powerful, yet so vicious and base? (119) The monster’s curiosity was similar to his creator’s strive for knowledge.
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.
Mary Shelly's Frankenstein is a thought provoking, complex story of a scientist who finds the means to create life, and as a result monster is set loose upon the world. Selfishness drives both characters to seek revenge as a means of trying to achieve happiness and acceptance. “Had I right, for my own benefit, to inflict this curse upon everlasting generations? I had before been moved by the sophisms of the being I had created; I had been struck senseless by his fiendish threats; but now, for the first time, the wickedness of my promise burst upon me; I shuddered to think that future ages might curse me as their pest, whose selfishness had not hesitated to buy its own peace at the price, perhaps, of the existence of the whole human race.” thus reflects Dr. Frankenstein on his own selfishness. Selfishness can be traced back to the root of every disaster that occurs in this book.
He defies God, just like the Greek story of Prometheus. Since the monster escaped, he cannot take it upon himself to realize that it could be potentially dangerous. He should man up and just get over it. Later on in the story when the monster destroys everything dear to him, Frankenstein learns that only God has the ability t... ... middle of paper ... ...new species will arise and terrorize humans. Since he refused, the monster becomes angry and kills the doctor’s newlywed, Elizabeth.
In Frankenstein, Mary Shelley mocks society when she makes the monster very gentle and then turns him into the monster people see him as. She also shows the themes of obsession with vengeance and the quest for knowledge when Frankenstein creates the monster then abandons him triggering revenge within the monster. Victor creates the monster with thoughts to change the world, but instead he ends up putting his loved ones in danger. He seeks revenge on the monster he creates causing further conflict. 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 first monster threatened Frankenstein and even his family. The monster angrily said to Frankenstein, "I can make you so wretched" (162). Trying to scare Frankenstein for not creating his mate, the monster resorted to threats. If the good doctor does create a companion for his first creation, he may be endangering others. Victor looks at his work and calls it "the miserable monster whom I had created" (152).
"I now also began to collect the materials necessary for my new creation, and this was like torture..." (Shelley 169). Victor's raw ambition, his search for glory, has left him. His eyes have been opened to see his horrible actions, and what have and could become of his creations. As a result, Victor has realized that he is creating a monster, which could lead to the downfall of mankind. His choice is simple, save his own life or save man.
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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.
" (Shelley,139). Victor feels threatened by the monster. The monster is capable of anything, he promises to do anything in his power to make Victor In conclusion, Frankenstein's creature feels isolated throughout the story because of his looks and that his creator doesn't want him. This feeling of having no one soon starts to impact the rest of the events, the monster goes on a killing spree. He burns down De lacey's family's house and threatens to kill Elizabeth Frankenstein.