Shelley creates sympathy for the monster by creating themes of alienation and prejudice towards him. She also adds subplots of the Delacy family and the monster’s lack of childhood to create sympathy in Frankenstein. The theme of alienation is very prominent throughout Frankenstein. Alienation means estrangement, which is exactly what the monster was going through. In volume two, we are able to understand the monster’s tale through his own eyes.
More importantly Victor is the reason why most of the deaths were because of his creation. The tragic figure in Mary Shelley’s horrific novel Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein, is truly the instrument of betrayal to his creation of the monster because life should be given naturally not by creation of suffering and horrific which is made by man. Victor shows the purpose of betrayal to the most significant parts of the novel and that’s life, the monster, and
Frankenstein sees the creation as if he were the devil when the creature tries to make an effort to embrace him (Mellor Mary Shelley 357). When he sees ... ... middle of paper ... ...rced him to be. ?I was benevolent and good; misery made me a fiend? (Shelley 95). Although most people assume that in Frankenstein, the creature was the murderer, the truth is the exact opposite.
Frankenstein feels it is wrong to bring another Monster in to the world in case it has devastating effects on the world. The Monster how ever blackmails Frankenstein, saying that he’ll make his life a living hell if he doesn’t. The relationship between the Monster and Frankenstein is a complicated one. The Monster sees Frankenstein as his creator and his fath... ... middle of paper ... ...e natural world, he is a fabrication, freak “evil” creature against the natural “good” order of life. I think that Mary Shelley wanted the Monster to be seen in many different ways, for example his evil side that enjoys killing and destroying things, his loving side that is just waiting for somebody to listen to him and learn to love him, his childish side that just craves the love of a father.
After being continually rejected by not only his creator, but countless other humans based only on his gruesome appearance, the Monster decides to exact revenge on humankind and especially on Frankenstein for giving life to such a horrible creature as himself. Upon deciding this, the Monster decides to go to his hometown and l... ... middle of paper ... ... her beauty but knew that she would reject him as everyone else did, so he went on to frame her anyways. This shows that it was not lack of reflection that caused the Monster to commit this evil act, but the reflection process only served to help him justify why he should go through with the crimes. As he committed the acts, his heart no longer rebelled as it once did and he was overcome with “exultation and hellish triumph” (Shelley, pg. 378).
Frankenstein can also be 'melodramatic' and may be using this to evoke sympathy for himself. In this novel, I feel sympathy for both Victor Frankenstein and the monster. I am sympathetic towards the monster as Victor Frankenstein started this whole thing by creating it, although the monster killing another that had not harmed him was unjustified. When first created the monster is treated like an inhuman wretch. Frankenstein was too swept up in the idea of bringing an inanimate object to life to realise that what he was creating a monster.
The “clean slate” is shown in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley when the monster is born. Society and the bad persona wrapped around the monster creates a horrific atmosphere around his character. But, this creature could be seen as an outcast looking for his creator. In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, she portrays two perspectives of how one is born, evil or with a clean mindset. Victor Frankenstein views his creation as a disgrace to society and believes that it was born evil.
In the book, the reader comes to find that Victor Frankenstein emulates this human nature, to betray. Victor shows his betrayal by creating life out of death, and by leaving his creation as soon as it is brought into the world- just for being displeasing to the eye. Although the Monster was considered the pinnacle of betrayal, the real monster was Victor Frankenstein himself, and the human nature that he universally
The monster is actually the one who is majorly betrayed, he may look like a hideous dangerous monster on the outside but, not one within himself. From the beginning of the novel, Victor betrays the monster, and this betrayal is seen on many levels throughout the novel. The tragic figure in Mary Shelley’s horror novel Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein, is truly the instrument of betrayal to his creation of the monster because life should be given naturally not by creation of suffering and horrific which is made by man. The first betrayal of the
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. Undoubtedly Shelley proves through the monster that there exists a direct causal relationship between isolation from family and society causing hatred and evil; even though he was kind hearted and had good intentions, his isolation caused him to bereave and turn evil and vow hatred towards mankind, particularly his creator Frankenstein. Through these characters, Shelley shows the reader that association with family and society is important and deprivation very well can lead to an individual becoming evil and vowing internal