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 themes of the quest for knowledge and obsession with vengeance are shown in Frankenstein when Victor creates and abandons his monster causing the monster to monster to want to know his purpose causing him to become destructive and Victor to seek revenge for the death of his loved ones. When Victor Frankenstein gets his hands on the books by Cornelius Agrippa, he knows that he has to change the world, and this ambition cause him to lose his loved ones at the hand of his creation. When he is young, he disobeys his father by reading books by Cornelius Agrippa when he is not supposed to. And he does not stop there, because when he returns home, the first thing on his mind is to “...procure the whole works of this author, and afterwards of Paracelsus and Albertus Magnus.” (Shelley 39) As a child, Victor is full of himself and thinks he can change the world.
Literature often works as depicted act of betrayal. Many people, friends, and family may portray a protagonist, but they will likewise be guilty of treachery or betrayal to their own values. In the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, there is acts of betrayal between Victor Frankenstein and the monster. In the Novel Victor Frankenstein is a betrayal of life itself because it should be given naturally and not created by a scientist man. 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.
This shows how his drive for knowledge to be able to create life is damaging his health both mentally and physically. Furthermore, when the monster escapes from Victor’s laboratory it stangles Victor’s brother, William Frankenstein, to death. Victor must now bear the guilt knowing that he is responsible for the death because he created the monster and allowed it to escape. He must also keep the beast a secret from everyone else for fear the he would be held responsible for his brother’s death or they will believe he has gone insane, both of which results in Vict... ... middle of paper ... ...was in the midst of creating the female monster he decided to destroy it which ultimately led to Henry’s, Elizabeth’s, and his own death. Robert Walton also made the decision to continue through the perilous terrain in search of the North Pole and for Victor’s monster.
His creation throws him into multiple depressions and Victor struggles to maintain a stable life. In the end, Walton considers Victor’s demise from a disastrous appetite for “nature’s secrets” as a lesson for his own conquest for glory and knowledge. In this, Shelley uses Frankenstein to warn society about its further audacity in pushing boundaries to uncomfortable limits. In the beginning, Shelley uses foreshadowing to allude to Victor’s ultimate demise due to his unrestricted curiosity. In describing his own childhood, Victor keeps referring to his imminent doom: his interest in science which he describes as “the fatal impulse that led to [his] ruin” (Shelley, 39).
The monster was created against his will, his ambition was to avenge his creation as a hideous outcast. These three characters were all driven by the same blind ambition. After Frankenstein discovered the source of human life, he became wholly absorbed in his experimental creation of a human being. Victor's unlimited ambition, his desire to succeed in his efforts to create life, led him to find devastation and misery. "...now that I have finished, the beauty of the dream had vanished..." (Shelley 51).
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.
He is disgusted of the idea that he would be bringing another horrible creature into the world which had the potential to wreak havoc and potentially procreate. The creature discovers that frankenstein has broken his promise and declares further revenge on Frankenstein. Unfortunately, breaking the promise was not in the best interest of Frankenstein because this resulted in the death of his good friend Henry Clerval as well as his wife Elizabeth Lavenza. He is now all alone, his brother is dead, his father, his best friend, and his wife as well. This really destroys Frankenstein, He now hates the creature more than ever, he has taken everything away from him, Victor dedicates his life to trying to destroying the
Finding pleasure in nature and isolation coincide with one another. During the concluding chapters of the novel we see the interplay between isolation and vengeance. Victor and the monster’s solitude have generated a deep hatred for one another. These resemblances are important and would not exist if Frankenstein has created an attractive being. The monsters unpleasant appearance causes him and Victor a lot of hardship.
He then grows ill from all his obsessive work nearing death but only to be restored by a gentle friend. The creature then goes on to kill Frankenstein’s little brother in revenge and frames a loved family friend. With all the darkness the author shows more effects of Frankenstein’s actions with the death of his best friend followed by the death of his newly married wife, and later to have his father die of a broken heart leaving Frankenstein utterly alone only with revenge on his mind. Frankenstein has successfully created a living being from dead matter, he creates his monster as he views 8 feet tall to be the “perfect man”. The main character is immediately repulsed by his work and rejects it upon its first breath.
In volume two, we are able to understand the monster’s tale through his own eyes. This creates... ... middle of paper ... ...n Victor fails to keep his promise we sympathise for the monster even more. Shelley inspires sympathy for the monster because he is alienated and unwelcome. She makes the reader feel emotionally charged and involved with the monster’s feelings by the depth of his expression of rejection. Shelley also uses the theme of prejudice against the monster.