In this essay I will mainly deal with the question of what makes Dracula a monster; however I will bear other questions in mind such as why Dracula is seen as a monster by the crew of light. As Dr Seward puts it in his diary ‘the coming destruction of the monster’ (Bram Stoker, 1897, chap.20), I will analyse what means Stoker uses to make the reader believe that Dracula is the monster. In the end I want to see if Dracula is made into a monster by the crew of light or if he makes himself a monster by his actions. I also will have a look at what he warns the reader against, as the etymology of the word monster suggests me to do. First, Stoker’s narrative style makes it easy to see Dracula as a monster.
(Webster?s 769). In this case, the only definition that can solely apply to the creature and not to Victor as well, is the one that associates with physical appearance. It is physical behavior that defines a monster, rather than physical appearance. Throughout the story, the creature did kill and endanger many lives; however, his actions were only a reaction to the cruel behavior that Frankenstein portrayed to him. 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).
The outcome of the experiment results in a monster that is “the shape of a man, but apparently of gigantic stature,” this allows readers to visualize the creature as having abnormal qualities (askwillonline.com). “Frankenstein brings into a creature who, though not innately evil, is a torment to himself and to others precisely because he is without companionship and a sexual counterpart” (Bloom 29). The monster is without a companion and that results in him having many interactions with Victor because he is determined to kill anybody close to Victor until Victor can create him a partner (askwillonline.com). The creature was not born evil but with the misconceptions of humans, he became isolated from society which turned him into a
Dracula is indeed the more bone-chilling story of the two. Although Frankenstein is a rather a frightening adventure, the monster doesn’t create a scene to a certain extent like Count Dracula does. Victor Frankenstein, the monster’s creator, uses his vast knowledge of science, more specifically chemistry, to create him. As opposed to Dracula, the characters that the monster kills die. Count Dracula’s victims are undead and roam the earth creating other monsters.
The monster was longing for love, and since no one loved him, he became very violent. He ended up killing Victor’s brother and best friend out of pure revenge (Shelley, 193). Anytime the monster tried to help people, he was bea... ... middle of paper ... ... takes him in. In the end, Edward is yet again left alone, just like Dr. Victor Frankenstein’s monster. Edward Scissorhands explores all of the traits that Frankenstein explores in the Gothic style, including the dark, eerie mood, and so called “scary” figure (Hogle, 210).
The monster feels more indeed of betrayal of Victor because what he does to him. The entire tragedy of the novel is cause because of Victor's actions and his purpose 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. From the beginning of the novel, Victor betrays the monster, and this betrayal is seen on many levels throughout the novel. More importantly Victor is the reason why most of the deaths were because of his creation.
Dracula: a name that inspires thoughts of intrigue, fear, romance and in some a life style that is all its own. Yet one thing that is not always known is that there is a true story hidden behind the legend of Dracula. More than one actually, one in which a man is a demon who executes a hundred thousand men, impaling them, and dinning on their blood. Then there is the story of a patriot who cares for his people and is only doing what he must to protect them from the invading armies. The latter of which is less known, yet in the most famous book about Dracula, Bram Stoker brings forth many of the true facts about Vlad Țepeș also known as Vlad the Impaler.
The novel Frankenstein written by Mary Shelley is a work of fiction that breaks the ethics of science. Ethics is defined as rules of conduct or moral principles which are ignored in the story. The story is about a person named Victor Frankenstein who creates an artificial being. Victor abandons the being out of fear and the being is left to discover the outside world on his own and be rejected by people making the monster go on a violent rampage. Victor’s decision would affect him later on by the monster killing his loved ones causing Victor to suffer.
She uses light to symbolize his happiest times and darkness to represent when he’s feeling bad. The monster is a distortion of the monsters people can become. The monster killed Elizabeth in the novel, but when you really think about it, the real monster was Victor because he created the monster and he chose to abandon home. He didn’t give him any guidance, he left him all alone in a horrible and cruel world. Distortions in Frankenstein served to show humanity in a grotesque way, it served to show humanity in its true colors.
It is understood that the monster’s physical appearance in the novel is created to represent an object of terror, which is an integral element of the gothic genre. Halberstam argues that Frankenstein’s monster causes its audience to rethink its idea of who is the object of fear, instead of what (Halberstam 1995, p28). In this context, the monster suggests that it is in fact, people, or bodies of people... ... middle of paper ... ... Wedding Night: Lacan and the Uncanny.” October 58: 5-23. (e-reading) GILBERT S, GUBAR S 1996, “Mary Shelley’s Monstrous Eve.” In Paul HUNTER (Ed), Frankenstein.