To the society and Victor he was but to the viewer, he was only a helpless creator who lost his way. Victor Frankenstein shows that experimenting with the work of God or nature is immoral and will only end in corruption. No one can play God. The movie shows that a person who chases notoriety for his or her own personal intentions may find the consequences of their actions to be truly demoralizing, causing him to become the monster more than his creation. His faults in his creation lead to his demise.
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).
Shelley’s monster in Frankenstein definitely learned to be evil. He longed for a normal life with a family who loved him; yet, he never got what he wanted. Instead he was met with disgust by all of humankind. His creator, Victor Frankenstein, did not even see his own fault in the situation. He created this being and then rejected and cast him out in the world all alone.
After the monster awakes from his death, Victor is "unable to endure the aspect of the being [he] created, [he] rushed out of ... ... middle of paper ... ...l, Victors great need for knowledge and his rage toward the monster led to the death of all he loved, the being he devoted his life to, and himself. Victor is seen as the true tragic hero because his intentions for making the monster were not harmful but his need for revenge and his want for knowledge led to his downfall. The monster could also be seen as a tragic hero in the view that the monster did not wish to turn into such a beast. He once was good but his resentment to society caused him to turn evil, he only wanted to be accepted. Mary Shelley's lesson to her reads is too much ambition can lead to your destruction, and she represents this threw Victor in the way that no scientific discovery is worth sacrificing yours and others lives.
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.
It is the purpose of this essay to illustrate that it is actually society that has made a monster of Frankenstein. Victor Frankenstein is a young and eminent student who decides to break the bounderies between life and death. His desire will take him to work hard , even getting seriously ill , to achieve something that nobody has reached before : life after death .He devotes himself to that single pursuit : "I was thus enganged , heart and soul , in one pursuit " (p.59) but everything changes when he sees for the first time his creation: "How can I describe my emotions at this catastrophe?" and "I beheld the wretch - the miserable monster whom I had created "(p.62 and 63). From this moment , the new creation is idetified as a monster , and just like that will be treated during the whole story , not only by a cruel and intolerant society , but by his creator, Victor , who rejects him from the beginning.
The monster is forced to learn to survive on his own, without anyone or anything to guide him along the way. Plus, the monster’s ugly looks cause society to turn against him, ad... ... middle of paper ... ...ou, Clerval, my friend, my benefactor—’” (Shelley 129). Victor feels guilty for the actions of his creation but is too much of a coward to confess to anyone about what he has done. His selfishness and secrecy cause his friends to suffer and also make him a tragic hero within the novel. In conclusion, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein shows readers how irresponsibility and the excessive need for knowledge can cause suffering among others as well as oneself.
He did not plan in advance as to what he will do after his creation is complete. On the Discussion Board, Cecila Fuchu agrees that creating the monster made Frankenstein sick, as she sums, “Victor 's desire to attain the godlike power to create life became more powerful than ever. This situation led to the destruction of his arrogance and the sickness of his mind.” Victor worked tirelessly to achieve his goal at the cost of his social relations. Since he selfishly cut himself off from his relatives and most social contact, he became a reclusive individual who could not sit still without being overly anxious. The mental strain that he had placed upon himself over the years correlates with his disregard to his health.
Victor admits that Justine’s death is all his fault. Victors states that Justine’s punishment was due to creating the monster, but not because of the information that he decided not to share. This shows how Victor was full of negative ambition from the beginning as he would rather save his creation that he fears so much than to save Justine’s life. In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Victor shows that he is full of ambition throughout the book by displaying acts of challenging the human knowledge and going beyond the natural laws. Although his ambition was meant to be for the good of his experiment, this ambition of his turns negative when he became reckless with the creation of his creature.
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.