Frankenstein - The Humanity of the Monster Essay
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Frankenstein - The Humanity of the Monster
Sometimes, in novels like Frankenstein, the motives of the author are unclear. It is clear however, that one of the many themes Mary Shelley presents is the humanity of Victor Frankenstein's creation. Although she presents evidence in both support and opposition to the creation's humanity, it is apparent that this being is indeed human. His humanity is not only witnessed in his physical being, but in his intellectual and emotional thoughts as well. His humanity is argued by the fact that being human does not mean coming from a specific genetic chain and having family to relate to, but to embrace many of the distinct traits that set humans apart from other animals in this…show more content…
As any human would, Phil seeks food, comfort, and shelter, even before he knew what adequate shelter was. On page 131, Phil states that he longs to obtain food and shelter, but the sight of a hut was new to him. Of course, Phil never obtains any adequate shelter and is sustained only by what he can obtain from the forest (berries, roots, etc.).
It is normal for any animal on this earth to join it's own society, group, herd, or pack. North American wolf packs are notorious for having a social system where one wolf becomes the outcast. The story of the "Lone Wolf" (sometimes referred to as the omega wolf) is one very similar to Phil's. The Lone Wolf, though he is no less of a wolf than any other, must endure a life of exile and hardship, often fighting for himself, against odds. Social exile is not as uncommon as one would think, however it is the main argument against Phil's humanity. This isn't to say that Phil does not want to join human society, for he makes a number of unsuccessful initial attempts, but is driven away every time (136). By this it can be viewed that Phil has no living connections in the world. This is perhaps the greatest argument that Shelley makes against Phil's humanity.
His unsuccessful attempts at interacting with humans only discourage him temporarily, as his wanderings bring him to the cottage of a poor, exiled French family. During his
Essay on Frankenstein Mary Shelley Frankenstein was not originally evil, it is the ignorance of Victor that has converted him in a monster. Frankenstein is the victim, a child, who was not loved by his “mother”…
The “real monster” of Mary W. Shelley’s “Frankenstein”. As the novel goes, the reader realizes that the real monstrous actions are made by Viktor Frankenstein: first he rejects his own creation, then he simply fees to forget what has happened, than he brother dies as the revenge of the monster and he lets an innocent girl die taking responsibility for this death. Eventually, he loses his best friend and his wife and dies himself. Viktor realizes the moral side of his actions only when he starts working to create a female companion for the monster.
"Frankenstein" character analysis. Viktor Frankenstein – is a man of science who decides to implement his ambitious plan to create a living human form of life but once he realizes his intentions he panics. Viktor realizes that he is afraid and depressed as he does not know what to do with this creature and he rejects his own creation. By doing so he starts a chain of tragic events.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley essay One of its primary statements is that no one is born a monster and a “monster” is created throughout socialization, and the process of socialization starts from the contact with the “creator”. The creature would have never become a monster if it got the love it strived for. Victor Frankenstein would have never converted his creature into a monster if he knew how to love and take responsibility for the ones we bring to this world.According to Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” the creature becomes a real monster through committing a murder. bviously, the creature did not begin its life as a monster but became one after Victor Frankenstein rejected it and refused to realize that he has to take care of this creature from now and forever and be responsible.
Symbolism of “Frankenstein” by Mary W. Shelley One of the brightest symbols of Mary W. Shelley’s “Frankenstein” is the monster itself. This symbol represents the depth of the personal tragedy and the inability of human beings to take responsibility for their actions. The creator that has been created by Viktor Frankenstein is not a monster but Viktor Frankenstein is one in the first place. Viktor’s ambitions and is ego make his create a human form of life without even thinking about the consequences.