Frankenstein: The companion creature

It is always fun to speculate as to what possible outcomes could have arisen from character performing different actions. What alternate endings could have possibly occurred? Throughout the novel, Victor continuously makes very questionable decisions in regards to his creation. He had several chances to create peace with the monster but instead opted the route … Continue reading Frankenstein: The companion creature

Victor Frankenstein: His failed attempt at playing God

In Mary Shelley’s novel the character Victor Frankenstein, pushed the envelope of science in an aim to create life. Victor desires the power to create something that no other man has had the ability to produce, a living creature from nothing. This desire to pursue this consumes him and drives the doctor the brink of … Continue reading Victor Frankenstein: His failed attempt at playing God

Frankenstein : The evolution of the monster

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein introduces The Monster as a creature that was created in the image of humankind. The Monster is capable of intelligence, speech, empathy, learning and all ranges of human emotion. When Shelley created The Monster, it possessed more human than subhuman traits and qualities; however, over the past century, the characterization of The … Continue reading Frankenstein : The evolution of the monster

The monster and his manipulation of the reader.

Despite the monstrous acts that Frankenstein’s creature conducts throughout the novel there is an air of empathy and understanding from the view of the reader towards the monster. Although the words and views of the monster are seemingly innocent, his actions are exactly the contrary. The reader is manipulated by the charisma and eloquence of … Continue reading The monster and his manipulation of the reader.

A Timeless Classic: The fear of scientific advancement

One of the reasons that Frankenstein will undoubtedly last the test of time is due to one of its ageless themes. This fear is the fear of scientific advancement, and ultimately the unknown. Through this novel, Victor manages to achieve something through science thought to be impossible, and only possible through god, which is to … Continue reading A Timeless Classic: The fear of scientific advancement

Victor Frankenstein: The real monster

“The monster” as depicted in the novel, is a wretched creature constructed by Dr. Victor Frankenstein. Due to its nature of creation, it is viewed as being an abomination. Throughout the novel, the reader is introduced to the complexity of this creature and its unexpectedly vast array of emotions, including compassion, empathy, and remorse. It … Continue reading Victor Frankenstein: The real monster