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

The Monster’s Seven Rejections

In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the creature is constantly rejected due to his physical appearance that results from Victor's negligence. Still, he is patient about mankind and it takes him several rejections to make him lose faith in humanity.   There are seven key moments that illustrate how lonely the creature is. Here is a list of … Continue reading The Monster’s Seven Rejections

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.

The Contrast between Success and Failure in Frankenstein

In Shelley’s Frankenstein, the contrast between success and failure is illustrated several times. One of the elements that contributes to the development of the plot, the creation of the monster, is a good representation of this contrast.   Victor Frankenstein, who always dreamt of giving life to something, accomplishes his goal by giving life to … Continue reading The Contrast between Success and Failure in Frankenstein

Analysis of Victor Frankenstein

Victor Frankenstein is a Swiss man who grew up in Geneva. His parents are Alphonse Frankenstein and Caroline Beaufort. When Victor was young, his mother, who always wanted to help others, decided to adopt Elizabeth Lavenza. Victor loved her with all his heart and promised that he would always cherish her. She eventually becomes his … Continue reading Analysis of Victor Frankenstein

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