A Monstrous Transformation in "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelly Essay

No Works Cited
Length: 938 words (2.7 double-spaced pages)
Rating: Yellow      
Open Document

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

In the novel Frankenstein, Mary Shelly conveys evidence that strongly supports the fact that one's surroundings and experiences help shape them. However, at the same time, the novel also shows that if one experiences a "normal" or "all American life", their mind may wander, as a result they may have many urges to experience something supernatural or abnormal. Furthermore, it seems that the novel is trying to convey a point that maybe in the long run a truly sheltered childhood or lifestyle may cause a certain curiosity and longing that could lead to destruction and mayhem later in life.

In the start of our story Victor was somewhat sheltered and was able to experience a life with an angelic figure as a mother and a sensitive and supportive father. However, the death of Victor's mother Caroline is said to be his motivation to create life; to some this maybe where Victor's life takes a drastic turn. Soon after Caroline's death Victor departs for Inolstadt; he begins to become even more fascinated with science and the concept of life. In brief, Victor collects parts from dead corpses and puts in may hours of work, this results in the creation of an abnormal creature and the beginning of Victor's transformation. Victor becomes disgusted by his creation and by life itself; things he once enjoyed now bring him no peace or tranquility at all. For instance, Victor was once calmed by nature; however, after his creation was created, Victor seemed paranoid, guilty, and bothered by the rainy and cloudy weather and the overall appearance of the outdoors. Victor's state of guilt and paranoia is due to the fact that his creature has been set out into the world and has claimed the life of two innocent people.

In the novel Frankenstein, Mary...

... middle of paper ...

...ot use his newly found motivation responsibly and by the middle of our novel the death of his mother is seemingly microscopic compared to the problem that he has to deal with in regards to his creation. Following his mother's death, Victor began to change and with those changes he also felt the need to be worshipped and as a result he creates a monster that he runs from and sees as a burden, however, the monster recognizes Victor as his creator, but Victor remains disgusted and somewhat afraid of what he created. This causes the monster to seek out his revenge. In the end Victor is in fact a coward, he is also selfish and irresponsible due to the fact that every emotion and transformation he experiences can be trace back to the moment where he went to the extreme and sought our Godly powers andd not only created his monster, but transformed into a monster himself.

Click the button above to view the complete essay, speech, term paper, or research paper

Need Writing Help?

Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.

Check your paper »

This essay is 100% guaranteed.

Title Length Color Rating  
Social Responsibility in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Essay - Frankenstein: Social Judgement Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is a complex novel that was written during the age of Romanticism. It contains many typical themes of a common Romantic novel, such as dark laboratories, the moon and a monster; however, Frankenstein is anything but a common novel. Many lessons are embedded into this novel, including how society acts towards anything different.  The monster fell victim to the system commonly used by society to characterize a person by only his or her outer appearance....   [tags: Social Responsibility in Frankenstein] 786 words
(2.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Society as the True Monster in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Essay - Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein originated as a ghost story told among her close friends. "It was a dreary night of November that I beheld the accomplishment of my toils" (Shelley 34) is the first line Shelley conceived when she began composing her famous novel. In this sentence, the "accomplishment" to which Victor Frankenstein refers is the creation, which receives animation on this "dreary night." By calling the creation his "accomplishment," Victor unintentionally names the creation. However, by the end of this "dreary night," Victor names the creation no less than six times, each time getting progressively more derogatory, and more insulting....   [tags: Frankenstein Essay 2014]
:: 2 Works Cited
1800 words
(5.1 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Frankenstein as a Modern Cyborg? Essays - Frankenstein as a Modern Cyborg.      The creature ("demon") created by Victor Frankenstein in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus occupies a space that is neither quite masculine nor quite feminine, although he is clearly both created as a male and desires to be in the masculine role. Judith Halberstam describes this in-between-ness as being one of the primary characteristics of the Gothic monster--being in a space that's not easily classified or categorized, and therefore being rendered unintelligible and monstrous....   [tags: Frankenstein essays]
:: 6 Works Cited
1534 words
(4.4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Essay about The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson - Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, takes place in 1870’s England and centers on a man by the name of Dr. Henry Jekyll, who is a respectable doctor among his own community. In the beginning of the story, Mr. Utterson (who is the lawyer responsible for drafting Dr. Jekyll’s final will and testament) is walking with his friend, Mr. Enfield. As they are walking past this street, Enfield reminisces about a nighttime stroll that he took past this street, where he saw a small and disproportionate man attacking a young girl in the street....   [tags: monster, transformation, frankenstein]
:: 5 Works Cited
2534 words
(7.2 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
An Analysis of Chapter Five of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Essay - An Analysis of Chapter Five of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein' is an important novel in the history of English literature, and the warning it poses is still relevant, with science making many fictions become fact. This novel is about the struggle of Dr. Frankenstein to create the perfect person and his anguish when he realises he has created a monster. Chapter Five is a pivotal point in the novel: all the chapters before were leading up to the creation, and all the chapters after are as a result of the creation....   [tags: Papers] 1599 words
(4.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Essay on The Monstrous In Frankenstein - Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein or; The Modern Prometheus, published in 1818, is a product of its time. Written in a world of social, political, scientific and economic upheaval it highlights human desire to uncover the scientific secrets of our universe, yet also confirms the importance of emotions and individual relationships that define us as human, in contrast to the monstrous. Here we question what is meant by the terms ‘human’ and ‘monstrous’ as defined by the novel. Yet to fully understand how Frankenstein defines these terms we must look to the etymology of them....   [tags: Mary Shelley] 1362 words
(3.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Essay about Review of Mary Shelley's Frankeinstein - Frankenstein is a Romantic Horror novel written by Mary Shelley. Originally published in 1818, a revised version was also published in 1831. As a Romantic novel, Frankenstein is very emotional and addresses the connection between man and nature. This nightmarish tale was the result of a friendly challenge between Shelley, Percy Shelley, Lord Byron, and Claire Clairmont to see who could compose the most horrifying ghost story. Shelley won after conceiving the idea of Frankenstein after experiencing a dream....   [tags: Mary Shelley Frankenstein] 1033 words
(3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Monsters and the Monstrous in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Essay - Examine the Concept of Monsters and the Monstrous in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein Miss Hutton “Frankenstein” has a variety of monsters and monstrous things/incidents within it, however I am jus going to focus on some main aspects of the monsters and monstrous. Shelley got the idea for “Frankenstein” whilst she was on holiday. AS well as being challenged by Lord Byron to produce a horror novel, she was also influenced death many times; she was abandoned and had a literacy upbringing. Shelley relates her story to fears which were carried by many humans at that time....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 2183 words
(6.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Most Monstrous Being In Mary Shelley's Novel, Frankenstein Essay - The Most Monstrous Being In Mary Shelley's Novel, Frankenstein Introduction ============ Mary Shelly was born in 1797 and died in 1851; she was the second wife of Percy Bysshe Shelley, the famous English poet. Her novel "Frankenstein" was written when she was only 19 years of age and she wrote it as a response to a challenge that Lord Byron set her. Frankenstein is considered by some to be a modern Prometheus, an ancient Greek myth about the creation of man. Section 1 ========= Frankenstein wanted to be able to create life and defeat death: Frankenstein -"I might in the process of time…renew life where death had apparently devoted the body to corr...   [tags: Papers] 1460 words
(4.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Developments and Changes the Monster Undergoes in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley - The Developments and Changes the Monster Undergoes in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Frankenstein is a classic novel by Mary Shelley, published in 1818. It recounts the life of Victor Frankenstein; Victor is a young, idealistic student of natural philosophy whose aim is to discover the elixir of life. He succeeds in his aim and consequently brings into existence a monstrous creation. However, he abandons his creation, which is then forced to discover the complicated ways in which society and the world works, in a very cruel but candid and unequivocal manner....   [tags: Mary Shelley Frankenstein Essays] 7579 words
(21.7 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]