Frankenstein Journal Entry
Mrs. Knudson/English 10A Frankenstein by Mary Shelly Journal Entry # 1 When individuals read the book Frankenstein by Mary Shelly they sympathize with all of the characters, however they tend to sympathize more with the beast. I myself had compassion with the beast more despite his lots of wicked deeds. It is possible that the reason for this sympathy towards the beast from us is since the beast advises us of how we feel when we are lonesome, abandoned, or outraged by another person and just the thought of those sensations being the only emotions we feel continuously for the rest of our presence is unbearable.
Reading about this unforgiving and yet caring monster makes us think about the monster in us and how we would respond in his circumstance. When I read this book it made me feel depressed and I felt whatever the beast felt. “The fallen angel becomes the malignant devil. Yet even the opponent of God and guy had buddies and associates in his desolation; I am alone.”– Victor This is a quote by Victor after the beast has eliminated whatever that was very important to him, leaving him alone and in the exact same scenario as the beast instead of the start of the book when Victor knew no evil and was as pleased as one can be.
It likewise explains his shift into total misery and isolation from his former ambitious and adventurous self. The animal was born pure at heart and didn’t end up being a monster up until Victor and society began being neglectful and cruel to him, however I think the biggest factor that he wasn’t able to discover any person to accept him was the time duration in which he was produced. People in the seventeenth century were closed minded and much of their beliefs were based in superstition and misconception.
I believe that due to the fact that of this individuals in his setting idea of him as a bringer of death and damage and presumed him to be like the grim reaper in our time without putting much thought or sensible thinking behind their actions. In today’s society not all people are as oblivious and impulsive as those of Frankenstein’s time and i’m sure there would be many people going to take the animal in under their wing and teach him about kindness and virtue. I myself would gladly take him as a buddy if I saw that he needed elp and meant me no harm. There is a beast in all of us no matter the skin color no matter the ethnic culture. If the creature had simply gotten correct guidance from Victor in the first place he probably would have lived as a better person than any human who ever lived. Victor however ignored the animal and caused him discomfort and anguish which highlighted the monster in the creature. As revenge the animal drew out the monster in Victor by killing off anything and whatever he ever enjoyed. I was humane and great; anguish made me a fiend” this quote by Victor, I think is his approval that he is now just as bad as the animal he had actually created and that he will never more than happy for the rest of his existence. “Life and death appeared to me perfect bounds, which I need to first break through, and put a torrent of light into our dark world. A new species would bless me as its creator and source” Mary Shelly utilizes this metaphor to recommend that life and death are ideal bounds. In this quote, Victor is pondering producing a brand-new species such as the monster he later creates.
Throughout his research study and time spent making the animal he himself was becoming a beast. He could not consume, he couldn’t sleep, and he had no social contact. When he finally created the creature and was supposed to take obligation for it he got away which was the start of the end for him. If he hadn’t fled perhaps his life would have turned out even better than if he had never ever produced the creature in the first place. In the book the creature didn’t show any intent to damage Victor so there is no logical reason for him running away.
The only description that i can create for Victor deserting his creation was that he was mentally unsteady because of sickness, absence of human interaction, and tiredness. “A fiendish rage animated him as he stated this; his face was wrinkled into contortions too awful for human eyes to behold; but currently he soothed himself and continued–” This quote is utilized by Mary Shelly to set a state of mind of fear and monstrosity. My belief is that Victor was destined to become a miserable outcast. His traits and morals as a person indicate the reality.
Even as a kid Victor never took obligation for his actions and constantly shied away from confrontation. He only looked at his own benefit and didn’t take into account the effects of his actions, Even when his preferred professor tried to show him how terrible it was what he was doing. As his experiments progressed he ended up being dehumanized. Cutting up dead bodies and putting together a creature out of dead bodies that can overpower any human. “I ought to be thy Adam, however I am rather the fallen angel … Stating this the monster informs Victor that he simply wants to be Victors cherished creation that he is proud of, however that the truth is that he is hated by Victor and all he desires is for the animal to be dead. This is not simply a book about a guy putting the trigger of life into a monster, however an exceptional story of how we as human beings act and alter for better or for even worse depending upon the scenarios. This lesson that Mary Shelly conveys in her book assisted me to understand that individuals can be cruel and it makes me want to be a better individual.