There are obvious similarities between Victor and his creation; each is abandoned, isolated, and both start out with good intentions. However, Victor’s ego in his search for god-like capabilities overpowers his humanity. The creature is nothing but benevolent until society shuns him as an outcast on account of his deformities. The creature is more humane than his own creator because his wicked deeds are committed in response to society’s corruption; while Frankenstein’s evil work stems only from his own greed. Victor Frankenstein and his creation are very much alike. Both are abandoned by their creators at a young age; Frankenstein is left without his mother after her death, the creature is rejected by Frankenstein's abandonment. Frankenstein and the monster are also similar in that they are isolated and outcasts of society. Frankenstein is hypothetically an outcast when he consumes himself in work and is isolated when the creature kills those he loves, and the creature is obv!
iously isolated as a hideous outcast of society. Victor Frankenstein starts out with good intentions; he is merely seeking to gain knowledge of natural philosophy. Soon, his greed for god-like power overcomes him and he becomes consumed with the idea
Many contrasts can be made between Mary Shelley"tms Frankenstein and Milton"tms Paradise Lost. The creature is persuaded by the behavior of others to take his fall into wickedness, much like Eve was pushed by the serpe!nt to eat the forbidden fruit. Instead, Frankenstein chooses to let Justine die and wallow in his own guilt, " Anguish and despair had penetrated into the core of his heart" (57). The creature"tms display of care and compassion for the cottagers is more humane than most humans are; he retains the innocence and naive characteristics of a child. ------------------------------------------------------------------------Bibliography. Only after rejection does the creature turn to evil; while Victor acts out of greed. Victor is weak in love; he has difficulty expressing his feelings and controling his impulses, and he is self-centered. The creature is a portrayal of Eve"tms role in Paradise Lost. While Frankenstein is consumed in his work he feels none of the emotions that the creature feels in his first years of life; Victor says of himself, "Winter, spring, and summer, passed away during my labors; but I did not watch the blossom or the expanding leaves- sights which before always yielded me supreme delight, so deeply was I engrossed in my occupation" (33). The creature also starts out with kindness, he tells his creator, "Believe me, Frankenstein: I was benevolent; my soul glowed with love and humanity: but am I not alone, miserably alone" (66). At several points in the book Victor has the chance to prevent harm being done to others, but each time he is only concerned with himself. The creature tells Walton, "It is true that I am a wretch. Frankenstein is obsessed with holding god-like powers, "I ceased to fear or to bend before any being less almighty than that which had created and ruled the elements" (78).