In the story Frankenstein, written by the author Mary Shelley, Victor Frankensteindecided that wanted to create a being out of people that were already dead. He believed that he could bring peopleback from the grave.
Playing with nature in such a way would make him play the role of God. With Victor Frankensteinfeeling that he had no true friends, the only relief he had of expressing his feeling was through letters to Elizabeth.Elizabeth was not Victors true sister but he loved her very dearly, making sure to always write her whenever he had the chance. Yet, when Victor left something strange came over him. Already being interested in subjectssuch as natural philosophy and chemistry, he fall upon the question of how to bring someone back to life. He becamevery involved in this project and worked on it for days on end.
The project had to do with defying the laws ofnature. Victor believe wholeheartedly that he could bring the dead back to life. He felt that the dead were notready to die and they were just resting. Victor became so self absorbed into his project that he seem to forget all thatwas important to him.
He even disengaged himself from all the people he loved in his life. People like his father,Elizabeth, and other loved ones. Victor began to write less and less.
Yet, it was not until Elizabeth got a discouragedletter from Victor, did his love ones start to wary about him. Though, the letter was full of words, it gave no relief toElizabeth, because the words meant nothing to her. However, they meant a lot to Victor, because he felt theproject in which he was working on was so important to him, in his own delirious world. He felt that with bringpeople back to life he would not only better man kind, but also establish a name for himself. With this type of attitude,he did not even take into consideration that he might make the world a worse place. This part in the story shows theirony. The irony being that Victor Frankenstein feels he is doing something good for the world, but we later findout just how bad this creation could be.
Though Elizabeth wanted to pull Victor away from his project, he wasunwilling to leave until it is complete. After Victor found how to bring his creation to life, he also found out just howevil his invention could be. His creation was strong and evil. With the escape of the monster, Victor Frankenstein hadto come to realization of what his creation might do and the consequences that Frankenstein, himself would have todeal with. With the murder of his brother weighing the guilt on his shoulders, Frankenstein know he had to dosomething. So he went looking for the monster.
Upon their meeting each other, the monster confessed that whenhe found out that William as Victors brother he killed him. He then proceeded to tell him that he killed his brotherdue to the fact that he was trying to get back at his creator for bringing him to life and allowing him to be an out castin society. This killing prove to Victor that the monster did not know right from wrong or how to cope with hisanger. This aggression made Frankenstein’s creation violent. While talking with the monster, the monsterdemanded from Frankenstein to create a partner that he could be able to live with away for society.
At first, agreeing to thedemand, but later realized that if his first creation came out to be a killer so could the second one. With thisin mind Frankenstein revoked his agreement and decided against creating another monster. Though, knowingthat this decision could be dangerous to him and his loved ones. Yet, he had to think of what was truly best for mankind. Bringing the dead to life or saving the lives of the living. Another peace of irony in this story is, just like VictorFrankenstein who had no friends and was different from the rest of society so was the monster.
Also, whenFrankenstein decided to play God and bring the dead to life, his creation took on the same role when he decided to takeaway some ones life. All in all, both Frankenstein and his creation had some of the same behaviors and both weregoing to die themselves and be lonely meanwhile.