Frankenstein Chs 17-19
Examine the Creature’s argument and his demand of Frankenstein. Is it reasonable? If you were Frankenstein, would you agree to it? Why or why not? After you read Frankenstein’s actions in these chapters, what do you think of his actions?
11/12/2019 02:22:59 pm
The creature demands that Frankenstein make a female creature that can endure the same experiences. You feel some sympathy because he had been cast aside making him feel unwanted. In this case, it is reasonable because it was unfair that he was brought up into this world alone with no guidance. By observing humans from afar, he desired the feeling of love, but couldn’t obtain it.
11/12/2019 04:21:09 pm
The creature’s request of Frankenstein to make him a companion is very reasonable. The creature is alienated from society, but has human feelings and perceptions. Just like humans are not meant to be alone without interaction the creature is not as well. The creature wants the ability to experience relationships and since he cannot have this with a human, a creature just like him is the most plausible solution.
Jane Ellen Harrison
11/14/2019 06:59:22 pm
I agree that the Creature made a reasonable request because the Creature feels alone and feels rejected.By having a companion will make the Creature happy and also have the ability to experience a relationship. I agree that the Creature can't have a relationship with a human so it's reasonable to ask for a Creature like him. I agree about feeling insecure about having two Creatures outside in the world, but we don't know they will make more problems. The Creature promised Victor to keep out of trouble and sometimes we have to take the risk to trust someone.
11/12/2019 05:51:47 pm
The creatures request for a companion was very much reasonable in his case. The creature though is not of human decent craves what all human want which is companionship. A person to be able to talk to, and feel right at home with. Now with that being said I do agree with what Frankenstein decided to do with the creature's almost wife. Look at what his first creation had done to his life already , and the thought of having another one wild would be a careless thing to do; even for someone like Victor. He did what he thought would be better for his life at that moment, but sadly that wasn't the case.
11/12/2019 06:22:42 pm
Despite the continuous dehumanization of the creature, the audience learns to sympathize with him he as he requests a female companion. His request is reasonable as it places more emphasis on the creature’s ability to love similar to that of a human.
11/12/2019 08:25:11 pm
The creature's response of Frankenstein is only partly unreasonable. It's reasonable in the sense that it would be physically possible for Frankenstein to create another creature in a female form since he's educated enough to do so. It's possible as well that the female creature would be educated enough to learn just as the original creature did. What makes it unreasonable is that the creature shows signs of extreme violence when he doesn't get his way or is rejected by humanity. The woes of victor are entirely founded in the sense that he doesn't know what havoc the two could wreak. I suppose I'd just except the monster for who he is and give him the attention he deserves from a creator instead of giving the world two of the prior mistake.
11/12/2019 08:32:35 pm
Although the creature goes through a period of savagery and vengeance, his ultimate goal is to achieve the same happiness as other humans, and in order to do so, he requests that a female creature is made.
11/12/2019 09:01:14 pm
The creature often refers to Frankenstein as "You, my creator": this doubled form of address does not only serve to remind Victor of the responsibility he bears for giving the creature life; it is also a complimentary title that implores him for help. Victor's decision to marry Elizabeth immediately upon returning from England seems foolhardy: he has no way to know what will become of his pact with the creature. The union of Elizabeth and Victor will affirm that nothing has changed, that life continues as usual: it thus serves as a blatant affront to the creature's desire to revenge himself upon his creator. The reader cannot help but recall that the creature was brought to life by means of lightning: once again, Victor and his creature have become inextricably entangled. Victor's journey through Northern Europe seems to be a condensed version of the creature's own journey, both reflect on how they were once able to find consolation in nature and stories of human accomplishment. Now, nothing can ease their suffering.
11/12/2019 09:01:54 pm
Frankenstein was given a tough ultimatum, although his choice was best for the greater good of society. The creature said he had such anger and revengeful desires after experiencing human emotion, so what’s to say if he experienced love that it would turn positive. If Frankenstein went through with the procedure he would have the same disgust he had with the creature, and the possibility of repopulation was a greater risk. Perhaps the creature wanted to repopulate so he could write the wrongs of the human race and make the world what he wanted it to be. The creature was born physically damaged and grew to be savage, knowing this behavior this is too much of an unfair advantage. The creature is the creature for a reason, it’s not natural.
Jane Ellen Harrison
11/12/2019 09:41:15 pm
The creature was reasonable with his request because he felt lonely since the day he was alive. He had suffered loneliness all his life and he wants someone who wouldn’t call him ugly or be afraid of him. The creature is also human and he has sexual desires as well and he can’t just do it with a human. I would agree to the creature’s request because the creature has suffered so much because I was absent in the creature life. I would create a partner for the creature because everyone has a sex drive and it would be unfair for the creature to be deprived from that. Victor actions by destroying the creature’s wife was bad because the creature promised Victor by leaving him and never having human contact. The creature has a great heart and all he wants is some love.
11/12/2019 09:55:44 pm
I believe that the creature’s demands of Frankenstein were definitely reasonable and a request that should’ve evoked sympathy from the readers and frankenstein. Due to Frankensteins own selfish desires in his quest for knowledge, he is able to disrupt the natural order of life and create the creature. After doing so, he simply abandons his conscious and self aware creation. This left the creature to learn and fend for himself in the beginning of his life. He is alone and has been alone his whole life. All he desires is a companion and deservedly so. He didn’t ask to be reanimated so it’s unfair that Frankenstein brings the creature to life against their will and force them to be isolated from society without a companion. If I were Frankenstein, I’d be so overwhelmed with guilt by what I had put another “person” through, that I’d see no other choice than to do it. I believe Frankensteins actions were hypocritical. The entire reason why he ended up in this predicament is because he couldn’t leave well enough alone. He had already crossed the line and done something disastrous, but NOW he’s worried about being ethics and logic. He had satisfied his desire by creating the creature, which is the only reason why he doesn’t want to push the envelope further and that’s selfish. Had he still felt that burning desire to seek out further knowledge, he would've made a second creature without a second thought and wouldn’t have cared about the consequences, just as when he created the creature.
11/12/2019 11:08:41 pm
The creature insisted that Victor Frankenstein create a female companion for himself so that he can have a significant other to share feelings with. The creature already knows that he's viewed as this monstrous and terrifying being, and because of this stigma surrounding him it's only reasonable for Victor to accept his request and create a female companion for him. In order for "peace to reign" and avoid any more disasters Victor doesn't have any choice but to grant the creature's request. As a reader, it's expected that the creature insists on having a female companion because he's only copying what he sees. The villagers in the community seem to show love and affection towards each other, as well as Victor showing affection towards Elizabeth. (At the end of the day the creature is just trying to fit in and be like everyone else).
11/12/2019 11:26:01 pm
The creature was able to reason with Frankenstein by forming his argument, justifying that he deserves to be loved by another of his kind after he endured the emotional and physical trauma from the villagers. In a way, the creature was able to manipulate Frankenstein by convincing him to create a female for him.If I, the reader, was unaware that the creature had committed murder towards Frankenstein's brother, William, I would sympathize with the creature.
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