Dream Versus Reality: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
fantasy versus Reality Maggie Nader “I had worked for 2 years, for the sole purpose of instilling life into an inanimate body … I had deprived myself of rest and health … now that I had actually finished, the beauty of the dream vanished,” (Shelley, 55). This quote depicts how one can dream of dreams and fame, but the consequences of the real world need to be considered. Knowing the contrast in between dream and truth can make the greatest distinction. Walton, Victor, and the beast all made mistakes when visualizing their own stories of happiness.
People imagine eccentric things, and Walton is not an exception. “I shall satisfy my ardent interest with the sight of a part of the world never ever prior to gone to, and may tread a land never ever before inscribed by foot of man. These are my enticements,” (Shelley, 11). Walton wanted to journey further north than anybody had actually ever ventured, and essentially wished to make a passage-way from the North Pole to all the other nations near it. Walton had excellent objectives and simply wanted to be acknowledged for his discovery.
What Walton did not think of was the risks of his journey and anything that might slow him down. Throughout the book, Frankenstein, Walton and his crew were enveloped by the ice and could not continue their journey even more until the ice defrosted. Victor longed to discover the tricks of life, so he began with creation, however ultimately he wanted to discover a way to bring the dead back to life. “I will pioneer a new method, check out unidentified powers, and unfold to the world the inmost mysteries of production,” (Shelley, 45).
Victor had good intentions also, he wished to far exceed the discoveries of previous researchers, and to pave a new mindset. Unfortunately, Victor did not believe reasonably and he turned out to hate the beast. This caused the beast to runaway and create chaos while Victor was ill and helpless over his own developments shenanigans. “I am alone, and miserable; guy will not relate to me; however one as warped and awful as myself would not deny herself to me. My companion needs to be of the exact same species,” (Shelley, 143).
The beast that Victor created is a victim of incorrect hope too. The beast dreamed of being accepted by society. In truth, most likely no male would ever accept a beast as ugly as Victor’s into any community. Take what occurred to the beast when Felix, the cottager, saw him as an example. Felix thought that the beast was going to harm his father so he tore the monster far from is father and started beating the monster. All hope for the beast ever being accepted into society was lost then. Farewell! I leave you, and in you the last of human kind whom these eyes will ever behold,” (Shelley, 219). The fates of the majority of the characters in the book, Frankenstein, were sad, like those of Elizabeth, Victor, and the beast, but others like Walton, were still alive and flourishing and could continue their pursuits in life. It is true, Walton, Victor and the beast were all of excellent nature however often we need to understand the difference in between fantasy and reality.