History Characters / Frankenstein

26th Nov '16 8:33:31 AM ironballs16
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* UncannyValley: As described by Victor, who'd chosen each part to make the monster into an Adonis-like figure, but instead hit squarely into here.
10th Aug '16 6:58:15 PM Afununupa
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* CallingTheOldManOut: The point of the Creature's meeting with Victor is to do this.

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* CallingTheOldManOut: The point of the Creature's meeting with Victor is to do this. He also pulls another one after Victor backs out of his promise to make him a companion.



* DaddyIssues

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* DaddyIssuesDaddyIssues: Boy howdy...



* {{Foil}}: To Victor. Unlike Victor, the Creature doesn't have any family or friends who love him, is forced to live in the harshness of the wilderness, has to self-educate himself, and desperately wants to associate himself with the humans who reject him. However, both the Creature and Victor are [[ByronicHero Byronic Heroes]].

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* {{Foil}}: To Victor. Unlike Victor, the Creature doesn't have any family or friends who love him, is forced to live in the harshness of the wilderness, has to self-educate educate himself, and desperately wants to associate himself with the humans who reject him. However, both the Creature and Victor are [[ByronicHero Byronic Heroes]].



***Although it can be argued that, had the old man cared to, he could have put in a good word for the creature and set the rest of his family straight. In all likelihood, the old blind man simply allowed his family to convince him that what they saw trumped what he heard.



* MonsterSobStory: The Creature tells his back story to Victor over several chapters to entreat him into making him a mate.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: After causing Victor to die of exhaustion by provoking him to chase him across the world.]]

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* MonsterSobStory: The Creature tells his back story to Victor over several chapters to entreat him into making to make him a mate.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: After The creature after causing Victor to die of exhaustion by provoking him to chase him across the world.world and realizing that he murdered innocent people for nothing.]]



* ThenLetMeBeEvil: After he's had enough abuse and mistreatment.
* TorturedMonster: He is fully aware of how much of an abomination against nature he is. [[spoiler: In fact, by the end of the book, it causes him to [[DrivenToSuicide consider suicide]].]]

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* ThenLetMeBeEvil: After deciding he's had enough abuse and mistreatment.
at the hands of shallow people, he creature takes a flying leap off the morality wagon.
* TorturedMonster: He is fully aware of how much of an abomination against affront to nature he is. Thanks to Victor's journal that he finds in the garments he took from his apartment, he also knows that even his own creator hates him and wishes he'd never existed.[[spoiler: In fact, by the end of the book, it causes him to [[DrivenToSuicide consider suicide]].]]



* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: An example and a subversion. The Creature doesn't turn on its creator until after its creator (and the local populace) turns on it. This makes the moral of ''Frankenstein'' less "Don't create life" and more "Don't create life if you don't plan to take care of your creation."

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* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: An example and a subversion. The Creature doesn't Though the creature does eventually turn on its creator until his creator, he only does so after its creator (and the local populace) said creator, as well as ever other person he's ever encountered, turns on it. him. This makes the moral of ''Frankenstein'' less "Don't create life" and more "Don't create life if you don't plan to take care of your creation.of."
10th Mar '16 2:09:44 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* BigBad: Causes most of the damage in the novel in his pursuit of vengeance.
2nd Oct '15 9:35:44 PM nombretomado
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* InstantExpert: The creature is a blank slate... essentially a newborn but with motor skills. He learns to speak and read French fluently in less than a year of watching a family teach a foreigner. After just a few months he's already good enough to read ''Main/ParadiseLost!''

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* InstantExpert: The creature is a blank slate... essentially a newborn but with motor skills. He learns to speak and read French fluently in less than a year of watching a family teach a foreigner. After just a few months he's already good enough to read ''Main/ParadiseLost!''''Literature/ParadiseLost!''
22nd Oct '14 9:00:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: ApocalypticLog]]: [[spoiler: The entire story that Victor dictates to Walton is a verbal example of this, as it does end with Victor's death in a horrible situation that had been escalating for a while.]]

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* [[spoiler: ApocalypticLog]]: ApocalypticLog: [[spoiler: The entire story that Victor dictates to Walton is a verbal example of this, as it does end with Victor's death in a horrible situation that had been escalating for a while.]]



* [[spoiler:FinalSpeech]]: [[spoiler: The majority (about 75%) of the book is Victor relating his back story to Walton, who transcribes the story into a letter to his sister. Victor talks an awful lot for someone about to die from being acutely weakened by coldness and exhaustion.]]

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* [[spoiler:FinalSpeech]]: FinalSpeech: [[spoiler: The majority (about 75%) of the book is Victor relating his back story to Walton, who transcribes the story into a letter to his sister. Victor talks an awful lot for someone about to die from being acutely weakened by coldness and exhaustion.]]



* [[spoiler: DrivenToSuicide]]: [[spoiler: At the very end of the book, he tells Walton he will commit suicide for being an abomination and having caused Victor to die.]]

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* [[spoiler: DrivenToSuicide]]: DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: At the very end of the book, he tells Walton he will commit suicide for being an abomination and having caused Victor to die.]]



* [[spoiler: MyGodWhatHaveIDone]]: [[spoiler: After causing Victor to die of exhaustion by provoking him to chase him across the world.]]

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* [[spoiler: MyGodWhatHaveIDone]]: MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: After causing Victor to die of exhaustion by provoking him to chase him across the world.]]



* [[spoiler:SelfImmolation]]: [[spoiler:How does he plan to commit suicide? By setting himself afire on top of the Arctic Circle.]]

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* [[spoiler:SelfImmolation]]: SelfImmolation: [[spoiler:How does he plan to commit suicide? By setting himself afire on top of the Arctic Circle.]]
21st Oct '14 4:53:44 PM AdamC
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* AdaptationalIntelligence: Inverted. While unable to speak upon his birth, the creature soon becomes eloquent and intelligent in the original novel. The various film adaptations often keep him in the brainless stage and never moving on, to the point he's more well-known for being a lumbering brute who barely understands speech.
13th Sep '14 1:47:40 AM Aquillion
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** It's also possible that he's a straight-up herbivore and ''unable'' to eat meat, although it isn't made clear.
21st May '14 10:43:25 AM DaveyDoodlebug
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* DaddyIssues
10th Jan '14 6:45:47 PM qazwsx
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* DitzyGenius: A deconstruction. He created ''sentient life'' while still in college but has no idea how to control his creation. His [[PoorCommunicationKills communication]] and [[IdiotBall decision-making]] skills also leave much to be desired. These facts together [[spoiler: result in the deaths of many innocent people.]]
18th Aug '13 9:53:27 PM Scabbard
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* {{Foil}}: To Frankenstein. While Victor was determined to discover the mysteries of creation, Walton is determined to reach the Arctic Circle.

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* {{Foil}}: To Frankenstein. While Victor was determined to discover the mysteries of creation, creation no matter the cost, Walton is determined to reach the Arctic Circle.Circle but is unwilling to continue when his crew want to turn back.
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