”(Millhauser). This violent rejection is a repetition of Victor’s lack of acceptance for the monster and attention to his family. Victor knows that the monster will never be able to live within society and that his ability to create life is the only hope the monster has of achieving companionship. Victor's own aversion to companionship surfaces as he, “ fails to give him the human companionship, the Eve, the female creature, that he needs to achieve some sort of a normal life.” (Mellor).
The monster depicts his otherness when he wonders: “Was I, then, a monster, a blot upon the earth, from which all men fled and whom all men disowned” (Shelley 85). The monster evidently remains in isolation and is dehumanized. The monster attempts to get integrated into his society but his appearance and lack of social skills hinder his success. The monster strives to be accepted but is incapable of acceptance. The monster reiterates this feeling of isolation as he says: “I felt as if I were placed under a ban- as if I had no right to claim their sympathies – as if never more might I enjoy companionship with them” (Shelley 108).
Society would never accept him as society treats outcast and people that are any 'different ' atrociously. The monster acquired books of "Paradise Lost", "Plutarch 's Lives" and "The Sorrows of Werter", which "gave him extreme delight" as he studied and exercised his mind. When he came across the DeLacey family, hope sparked inside of him as he believed he would finally be accepted by at least a small part of society. Intelligently enough the monster made his move and approached the blind old man, in which he knew wouldn 't be able to see him or judge him by his distorted appearance. He finally grasps the chance into talking to the old man, De Lacey and he acknowledges that if he fails in being accepted by them he will be "an outcast in the world for ever".
However, like Adam, he feels shunned by his creator, although he strives to be good. The reader can notice how Frankenstein displays many emotions: vengeance, love, compassion, and rejection, which a monster or animal could never have the capacity to feel or recognize. The creature can identify what pain is, by observing the cottagers, “They were not entirely happy. The young man and his companion often went apart and appeared to weep.
His interests no longer revolve around creating new life. Instead, his concerns revolve around never having to see what the creature e so carelessly created again. The appearance based society in which the creature live in revolt in fear and disgust upon seeing him in the streets, they blame him for the cause of the plague and mob him and attempt to
Understanding Victor's creation is the demonstration on how he is, and how he acts (73). Trying to create perfection is not realistic, and he needs to lower his expectations. The work Shelley creates is to illustrate the real meaning of how there is no route to destiny because everything happens for a reason. Having a few people in life helps out a lot, but they cannot affect the future because the main character can only control their own actions. Victor Frankenstein has so much going on, but having connections with Elizabeth, Henry, and his monster makes him realize they share many traits in common.
He brought his friend along, but dropped him off with a different friend because he couldn’t dig up bodies with the monster and Henry looking over his shoulder. As Victor began making a companion for the monster, he decided that he could not go through with this because it isn’t safe for society and even though his current monster is peaceful, the other one may not be the same. The monster watched as Victor destroyed his future companion, and then decided to destroy anyone who was close to Victor as a means of
The creation’s deviance leads him to have violent thoughts. Initially, the only deviant part about the creation is his looks; however, the later scene where the creation comes into contact with William tells the reader otherwise. When Victor abandons the creation, the creation becomes extremely lonely. “If, therefore, I could seize him and educate him as my companion and friend, I should not be so desolate in this peopled earth” (Shelley). The creation spots William, Victor’s brother, and he is basically kidnapping him; however, he does not understand that his deviant behavior is wrong since he has had no “parental guidance”.
When Frankenstein attempted to join society, he was rejected and chased out due to his differences, but he wasn’t as interested in joining the society as Grendel was. The monster was content staying away from humans until he happened upon the family of
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is about a man that creates human life. The abandonment, unhappiness, and misunderstandment between the creature and the other characters causes a lot of suffering. Throughout the novel no one will give him a chance to show them that he is not harmful, despite his appearance. If Victor wouldn´t have turned him away from the very beginning he could have saved a lot of people from getting hurt. As soon as the creature comes to life Victor is startled by his appearance, as well as everyone else in the novel.
This is reinforced by the rhetorical question that serves to convince Walton that the Monster hated having to turn to violence. In both situations, a friendly and accepting hand could have led both monsters to happiness and kindness, but the lack thereof sparked the violence. Grendel and the Monster from their respective works, Gardner’s Grendel and Shelley’s Frankenstein, find themselves with no companionship, nobody to share in their joys or sorrows, which leads to violence being taken out on those who rejected them; if those victims had initially accepted and loved Grendel and the Monster, this would not have
Victor Frankenstein, born with two loving parents unlike the creature. Victor created the Creature then left him because he was disgusted and terrified of what he had created “I rushed out of the room….unable to compose my mind to sleep”( Shelley, 47). the Creature never experienced love because everyone was terrified of him because of his appearance “ He turned on hearing a noise; perceiving me ,...debilitated form hardly appeared capable”( Shelley,89). The Creature ask victor for a companion so he can feel love by someone and so he will not be alone “ My companion must be of the same species, and have the same defects. This being you must create”(Shelley,123).Victoor gets married to Elizabeth and the creature kills her because he does not go through with the plan of creating the Creatures companion
This shows that the monster is close to being a human because if he had feelings then he wouldn’t have cared about having a friend, saving someone, or about anything that requires emotion. When it comes near the end of the novel the monster tells Victor that if he meets his demand to make him a companion he would leave humanity alone. The monster explains that everything including Lucifer had some form of company, but he is forced to be alone. Victor feels a conflict with creating this new being, he wants it done so that the monster will leave everyone alone, but he doesn’t want to doom humanity if he creates a new monster that may end up the same way as his first one and they decide to have kids. After creating it and completing the deal, he tears the new creation apart causing the monster to be forever alone.