In reality, he is disgusted by the sight of his creation so he abandons it leaving it all alone in the world without any guidance and runs away to the next room. Victor himself suffered from being a social outcast and now he bestowed the same feeling onto the creature by abandoning him. By treating the creature as an outcast, “he will become wicked … divide him, a social being, from society, and you impose upon him the irresistible obligations—malevolence and selfishness” (Caldwell). Not only is Victor selfish for abandoning his creature but he is shallow as well. Instead of realizing that he achieved his goal of bringing life to an inanimate body he runs way because of how hideous it is.
The monster is spurned by society because of his horrific appearance, his body, alone and hated, unfit for the company of strangers, just as Frankenstein fears he is. He is miserable which makes the hatred grow, as he says, “all men hate the wretched; how then must I be hated, who am miserable beyond all living things!” In fact, this wretchedness and enforced isolation is the monster’s main character trait, parallel to the isolation being Frankenstein’s biggest fear. Now that Victor is in college, he does not have his family to fall back upon for affection. Repetitive The monster embodies this worry as well, as even the monster’s family “ you, [Frankenstein,] my creator, detest and spurn me, thy creature, to whom thou art bound by ties only dissoluble by the annihilation of one of us.” While Frankenstein still has his family to fall upon for affection, the monster does not. This adds another layer to Frankenstein's fear: the worry that he will lose the affection guaranteed to him by his family and be left with nothing confusing.
They both suffer from being isolated from their creator, society, and family units. They ways in which they are affected by this abandonment proves that isolation has grave effects on human interaction and social development. One way that the theme of isolation negatively affecting social development is presented in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is through the character’s separation from their creators. The creature is abandoned by Victor, his creator, as soon as he awakes. Being abandoned by his creator, the monster has no one to guide him, no one to teach him right from wrong and good from evil.
Drew F. Sullivan Instructor Toni J. Weeden Honors Senior English 14 November 2017 Frankenstein Research Paper While reading the story Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, there are many examples that make the reader feel sympathetic for the monster and his actions. During the book, the monster was portrayed as a “wretched devil” (Shelley 81), who had no remorse for any of his actions. Many times during the book I felt anger and hatred toward the monster. Saying the monster had no remorse for his actions is very true, however, as a reader I do have a level of sympathy for the monster. The monster was brought into the world by Victor, only to be shunned away and sent into the world by his lonesome.
Victor, however, didn’t learn from his mistake of creating the monster, and created another. The monster also refers to the family in the cabin as “[his] friends” when they didn’t know of his existence (103). He despised the monster he believed he is; he stated that “when [he] heard the details of vice and bloodshed, [his] wonder ceased, and [he] turned away with disgust and loathing” (104). Therefore, he realized his flaws, which Victor failed to
This reflects upon Victor and his creature, as both of them result in total suffering and complete alienation from the world. They both create biblical allusions that relate directly to their own lives. Victor’s tone when thinking about himself is entirely arrogant, while the monster is humble and continues to further degrade himself. Victor also does not own up to his responsibilities like the creature does. Vengeance drove Victor to his deathbed while the creature knew when to put a stop to it.
When the Monster said this anyone would have sympathy for him and the way Pullman wrote this he made sure it did because when the Monster said that it sounded like he had a bad image of himself because he had gotten that off other people. The Monster also said “And that’s humanity in a nutshell” describing of how no one would ever accept him because everyone was so self absorbed and in it to kill it instead of being inclusive. This also was
Many people think he only wants to haunt his creator and make him suffer. However, the creature is only a product of terrible circumstances. The creature’s creator, Victor, obsessed over science and still struck with grief over his mother 's death, wanted to give life to the dead. However, his obsession clouded his thoughts, leading him to overlook the possible scenarios he could find himself in. He only thought of all "wonderful" things he would be doing for the world.
He abandoned his creation. Victor’s creation said, “Accursed creator! Why did you form a monster so hideous that even you turned from me in disgust” (pg.116)? Why would Victor turn his back on something he created? Victor’s actions show us that he despised his creation.
In some respects, they complete each other. The vivid similarities between Victor and the Monster are driven by their secluded, isolated standing in the world, by isolation from their family, by mutual hatred, and by the absence of motherly figures in both Victor’s and the Monster’s lives. Victor has lost all touch with the world due to his work and twisted experiments. Society refuses to accept those who are different from everyone else, he is secluded, and he seems to have “lost all soul or sensation but for this one pursuit” (Shelley 38). Victor is isolated from others through his ungodly pursuit of creating artificial life.