Right after the creation of the creature Victor immediately regretted the decision to make the life as he looked into its eyes. Victor speaks with regret when he says, “I had deserved it with ardour that far exceeded moderation; but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart” (Ch. 5). This is a successful decree. He expected to make life so gravely that it transformed into an obsession for him and he would go to any incredible to accomplish his authoritative target.
“‘Shall each man,’ cried he, ‘find a wife for his bosom, and each beast have his mate, and I be alone? I had feelings of affection, and they were requited by detestation and scorn,’” (Shelley, 20.11). Victor denies the monster humanity because he is appalled by his features, and that’s what makes Victor the true monster. He made early judgement on who the monster was before the monster could speak because he was terrifying, and society had made him believe that if it were different it was dangerous. Even when the monster promised to leave society forever if he were only given someone to love, to feel normal, the idea that anything outside their realm of societal norms being allowed to continue existing was just too much for Victor.
The monsters revenge on Frankenstein, drives him too to be full of hatred and need for vengeance because he destroyed everything good in his life. He feels as the death of his loved ones is his fault because he is the one that created the horrid creature in the first place (Brackett). “As time passed away I became more calm; misery had her dwelling in my heart, but I no longer talked in the same incoherent manner of my own crimes; sufficient for me was the consciousness of them” (Shelley 158). The monster wanted Victor to feel the same thing as him, lonely and sadness. The monsters revenge works, Victor becomes rejected by people and has nobody but himself.
In a time of loneliness and rejection, the creature decides to kill everyone Frankenstein loves in hopes of getting his attention. By the time Frankenstein decides it is time to take action, it is too late to fix his mistake. According to the views of French philosopher, Bruno Latour, Frankenstein’s
Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus (1881), written by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, depicts the story of the scientist Victor Frankenstein who is infatuated with reanimating a dead body for the purpose of fame and ultimate scientific knowledge. He believes that if he could “bestow animation upon lifeless matter” he might “renew life where death had apparently devoted the body to corruption”. He succeeds in his mission, but the creation of life does not contain the triumph of scientific knowledge that Victor had anticipated. He creates a monster, which will have a negative lasting impact on Victor’s life throughout the story. Victor is horrified with the monster he has created, and flees to avoid the responsibility that follows.
Sublime nature is used to foreshadow and emphasize the supernatural elements that are used in the novel. Frankenstein ultimately becomes his own worst enemy because there were no limits to what mankind should be capable of knowing. In gothic literature, man becomes his own worst enemy by inflicting it onto themselves and that is what Frankenstein does. Frankenstein’s drive and curiosity leads to his downfall. When Frankenstein is younger he has a passion for learning and an eagerness to learn new things.
As the creature stumbles through life, both literally and figuratively, consumed by the raging wildfire of Victor’s abandonment, and fueled by the obsession of beauty and the deprivation of a stable foundation, he wreaks havoc in Victor’s life and the lives of those who surround him. Through the use of Parental Abandonment, Shelley initiates and almost justifies the fatal unchaining of malicious acts done by the hands of the monster, by depicting the events from both Victor’s and The Monsters’ point of view, resulting in The Creature being turned into the monster that everyone thinks him to be.
“One man’s life or death but were a small price to pay for the acquirement of the knowledge which I sought…” (22). Frankenstein, by Mary W. Shelley, touches on the the perspective of both Victor and the creatures story. Victor developed a passion to discover life and build a creature, but after being successful, Victor ignores his responsibilities and gives the monster a hard life, which in return causes the monster to seek revenge and kill all of Victor’s loved ones. Passion is used as an uncontrollable emotion, such as Victors drive for creating life, or his eventual drive to kill his creation. Obligations become used as a morally bound duty, similar to Victor 's duty to care for his creation and make the creature a female companion.
This causes trouble to mankind in both of the stories. The Monster tries to comply with humans in a virtuous way for a second time, but once again receives hatred in response. Satan’s contact with humans begins with Eve, who he persuades to turn to sin. The Monster and Satan both seek revenge on their creators. The Creature begins with killing the people that are most dear to Victor.
Victor had no rights to judge the monster because he did not teach him anything at all. This is an example of different kind of people that use too much judgement on the physical appearance. Because of suffering too many threats and screamings from Frankenstein, these turned to hatred and caused him to seek revenge on Frankenstein. Throughout the novel, Frankenstein and other characters gave the monster the feeling of self-consciousness. It is easy to understand that the beast’s actions were just followed by horrible feelings.