Frankenstein and his monster begin with opposite lives: Frankenstein has everything and the monster has nothing. However, in creating the monster, Frankenstein’s life and feelings begin to parallel that of the monster’s life. Frankenstein is incredibly intelligent with a fascination for science, but ultimately his thirst for knowledge leads to his undoing. Similarly the monster is determined to understand the society around him. But once he does, he understands that he will never be able to find companionship, which leads him to pain and anger.
One has to remember, The Wretch never asked to be made, and he knows just how much of an abomination he is. His very existence is blasphemous and hideous, and he knows that, and it hurts him every moment of every day. Even then, however, he still tries to ease the pain in his life, and when he is refused even this by Frankenstein, he desires only revenge. If Frankenstein had never blasphemed against nature he would never have forced a poor monster to such a horrid life and thus never would have caused him to lose so much. It is also pivotal to remember that he did not just lose his family, but by creating such a monster he loses his place amongst humanity as he says “I had no right to share their intercourse.
The novel mainly centers on Victor Frankenstein [the young student scientist] and his 'monster’ creation. Victor is able to create life, but to his horror, the creature is a ‘monster’, thus, he runs from him. Victor than begins to feel guilty for creating such a thing. On the other, the creature with a kind heart is rejected constantly by his creator and society, leading him to become a ‘monster’ by nature; he extracts revenge by killing Victor’s
“Feel very sad, down, empty, or hopeless have very little energy have decreased activity levels.”(NIMH). Victor felt rage, “Villain! Before you sign my death-warrant, be sure that you are safe.”(Shelley 158). Victor felt this way because his creation killed his brother and put the blame on his other loved one. The other thought Victor had about suicide was, “In that hour I should die and at once satisfy and extinguish his malice.”(Shelley 158).
Through the eyes of the monster, Viktor Frankenstein is seen as a God. Viktor is the one who delivered him the gift of life and provided him the freedom to live. The problem between the creation and creator arises when Viktor becomes fearful of his creation and refuses to help his monster navigate the complicated path of life. Viktor feels the monster is simply no longer his problem and allows his monster to experience emotions such as pain, isolation, and neglect all on his own without guidance. The common theme portrayed throughout Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein is without proper guidance and a stable sense of acceptance one is destined to live a life of despair and resentment towards those who did not accept him.
As Victor is coming down from his power-hungry frenzy, the enormity of what he had created (an eight foot tall monstrosity, made from the limbs of the deceased) becomes evident. Instead of taking responsibility for his actions, Frankenstein runs from his creature, leaving it for dead. His actions alone prove that Victor Frankenstein is the real monster. In order to assemble his beast, Frankenstein had to go against the law and collect body parts from various graves. Living in the time he did (The Romantic Era, where beauty was highly appreciated), Frankenstein must have at least had an idea of the reaction the general populace would have towards the Creature.
Victor’s actions show us that he despised his creation. What he didn’t realize was that his actions in trying to carry out his plan, were actually killing him slowly, because he was not capable of fulfilling this knowledge correctly. Towards the end of the novel, the only thing Victor cared about was getting revenge on his creation for killing his loved ones. Victor stated, “I was hurried away by fury; revenge alone endowed me with strength and composure; it molded my feeling… otherwise delirium or death would have been my portion.” The only thing keeping Victor from dying was getting revenge. It controlled him, and that’s what made him a monster.
10)Victor’s dismay for the monster doesn’t mean he shouldn’t take responsibility and take care of his creation. 11) Victor spent plenty of time on the creature and the monster, larger and stronger than Victor petrified Victor which caused him to enter a state of illness caused by fear. 12) A person who lacks an identity such as Victor attempted to create a life which resulted in a hurried project and a scary creature. 13) Since Victor played God in the creation of the monster the monster had the right to despise Victor. (Shelley) 14) Since Victor denies the monster social acceptance, the monster is left to self educate himself which leads to isolation issues which cause violence.
Therefore, he was made evil by the way he was treated. The saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover” it quite true in this case. The monster was not born evil. He tried over and over again to get people to see past his ugliness and into his heart but no one could see it. This changed the monster into a sad and lonely monster with nothing to live for.
To the characters in the book and to those in the world today who do not know the creature’s side of the story, Frankenstein’s creature is seen as the monster. However, he never commits any act worthy of the label. He is considered a monster, simply because he is “ugly.” As soon as the creature is brought to life, Victor, his creator, notices that the creature is not visually appealing and is extremely
his looks. Not only did Mr. Frankenstein give no thought to the well-being of his creation, he also swore to murder the creation, while the creation was within earshot. This undoubtedly would have caused emotional stress or trauma, as would be expected with anyone. His own creator, swearing to take life from the thing he had so selfishly given it. It did not stop there.