All, he wants is that he wants to be accepted in the real world. The monster suffers tragic events with the creator and other human beings. In the book, the monster was hated upon right away. In the series of events that happen in the book, the monster slowly being bullied by the people even by his own creator. In the situation with the DeLacey family, the monster observes their behavior patterns and help them out in his own way of helping.
From beginning to end, the idea of isolation and its dangers are constantly repeated as seen through the monster. The effects of being rejected from society mirror what we see in the real world as shown by Elliot Rodger, the perpetrator of the Isla Vista Massacre. Rodger’s main motives for his attack were social and sexual rejection which is the same as the monster in Frankenstein. As stated in his “vlogs” Elliot Rodger was rejected from relationships and had the inability to communicate with women. He envied everyone he saw who was capable of interacting with others and being sociable.
To compose the feathers of a human being is not for us to have. It is horrifying, and there are reasons why we should have that power. When Victor Frankenstein created this monster, he did not know how to handle it, he did not know to tolerate it, he did not know how to teach it, he did not know how to control it.Therefore, making him the real monster. His careless mistake and ignorance caused harm to his family and other town people. Victor was glutted with breathless horror and disgust filled my heart.
The fear for his safety not only physically isolated him, but emotionally scarred him. The monster is even “terrified” of his own reflection, suggesting there is no hope of acceptance from humankind since he cannot even accept himself (Shelley 121). The monster later comments that he was “drivest from joy for no misdeed” (Shelley 105). People were too quick to judge the monster’s image instead of
This is also the exact reason Frankenstein becomes intent on ridding the world of the creature. On the one hand, the creature possesses the very human trait of speech, and appears to be able to reason. On the other hand, this ability of the creature is exactly what makes him such a threat, and therefore is denied. As I mentioned in chapter one, it is this threat on the way society currently is that is so terrifying to the characters in the novel. The creature disrupts the current order or society by merely existing, and this causes people to be frightened and to reject the creature.
Simultaneously, Victor failing to take responsibility for his own creation leads the creature down a path of destruction that manufactures his status as a societal outcast. The creature's dissolution from society, his search for someone to share his life with, the familiarity with intense anguish, his thirst for retribution, each of these traits coincide with Victor as he is depicted throughout the novel. Victor unknowingly induces his own undoing through his rejection of the creature. Shelley foreshadows his downfall by stating that “the monster still protested his innate goodness, blaming Victor’s rejection and man’s unkindness as the source of his evil” (Shelley 62) The creature essentially places Victor at fault for the creature becoming an outcast of society, by expressing this Shelley constructs a very austere portrayal of man’s contact with outsiders. Virginia Brackett asserts in her analysis of the novel that “Due to the monster's rejection by the cottagers and other humans, Victor serves not only as his creator but also as the only social construct on which he can build his reality” As the creator of the creature, Victor adopted the responsibility of his creation and the duties that accompany it, however, instead of answering the call of duty he fled and disregarded his obligation to the creature.
The pristine blankness of their mind is susceptible to impressions, both positive and negative, from external factors, primarily parenting, schooling and their interactions with society. Victor’s physical and emotional reactions to his child tarnish this slate, altering the monster’s interpretation of the parent-child relationship and that of his part in the social order. Victor’s “bitterness of disappointment” reflects through his avoidance of his creation and foreshadows the abuse and abandonment that would ensue for the rest of the novel (Shelley 60). The monster cannot help his actions and thoughts because the only moral confidant that could possibly understand him is the absent
Shelley 's use of the word “superior” shows how the Monster felt about what he feels and thinks is way worse then what Victor has felt. It is through these feelings that the Monster forever feels stuck with these emotions and guilt at what he has done and not only did Victor know how to love and understand unlike the monster, but Victor did not take the time to show him and neglected/ hated him in the end. This goes into comparison with Noreena Hertz article “ Why We Make Bad Decisions”. In this, she says “ I did not know whether I had an illness that would kill me or stay with me for the rest of my life” (pg.3) when referring to her weight loss problem. This connects to Monster
She portrays this scientific fear in her novel when Victor Frankenstein creates his monster. Victor shows how irresponsible he is towards his creations as he abandons it and does not try to fix him. Frankenstein creates life with electricity and recognizes both his power in knowledge and its danger. With his full conscious, he chooses to ignore and disobey it. Uncontrolled science and technology is a major issue and menace that Shelley brings forth in her
In the book, Victor Frankenstein is deep in isolation while awakening the secret of life and refuses to claim the creature as his. In contrast, Henry Frankenstein in the movie is intent on showing off the man he created and brought to life and even allows an audience consisting of his friends to watch. Following the footsteps of the creature, the conflicts begin to evolve due to the creation’s actions. In the book, the creature has the ability to speak and educate himself, but still has issues with the discrimination shown to him by town members. Therefore the first conflict arises, man versus nature- the creature is in conflict with the unknown aspects of the world and he is left to travel the world alone.