When the family returned to the cottage and attacked him, it was another reminder that he will never fit in. All he went in there for was to try to make a friend so he wouldn't be so alone, but the family saw it otherwise. As these events occur, readers can see why the monster gets so mad. He is respectful and helpful, and in return gets hate and discrimination. Which leaves him with no friend or somebody to turn to once again.
His mother is no longer able to mentally function as she never interacts with Grendel, and the humans he interacts with fear him, so he gets no real interaction from anyone. Consequently, Grendel describes himself as only existing and everything else is just imagination. Isolation takes a toll on the mentally of most people, so it isn’t illogical to assume that Grendel is breaking down from his seclusion. He is arguing with himself over his own thoughts as shown on page 3 of the novel: “Not, of course, that I fool myself with thoughts that I'm more noble. Pointless, ridiculous monster crouched in the shadows, stinking of dead men, murdered children, martyred cows.
Alexander DeLarge can never truly be changed, as his character is flawed by his inability to feel any compassion for anyone. As I read more about Alex, I can not feel sympathy for someone that has no sympathy for his actions. Alex has no remorse for what he has done and he do as he please; “What I do I do because I like to do” (Burgess). Another example of Alex inability to feel compassion is when he raped F. Alexander’s zheena, while making him watch the whole scene; “Grab hold of this veck here so he can viddy all and not get away” (Burgess 22). This scene portrays how foul Alex is, as he goes back to the milkbar we can see that he showed no remorse; “We were all feeling shagged and fagged and fashed, it having been an evening of some small energy expenditure” (Burgess 26).
In this quote, the creature is being judged based on his appearance. The creature wasn't trying to harm William, but the creature gets fed up with his insults, and reacts violently. He starts to turn into the monster, that everyone sees him as. "And what was I? Of my creation and creator, I was absolutely ignorant, but I knew that I possessed no money, no friends, no kind of property (Pg.
The creature was never taught anything by someone else. He learned by reading books and by observing the family in the cottage. The creature did not know what was the moral thing to do he just acted out of kindness in him. But when the people around him start to shut him out and treat him like he was a monster and not a person the creature gave into the reputation. The constant fear he gave people made him angry since all he wanted was a family and love.
“Like Adam, I was created apparently united by no link to any other being in existence; but his state was far different from mine in every other respect. (84)” He realized that he has a creator that does not want him. He realized that he had not gained any knowledge from his Maker. Frankenstein was alone, but he put all these things that he learned into an opinion that lead him to destroy his creator 's life. In Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” the main theme is the pursuit of unnecessary knowledge.
This was evidenced by Frankenstein rejecting the creature due to its physical appearance. He was also afraid that the creature resembled how he felt on the inside. Frankenstein tried to run from his emotions while the creature was discovering his. Mary Shelley described this encounter with the De Laceys after observing the family for a considerable time. “I felt sensations of a peculiar and overpowering nature: they were a mixture of pain and pleasure, such as I had never before experienced, either from hunger or cold, warmth or food.” I do not believe that Frankenstein was a bad person, but one that was irresponsible and afraid.
The monster’s emotion ultimately represents the heart of the body, which Frankenstein fails to pay attention to, yet longs to have. The observance of others emotions helps the monster realize that, “[humans] were not entirely happy… [he] saw no cause for their unhappiness, but [he] was deeply affected by it” (91). The monster, after being left to fend for himself, lacks an understanding of emotional displacement. The use of the phrase, “deeply affected” reveals the monster’s desire to understand the idea of emotions and the actions behind them. Seeking to expand his knowledge, the monster discovers that many of the emotions he reads in literature apply to himself.
Today’s world is a gigantic factory filled with monster-creators, Victor Frankensteins. The behemoths seen everyday are not eight-foot tall with hastily stitched skin, for we don’t use a combination of dead bodies to build them; instead, our selfishness and fear of difference drives our own kind towards present-day monstrosity because of ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, disabilities, or other factors that must take a certain shape in order to avoid deformity. In the place of yellow eyes, statuses generate terror in
There is one big question in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley that everyone asks and that is “Who is more human, Frankenstein or his creation?” and the answer to that is his creation. The reason the creation is more human than Frankenstein is because Frankenstein is neglectful and cruel to his creation. Frankenstein does not take any responsibility for his creation and acts like his creation is nothing to him. Frankenstein condemns the creature to loneliness and persecution. The creature is not a monster in his own eyes, he is acting the way he is based off how he has been treated.
His false portrayal and constant rejection never stopped him from adapting to society, evidently it did turn him down a dark and vengeful path. Just as it did for the Monster. 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
After creating it and completing the deal, he tears the new creation apart causing the monster to be forever alone. This also causes the monster to promise that he will be there on Victor’s wedding night. So, as the story presents, the monster’s intentions were mostly misunderstood. The monster never learned how to love or be loved. It is said that love is an equalizer for the darkest of places of the human consciousness, which includes the most monstrous; this is
We will never know if she wrote them like this in order to have some more people like her, even if they were fictional. This would make sense, counting that is this time of the world there was no internet that people could pull out of their pocket to see if anyone was like them. Maybe she thought that she was the only one in the world like this and that no one will ever understand her. Nevertheless the story Frankenstein portrays the main character Victor Frankenstein as a bipolar individual who creates a creature from dead body parts to fill a void of loneliness and when it comes to life he immediately runs from it and tries to forget about it but constantly runs into it throughout the
However the monster doesn’t have anybody that care for him and teach him things which makes him into the monster he is. Society doesn’t really accept either the monster of the clones because of their differences. The clones are shoved off to an old farm where they don’t really talk to the outside world and the monster is attacked whenever he tries to gain access to
Dr. Frankenstein pure intentions of creating a creature from dead by electricity turns out to be a dark twist. Victor Frankenstein obsessive behavior over achieving to create a form of life by electricity, does not allow him to think or analyze the negative effects that can come throughout the process. Yet, he does not realize this once the monster asks him to create a mate who he can love and live a life like an ordinary human being. Frankenstein thinks of all the side effects such as, the couple creating more horrible living creatures or the fact that even the mate does not accept the monster and causes the monster to abhor every human being. Similar to Dr.Frankenstein 's experience is the one and only, Albert Einstein.