As seen with the monster, he tries to integrate into society in hopes of getting people to accept him. During his hiding in his hovel, next to a family, he notices the old man of the house is blind. The monster believes that this is his chance to finally be accepted for who he is. After conversing with the old man, De Lacey, the rest of the family barges in to find the monster next to the old man fearing the worst. The monster seeks a friendship between the old man and the rest of the family.
(Frankenstein, 101). As a matter of fact, the creature "looked upon crime as a distant evil" and believed that "generosity were ever present before me." (Frankenstein, 101). As time passed, the creature learns that not everyone is filled with kindness as the family he was with but that there were people like the "barbarous villagers" he encountered when he had first woken up (Frankenstein, 93).
Prideful because all he tries to do is chance Doodle rather than letting him be who he is . Not letting himself accept himself the way he is. Brother's pride pushes him to give Doodle an existence away from his bed, and it is his obsession that leads to Doodle's tragic demise. Brother's pride did create a facsimile (copy) of real life for Doodle, but in the end, it crumbled him, brought to its knees by pride and selfishness. Brother did love Doodle, but his ego overshadowed the fact the he was just trying to protect Doodle from a world that doesn't tolerate those that are different.
Society would never accept him as society treats outcast and people that are any 'different ' atrociously. The monster acquired books of "Paradise Lost", "Plutarch 's Lives" and "The Sorrows of Werter", which "gave him extreme delight" as he studied and exercised his mind. When he came across the DeLacey family, hope sparked inside of him as he believed he would finally be accepted by at least a small part of society. Intelligently enough the monster made his move and approached the blind old man, in which he knew wouldn 't be able to see him or judge him by his distorted appearance. He finally grasps the chance into talking to the old man, De Lacey and he acknowledges that if he fails in being accepted by them he will be "an outcast in the world for ever".
However, know reader should feel remorse for Victor leaves his creature. In conclusion, Mary Shelly uses her great words and flow of her sentences to show how Victor has changed throughout the book. Victor at first seems happy and has a love of nature. In contrast, when the monster completes his revenge Victor is isolated from society and this causes him to have loneliness. Mary Shelly compares Victor to a romantic hero.
Are Victor and The Monster Likeable Victor has created a monster, an “abhorred devil” who torments him throughout Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Indeed, the creature commits several horrid acts, which drives Frankenstein to pursue him into the Arctic. Yet the creature does not inspire the same fear or revulsion in the reader; instead he gathers sympathy. While Frankenstein may beg to differ, the reader connects with the monster because he is isolated from the world and surprisingly has a gentle heart. The monster is certainly not blameless.
Instead of lending a friendly welcome he chooses to use violence, and he therefore makes himself into an evil person simply through the way he communicates with other people. Lastly, when Curley finds his wife in the barn talking to George, he gets very angry and threatens to kick him off the farm. Curley is very protective of his wife, Mbecause many times throughout the book, Curleyhe is searching for his wife her, proving that he is very protective of her. He wants to make sure the other guys stay away, butand she is defiant of his rules because she is upset that he keeps her locked away. However, when he confronts George about being in the barn with her, he gets really close to his face.
We have established that the monster from Frankenstein is one of a kind and feels alone, this brings up one of his main goals, seeking a life companion. In the novel, when talking to Victor, the monster states, ““You must create a female for me, with whom I can live in the interchange of those sympathies necessary for my being…””(Shelley 125) The monsters’ goal in the novel is not to hurt victor as some might argue, but to achieve a companion that will not shun him. While, trying to achieve this goal leads to suffering and hardships to many in the novel, it is seen that the reason is to fulfill one of humanities’ basic goals, achieve a companion. In the novel Grendel, we see that Grendel is also wanting a companion or friend to talk to. When he is in his cave alone, Grendel states, ““Why can’t I have someone to talk to?” I said.
Both characters seem to strongly despise one another yet they both also despise themselves for their wrong and disastrous actions. The vivid similarities between these characters is driven by their isolation from paternal figures and society. In pursuit of his scientific studies, Victor admits that he “seemed to have lost all soul or sensation but for this one pursuit" (Shelley 38). Not only are the two characters both subjugated from society through their own personal choice, but they also share interest in the mysteries of the natural world. They both admire nature for its serenity and beauty.
This is reinforced by the rhetorical question that serves to convince Walton that the Monster hated having to turn to violence. In both situations, a friendly and accepting hand could have led both monsters to happiness and kindness, but the lack thereof sparked the violence. Grendel and the Monster from their respective works, Gardner’s Grendel and Shelley’s Frankenstein, find themselves with no companionship, nobody to share in their joys or sorrows, which leads to violence being taken out on those who rejected them; if those victims had initially accepted and loved Grendel and the Monster, this would not have