He envied everyone he saw who was capable of interacting with others and being sociable. He began his hatred primarily for women and those in relationships and planned out his retribution. The monster in Frankenstein is similar to Rodger in the way that he was never accepted by the world and looked down upon by society. Human interaction is a basic need by all, without it, negative behavioral effect begin to take
In the book Frankenstein by Mary Shelly , the creature undergoes specific events that shape his personality. The creature shows aspects of being a human being and has goals he wants to achieve such as finding a companion and hopefully stopping the horrible deeds he has been doing. Throughout events , the way society looks at him shaped his opinion on himself affecting his future actions such as murdering William and causing the death of Justine. In the book , the creature explains itself of having sensations of pain mixed with pleasure when someone showed him an act of kindness towards another person . In the book it says , “ He raised her and smiled with such kindness and pleasure , such as I had never before experienced , either from hunger
In the novel Frankenstein, the beginning of the monsters’ journey reveals of a family that the monster was enticed by, mostly by the music of the old man. While talking about the family, the monster states, ““…The old man, who, taking up an instrument, began to play, and to produce sounds sweeter than the voice of the thrush or the nightingale. It was a lovely sight, even to me, poor wretch! Who had never beheld aught beautiful before.”” (Shelley 91) This shows how the monster was enticed by the old mans’ playing of an instrument, a surprising feat considering the monster was ostracized by humanity. This shows that even the coldest of creatures can succumb to the simplest pleasures of humanity.
Going from a happy living like to a messed up crazy life Victor had to go through this because the decision of creating his creature. Throughout the book, positive and negative reinforcement was used in many different ways. A way it was shown negatively was by Frankenstein’s character and his passion of seeking revenge against the monster which he has created. Before Victor created his monster he was living his life happy and had very good relationships with his family. Not only did he have close relationships with his family but also very much so with Elizabeth, and his closest friend Clerval.
Because of his arrogance he had become cruel to the boy he loved and in the end killed him out of misery. If we look at this scene we can see that he 's having an inward battle with himself, being strong was his main priority over anything else, even his own family. Even if he cared for them, he was conceited and cared about the opinions of others and what 'd they think of him. This ultimately led to his downfall when a cultural collision was evident and he couldn 't face it. His
The Creature's demonic appearance forces him to retreat to the solitude of the woods, where he hides in a hut near the De Lacey’s cottage. He states, “…by my gentle demeanour and conciliating words, I should first when their favour, and afterwards their love” (Shelley 79). This is when the Creature is most happy because he has hope that others will welcome him. In his attempt to assimilate, the Creature begins to learn language and admire the concept of a family and forms the same human desires that people possess: a family, a companion, a home, and an identity. However, as he tries to interact with people, he learns that his ugly appearance prevents him from integrating into society.
Did Victor Frankenstein make the correct choice? Loneliness can cause people to do unpredictable things, and it can also make people feel poorly about themselves. Victor Frankenstein’s monster, after being abandoned, became a lonely and miserable creature. The reason for the creature’s feelings was mainly because he was alone and unable to make friends because of his appearance. What caused the creature to lose faith in humanity was, after several attempts of doing good, he was repaid with rejection because of how terrifying he looked.
Shelley's Justine is symbolic for Victor Frankenstein’s actions throughout “Frankenstein” In Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” the character Justine is used a motif for Victor Frankenstein’s foolish actions and decisions throughout the entirety of his journey through character description and other’s dialogue in the few chapter Justine appearances in. At the beginning of the trail in chapter twelve, Elizabeth describes Justin as being “tranquil, yet her tranquility was evidently constrained; and as her confusion had before been adduced as a proof of her guilt, she worked up her mind an appearance of courage.” (pg.106) This description is used right as Justine is about to present herself to the court, but it’s also reflective of Victor’s attitudes
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".
In 1818 Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein, a novel that follows Victor Frankenstein, an ambitious man on his journey to defy the natural sciences. In Volume I of the novel, Victor discusses his childhood, mentioning how wonderful and amazing it was because of how his family sheltered him from the bad in the world. “The innocent and helpless creature bestowed on them by heaven, whom to bring up to good, and whose future lot it was in their hands to direct to happiness or misery, according as they fulfilled their duties towards me” (35). When Victor brings up his childhood, he suggests that parents play a strong in how their kids turn out, either "to happiness or misery" (35). In particular the main character was sheltered as a child to achieve this “happiness” leading to Victor never developing a coping mechanism to the evil in the world.