When reading through the novel some might question who's the real monster? Throughout Frankenstein Mary Shelley uses the concepts of Science and knowledge, social rejection and true evil. Victor is a lonely guy who takes on a “God like” role for his personal satisfaction. Victor creates the monster out of his greed and ambitions which led to many of the horrible events throughout the story. He was portrayed as the victim at the beginning of the story because of how secluded he was and his mother died.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is a gothic horror novel about how, after weeks of being at sea, explorer Robert Walton comes across a very ill man named Victor Frankenstein. In a series of letters to his sister in England, he retells Victor’s story of the creation he made and how it forever changed his life. In the novel Frankenstein, readers know the real monster is Victor Frankenstein because he was selfish and only focused on himself, abandoned his creation, and let other people die as a result of his actions. In the beginning, Victor Frankenstein starts to show how selfish he truly is by ignoring his family’s requests to write letters to them while he is away. Instead, Frankenstein spends all of his time focusing on himself and bringing
Unlike Victor Frankenstein’s birth, the creature searched for glory from a beginning of loneliness and a craving for love from the humans he wished to be. Even though he was unfamiliar with the typical childhood when he was first ‘awakened’, the monster knew he had “no money, no friends, no kind of property”, and he wished to change that (128). He wanted what everyone else got freely, and even with this unfairness, he tried desperately to earn these ‘normal’ assurances he didn’t already own—like acceptance. When the creature was furiously denied these privileges, he turned away from humanity and their prejudice and looked to his own race, demanding a similar undead wife from Frankenstein. “‘You must create a female for me with whom I can live in the interchange of those sympathies necessary for my being.
In the work Frankenstein, Mary Shelley describes how Victor Frankenstein creates life from a dead body and hates his creation. Society rejects and hates the Monster, triggering him to hate Victor and himself for being created. The Monster sets out on a quest for revenge and hatred towards Victor, trying to destroy both Victor’s life and the lives of everyone close to him. The Monster is controlled by anger, which causes pain in both Victor and the Monster’s life. The Monster’s quest for revenge shows the controlling aspects of anger.
He had no intentions of hurting anyone.Frankenstein really wanted to use the electricity in something great. But ended up with something unfortunate.Frankenstein-”I didn 't create you to do evil-why have you betrayed me!”. As can be red in this. Frankenstein tells the monster he wasn’t meant for evil. He had betrayed frankenstein in the part that the monster had turned evil and wanted something back in return for all the pain and suffering the monster has had.
He felt he had created an “ugly monster” and that he had made a mistake. The countenance of the creature immediately scared off Victor even though it was his creation. “Oh! no mortal could support the horror of that countenance.” (Shelley 48) Frankenstein even admit to his refusal of support simply because of the appearance the creature has. Not only is it Frankenstein’s fault that the creature has the appearance of a “monster”, he is also guilty of leaving the creature to its own devices without any guidance.
People are not born with the mentality to kill—or are they? Human ambition and desires vary from one another, but for the most part, humans do not seek to commit atrocities. If they do, then who is to blame, the murderer or the ones who raised the murderer? In Mary Shelley’s novel, the main character, Dr. Victor Frankenstein, stitched body parts together to create a beyond hideous, vile-looking creature which caused Frankenstein to abandon him at sight. When the monster ends up killing Frankenstein’s beloved brother due to resentment, one can argue that the creature’s actions are justified (55).
“‘Shall each man,’ cried he, ‘find a wife for his bosom, and each beast have his mate, and I be alone? I had feelings of affection, and they were requited by detestation and scorn,’” (Shelley, 20.11). Victor denies the monster humanity because he is appalled by his features, and that’s what makes Victor the true monster. He made early judgement on who the monster was before the monster could speak because he was terrifying, and society had made him believe that if it were different it was dangerous. Even when the monster promised to leave society forever if he were only given someone to love, to feel normal, the idea that anything outside their realm of societal norms being allowed to continue existing was just too much for Victor.
The monsters revenge on Frankenstein, drives him too to be full of hatred and need for vengeance because he destroyed everything good in his life. He feels as the death of his loved ones is his fault because he is the one that created the horrid creature in the first place (Brackett). “As time passed away I became more calm; misery had her dwelling in my heart, but I no longer talked in the same incoherent manner of my own crimes; sufficient for me was the consciousness of them” (Shelley 158). The monster wanted Victor to feel the same thing as him, lonely and sadness. The monsters revenge works, Victor becomes rejected by people and has nobody but himself.
Monstrous deeds make monstrous people. Victor Frankenstein and his creature were both born pure. Victor grew up in an amazing childhood surrounded by compassion, and when the creature was born he was kind. The pureness that resided in both the creature and Frankenstein soon fades to evil. They become vengeful towards those who hurt them.