In the same way, she uses Victor Frankenstein to represent his display of humanity by showing responsibility and compassion for his creation. This also involves the Enlightenment era because Victor gains knowledges to create his creature, but instead he created a monster that he could not control. He starts to resent his own creation because of its imperfections and with that there is an emotional barrier between his creation and him. This only caused more problems as it made the monster feel lonely and unloved. When Frankenstein and the monster met again, the monster demanded that he creates a female companion for him.
When Frankenstein brought his poor victim to life he realised the magnitude of his actions. 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.
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 monster’s creator, Frankenstein, first lays eyes on the monster and, being filled with “breathless horror and disgust”, immediately shuns his own creation (Shelley 59). Frankenstein makes the assumption that the monster is evil based solely off his appearance. His feelings of terror far overpower any desire to investigate the condition of the being he tirelessly toiled over. Alone and confused, the monster wanders into a hut where he encounters a man who “shriek[s] loudly” and flees, which “somewhat surprise[s]” the monster (Shelley 111). This surprise conveys the monster’s naive and innocent nature, contrary to his assumed evil and monstrous characteristics.
However, while the monster’s isolation is forced upon him by others, Frankenstein isolates himself, creating insurmountable social deficits. The monster’s isolation comes from the fear of the villagers reaction to his appearance. They react in a strongly negative manner towards him, so he relates society to being cruel to him. As well, Frankenstein abandoning his hours old creation due to fear and disgust deeply impacts the monster’s ability to interact with others. Victor Frankenstein’s isolation is self-inflicted.
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
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.
Though, the creature is often referred to as the monster, he cannot be viewed as one-dimensional. He is responsible for the murders of William, the younger brother, Henry Clerval, Victor’s friend, and Elizabeth Lavenza, as well as being responsible for the hanging of Justine, the maid of the Frankenstein’s. Although the creature took revenge because of his anger and bitterness, it can be said that he was not born with those character traits. He became such a being due to Victor’s rejection. He experiences hate from the very beginning as Victor is horrified by his creation.
A strangled boy, an innocent executed girl, a sick boy, constant fears and several mysterious deaths...It is not a killer, who is guilty of all these terrible and strange events, but a young scientist whose name is Victor Frankenstein. In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein we are told of a man Victor who creates a life. This creation, his creature, is perceived by society because of his physical appearance being so called a “monster” although his creator is in fault of his creatures actions. Frankenstein leaves us asking questions and raises some serious issues, one of which that comes up time and time again. Who is the real monster?
He is a scientist who is eager to acquire knowledge in science. This enthusiasm increased following the death of his mother. Thereafter, Frankenstein vowed to create life and gain glory as a hero who is able to conquer death. In addition, it seems that Frankenstein desired to take revenge on his creator, God, for the death of his mother. He does not consider that what he is doing is morally wrong.