Frankenstein Monster's Nature Analysis

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The Monster’s Nature

“For while I destroyed his hopes, I did not satisfy my own desires. They were forever ardent and craving; I still desired love and fellowship, and I was still spurned. Was there no injustice in this? Am I to be thought the only criminal, when all human kind sinned against me?” (Chapter 24, 240) In the novel, Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, readers follow the life of scientist Victor Frankenstein and his creation. The accomplishment of creating life is quickly overshadowed by Victor’s lack of responsibility regarding the monster’s needs. Victor doesn’t give it respect or love. Society’s rejection of the monster is responsible for his evil tendencies. Through her story, Mary Shelley makes the point that humankind
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It is clear that the monster wasn’t born to be a murderous, deceptive, villain. Instead, it was his surroundings that slowly molded him into such a wicked being. “Cursed, cursed creator! Why did I live? Why in that instant, did I not extinguish the spark of existence which you so wantonly bestowed upon me; my feelings were those of rage and revenge.” (Chapter 16, page 146) This outburst occurs right after being rejected by the beloved De Lacey’s. The monster is perturbed and enraged. Without realizing it, the De Lacey’s had become like family in the monster’s eyes. He was attracted to the fact that they lived together in brotherly love and harmony. Mr. De Lacey was able to accept the monster as a fellow human because his thoughts and opinions of the monster were not tainted by the awful sight. The old man could see the good and sincere nature of the creature. Ironically, this was because he was blind. However, Felix reacted defensively and swiftly beat the monster until he retreated from the house. Regrettably, similar actions by others shaped his heart into something more wretched than his
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